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2016 Television in Review: Watchers Increasingly Look to Cut the Cord
The most overused cliche in TV criticism in 2016—and believe me, this is not a designation to bestow casually—was the phrase “peak television.” For this we must blame John Landgraf, paterfamilias of the sprawling family of FX cable networks, once regarded as one of the smartest guys in television,…
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Give the Gift of a Free Meal With These Discounted Gift Cards
$50 Brinker Gift Card, $40 with code BRINKER10 | $50 TGI Fridays Gift Card, $40 with code TGI10 | $50 Panera Gift Card, $40 with code PANERA10You like food, I like food, everyone likes food. If you particularly like food from Panera, TGI Fridays, Chili’s, Macaroni Grill, On The Border, and/or Maggiano’s,…
Android Developers Blog
Four tips for startup success from a Silicon Valley VC
Posted by Kacey Fahey, Marketing Programs Manager, Google Play Working at Google Play, we’re on the front line watching developers build, polish, and launch their dreams for millions of users to experience. While it’s exciting to be a part of so much creativity, we’re often asked how small startups…
Digital Trends
Nuheara IQbuds are designed to give you control of your listening experience
Hearing loss can start early, especially for people who work in noisy environments — or just maybe go to clubs a lot. If you’ve noticed it’s getting tougher to hear other people speaking in places where it was never a problem before, perhaps you could use a little hearing boost yourself. Nuheara’s wireless…
Digital Trends
Google now lets users add moving text to GIFs in its Motion Stills app
Google is working hard on its Motion Stills app, and has launched yet another update for it. While Motion Stills is already an excellent option for those looking to turn Apple’s Live Photos into GIFs, it now also lets you add what it calls “motion text” to your images, which can actually track and move…
PCWorld
This week in games: Free Ubisoft games galore, a new Age of Empires 2 expansion, and more
2017’s basically here already. Proof? Three new game release dates this week, spanning from February to April of next year. It’s starting. That, plus Sam Lake sing-talks his way through Remedy’s music, Age of Empires II gets yet another new expansion, Planet Coaster becomes a winter wonderland, Doom…
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DirecTV Now: What it is and how it stacks up to Sling and PlayStation Vue
AT&T is finally getting into the alternative TV market, and has announced DirecTV Now, a cord-cutting service that offers 60 to 120-plus channels for as little as $35 per month. Considering the competition that’s out there at the moment, that’s not a bad price at all.It’s ironic, really, that DirecTV…
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Land use affects spread of schistosomiasis-carrying snails in Asia
To help inspire new ways of stopping the spread of schistosomiasis, researchers have studied the dispersal patterns of the snails that carry the infection. Irrigation channels and other land use patterns, they found, affect the likelihood of the snails spreading between neighboring areas.
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PRODRONE PD6B-AW-ARM is a Drone with Robitic Arms
PRODRONE PD6B-AW-ARM is a Drone with Robitic ArmsPRODRONE has developed a wide range of commercial and industrial drones through development agreements with numerous industrial drone companies. Up to now the industrial and commercial drone market has focused on using drones for photography and filming,…
Gigaom
Gigaom Launches “GAIN” AI Startup Challenge
Gigaom will be holding our first annual competition for the AI start-up that delivers the highest ROI to corporate customers. The GAIN competition coincides with the annual conference Gigaom AI Now held in San Francisco, CA, February 15-16th 2017. AI startups are leading the way for bringing positive…
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Secret-packed home declared 2016 House of the Year
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winner of its prestigious 2016 House of the Year competition. From a shortlist of 20 British homes, Murphy House, by Richard Murphy Architects, has been declared the best. A relatively small and energy-efficient home in Edinburgh,…
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Venezuela Denying Food Aid to Opponents, Stealing Toys for Christmas, Introducing 20,000-Bolivar Note Worth $5
Venezuela continues to suffer from a self-inflicted economic crisis thanks to its socialist government. Local committees of supply and demand (CLAPs) the government set up this summer to “create a system of distribution that is for the people and autonomous for the people” have, just as opponents predicted,…
TechSpot
Verizon will wait after the holidays to kill the Note 7
Earlier this month Samsung announced that it was going to issue an update to all US Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that would prevent the devices from charging, effectively turning the troubled handset into a brick. Shortly after Verizon took the controversial stance not to follow through, explaining they…
Ars Technica
Trump adviser talks climate and the “5,500-year history of our planet”
Enlarge (credit: CNN) The term “anti-science” gets thrown around too loosely. Even though people are generally not opposed to the institution of science, most of us will stick to the positions of our cultural team when politics rub up against science. While science may be an effort to objectively…
Mashable
Martin Sheen, Moby plead with Republican electors to dump Trump
Numerous celebrities, from Bob Odenkirk to Moby to America’s favorite president Jed Bartlett (aka Martin Sheen), have lined up for a new video urging the Electoral College to dump Trump on Monday. The Dec. 19 vote is pretty much the last chance to derail a Trump presidency, and would require 37…
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7 Laundry Room Design Ideas To Use In Your Home
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Road planning ‘trade off’ could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Scientists hope a new approach to planning road infrastructure that could increase crop yield in the Greater Mekong region while limiting environmental destruction will open dialogues between developers and the conservation community.
VentureBeat
Mobile game Color Switch hits 130 million downloads after 1 year on the market
EXCLUSIVE: Color Switch should be an inspiration to independent mobile game developers everywhere. The title is just about a year old, and it has been downloaded more than 130 million times. That is an astounding number for publisher Fortafy Games, a small company based in Dubai and Sydney, Australia….
VentureBeat
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Nintendo Switch specs and Super Mario Run hits mobile
Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Pokémon Go got more creatures (although not as many as some fans hoped for), Overwatch gets a festive update, and we learn more about Super Nintendo World in Universal. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat:…
VentureBeat
Google, Adobe, and Twitter’s Crashlytics rank among the most popular mobile SDKs in 2016
Finding shortcuts can be a blessing sometimes, especially if you’re a developer. Instead of having to manually code something that simply replicates functionality you’d find on Twitter, LinkedIn, Nest devices, Apple products, and anything else technological, you can use software development kits (SDKs)….
VentureBeat
Xbox One Elite Controller sales up 46% year-over-year in November
Microsoft’s premium controller is seeing a surge leading into the gift-giving holidays. The Xbox One Elite Controller saw its sales in November increase by almost half in a year-over-year comparison, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The Elite Controller debuted in October 2015, and…
VentureBeat
6 ways to entertain yourself with Amazon Echo
GUEST: Sometimes you go out hard and party like the cool kids. Other times, your Saturday night plans are … less than spectacular. For times like those, here are the 6 best ways to get entertainment out of your Amazon Echo when you’re bored and lonely, or just sick of other people. After all, your friends…
The Manual
Perch Gets You Excited to Go to Work
Design your office in style with Perch. The post Perch Gets You Excited to Go to Work appeared first on The Manual.
The Awesomer
K-2SO’s Rogue Twos
LinkIn the must-watch Star Wars prequel Rogue One, Alan Tudyk voiced the Imperial droid-turned-Rebel sidekick K-2SO. But as Diego Luna revealed on Conan, Tudyk also acted out K’s scenes alongside Diego Luna. And that led to a lot of awkward moments. More Awesome Stuff: Conan Plays Final Fantasy XVYoung…
The Awesomer
If the Lottery Was Honest
Link“In reality, you’re 5,000 times more likely to get hit by lightning.” Cracked’s scumbag businessman reminds us that you’re better off doing anything else with your cash than playing the lottery. It’s fun to dream, but lotteries prey on needy folks by offering false hopes. More Awesome Stuff: Honest…
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Dyson’s Handheld DC58 Has Never Been Cheaper
Dyson DC58, $130Dyson vacuums suck, and I mean that in the best possible way. The handheld, battery-operated DC58 is down to just $130 today on Dyson’s eBay store, which is easily the best price we’ve see. For context, the last time we posted a deal on this vacuum, it was $150 for a refurb.Read more…
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Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA 11.6″ 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop (Refurb) $159.99
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA 11.6″ 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop (Refurb) $159.99
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THE BEST MEN’S BOOTS – 7 BOOTS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN
Our Best Men’s Boots – 7 Boots Every Man Should Own buying guide should be your first stop when buying a pair of boots. We provide 7 categories of boots that every man should own. This guide provides options for casual men’s boots, men’s dress boots for that special suit, men’s work boots, winter boots…
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Honor’s new phone won’t show notifications if it doesn’t recognize who is holding it
Honor officially launched its Honor Magic phone in China this week and is billing it as a device from the future. I’ve got to say: it does look pretty future, but maybe it’s just the space background Honor used that’s making me think that. Honor Honor I don’t read Chinese, but if you do and…
CONTEMPORIST
Bathroom Design Idea – Mix and Match Glossy And Matte Tiles
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Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Trump adviser says science gets “a lot of things wrong”
Enlarge (credit: CNN) The term “anti-science” gets thrown around too loosely. Even though people are generally not opposed to the institution of science, most of us will stick to the positions of our cultural team when politics rub up against science. While science may be an effort to objectively…
Archinect – News
Examining the politics of starchitect megaprojects in Abu Dhabi
Even if Abu Dhabi has almost unique economic and institutional conditions and rests for now as a borderline case of development profiles, it still highlights several common problems in contemporary large-scale development projects and in the use of star architecture in other parts of the world: little…
Lifehacker
Spruce Up Your Christmas Tree With Garlands of Candy
There is a certain nostalgic charm to stringing popcorn into festive garlands, but it’s not the only treat you can decorate with. To add color (and sweetness) to your Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush), string some candy up there too.Gummy candy works real wel, but The Kitchn has a whole bunch of sweet…
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Many early-onset colon cancers are caused by genetic mutations passed through families
One in every six colorectal cancer patients (16 percent) diagnosed under age 50 has at least one inherited genetic mutation that increases his or her cancer risk and many of these mutations could go undetected with the current screening approach, according to initial data from a statewide colorectal…
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Cable Management Sleeve 4-Pack Bundles from $7.19
Cable Management Sleeve 4-Pack Bundles from $7.19
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The FDA Changes Stop-Smoking Drug’s Label to Include Actual Scientific Evidence
The Food and Drug Administration released a decision Friday to no longer require a black box warning about psychiatric effects on Chantix, a drug meant to help people stop smoking, according to the drug’s manufacturer Pfizer. Though this is a win for Pfizer, it’s also a win for science: years of independent…
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Aleppo evacuation suspended amid sporadic reports of violence
The evacuation of civilians and fighters from east Aleppo was halted on Friday after sporadic reports of violence. Speaking to FRANCE 24, UN special envoy to Syria Staffan De Mistura said the world must focus on avoiding a “final battle” for Aleppo.
