Indistinguishable from Magic 12/19

The Future of TV isn’t apps
 We’re in the mid-digital age, but we live with the legacy of analog systems, technology and thinking that’s only embellished by the technologies of our new era. Read More
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Sunday Hangover
It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
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The Floppotron Is Back to Wish You a Merry Christmas
Christmas is such a traditional holiday, but if you’d like this year’s yuletide seasoned with a side of technology, Pawel Zadrożniak “Floppotron” has you covered with a cover of Wham’s 1984 hit “Last Christmas.”It’s kind of a perfect match. The Floppotron is composed of 64 floppy disk drives, eight hard…
Sunday’s Best Deals: NCAA Apparel, Tax Software, LifeStraw, and More
NCAA apparel, H&R Block tax software, and the best price ever on LifeStraw lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
EFF Begins Investigating Surveillance Technology Rumors At Standing Rock
Electronic Frontier Foundation has dispatched a team of technologists and lawyers to a protest site in Standing Rock, North Dakota, to investigate “several reports of potentially unlawful surveillance.” An anonymous reader writes: The EFF has “collected anecdotal evidence from water protectors about…
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Traveling for the holidays? Check out Waze data for maximum efficiency
In order to be home for the holidays, you may have to navigate quite a bit of traffic. Whether you’re coming from the airport or getting port from the grocery store, you’ll likely battle hordes of other cars trying to do the same. You could try looking to the community-based navigation app Waze, which has…
SteelSeries Siberia X100 Comfortable Gaming Headset $19.70
SteelSeries Siberia X100 Comfortable Gaming Headset $19.70
Bose Wave Music System IV (Espresso Black) $299
Bose Wave Music System IV (Espresso Black) $299
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Best, most beautiful and most useful examples of dinosaur feathers found in amber
An amber specimen is now said to hold one of the best, most beautiful and most useful examples of dinosaur feathers.In recent decades, it’s become increasingly clear that modern-day birds are related to dinosaurs. And, while specimens of amber containing the remnants of feathered dinosaurs have been…
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Canada’s Building a Plant That Will Make Fuel Out of Poop
Each time you flush a toilet, it’s the beginning of a long journey. Your waste makes its way through a maze of pipes and sewers, eventually reaching its first destination: a sewage treatment plant. There, liquids are separated from solids, and each goes through a different multi-step process to neutralize…
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The FCC Just Approved a Landmark New Way For Deaf People to Communicate
The Federal Communications Commission last week approved one of the most important advances in communications technology for deaf and hard of hearing people in decades, in one of the agency’s final acts under the leadership of outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.In a move that’s being hailed by accessibility…
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Jewish settlers agree to leave Amona site in occupied West Bank
Residents of a Jewish outpost in the occupied West Bank vote in favour of an evacuation proposal.
This furniture collection makes use of various knitting and weaving techniques
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Living Capsule Offers Shelter From Disasters
Costa Rican architect César Oreamuno has designed a modular capsule that accommodates to the basic needs of a community after a state of emergency or disaster. The units are adaptable and easily assembled in order to account for a variety of situations and respond to a series of unique functions, although…
Detroit Grooming Ultimate Beard Box
Come one, come all, and come bearded. The Detroit Grooming Co. Ultimate Beard Box brims with all the facial hair care implements and tinctures you’ll need to be the most bright-eyed and bushy-chinned dude of the New Year. And the rest of 2017 too. Detroit Grooming packs a fine man-spa of tools and…
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Poland press freedom: Demonstrations continue for third day
Protests in Warsaw against plans to restrict media access to parliament continue for a third day.
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The British Putin supporter who spread Trump propaganda online
A British man with ties to far-right groups in Britain and Russia spread fake news articles online with the aim of getting Donald Trump elected, US media reported Sunday.
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Abu Dhabi becomes top BP shareholder
The emirate of Abu Dhabi takes a 2% stake in BP in return for a greater stake in its oil output.
Nintendo Switch patent shows off a VR-style headset
Nintendo continues to play with our emotions. The company has yet to outright state if its upcoming console, Switch, will support VR, but patents uncovered today suggest that it’s certainly possible in the future. NeoGAF user Rösti (it’s an online forum of some of the most passionate gamers on the Internet)…
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China fixing Pakistan energy infrastructure could boost GDP growth to 7% per year and enable a new Asian Tiger economy by 2018
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is betting on a $21 billion Chinese-backed splurge on energy projects to boost the economy—and his re-election bid.More than 10,000 Chinese workers are now building at least 10 partly Beijing-financed energy projects across Pakistan that are set to grow the country’s…
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Aliens May be Woven into the Fabric of Nature and Even Ourselves
Could life on Earth have spawned more than once?   Read More – latest science and technology news stories
Hydroelectric engineers find potential in centuries-old mine
Some look at an abandoned, centuries-old iron mine in New York’s Adirondacks and see a relic.
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Russia threatens to veto French draft resolution on UN observers in Aleppo
Russia is prepared to use its veto to block a French-drafted resolution on sending UN observers to Aleppo to monitor evacuations and help protect civilians, Moscow’s envoy to the UN said Sunday, as evacuations resumed following a new deal.
Husky Locking Pliers 3-Piece Set $9.97
Husky Locking Pliers 3-Piece Set $9.97
Autotuned Star Wars Musical Finally Gives Us Darth Jar Jar Binks
The “Songify The News” crew has tackled the Star Wars anthology, sharing what they call previously unreleased musical numbers from the entire series. That includes the most shocking reveal of all: Supreme Leader Snoke is actually Jar Jar Binks. Twist!Read more…
A guide to Trump’s alarming cabinet full of climate deniers
In an outcome that would have been unthinkable just a year ago, the most notorious climate deniers in the country are about to take over the U.S. government.  Never before have people who reject the mainstream scientific evidence that the world is warming due to human activities occupied so many positions…
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Good for the Earth — Volkswagen will pay $200 million to a pollution reduction fund
Volkswagen’s dishonesty regarding its emissions may have a more positive effect on the environment than you might expect. This week, the German carmaker agreed to commit more than $200 million to a fund with the primary purpose to cut diesel pollution. This is part of Volkswagen’s settlement regarding…
Are Psychiatric Medications Hurting More Patients Than They Help?