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EpiPen maker Mylan will sell a cheaper version of its life-saving allergy treatment
The maker of the EpiPen announced today it will start selling a generic of its live-saving allergy treatment for $300 for a two-pack, according to Reuters. Mylan NV has been highly criticized recently for spiking the price of its drug to more than $600 from $100 in 2008. The EpiPen, which is sold in…
Digital Trends
Want a Nintendo NES Classic Mini? Be prepared to pay way more than $60
After the unlucky Note 7, a cutting edge S8? Samsung says their probe into the what went so terribly wrong with the Galaxy Note 7 is complete, and they will reveal details soon about why some of the flagship phones spontaneously erupted into flames, injuring owners and damaging property, to say nothing…
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If you think Uber is an attack on cities and transit, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet
Two articles about Uber and transit lose sight of the bigger, long term picture
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
One gene mutation, two diseases, many insights into human heart function
Scientists have linked a single gene mutation to two types of heart disease: one causes a hole in the heart of infants, and the other causes heart failure. Using cells donated by a family with the mutation, the researchers gained insight into congenital heart disease, human heart development, and healthy…
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Tracking the UK’s carbon from soil to sea
Scientists from a range of disciplines will soon come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. This carbon is a large element of our ‘natural capital’ – in fact it is so large that restoring some damaged elements…
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Can’t afford HoloLens? Samsung may have the answer to your AR dreams
Augmented reality (AR) may or may not be the next big thing in tech, but Samsung is geared to take the magical leap for one of its upcoming headsets, dubbed simply as Samsung Gear VR 3. But that’s not all it has planned. A company exec recently dug into the details of Samsung’s future head-mounted display…
9to5Mac
Apple updates Apple TV Aerial screensaver with new HD videos featuring Dubai, Greenland, Los Angeles and more
After more than a year, Apple has updated the videos shown on the Aerial screensaver available on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The rotation of clips of landmarks and places has not changed since tvOS launched … until today. Apple has added about twenty new clips of famous landmarks and places,…
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Sony’s Xperia Ear is not the hands-free assistant I wanted
In theory, Sony’s newest wearable sounds promising. The Xperia Ear is a single Bluetooth earbud that lets you dictate messages, get weather updates and smartphone notifications, and carry out other little tasks just by talking to it. It’s like having an Amazon Echo in your ear, except with far fewer…
WIRED
2016’s Most Googled Term Was … Powerball?
Powerball, and Pokémon Go. The post 2016’s Most Googled Term Was … Powerball? appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Kanye Meets Trump—and the Week’s Other Somehow Not Fake News
We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Kanye Meets Trump—and the Week’s Other Somehow Not Fake News appeared first on WIRED.
Gizmodo
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…
Mashable
Vanity Fair is riding high on its Trump feud
Donald Trump declared Vanity Fair’s subscriptions were “Way down,” and so, they went way up.  The Condé Nast magazine reported its subscriptions increased 100-fold Thursday compared to the average number sold. That bump was the “highest number of subscriptions sold in a single day ever” for the publisher,…
BBC News – World
US hacking claims: Clinton blames Russia and FBI boss for loss
Hillary Clinton attributes her election defeat to Russian hacking and a letter from the FBI.
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Teens’ use of e-cigarettes rising, according to surgeon general report
The United States Surgeon General recently issued a report that adolescents’ use of electronic cigarettes has more than tripled since 2011. As recently as 2010, e-cigarettes were rare, but in 2015, 40 percent of high school students said they had used e-cigarettes at least once.
Computerworld
Samsung tricks out Gear S3 smartwatch with a 64-bit chip
If Apple was the first to bring 64-bit to the iPhone, Samsung is among the first to bring it to smartwatches. The recently launched Samsung Gear S3 has some of the most advanced circuitry found in wearables, according to a teardown of the device by Linley Group. Inside, engineers found a dual-core…
Computerworld
First look: IBM’s Watson Analytics comes to the iPad
IBM today announced Watson Analytics Mobile for iPad — an app that can be used along with a free personal or paid enterprise Watson account. The app can import data from a cloud-based Watson account into a spreadsheet or CSV format, as well as use apps such as OneDrive and Dropbox to import files….
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2016’s biggest privacy threat: Your phone
When it comes to handing malicious hackers’ intimate details about our lives, right now Yahoo is leading the pack as one of the worst threats to privacy in recent history. Yet there’s one thing that has Yahoo beat in both the amount and sensitivity of the data being leaked, as well as the frequency….
Cool Material
Carvana Opens an Eight-Story Car Vending Machine
Carvana makes the car buying experience a lot less painful, but they’re probably best known for their five-story car vending machine in Nashville. Everything’s bigger in Texas, so Carvana just unveiled a new vending machine that is eight stories tall in Houston. It holds thirty cars, has four delivery…
Lifehacker
Astra Gives You Access to Alexa On Your iPhone
Your iPhone already has Siri on it, but Alexa is integrated into so many services that it easily trumps Siri in that regard. If you’ve ever wanted to use Alexa from your phone, Astra lets you do just that.Read more…
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President Obama: Perception of Democrats as ‘Latte Sipping, Politically Correct’ Hurt Them
In his final press conference as commander-in-chief, President Obama talked about how his administration handled Russia’s alleged hacking of DNC emails and whether it cost Hillary Clinton the election. He declined to speculate on the latter. He did, however, note that the perception of Democrats as…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Two-atom-thick pink-diamond radio jams even at 350° Celsius
Defects aren’t always well-received things in scientific studies. But by causing a deliberate defect in pink diamond crystals, Harvard University researcher have created what they’re calling the world’s smallest radio. It measures only two atoms in size and is robust enough to withstand the…
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MLB’s streaming arm will broadcast League of Legends tournaments in $300 million deal
Major League Baseball’s streaming technology division, known as BAMTech, has struck a deal with Riot Games to stream League of Legends tournaments, according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal, expected to be announced later today, will have BAMTech paying Riot, which is a subsidiary of Chinese media…
SlashGear
Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon
The Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield has launched at Verizon, giving Big Red’s subscribers a new durable phone option. Unlike most Kyocera phones, the DuraForce PRO is fairly pricey at $408 USD, but it does have some notable features, including an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating and the…
io9
The Environmental Disaster Film Geostorm Sounds All Kinds of Crazy
For the past few years, we’ve been hearing rumblings about an environmentally centered science fiction disaster film called Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler and directed by Independence Day and Stargate producer Dean Devlin. But it sounds like we hadn’t even heard the half of it.Read more…
Mashable
‘Rogue One’ early box office estimates have cleared the planet
UPDATE, 7 p.m. Pacific: Estimates have ticked up, with new returns showing that Rogue One will make $70 million on Friday, on its way to a $145 million weekend or more.  Previously … Rogue One is standing by at the North American box office — and though it won’t do anything close to The Force Awakens…
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IoT and Agriculture: A natural combination
Solid examples of IoT applicability are sometimes hard to articulate. But agriculture provides a use case that is quite concrete, even if in rural environments.
Deals
Target’s Taking $150 off iPad Pros, and $100 off the iPad Air 2
Target iPad SaleIf you missed out over Black Friday, Target’s taking a whopping $150 off both the 12.9″ and 9.7″ iPad Pro today, and $100 off the iPad Air 2, in all configurations and colors.Read more…
Gizmodo
Famous Deer Saved From Euthanasia Dies the Very Next Day
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right. (Image: AP)A small deer that was at the center of a political tussle between New York State and New York City has died of stress after it was given a stay of execution.Read more…
Gizmodo
Researchers Make an Obvious Discovery For Improving Drones
Even the most maneuverable aircraft we’ve designed is no match for the agility of a bird. Mother Nature has all but perfected flight, so why are we wasting our time re-inventing the wheel? As researchers at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne realized, we should just be copying our…
Man of Many
Furbo is Your Furry Friend’s New Love
This is one for your furry four-legged friend. Furbo is a smart dog camera that allows users to see, talk and throw treats to their canine companion. Your dog will never feel lonely again, as Furbo is designed to ensure your dog always get the attention it craves. If you would like to see how your little…
The Awesomer
Eclectic Method: Weird Science
LinkGo back to the ’80s with this catchy remix of memorable scenes and sound bites from Weird Science, the movie that made millions of horny boys think they could conjure up the girl of their dreams by hacking into a government computer and wearing bras on their heads. More Awesome Stuff: Eclectic…
BBC News – World
Syria Aleppo: Thousands wait as exodus from city halts
The evacuation of east Aleppo is halted as Syrian rebels are accused of failing to respect a deal.
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Japanese Brass Kiridashi Craft Knife
Feeling extra sharp, brassy, crafty, and Japanese? Make no mistake, this Kiridashi carving knife isn’t just for slicing through Christmas present packaging and scrapbooking fun. The brass-handled blade arrives with an edge many reviewers say falls into the “Holy crap!” category, with one pointing out…
Computerworld
Zinc launches tools to get workers on message
Zinc, a messaging platform for businesses, announced Friday that it is launching a set of new features aimed at helping desk-less workers get the most out of enterprise instant messaging. First off, the company is launching Broadcasts, a way for businesses to send employees rich notifications that…
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IRS Agents Rented Million-Dollar Townhomes, Spent Hundreds of Nights in Luxury Hotels Last Year
Taxpayers paid for IRS employees to rent million-dollar townhomes and luxury apartments, and covered hundreds of nights at the Ritz Carlton and other five star hotels during 2015. A Senate Finance Committee report on long-term IRS travel released Thursday found that the 27 agents who traveled for…
ArchDaily
Comic Break: “Gift Shopping”
© Architexts One of the true tragedies of the architecture profession is that it instills in you expensive taste, but doesn’t give you the salary to acquire all those fine goods. The holiday season is the peak of this conundrum – how do you find the perfect gift for someone that lives up to…
Curbed National
The design fair at the end of the world
The 2016 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, often a testing ground for the next art and design trends in popular culture, braces for the new normal The other week, on a small but well-appointed speedboat in the middle of Biscayne Bay, a detachment of Miami real-estate types and a lone journalist were…
Gizmodo
Two Billion-Year-Old Water Found in Canadian Mine
Scientists have uncovered 2 billion-year-old water in an Ontario mine. (Image: University of Toronto)Canadian Geoscientists have uncovered water that dates back a whopping two billion years. It’s the oldest water ever discovered on Earth, and it could broaden our understanding of how life emerged on…
TechCrunch
Facebook Messenger strikes at Skype with desktop group voice calling
 We might finally get to stop asking, “Wait, what’s your Skype name?” thanks to a test of new Facebook group audio calling on desktop. Facebook launched group voice calls on its mobile Messenger app in April, and now it’s working out the kinks to bring the feature to your home and office. It could become…
Architizer
House with a space for the exhibition of contemporary art
This project is half a home and half an exhibition space for contemporary artwork. The house is set in a way that avoids the presence of any neighboring constructions, liberating an open space on the south side with a larger visual amplitude. It is composed by four volumes, disposed in two specific…
Lifehacker
Astra Gives You Access to Alexa On Your iPhone
Your iPhone already has Siri on it, but Alexa is integrated into so many services that it easily trumps Siri in that regard. If you’ve ever wanted to use Alexa from your phone, Astra lets you do just that.Astra isn’t much to look at, but with the exception of a few limitations, like Spotify access, Astra…
Reason.com Full Feed
Architect of Title IX Overreach Appointed to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Obama Says Russia Did It, Clinton Blames Comey: P.M. Links
Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights and chief architect of the worrying expansion of Title IX-based sexual misconduct tribunals on college campuses, has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. True story, though: Reason associate…
Lifehacker
Remotely Monitor a Raspberry Pi To See What’s Running and Get Notifications If Something Goes Wrong
If you’re running a Raspberry Pi that’s doing something in the background, like working as a security camera system or a weather station, then it’s good to know exactly what it’s up to no matter where you are. Initial State shows off how to build a dashboard that keeps you up to date and notifies you…
io9
Fox Is Making a Family Drama Set in an A.I. Future
Fox is developing Familiar, a show about a family trying to put an A.I. in every home. Also, presumably, while having high family drama.Read more…
The Wirecutter
Our Favorite Mechanical Keyboards
If you spend most of your day typing, a mechanical keyboard can be a worthwhile upgrade over a cheaper, less comfortable keyboard. They are more durable, responsive, and customizable than other types of keyboards. The best for you depends a lot on personal preference and what you’re using it for, but…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Can sub-Saharan Africa produce enough food to meet growing demand?
Enlarge / Food basket delivery provided by WOFAK (Women Fighting Aids in Kenya), Nairobi, Kenya. (credit: Getty | Godong) Each year, the planet has to feed more hungry, hungry humans. Right now, projections suggest that we might just be able to meet the challenge of feeding our growing population…
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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Intel Core i7-7500U KABY LAKE 13″ 1080p Convertible Laptop $750
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Intel Core i7-7500U KABY LAKE 13″ 1080p Convertible Laptop $750
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The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Showcasing hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, & matte paintings, plus character, costume, and vehicle designs, this book presents a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department’s creative process for the first movie in the Star Wars Story series. For purchase information,…
werd.com
Lucid Motors Air
Led by a former member of the Tesla tech team, California-based Lucid Motors has just unveiled their first car. The Air is a fully electric luxury sedan that boasts a 400-mile range and snaps from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds. The vehicles will be built in Arizona and hit the market in 2018. Pricing should…
werd.com
James Perse Sequoia Mountain Backpack
Made with a matte bonded stretch neoprene fabric that gives the pack a smooth look, it will handle the commute and office as well as the wilderness. It features a drawstring cinch cord closure with a storm flap top. The backside & shoulder straps are padded. Available in black & carbon gray….
werd.com
ROXXLYN Tech Cases Crafted From Marble, Slate and Quartzite
Made of real marble, slate, & quartzite, the cases and skins from Berlin-based ROXXLYN are constructed using ultra-thin (.6mm) stone so they’ll add a luxury look to your device without weighing it down. The cases are also designed for protection. Available for MacBooks, Air and Pro as well as…
DiscoveryNews
Where You Live Could Determine How You’ll Die
Where You Live Could Determine How You’ll Die
Next Big Future
Exosuits and Exoskeletons will be hitting milestones and ramping up from 2017-2026
The DARPA Warrior Web program aims to significantly lower the “metabolic cost” — or energy expenditure — of troops operating in the field, and reduce the physiological burden of the gear that they carry, which can exceed 100 pounds.They are developing soft robotic exosuits that are designed to provide…
Curbed National
6 buildings nicknamed Death Stars
That’s no moon…it’s a space station In the new Star Wars film Rogue One, a group of Rebels attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star so they can formulate a strategy to destroy it. That’s exactly what some people wish they could’ve done to some of the U.S.’s most hated buildings—dubbed “Death…
SpaceNews.com
Eumetsat will shift Metop-A’s orbit to prolong its life, ensure deorbiting
WASHINGTON — Europe’s 30-nation Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization will adjust the orbit of its Metop-A weather satellite to squeeze at least a few additional years of service out of the 10-year-old spacecraft. The change in orbit will also enable Eumetsat to deorbit the satellite at its…
Ars Technica
Home routers under attack in ongoing malvertisement blitz
(credit: Gionnico) As you read these words, malicious ads on legitimate websites are targeting visitors with malware. But that malware doesn’t infect their computers, researchers said. Instead, it causes unsecured routers to connect to fraudulent domains. Using a technique known as steganography,…
Digital Trends
The SpiderLight camera holster is built for the photographer on the go
After raising nearly $75,000 on Kickstarter this fall, the SpiderLight Holster is now ready to ship to backers. Designed to take the weight of your camera off your back, the SpiderLight clips to a belt with an optional protective pad to cushion the camera (and your leg). The SpiderLight is the scaled-down…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Frequent sauna sessions may lower dementia risk
We’ve already heard that things like special enzymes and fresh produce may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. According to new research from the University of Eastern Finland, however, you can now add “taking saunas” to that list – and the more often you take them,…
Android Developers Blog
Games authentication adopting Google Sign-In API
Posted by Clayton Wilkinson, Developer Platform Engineer Some changes are coming to Play Game Services in early 2017: Changes to Google API Client building In November, we announced an update to Google Sign-In API. Play Game Services is being updated to use Google Sign-In API for authentication….
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Pokémon Snoring Snorlax Slippers
Block route 16 in comfort. We don’t remember Snorlax being able to learn a move that involved warming up our feet, but somehow our big buddy is just amazing at it anyway. $29.99
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Is Apple working on an iPhone that’s supposed to bend?
It’s still hard to tell exactly what Apple has up its sleeve for the next iPhone, but it appears the company stay flexible for its next series of handsets – literally.LG Displays has allegedly struck a deal with Apple to produce out-foldable OLED panels for the Cupertino-based tech giant, according to…
WIRED
Obama Curbed Chinese Hacking, But Russia Won’t Be So Easy
The Obama administration’s success story countering China’s hacking offers lessons about how to deter Russia’s attacks—and also how much tougher. The post Obama Curbed Chinese Hacking, But Russia Won’t Be So Easy appeared first on WIRED.
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Thank Snowden? U.S. to Reveal Numbers of Americans Affected by Surveillance
Intelligence officials are preparing a report at the request of members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to provide an estimate of how many Americans have had their personal data snapped up by federal surveillance. Can anybody imagine this happening before Edward Snowden revealed the evidence…
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ma yansong releases ‘MAD works’ monograph documenting the firm’s projects to date
the book includes a significant range of buildings, from the completed harbin opera house, to planned developments, such as a sinuous residential building in paris, and a hillside village in beverly hills. The post ma yansong releases ‘MAD works’ monograph documenting the firm’s projects to date appeared…
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The Latest Zika News Is More Bad News
It’s been a busy week for Zika news. Local spread of Zika virus in Brownsville, Texas, led to a travel advisory for the area this week, just as multiple studies were published detailing what percentage of fetuses are affected among women who are infected during pregnancy and how the virus spreads.A new…
Gizmodo
Inside Sources Say Faraday Future Is A Bigger Catastrophe Than You Can Possibly Imagine
The billionaire’s money stopped showing up. Senior executives resigned left and right. Suppliers said they weren’t getting paid. You have no idea what a mess things are behind the scenes at the mysterious car startup Faraday Future.Read more…
Joe’s Daily
Reebok x JJ Watt Launch the JJ I Insomnia
The JJ I Insomnia was recently unveiled as the latest shoe collaboration between Reebok and JJ Watt as part of Watt’s signature training shoe collection. “The Insomnia edition is the one I’ve been most excited to launch since Reebok and I began this project. People will love the versatility that this…
SlashGear
Gboard is Google Keyboard with built-in search, better predictions and more
Android’s Google Keyboard has been renamed ‘Gboard,’ and it is considerably more convenient with Google Search built in. Gboard still brings the features you’re used to accessing on Google Keyboard — this includes things like gliding to type and voice typing. However, there’s also a new “G” icon that,…
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4chan trolls want to ‘quell’ anti-Trump dissent by shutting down DIY venues and art spaces
4chan users on the “Politically Incorrect” /pol/ board are attempting to shut down DIY venues and art spaces in the wake of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire, Vice’s Thump reports. Thump quotes one 4chan user who, in a thread that has since expired, asked others to report spaces like Ghost Ship to police and…
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The Public Access Weekly: Roadrunner, roadrunner
How is it already December 16th?! I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet (so, Amazon gift cards for all!), and there’s still New Years and CES approaching like a one-two-punch. It has, to put it mildly, been a busy month. Here’s what’s been going down in the Engadget community: Commenters…
Gizmodo
The State Of Virtual Reality In 2016
In truth, 2016 was not “The Year of VR.” It was the year of the start of VR. Multiple major tech companies released impressive VR systems that were clearly the first of their kind; flawed and fascinating, destined to be improved upon and replaced. The age of immersive technology is upon us, but its future…
Gizmodo
Skiing Through These Ice Caves on a Glacier Looks Majestic
Watching Sam Favret ski through Mer de Glace makes me think that there probably aren’t too many places in the world that are more fun to ski than that beautiful valley glacier in the Mont-Blanc massif in the French Alps. There are all these narrow pathways to zip through with huge ice walls surrounding…
9to5Mac
Following MacBook controversy, Apple hiring Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer/others in budding electrical test lab
In the wake of recent MacBook Pro battery life controversies, Apple has added two notable job listings to its website this week: Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer and System Power and Control Architect. The new job listings seek employees to develop algorithms that will improve battery life and power…
Digital Trends
Impress the car lover in your life with the best gifts for gearheads
Finding a gift for a car enthusiast is an unenviable task. A nice pair of pants will end up stained with oil, an expensive smartwatch will lose its screen in a battle against a brake caliper, and fancy kitchen appliances will end up listed in the local classifieds faster than a Tesla S hits 60 mph in…
Digital Trends
Perfect your pour-over coffee game with the Stagg EKG electric kettle
For some coffee drinkers, the only proper way to start each morning is by enjoying a piping hot cup of personally concocted, pour-over java. With this trend soaring as of late, a San Francisco-based startup named Fellow decided to craft the ultimate electric pour-over kettle and recently took the project…
Digital Trends
Bidet, mate!: Feature-packed seat converts your toilet into a luxury spa
You know all that talk about paperless offices? Imagine if you could take the same idea to your bathroom. No, we’re not talking about checking your emails on the toilet (because nobody does that, right?), but rather an alternative solution to wiping your butt with reams of toilet paper — courtesy of…
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I Got an Uber-Cool Badge and a Mega-Cool Idea at ESC Silicon Valley
The folks from Silego were giving away flashing LED badges based on their teeny-tiny GPAK mixed-signal FPGAs at ESC Silicon Valley.
SlashGear
The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!
With the Galaxy Note 7 soon to be well and truly dead, it’s time to turn our attention toward the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s next flagship device. We’re not likely to find out any official details until sometime in February at the earliest, but as always, the rumor mill has been churning and pumping out plenty…
Gear Patrol
The Trench Coat You Need, Now in Stock
The result of a 2.5–year vision quest to create a premium trench coat in the United States. …Read More »
TechSpot
Your next best shot at scoring an NES Classic Edition comes on December 20
Those still in the market for an NES Classic Edition may want to try their luck at Best Buy on December 20.
GearHungry
Teles Taxídi Levitating Coffee Table
Why is besides the point. Siren Design Studios’ Teles Taxídi Levitating Coffee Table does, for a price, exactly what its name promises, floating its large glass surface a couple of inches above the base. The table’s surface is held in check by a two-tier system of ultra-strong Kevlar cords — which are…
Curbed National
The European Union just got a massive new office
With a glowing orb inside of it The European Union just got a new office space in Brussels to make room for new member states—and it’s nothing short of extraordinary. Designed by Belgian studio Samyn and Partners along with Italian firm Studio Valle and British consultancy Buro Happold Engineers, the…
Mashable
Michelle Obama to Oprah on Trump election: ‘We’re feeling what not having hope feels like’
“What do we do if we don’t have hope, Oprah?” First Lady Michelle Obama got real about what it’s like to be facing Donald Trump’s America during an interview with Oprah Winfrey this week, a clip of which aired on CBS on Friday. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama on election night: ‘I went to bed’ While hope…
Uncrate
3sixteen
Located in Downtown LA’s Arts District, the new 3sixteen flagship store gives the brand’s quality wares a space to shine. Essentials like jeans, shirts, and jackets are on display next…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
TechCrunch
‘Rogue One’ transports viewers to a bigger Star Wars universe
 For months, I insisted that I wasn’t going to see Rogue One. I was kind of a whiner about it: Yes, I did see The Force Awakens, and yes, I mostly liked it, but I kept telling friends that I didn’t need to buy a ticket to a new Star Wars movie every year for the rest of my life. I repeated that speech…
TechCrunch
Motorola’s hackathon-winning Moto Mods include a gamepad and skin-care monitor
 You’ve got to hand it to Motorola, the smartphone maker does appear committed to its nascent modular smartphone offering. The company launched the Moto Z back in July, alongside four magnetic backings — a projector, a set of JBL speakers, a battery pack and protective casing. Since then, the company…
Dornob
Carv Your Way to Ski Success
Hurtling down the ski slope and hearing voices in your head? Don’t worry. You’re not going…
Ars Technica
Microdemocracy is the next logical step for the United States
Enlarge / Cover detail from Infomocracy, by Malka Older. (credit: Will Staehle) Whether or not you think American democracy is broken, you can probably come up with some ways to improve it. The country gets less than 50-percent voter turnout; the Electoral College has disagreed with the popular…
The Next Web
FBI backs up CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win 2016 election
FBI Director James Comey today threw his weight behind a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election. According to CIA Director John Brennan: Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature,…
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Pocket-sized charge controller enables easier DIY portable solar electric systems
The Inti C14 solar charge controller provides one of the missing links for small off-grid solar setups, and could be the key to more build-your-own systems.
Lifehacker
Build Your Own Mobile Digital Library to Share Books From Anywhere With Anyone
Ever wished you could easily share your collection of PDFs, DIY books, or magazines? Adafruit has a guide to turn a Raspberry Pi Zero into a little digital free library you can take with you anywhere.This project essentially turns a Raspberry Pi into a Wi-Fi hotspot and small web server that hosts your…
Kinja Co-Op
Bestsellers: Mpow Buckler Shower Speaker
Mpow BucklerAmazon has no shortage of splash-resistant Bluetooth speakers, but with its giant suction cup back, the Mpow Buckler was clearly designed specifically for use in the shower. That gives you another excuse to sing while you get yourself clean.Read more…
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Tickle experiments prove rats’ ears look different when they’re happy
Rats can’t talk, but researchers say there is one easy way to tell if they’re happy: look at their ears. A group of Swiss scientists tickled rats to make them happy for science, in a delightful study published recently in the journal PLoS One. The researchers took photos of the happy rats and compared…
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Bestsellers: Anker PowerCore 10000
Anker PowerCore 10000Anker’s pocketable PowerCore 10000 has officially joined its bigger brothers in the Bestseller club. No surprise, seeing as how you named the PowerCore line your favorite brand of USB battery packs.Read more…
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PooPerch protects your precious phone from toilet trauma – CNET
Spare your smartphone from the ignoble fate of drowning in the merciless watery maw of a privy with a special shelf designed to keep it high and dry.
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Loving paper maps in the age of GPS – CNET
In an amazing exhibit, the British Library celebrates the glory of maps by showing how they’ve shaped our history, our culture, and how we understand each other.
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Trump tech topics: Parental leave, immigrant workers, education – CNET
Leaders from technology companies reportedly had a long list of issues to bring up with the president-elect during a meeting this week.
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Super Mario has never looked better – CNET
Watch the creator of Super Mario Run sketch art from the game on an iPad.
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Bring on the popcorn! Mubi makes its Roku debut – CNET
Art-house streaming service Mubi launches on Roku today with the classic Coen Brothers film “No Country for Old Men.”
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CNBC and other partners make Google Home more useful – CNET
With outside partners offering news, movie advice and remote control of cars, Google’s smart speaker is becoming a better alternative to Amazon’s Echo.
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The Nearly Magical Properties of Fig Trees
They can help us mitigate and adapt to climate change—and that’s just the beginning — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
President Obama Fails to Announce Election Do-Over
APPresident Obama just wrapped up a much anticipated press conference, where he mostly answered questions about Russia hacking the election. Did the commander-in-chief announce a superheroic effort to bring Putin to justice and find a way to re-do the election? Nah. But he did blame the media for being…
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Forget Keith Olberman (Who?): Rand Paul and Justin Amash Are Leading the Resistance To Trump
Donald Trump is going to become president next January (sorry, Hamilton Electors), and he’ll be working with a Republican majority in both houses of Congress (Congreff?). From a libertarian perspective, there are some grounds for cautious optimism, but there are more reasons to be deeply worried by…
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Outdoor recreation in protected areas negatively impacts wildlife
It’s a good thing to explore the great outdoors. But a new study led by Colorado State University and the Wildlife Conservation Society found that recreation activities in protected areas are impacting wildlife. More often than not, the impact appears in negative ways.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds
Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower. This might appear to be good news, but unfortunately it is due…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers develop new test, better understanding of deadly infection in boas and pythons
Inclusion body disease is a serious, chronic viral infection of snakes and can be devastating in captive reptile populations. Now, a newly published study in The Veterinary Journal sheds light on the disease, and may help veterinary care teams better protect the health of their populations of large snakes….
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Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl
Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be a faithful record of ancient ocean temperature.
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Hubble ‘cranes’ in for a closer look at a galaxy
In 1900, astronomer Joseph Lunt made a discovery: Peering through a telescope at Cape Town Observatory, the British-South African scientist spotted this beautiful sight in the southern constellation of Grus (The Crane): a barred spiral galaxy now named IC 5201.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bird flu hits British turkey farm
Britain on Friday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a turkey farm, and sought to allay fears the outbreak could affect the traditional Christmas meal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Many GMO studies have financial conflicts of interest
Financial conflicts of interest were found in 40 percent of published research articles on the genetically modified crops, also known as GMO crops, French researchers said this week.
BBC News – World
Syria crisis: Hope turns to panic in Aleppo
No evacuation convoys have left Aleppo since Friday morning, raising concern for thousands of people still thought to be trapped in the remaining rebel enclave.
Uncrate
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Night Edition
The S-Class coupe was already a looker. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Night Edition makes it look even better. Available in S400 4Matic, S500, and S500 4Matic guises, it’s available in a…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Digital Trends
More A/V gear from Denon and Marantz gets upgrades for Auro-3D
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X might be the two best-known names behind object-based surround sound — also known as 3D surround sound — but they’re not the only ones. Auro-3D has actually been around longer than either, and is becoming available in more and more hardware. For some time, D+M Group, the company…
Digital Trends
Scientists may have discovered how to reverse the natural aging process
No matter how old you are, who hasn’t at some point had the Benjamin Button fantasy of winding back the clock on our personal aging process? Well, thanks to researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, such a dream may not stay a figment of our imagination for much longer (although sadly,…
Digital Trends
You could get a free Pixel — and a sweater to keep it warm — at Google’s NYC pop-up
Think you’re cold? Think of your phone. With temperatures dropping into the single digits (and perhaps lower), you’re not the only thing freezing — so is your smartphone. And while you may be able to withstand the windchill with your many layers (albeit uncomfortably), your poor, naked mobile device…
Digital Trends
WordPress can now serve up virtual reality content
Readying itself to be the content management system of the future as much as today, WordPress has now made it possible to publish and view virtual reality content through its platform. That means many of your favorite blogs and publications — Digital Trends included — can now display VR and 360 degree…
Mashable
Uber driver goes for five stars with onboard DJ session
Some drivers have a hard time getting from A to B while others apparently get bored enough to attempt a second career while at the wheel. One Uber driver in New York is seemingly using their trips to hone their DJ skills, cueing and scratching their way across Manhattan to the delight/terror of their…
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Crucial BX200 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD) $59.99
Crucial BX200 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD) $59.99
PCWorld
You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free
The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters…
VentureBeat
Nine Inch Nails’ new EP isn’t an Apple Music exclusive
Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails today announced that it will release a new five-track EP, Not the Actual Events, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific on December 23. Fans can now preorder a one-sided vinyl and a “digital + physical component version” of the album through the band’s website. “It’s an unfriendly,…
VentureBeat
Microsoft gives away 100,000 questions and answers to advance virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana
Ask Google Assistant or Cortana something like “What’s 4 +4?” today and you’re likely to hear “8.” Ask a more difficult question, like “What did the ancient Greeks eat?” and chances are, instead of answering the question directly, you will likely get pointed toward a website for you to sift through to…
VentureBeat
If Yahoo deal fails, Verizon might want to buy Twitter or Yelp
With Verizon’s $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo in danger of being cancelled after two major hacking incidents, analysts are starting to look at what else the telecom giant could do to bolster its digital advertising strategy. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam is trying to build an online ad business to be…
VentureBeat
4 questions to ask about artificial intelligence in your business
GUEST: Everyone seems to be talking about artificial intelligence these days, and you’re probably wondering why it’s suddenly such a hot topic. Is it the prospect of creating autonomous robots and self-driving cars? Or is it about exploring new frontiers of science and outer space? Those sci-fi aspirations…
VentureBeat
The 8 biggest product debuts you’ll see at CES 2025
GUEST: The Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner and is expecting over 165,000 attendees and more than 3,800 product demos. But as exciting as CES always is, the changes we’ll see there will be incremental. What would really blow our collective 2016 minds is a look a bit further into the…
VentureBeat
AWS launches enterprise tier of its QuickSight business intelligence tool
Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the availability of an enterprise tier of its Amazon QuickSight cloud software for business intelligence (BI). AWS launched QuickSight out of preview last month after introducing it a year ago. The new Enterprise Edition…
The Awesomer
NexD1 Multimaterial 3D Printer
Price: ~$3969  | PledgeThe resin-based NexD1 takes rapid prototyping to the next level, allowing for the creation of intricate 3D objects with circuits embedded directly into them. It can print circuit board, flexible materials, and even full-color objects, using up to six materials at the same time….
Inside Science
“Clean-burning” Fuels May be Worse for Your Lungs
“Clean-burning” Fuels May be Worse for Your Lungs Artificial lung reveals surprising dangers from pellet burners and diesel-fueled ships. refueling_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: U.S. Navy/Journalist Seaman Marc Rockwell-Pate…
TechCrunch
TechCrunch’s 2016 Gift Guide
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Archinect – News
How starchitect culture shifted in 2016
This topical review of 2016’s News isn’t about certain architects’ big projects or prizes (those’ll have their own lists), but about the culture surrounding those big names, and the way their personalities convey the profession to a wider audience. For your reading pleasure, presented in reverse chronological…
DiscoveryNews
NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Still Dogged by Drill Malfunction
NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Still Dogged by Drill Malfunction
SlashGear
Plex Cloud is dropping Amazon Drive support soon
Plex recently announced a feature that makes life easier for some users: Plex Cloud, a way to access and stream content stored on a cloud service. Amazon Drive was named as one of the cloud storage options for Plex Cloud (the only one initially), but troubles soon started for the company. Unfortunately,…
CNET News.com
Having issues adding friends on Super Mario Run? Do this. – CNET
Add some friends and brag about your score. Here’s how.
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Our global review of ‘Rogue One’ shoots from the hip – CNET
Is it the best Star Wars movie or the cinematic letdown of the year? CNET staffers share their blaster-hot takes. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
$2.6B contract awarded for Sandia National Labs management
A subsidiary of Honeywell International has won a contract worth $2.6 billion to manage the sprawling New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories weapons and research laboratory that specializes in national security, nuclear weapons and other projects deemed vital for the U.S., federal officials announced…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Rising sea level estimates require collaborative response, experts say
Policymakers and scientists must act quickly and collaboratively to help coastal areas better prepare for rising sea levels globally, say climate change experts.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Alzheimer’s: Proteomics gives clues toward alternatives to amyloid
In Alzheimer’s research, one particular protein looms large: plaque-forming amyloid-beta. Yet plaques can accumulate decades before symptoms appear, and clinical trials aimed at controlling amyloid-beta have mostly flopped so far. Scientists are using proteomics to look for alternative mechanisms and…
TechSpot
Weekend Open Forum: What is your game of the year?
With 2016 coming to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect on this year’s collection of games. 2016 was mostly dominated by sequels and new additions to popular game series – such as Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Civilization VI and Dishonored 2 – but there were…
The Awesomer
Dissolving M&Ms
LinkPhotographer Yan Liang and Beauty of Science show how something as simple as dropping M&Ms in water can produce art. Using a Sony a7R II camera, they captured this mesmerizing 4K time-lapse, which makes the colorful candies look like tiny planets going supernova. More Awesome Stuff: Things…
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Scientists invent new way to see proteins in motion
Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that makes X-ray images of proteins as they move in response to electric field pulses.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Repurposed drugs may offer improved treatments for fatal genetic disorders
Researchers believe they have identified a potential new means of treating some of the most severe genetic diseases of childhood, according to a new study.
BBC News – World
‘An American tragedy’
New Yorker editor David Remnick on why Donald Trump won the US election – and what happens next.
BBC News – World
How this Green book helped black travellers in the US
The BBC Travel Show looks at how a guide helped black travellers during segregation.
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Woody Harrelson will livestream a movie into theaters next year
We’ve seen plays livestreamed to movie theaters and homes before, but what Woody Harrelson has planned for January 19th is a little different. His Lost in London Live movie will be streamed in movie theaters as it is shot, across 14 locations with a 30 person cast — all on one camera in a single continuous…
Archinect – News
Watch this 6-month time lapse drone video of the Apple Campus 2
With all the drone construction videos of the new Apple Campus 2 (AC2) circulating on the interwebs, it’s easy to lose track of what the progress has been on this Foster-designed Goliath of a project just in recent months.Luckily this latest 4K video by Matthew Roberts on YouTube provides a handy 6-month…
Physics News
Carbon dots dash toward ‘green’ recycling role
Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to Rice University …
Physics News
Turning therapeutic antibodies inside-out to fight cancer
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have camels and llamas to thank for their development of a new cancer treatment that is highly selective in blocking the action of faulty …
BBC News – World
Bad money
Bad info about demonetisation is circulating online.
SlashGear
Google NYC pop-up store is giving away tiny Pixel sweaters
There’s a pop-up Made by Google store in New York City at the moment, and it is giving Pixel owners little knitted holiday sweaters…for their phones. The sweaters look like every other holiday sweater, except perhaps for the large G knitted in the middle, but they’re miniature size. Slip your phone inside…
Slashdot
Dropbox Kills Public Folders, Users Rebel
New submitter rkagerer writes: Dropbox unleashed a tidal wave of user backlash yesterday when it announced plans to eradicate its Public folder feature in 2017. Criticism from users whose links will break surfaced on Reddit, HackerNews and its own forums. Overnight, customers up-voted a feature request…
Digital Trends
Follow-up to the Sony Xperia XA phone shown off in newly leaked images
Sony could be prepping a follow-up to the Sony Xperia XA, which could bring the device in line, at least design wise, with the flagship-tier Sony Xperia XZ. The new Xperia XA was recently spotted in some leaked renders that come courtesy of Slashleaks and Twitter user OnLeaks, showing that if the leaks…
Digital Trends
Asus refreshing ZenBook UX310 ultrabooks with seventh-gen Intel CPUs
Asus is updating its ZenBook UX310 ultrabook with seventh-generation “Kaby Lake” processors, as two refreshed models have appeared on the company’s site. The ZenBook UX310UA is based on integrated graphics while the ZenBook UX310UQ packs a discreet GeForce 940M graphics chip from Nvidia. Outside the…
Digital Trends
Ultra Mobile introduces ‘Data My Way’ throttling option to extend data plans
Chances are you haven’t heard of Ultra Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that taps T-Mobile’s towers for wireless service. That’s because its operated largely under the radar for the past several years, selling pre-paid SIM cards in independent wireless stores and retail stores like Target,…
CNET News.com
E-cigarette causes fire on American Airlines flight – CNET
Commentary: A plane makes an emergency landing Thursday after an e-cigarette “malfunctions.”
TechCrunch
Weekly Roundup: Trump meets with tech leaders, Yahoo suffers another massive hack
 This week, one could play Super Mario Run on iOS in a self-driving Uber if you lived in San Francisco. You could have also broadcast it live on Instagram or Snapchatted it to a group for the first time. These are the top stories in tech from this week, all in one place. Read More
WIRED
Sci-Fi Tried to Warn Us About Leaders Who Want to ‘Make America Great Again’
Octavia Butler was writing about these things a long time ago. The post Sci-Fi Tried to Warn Us About Leaders Who Want to ‘Make America Great Again’ appeared first on WIRED.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Gifts Employees With T-Shirt and Printed Credo for the Holidays
Every December, Apple provides its retail employees around the world with a special holiday gift to thank them for their contributions to the company and to celebrate the holiday season. For 2016, Apple is giving each employee a T-shirt and a printed copy of the company’s credo. The t-shirt is gray…
BBC News – World
Libya’s fractured state
Rana Jawad examines why Libya is still fractured and threatened by Islamic State one year after a political deal for a unity government
Lifehacker
Most Popular Interviews of 2016
Often, the best way to approach self-improvement is to look to those you admire and seek out advice. That’s why we regularly feature interesting and accomplished people to share their favorite work habits, tools, and tips for staying productive. Here are our most popular interviews of 2016.I’m Adam Steltzner,…
Gizmodo
Watch This Gorgeous Footage of Lead and Silver Sprouting Up Black and White
Thank you science. Not only for giving order to this wild world but also looking damn good while you’re doing it. Here’s stunning microscopic footage of the growth of silver and lead that’s generated during metal displacement. Seeing the contrast between the white from the silver and the black from the…
Man of Many
Let Your Camera Stand On Its Own Feet – Object 005 Camera Stand by BASE
BASE is an object design company from San Francisco that specialises in modern, but timeless home and office pieces. The Object 005 is a desktop camera stand that provides a home for your photography pal. It is elevated to protect your camera from any accidental liquid spills. It sits on soft plastic…
Digital Trends
Bam! Pow! Learn! App called LingoZing uses comic books to teach foreign languages
Learning a new language can be tough and more than a little scary. A forthcoming mobile app called LingoZing promises to ease users’ fears and help them learn to speak a foreign language by reading comic books and graphic novels. It’s a neat idea, and based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty blown…
Digital Trends
Lou Reed’s digital remasters once brought him to tears
“When Lou was in the studio, he was a perfectionist. He knew exactly everything he wanted to use. And when it came to mastering, nobody cared as much as he did.” Lou Reed never cared about what you thought of him. He followed the punk ethos right up until the very moment he passed away on October 27,…
BBC News – World
‘Phone seismometers’ prove their worth
An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.
Mashable
These beautiful sea smoke images are one silver lining of the polar vortex
Mystical clouds of sea smoke arose over bodies of water across the East Coast, from Lake Michigan to the Atlantic, this week as the polar vortex took hold. Their dreamy look is the result of water and air temperatures intermingling, as cool air blows over comparatively warm water and then formulates…
Slashdot
Rogue Lawyers Made $6 Million Shaking Down Porn Pirates, Feds Say
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The copyright violation notice is every pirate’s worst nightmare, a clear legal sign that a major copyright holder knows what you’ve been torrenting and is ready to make you pay for your crimes. But according to an indictment filed today in Minnesota…
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Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Eight months into the future
Eight months after launch, the most fervent virtual reality enthusiasts have probably already settled on either the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. But maybe you’ve only tried mobile VR and are considering a splurge for a high-end, PC-based headset? We’ve been using the Rift and Vive since April,…
The Next Web
Washington Post launches Chrome plug-in to fact-check Trump on Twitter
Proving even traditional media is capable of having fun, The Washington Post today released a plugin designed to fact-check our President-elect. ‘RealDonaldContext’ is a Chrome plugin that scours Trump’s tweets and adds fact-check summaries beneath them. As for what’s deemed inaccurate, that’s for WaPo’s…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
hung lu chan upgrades the napkin table experience
in a time of digital communication, the designer wants to bring attention back to human interaction — especially during dining experiences. The post hung lu chan upgrades the napkin table experience appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Tools and Toys
Quality Linkage: Animal Orchestras, Reindeer Herders, and One Year of iPad Pro
Welcome to this week’s [evening] edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Longreads’ Best of 2016 List » Every Friday, the folks at Longreads…
Mashable
Twitter has a new plan for Vine
It turns out that some parts of Vine may live on after all. More than a month after announcing the app would eventually be shut down, Twitter now says it will keep a version of its app alive after the planned shutdown.  SEE ALSO: Vine is dead, but these legendary Vines will live on forever Though…
PCWorld
Microsoft opens dataset for teaching computers to talk
Microsoft is trying to help create machines that can have conversations by releasing a new set of data for free.The data, called the Microsoft Machine Reading Comprehension dataset (MS MARCO) is a bundle of 100,000 English queries along with corresponding answers. It’s supposed to help people build artificial…
CNET News.com
In-depth review of Apple’s AirPods. Plus, foldable iPhone in 2018? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 67) – CNET
The AirPods are here and Brian has spent a good amount of time with them. Also, the TV App is trying really hard, but it doesn’t have the support from networks that it needs.
Gizmodo
Dang, This Guy Gets Blown the Heck Away By an Aircraft Takeoff
That’s a bit of a tumble, ain’t it? Watch as this crew member gets blown away on the flight deck after the EA-6B Prowler took off. It’s pretty scary, especially since he gets blown pretty damn close to the jet blast defector (and that he’s on an aircraft carrier), but he manages to regain his bearings…
physicsworld.com: all content
Images of 2016 in physics
From politics to penguins: a picture review of the world of physics in 2016
VentureBeat
Gusto launches survey tool to help companies measure employee happiness
At its core, Gusto wants to be a people platform, a service businesses can rely on for anything relating to their employees. The company originally known as ZenPayroll once centered on payroll processing, but it has since expanded into health benefits management and human resources. And for companies…
VentureBeat
Watch us play Oculus Touch games like VR Sports Challenge and I Expect You to Die
I’m still digging the Oculus Touch controllers that Facebook’s VR subsidiary launched earlier this month, and that’s not only because they make me feel like a football player. I broadcasted some Oculus Touch gameplay recently, and I want to share it with you. In the video below, you can see me checking…
BBC News – World
Week in pictures: 10-16 December 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Reason.com Full Feed
Government Fears Bitcoin Will be As Awesome as Bitcoin Fans Hope It Will Be
For a half-decade or so, crypto-anarchists, libertarians, and freaks of all varieties of anticipated that bitcoin will upend all the powers and principalities of banking both government and private, credit, and perhaps even the legal system, IP system, rideshare system, and stock market via innovative…
DigsDigs
30 Stylish Staircase Handrail Ideas To Get Inspired
Sometimes a staircase can make a statement, sometimes it highlights the overall décor, so pay attention to decorating as it’s an important part of your décor. Besides the style of the staircase itself, the balustrade and handrail are also important to keep the style and to accentuate the stairs. That’s…
ArchDaily
JOOOS Fitting Room / X+Living
© Shao Feng Architects: X+Living Location: Hangzhou, China Design Director: Li Xiang Design Team: Liu Huan, Ren Li-Jiao, Jia Yuan-Yuan Area: 1850.0 m2 Project Year: 2016…
Computerworld
Obama vows to punish Russia over election hacks
U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to punish Russia for hacking of Democratic groups and figures during the election season with actions that’ll occur in secret and others that’ll be made public.“Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia or others not to do this to us because we can…
Computerworld
Microsoft opens MS MARCO dataset for teaching computers to talk
Microsoft is trying to help create machines that can have conversations by releasing a new set of data for free. The data, called the Microsoft Machine Reading Comprehension dataset (MS MARCO) is a bundle of 100,000 English queries along with corresponding answers. It’s supposed to help people build…
Mashable
Hundreds of people protest-rolling down a hill is delightfully mesmerizing
Australians know how to protest.  Hundreds of people gathered Saturday local time at Parliament House in Canberra to make their way down a hill in a mass protest roll.  SEE ALSO: Airline skewers vlogger over stowaway video they say is 100% fake The government plans to build a security fence to block…
KurzweilAI » News
How diabetes drug metformin prevents, suppresses cancer growth
Metformin growth inhibition process (credit: Lianfeng Wu et al./Cell) A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School investigators has identified a pathway that appears to underlie the apparent ability of the diabetes drug metformin to both block the growth of human cancer…
Digital Trends
Facebook reveals second Instant Articles metrics error in the span of a month
First Facebook spooked marketers with its ad metrics calculation errors, now it’s the publishers’ turn. The company said on Friday that it’s discovered a new issue that affected a “small group” of Instant Articles content providers between September 20 and November 30. The update marks the fourth time…
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Uber will keep testing self-driving cars in SF without a permit
Uber just announced its self-driving cars are available on San Francisco streets, but they’re already caught up in controversy. That’s because California regulators insist it needs a permit for testing, while Uber — true to its extralegal history — insists it doesn’t. Autonomous lead Anthony Levandowski…
Shut Up And Take My Money
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BBC News – World
UN chief Ban Ki-moon hints he could run for South Korea’s presidency
Departing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is considering how best to help his country.
Mises Institute
Economic Science Has Been Hijacked
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. EconomyEconomic Science Has Been Hijacked Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology 0 Views In Principles of Economics, Carl Menger corrected the theoretical mistakes made by the old classical school. At the time, the founder of the Austrian…
Mises Institute
Week in Review: December 17, 2016
Tags A A BiographiesThe FedHome | Feed | Blog.rssWeek in Review: December 17, 2016Political Theory 0 Views 2 hours agoWe lost one of the great scholars this week with the passing of Ralph Raico. A student of both Mises and Hayek, and a member of Rothbard’s legendary Circle Bastiat,…
VentureBeat
Airbnb seeks to raise an additional $153 million to boost its war chest
(Reuters) – Airbnb Inc is looking to raise an additional $153 million as an extension of a recent funding round, boosting its coffers as the company pushes forward with global expansion. Airbnb on Friday authorized the sale of up to $153 million in equity to investors, according to venture capital database…
BBC News – World
Five female security staff at Kandahar airport killed
Five female security staff in Afghanistan are killed on their way to work, officials say.
Gear Patrol
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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Globe Trotter
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Deals of the Week
All the deals you missed this week. …Read More »
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This Week in Gear
A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
DiscoveryNews
Horses Ask Humans for Help With Problems
Horses Ask Humans for Help With Problems
Newswise: SciNews
CSU Channel Islands Biologist Discovers Naturally Occuring Molecules That May Have Munched Up Methane After Aliso Canyon, CA Gas Leak.
Newswise: SciNews
Pacific Northwest Researchers to Play Key Role in New Manufacturing USA Institute
PNNL and Oregon State University are part of the newest institute under the Manufacturing USA Initiative. PNNL and OSU will co-lead the Module and Component Manufacturing Focus Area for the institute.
Newswise: SciNews
Many Muons: Imaging the Underground with Help From the Cosmos
Alain Bonneville, a geophysicist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will present details on the muon detector and the comparative field tests at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. His talk is Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5:40 p.m. in Moscone South, Room 307.Muons,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Mazzanti dazzles Bologna with the Evantra 771
Earlier this year, Italian sports car boutique Mazzanti sent its muscled-up, twin-turbo Evantra Millecavalli storming out of the garage. It was a dramatic leap up from the standard 751-hp Evantra, leaving some serious space between the two. Mazzanti has filled part of that space with the all-new…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Go Borderless with the Dell XPS 13
Dell is making a strong showing with its new XPS 13. This laptop is described as having the world’s first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display.
Jetson Green
Nano Student Housing is Cozy and Affordable
Finding adequate and affordable housing is a problem faced by hoards of students at the beginning of each school year. To help solve this problem, University of British Columbia (UBC) has come up with a plan to begin constructing several very small student-housing units, which will be cozy and private,…
Digital Trends
Facebook could soon let users block certain types of ‘upsetting’ ads
Facebook is running a new experiment that allows people to turn off select ads that they deem upsetting. For now, the test is only being applied to Facebook ads from alcohol brands and marketers, or promotional content relating to parenting, reports Ad Age. The move marks the first time the social network…
Slashdot
Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Belongs To Buyer, Not NASA, Judge Rules
schwit1 quotes a report from Behind The Black: A federal judge has ruled that NASA has no right to confiscate an Apollo 11 lunar rock sample bag that had been purchased legally, even though the sale itself had been in error. CollectSPACE.com reports: “Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled in the U.S. District…
CNET News.com
Godspeed, John Glenn: NASA shares video of public farewell – CNET
The body of the late astronaut and senator was guarded by a United States Marine honor guard at the Ohio statehouse.
DiscoveryNews
Solar Is Becoming the Cheapest Way to Produce Power
Solar Is Becoming the Cheapest Way to Produce Power
Vat19
Fly Your Own X-Wing Drone!
Go head-to-head in battle with the intricately-designed Star Wars Battling Drones. Knock your friends out of the sky when you hit their ship with the built-in infrared technology and fly at top speeds of 35 mph. Buy here: https://www.vat19.com/item/star-wars-battling-drones?adid=youtube *******************…
Gigaom
Future Looks Bleak for Traditional Switch and Router Market
Pundits have predicted for years that the traditional router and switch markets were on the demise, predictions that were founded somewhat in fact, but mostly on assumptions. However, thanks to the rise of software-defined technologies, those pundits may have actually been on to something. At least that…
VentureBeat
These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
This week, Tech.eu tracked 16 technology M&A transactions, one IPO and 74 tech funding deals (totaling €395 million, $413 dollars) in Europe, Turkey and Israel.Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Trivago, the German hotel search platform that is majority…
BBC News – World
North Carolina Republicans accused of ‘power grab’
Protesters chant “shame” as North Carolina Republicans vote to limit the Democrat governor’s powers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China restricts cars, factories amid latest smog alert
China’s capital and other northern cities have banned half of all vehicles from city streets and ordered factories, schools and construction sites closed in response to a five-day smog red alert.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Thousands to attend American space legend John Glenn’s memorial
Thousands were expected to gather Saturday in Ohio for a memorial service to pay tribute to American space legend John Glenn, who died last week at the age of 95.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Check your phone’s data usage if you’ve installed Super Mario Run
If you’ve taken the plunge on Nintendo’s latest mobile game, then you might want to take a look at how much data it’s using up: some users are reporting the game gets through around 40-60MB per hour of gameplay, which can quickly add up if you’re on a limited data plan.Based on user feedback and some…
BBC News – World
Aleppo evacuation: Thousands ‘to be moved’ as new deal reached
Thousands of Syrians in Aleppo and other enclaves are to be evacuated amid reports of a new deal.
Fast Company
It’s Time To Start Conducting More Scientific Job Interviews
If hiring managers really want to be fairer and less biased, says one psychologist, they’ll need to cut the chitchat. If hiring managers really want to be fairer and less biased, says one psychologist, they’ll need to cut the chitchat.This story reflects the views of this author,…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Video: The Philippines’ ruthless war on drugs
Since Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines in June, rarely does a night go by without dozens of bullet-riddled bodies being discovered in the streets of Manila. The new president has embarked on a merciless war on drug traffickers and drug users. More than 5,000 people have already lost their…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Waffle Henley
Founded out of mission to make high-quality clothing at an affordable price, American Giant manages both while producing their men’s and women’s garments in the USA. This rugged, 100% cotton waffle henley is pre-washed, shrunk to fit and features details…… …
Macworld
The Week in Apple News: OS updates, AirPods for sale, Apple Support app, and more
Apple headlines for the week ending Dec. 16, 2016.Apple released updates for iOS, macOS and tvOS this past week. While you’re updating your hardware, you can check out the important Apple headlines from the past week in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.To read this article in…
DiscoveryNews
Caves, Tundra, And Deserts: How Astronauts Train For Space
Caves, Tundra, And Deserts: How Astronauts Train For Space
WIRED
Review: Thermomix
Despite the legions of fans around the world, Thermomix only reached our shores in September, 2016 with its fifth generation, the TM5. The post Review: Thermomix appeared first on WIRED.
How-To Geek
How to Buy Your First High-Quality Camera
Buying a camera has never been more complicated: there are so many good options available, but picking between them can feel like a nightmare, especially if you’re just starting out with photography. It’s hard to buy a bad camera, but it’s not always easy to buy the right camera for you. Here’s what…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
China, US ‘appropriately handling’ seizure of drone
China and the United States are using military channels to “appropriately handle” the seizure by the Chinese navy of a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea, China said on Saturday.
Computerworld
Digital nomad survival tips you can use anywhere (Part 2)
I just got back from Mexico City, which tourists usually avoid because they don’t feel safe there. It’s a shame, too. Mexico City is awesome — and can be safe.Three years ago, I wrote a piece here called “Digital nomad survival tips you can use anywhere.” The column was based on everything I had learned…
Macworld
Coming attractions: Samsung to beat Apple once again
The only certainties in life are death, taxes and that upcoming products from other companies will kill currently shipping products from Apple.Writing for The Boy Genius Report, Chris Smith says “The Galaxy S8 should beat the iPhone 7 with one brand-new feature.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)How…
Man of Many
The Future of Bikes – ST2 S Premium Electric Bike by Stromer
From the industry leader in e-bikes, Stromer has come out with another innovation. It features a purpose built frame that keeps the battery hidden under the lock and key. The carbon fork and custom Continental Top Contact tires ensure that your ride stays smooth for bumpy terrain, whether you’re in the…
Digital Trends
Donald Trump is a media virus, but we’re the ones spreading him
Donald Trump is not a human being. Not to you or me, anyway. We’ll likely never touch the man, sit in the same room, or establish rapport with him. But he has nonetheless infected all of us quite intimately — some of us willingly, and some less so. That’s because he is less invasive as a person than…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Obama points finger at Putin over US election hacks
President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the computer hacks that American intelligence officials say were aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump win the Nov. 8 election.
ArchDaily
These Architectural Playscapes Are Designed to Provide Therapy for Children with Autism
© Sean Ahlquist, University of Michigan This article was originally published on Autodesk’s Redshift publication as “Architecture for Autism Could Be a Breakthrough for Kids With ASD.”Good architects have always designed with tactile sensations in mind, from the rich wood grain on a bannister,…
BBC News – World
Nine die in Vancouver in 24 hours from fentanyl opioid overdose
Nine people die in Vancouver in just 24 hours from an overdose of fentanyl opioid, officials say.
WIRED
Security News This Week: Hey, Remember That Time Hackers Breached a Billion Yahoo Accounts?
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Hey, Remember That Time Hackers Breached a Billion Yahoo Accounts? appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
A Grand Unified Theory of Physics Really Wishes Protons Would Just Decay Already
Physicists have failed to find disintegrating protons, throwing into limbo the beloved theory that the forces of nature were unified at the beginning of time. The post A Grand Unified Theory of Physics Really Wishes Protons Would Just Decay Already appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Review: Bragi Headphone Wireless Earbuds
Truly wireless headphones are coming along. They’re just getting here a little slower than we thought. The post Review: Bragi Headphone Wireless Earbuds appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Review: UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate
The apps-and-apparel company’s first attempt at a pair of wireless workout headphones misses the mark. The post Review: UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Dodge the TSA in a Concept Van That’s Also a Security Checkpoint
This self-driving van would scan passengers and bags, then drop them off past security. The post Dodge the TSA in a Concept Van That’s Also a Security Checkpoint appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Amazon and Netflix Look to Their Own Shows As the Key to World Domination
Amazon’s recent global expansion underscores just how important original content has become. The post Amazon and Netflix Look to Their Own Shows As the Key to World Domination appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Space Photos of the Week: Hey Ceres, Why So Blue (and Red)?
Space photos of the week, December 11 — December 17, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Hey Ceres, Why So Blue (and Red)? appeared first on WIRED.
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11 hilarious Star Wars spoofs you should watch right now
It’s no surprise that the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars has been widely parodied by all kinds of people and in all kinds of mediums. And, as fans of the movie franchise know, these spoofs are of the affectionate variety, created out of reverence for the films rather than to mock them – most of…
BBC News – World
Turkish bus attack: 13 off-duty soldiers killed by car bomb
A suicide car bomb kills 13 off-duty soldiers in central Turkey and wounds 56 others.
Scientific American Content: Global
Ho-Ho-Horrible: Why We’re So Bad at Choosing Good Gifts
Recent research highlights the mismatch between what people want and what they want to give — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Slashdot
Tesla Introduces Fee For Owners Who Leave Their Cars At Supercharger Stations
Tesla announced today that it will start charging owners a fee of $0.40 per minute if they fail to move their vehicles at a Supercharger station. If drivers don’t move their cars within 5 minutes of the car hitting 100 percent, the fee will begin to assess. TechCrunch reports: “One would never leave…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016
2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, to say the least. Yet like any other, it brought new home trends that we saw go from the homes of prominent designers to our own abodes. From modern metals to quirky accent pieces, we gathered up a list of the things we saw the most in over the past 12 months…
Techbargains.com
Samsonite Classic Three Gusset Lg Toploader Briefcase $23.99
Samsonite Classic Three Gusset Lg Toploader Briefcase $23.99
Reason.com Full Feed
Silly Labeling Rules on Hard Cider Deny Drinkers Info: New at Reason
In The Cider House Rules, John Irving’s 1985 novel, the guidelines to which the book’s title refers are a set of rules posted in the Maine cider house where much of the book’s action takes place. If workers in a fictional cider house are subject to an array of sometimes-sensible rules they often ignore,…
Gadget Review
Neato vs Roomba vs Samsung
Neato vs Roomba vs Samsung Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you’re picking out a robot vacuum as a gift or a cleaning solution for your own floors, you’ll probably compare Neato vs. Roomba vs. Samsung models at some point during the process. These popular choices offer powerful bot vacs…
ArchDaily
10 Ways to Improve Your Architecture CV and Get Through the Interview Process
Harvard Graduate School of Design. © Matt, via Flickr. CC. Used under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/’>Creative Commons</a> One of the main difficulties encountered by students when looking for a job is dealing with a lack of professional experience. This…
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The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the Editor Christmas is right around the corner, but Santa’s not the only one dropping from the sky with presents this holiday season. Amazon’s Prime Air officially began service this week, when a drone made the service’s first deliver…
Man of Many
The Most Aesthetic Bicycle Your Eyes Will See – Grainworks Analogone.One Bicycle
The two-wheeler market has been bringing out some bad boys this year, and this one from Grainworks continues this trend. The Analogone.One is handmade in California and features a polished wooden frame that’s available in three new finishes; cherry, walnut and Baltic green. Its simplistic but eye-catching…
Digital Trends
MSI has entered the curved desktop monitor arena armed with the new Optix G27C
MSI has apparently entered the curved gaming monitor market with the quiet launch of the Optix G27C panel. The screen measures 27 inches, and sports a refresh rate of 144Hz and a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It’s based on a curved panel provided by Samsung with a R1800 curvature that promises…
BBC News – World
Muhammad Ali letter to Nelson Mandela sold for £7,200
A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader sells for £7,200 to a US collector.
CNET News.com
148 floors in the sky: The view from the Burj Khalifa – CNET
Far above the desert, in the heart of the city of Dubai, stands the tallest building in the world. A stunning tower of steel, concrete and glass. Here’s what it’s like to visit, along with a ton of photos of the view.
SlashGear
Uber refuses to get DMV permit for self-driving car tests in SF
Less than a week after Uber launched a trial program in San Francisco using self-driving cars, the ride-hailing service found itself in hot water with local regulators. Unlike the dozens of other tech and car companies testing autonomous vehicles in California, Uber decided to do so without applying…
National Geographic News
6 Science Discoveries Worth Celebrating in 2016
National Geographic News
Another Ranger Killed Protecting World’s Most Dangerous Park
The latest casualties at Virunga National Park highlight the danger rangers face every day.
Techbargains.com
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame 20.2MP DSLR Camera Bundle $1149AR
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame 20.2MP DSLR Camera Bundle $1149AR
National Geographic News
Disco Spider Pulsates With Color, Baffling Scientists
“I haven’t seen anything like it,” scientist says of the flashy arachnid from Asia.
Mashable
Gorgeous portraits capture the people of old Ireland in magnificent detail
c. 1890″Mother and son.”Image: National library of irelandThe last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th were a period of epochal change and disruption in Ireland.The death and diaspora of the Great Hunger was followed by the agrarian unrest and evictions of the Land War and an…
The Gadget Flow
VR GO by ZOTAC
Take virtual reality a step further with the VR GO by ZOTAC. Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with a NVIDIA chipset, this wearable system takes you deeper into the virtual world by allowing you to experience full immersion without obstacles getting in your way. Simply put on the VR GO Backpack and…
The Gadget Flow
One Drop Diabetes Management System
Stay informed about your health with the One Drop Premium Diabetes Management System. Simply select your plan and you will get everything you need to keep on top of your blood sugar and analysis. One Drop Chrome is the easy-to-use lancing device and comes with ten lancets, 100 test strips, and the One…
The Gadget Flow
Bonjour Smart AI Alarm Clock
Wake up on the right side of the bed every morning with the Bonjour Smart AI Alarm Clock. Another incredible invention from Holi, this alarm clock has voice-controlled AI that turns it into your personal assistant. Bonjour features a warm and welcoming female voice to inform you of possible traffic,…
The Awesomer
Alien Abduction Soap Dispenser
Price: ~$18  | BuyBring an alien invasion into your bathroom or kitchen with one of these fun soap pumps from designer Duncan Shotton. Each one features a tiny U.F.O. that uses its tractor beam to slurp up an innocent human, piggy, or cow from your countertop. More Awesome Stuff: Alessi Buckle…
Ars Technica
Bloody great: Evolution: Climate is a board game “red in tooth and claw”
Enlarge (credit: North Star Games) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Evolution: Climate—hereafter simply referred to as Evolution—presents itself as a bucolic game. I start by creating…
The Gadget Flow
Medium Merino Blanket by Ohhio
Spoil yourself with comfort with the Medium Merino Blanket by Ohhio. Made with super soft and oh-so-fuzzy merino wool, this blanket is the definition of cozy. Featuring an extra large chunky knit, the Medium Merino Blanket is the perfect size for wrapping around yourself or sharing with a loved one for…
The Gadget Flow
TRAPMATS Easy-Clean Car Mats
Keep your vehicle looking brand new with the TRAPMATS Easy-Clean Car Mats. Designed to be easy to clean, these mats are custom-made to fit your vehicle. Featuring a dual-layered honeycomb design, the TRAPMATS are made of ethylene-vinyl acetate. Coming in black, this remarkable material is odor-resistant,…
The Gadget Flow
Squeeze Station Food Pouch System
Make food more convenient and versatile with the Squeeze Station Food Pouch System. Staying securely in place on your counter thanks to the non-skid base, this system allows you to create your own food pouches with ease. Simply pour in your favourite purée, press down on the mechanism, and the pouch…
The Gadget Flow
RokBlok Portable Record Player
Get that rich vinyl sound anywhere you go with the RokBlok Portable Record Player. This clever device is able to sit atop your records and gracefully glide around to produce the audio. Totally wireless, the RokBlok Record Player is also the world’s smallest record player. Because it’s equipped with built-in…
The Gadget Flow
cPro Form Fit USB-C Hub
Extend the functionality of your new MacBook with the cPro Form Fit USB-C Hub. Seamlessly and effortlessly attaching to the left side of your 2016 MacBook Pro, this device provides you with the additional ports you need to stay connected. Made of aircraft-grade aluminium, the cPro Form Fit Hub includes…
The Gadget Flow
Roadie Hammock Stand by Eagle’s Nest
Take your relaxation on the road with the Roadie Hammock Stand by Eagle’s Nest. Using the wheels of your vehicle, this stand is able to hold your hammock in the optimal position for you to relax. Perfect for those who love road trips, long drives, or those who simply need a break, the Roadie Hammock…
The Gadget Flow
Tayogo AMP Waterproof Mp3 Player & Bluetooth Headphone
Listening to music in water will be super easy and hassle-free with the TAYOGO AMP Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones & Music Player. This complete music system is a beautiful combination of a Waterproof Mp3 Player, Bluetooth Speaker, FM Player that comes with a corresponding mobile app with step record…
BBC News – World
Poland protests: Crowds renew calls for press freedom
Demonstrators in Warsaw renew protests against plans to restrict media access to parliament.
Scientific American Content: Global
Fresh Ideas for Chasing Consciousness
Understanding life in the cosmos includes tackling the problem of consciousness—a new institute called YHouse intends to help — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Cool Hunting
Link About It: This Week’s Picks: How Mozart outsold Drake, a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci sketch, airplane upgrades and more in our look at the web
1. The Principals’ Sound Journeys Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough’s intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey…… …
Physics Forums Insights
The Schwarzschild Geometry: Part 2
At the end of the last article, we looked at the form the metric of the Schwarzschild geometry takes in Gullstrand-Painleve coordinates: $$ ds^2 = – \left( 1 – \frac{2M}{r} \right) dT^2 + 2 \sqrt{\frac{2M}{r}} dT dr + dr^2 + r^2 \left( d\theta^2 + \sin^2 \theta d\phi^2 \right) $$ We left off with two…
Reason.com Full Feed
Love Your Homemade Quilt? Thank Capitalism: New at Reason
A patchwork quilt covering a bed in a country B&B or hanging on a museum wall evokes nostalgia for simpler times. Using simple shapes—triangles, squares, trapezoids, octagons—and the clever arrangement of color and pattern, the quilters of a bygone era created beauty and utility from what we wasteful…
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Give the Gift of a Classier Home With a Ton of Last Minute Simplehuman Discounts
Simplehuman takes mundane household objects like trash cans, shower caddies, toilet brushes, and paper towel holders, and turns them into functional works of art.Read more…
Digital Trends
Hate car dealerships? Try Carvana’s automated (and coin-operated) car vending machine
They say everything is bigger in Texas, but did you know that applies to vending machines? Online auto retailer Carvana has officially launched its second coin-operated Car Vending Machine in Houston, Texas, and this one is even bigger than the original in Nashville, Tennessee. Standing eight stories…
VentureBeat
This mouth guard could show your concussion risk immediately after a nasty hit
Prevent Biometrics is creating a mouth guard that can sense impacts during sports events and tell you via a mobile app if there’s risk of a concussion. The Minneapolis-based company will show the mouth guard and mobile app at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. The technology…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Last Call For Our $14 Nerdy Shirt Sale!
Our Nerd Approved / TeePublic shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! This is your last chance to pick up an easy last minute gift. But that’s not all—everything in the store has been massively discounted including phone cases,…
SlashGear
Apple, Google, Uber join tech giants in refusing to create Muslim registry for Trump
Apple, Google, and Uber went on record on Friday stating that they would have no part in building or contributing to a “Muslim registry” that was proposed by President-elect Donald Trump during his election campaign. Buzzfeed received statements from spokespeople for all three tech giants, each iterating…
CNET News.com
Can tech help Alzheimer’s sufferers? – CNET
From CNET Magazine: Brain-training apps might one day help the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s.
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Hand Assembled Model Racing Cars
Own the car of your dreams without breaking the bank by getting your hands on one of these hand assembled model racing cars. Each historically accurate vehicle in this exquisitely built by hand using premium materials and precise manufacturing. Check it out $220.00
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3D Printed Rick Sanchez Mask
Transform yourself into the universe’s booziest genius with this 3D printed Rick Sanchez mask. Modeled after Rick from Dimension C-137, it features a crazy face that captures Rick’s essence perfectly. Wubba lubba dub-dub motherfucker! Check it out
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Marble Operated Door Knob
Increase your bedroom’s security without costly renovations using this marble operated door knob. Designed as a replacement for your door’s interior knob, this 3D printed lock can only be opened by dropping a marble into the top compartment. Check it out $60.00
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Star Wars Clue
Become the galaxy’s ultimate hero by saving it from sure destruction by playing a rousing game of Clue: Star Wars edition. Players can choose from characters like Luke, Leia, Han, or Chewy, to find Vader’s top secret plans for the Death Star. Check it out $24.99
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Dinosaur Earrings
Add some prehistoric flair to your outfit by accenting it with these colorful dinosaur earrings. Each of these vibrantly designed earrings create the illusion a small and ferocious dinosaur is lodged in between your earlobe. Check it out $12.99
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Retro Mini Console & Media Player
This retro mini console and media player is your one-stop shop for everything from classic gaming to movies and more. It comes with ready-to-play pre-installed games, functions as a living room computer, and can run games from classic systems like Atari and Sega. Check it out $59.00
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Stow Away Exercise Furniture
Stay in excellent shape without taking up a rooms-worth of equipment by working out on the stow away exercise furniture. This functional armchair features a hidden compartment that can fold out as an exercise bike or weight bench. Check it out $1,359.00
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Infrared Projection Mouse
Turn any surface into your personal mousepad using this infrared projection mouse. This handy portable device requires no physical sensing component and projects an 8 x 8 centimeter square where you can click, scroll, drag, and zoom using only three fingers. Check it out $69.00
Digital Trends
Having seconds thoughts? Here’s how to recall that Outlook email you just sent
Everyone has had those moments when you accidentally send an email with a mistake in it (often an embarrassing mistake), or when you send the email to the wrong person. After you’re done cringing at the memory, we have some good news for you. If you use Outlook to manage your emails, there’s an easy…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The secret to raising a smart shopper: Pick the right parenting style
Children raised by parents who set limits and explain the reason behind these limits are most likely to develop into wise consumers, new research has found.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Using brands to vent relationship frustration
When partners who are lower in relationship power feel frustrated with their significant others, they are more likely to buy something that is opposite to what their partners prefer.
Ars Technica
Hands-on with a $434 replica lightsaber: may the dork be with you
Ars tests an Ultra Saber replica lightsaber (video link) If you want to fake like a true Jedi master, your hardware options are limited. Robes and beards are easy enough to track down, but sword-like hilts that project concentrated beams of controlled, tactile light are still at least…
Scientific American Content: Global
Quantum Satellites Are a Big Step toward the Unhackable Internet
Space-based transmission of quantum cryptographic keys could make the “unhackable” Internet a reality — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
Basically, every tech billionaire is an evil Bond villain
Keegan Michael Key, one of the stars of the new movie ‘Why Him?’, guesses which quotes were either said by a Bond villain or by a tech billionaire. Subscribe for more like this: http://on.mash.to/SubscribeWatercooler ‘Homeland’ Season 6 trailer definitely hits a little too close to home Martin…
The Verge – All Posts
Reindeer are shrinking because of climate change
Global warming has taken yet another thing from us: reindeer. The Christmas icons are shrinking because climate change has hurt their food access, researchers say, just in time for the start of the holidays. Every year since 1994, ecologists have gone up to the Arctic to measure the reindeer. Their…
Lifehacker
How to Adjust Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Street Lights
You’ve likely noticed that most city street lights aren’t quite pure white. Some emit a warm, orange color, while others are cold and green. When you’re shooting photos that can be an annoyance if you don’t want the colors to distract from your scene, but the types of light used are so common that you…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Research locates absence epilepsy seizure ‘choke point’ in brain
Researchers used a rodent model to discover that shifting the firing pattern of a particular set of brain cells is all it takes to initiate, or to terminate, an absence seizure.
BBC News – World
China accuses US of ‘hyping-up’ seizure of underwater drone
China accuses the US of “hyping-up” the issue of a US underwater drone seized by the Chinese Navy.
BBC News – World
Aleppo evacuation: Thousands wait to leave as new deal reached
Thousands of Syrians in Aleppo and other enclaves wait to be evacuated amid reports of a new deal.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Spaceship screens, superhero suits and sci-fi smartphones: designing UI for movies
Main image: Tom Cruise’s gesture control interface in Minority Report felt like the distant future back in 2002, but advances in VR and gesture control tech mean it’s close to becoming a reality.Forget alien worlds, fast-paced galactic action and mind-bending time travel narratives. If, like us, you…
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This Melting Glacier in Antarctica Could Raise Sea Levels By 11 Feet
The Earth’s climate, it seems, isn’t listening to the politicians that are insisting it’s not warming. The temperature continues to rise incrementally, and the globe’s large glaciers—giant vaults of stored water—continue to melt, releasing into the oceans. The global sea level, due to thermal expansion…
Mashable
The best tech of 2016
As always, a crazy amount — and we really mean a ton — of devices landed on our desks this year.Looking back, there weren’t many unexpected surprises, which is kind of a bummer. In a way, most of the gadgets of 2016 were kind of boring.But not boring in the sense that they were all lame. Quite the opposite,…
Slashdot
Netgear Releases ‘Beta’ Patches For Additional Routers Found With Root Vulnerability
The Department of Homeland Security’s CERT issued a warning last week that users should “strongly consider” not using some models of NetGear routers, and the list expanded this week to include 11 different models. Netgear’s now updated their web page, announcing eight “beta” fixes, along with three more…
TechCrunch
Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales
 Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of data, it seems AI’s time has come. Its first foray in business has been directed…
Geek.com
Despite Super Mario Run’s Successful Launch, Nintendo’s Stocks Plunge
The much hyped Super Mario Run was finally released on the Apple App Store yesterday to great success. On just its first day, the mobile game was downloaded 2.85 million times. This beats […] The post Despite Super Mario Run’s Successful Launch, Nintendo’s Stocks Plunge appeared first on Geek.com.
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