An anonymous reader quotes Scientific American’s Cross-Check blog: Two new posts on this website have me contemplating, once again, the terrible possibility that psychiatry is hurting more people than it helps. Reporter Sarah G. Miller notes in “1 in 6 Americans Takes a Psychiatric Drug” that prescriptions…
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GE’s wants you to do some science this festive season with Labracadabra
Christmas is almost here. It’s a time of giving, family, enormous credit card bills, and turkey-induced food-poisoning. If you’re a parent, it’s also a time where you’ve got to deal with kids who are out of school, and therefore bored. If you’re looking for something to occupy your teen’s time, you could…
Iran Says U.S. Already Violated Nuclear Deal, U.S. Says Nope
Last week, the White House announced that a bill will become law that extends U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years. Iran is now saying that is a violation of the nuclear deal that was signed in 2015. This sounds like great timing!Read more…
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Reinventing the Original Polaroid with Impossible Project’s I-1 Analog Instant Camera
The original instant camera reinvented. If you’re still got some shopping to do this Christmas, the guys at Impossible Project may be able to help you out. As a Polaroid user myself, this made me sit up. The innovative ring flash provides a diffused light that’s perfect for portraits, while its companion…
Chance the Rapper and ‘SNL’ go all out for Barack Obama’s final Christmas in the White House
In honor of President Barack Obama’s final Christmas in the White House, Chance the Rapper, Run-D.M.C.’s Darryl McDaniels and the cast of Saturday Night Live came together for “Jingle Barack,” an ’80s hip-hop-inspired tribute to America’s first black president and a reminder of what’s likely to…
Google Assistant Now Has a Built-In Santa Tracker and Virtual Dreidel
Android: Google Assistant comes with more fun features than its previous counterpart. This year, Google’s bringing that same approach to holiday fun. Now you can ask Google where Santa is, or play a virtual dreidel game.Google’s been helping NORAD with the Santa tracker for years now, but Google Assistant…
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Copd: What causes the lungs to lose their ability to heal?
In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients’ lungs lose their ability to repair damages on their own. Scientists now have a new idea as to why this might be so.They blame the molecule Wnt5a for this problem.
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Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar
Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model.
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Fundamental solid state phenomenon unraveled
Whether water freezes to ice, iron is demagnetized or a material becomes superconducting — for physicists there is always a phase transition behind it. They endeavour to understand these different phenomena by searching for universal properties. Researchers have now made a pioneering discovery during…
SimilarTech’s profiler tells you all of the technologies that web companies are using
SimilarTech crawls the web to analyze what technologies are popular among website operators. The company can track all of the technologies that a website uses, and it then ranks them in order of popularity. As an example, SimilarTech tracks 60 payment technologies used across 2 million web sites. PayPal…
A first-time investor’s guide to equity crowdfunding
GUEST: Over the last year you’ve probably seen a variation of the headline, “Anyone can now invest in startups!” With the birth of equity crowdfunding, we’ve seen the launch of new platforms, including one by Indiegogo, that let the average person back companies for profit instead of just for product…
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motomatic step your game up is a minimalist custom moped
motomatic began with a traditional batavus ‘HS-50’ motorcycle, stripped it back to the essentials and created this minimalist moped that looks worthy of a place in an art museum. The post motomatic step your game up is a minimalist custom moped appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
3D Freeciv-Web (Beta) Released
It’s the open source web version of the classic Linux strategy game, and now Slashdot reader Andreas(R) — one of its developers — has an announcement. Now the developers are working on bringing the game to the modern era with 3D WebGL graphics [and] a beta of the 3D WebGL version of Freeciv has…
Atlas 5 launches EchoStar 19
WASHINGTON — A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 successfully launched a broadband satellite for EchoStar Dec. 18 on ULA’s final mission of the year, putting EchoStar back on track to jump-start subscriber growth for its satellite internet service. The Atlas 5 431 lifted off at 2:13 p.m. Eastern from Cape…
ODiN Aurora Projection Mouse
The Celluon Virtual Keyboard gets a mouse playmate. A Norse God of War mouse playmate. The ODiN Aurora says it’s the World’s First Projection Mouse, meaning it beams a hi-res 8cm x 8cm box onto the area where you would normally place your boring, touchable plastic rodent mouse. With the ODiN you can…
The Awesomer
It’s The End of the Year as We Know It
LinkDuring his recent appearance on The Late Show, Michael Stipe joined Stephen Colbert and James Franco to sing a little ditty to send off 2016, a year that wasn’t exactly on most of our “best year ever” lists. More Awesome Stuff: Jon Stewart & “Stephen Colbert” ReturnColbert vs. Gamer vs….
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The New Age Alert Umbrellas by Davek
The Alert Umbrella by Davek will ensure that an umbrella will never be lost again. It simply synchronises with your smart phone through an app. A tiny beacon chip is embedded into the handle, which gives off a special signal from the umbrella. This signal is read by the app, which can track the distance…
Use This Rule to Set Up Undo Send in Outlook
Gmail makes it easy to undo sending an email, but the feature is less intuitive in Outlook. The good news is, it’s possible, it just requires a couple of additional steps.Read more…
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 20MP 8x Zoom Digital Camera (REFURB w/ 1yr Warranty) + Case $50
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 20MP 8x Zoom Digital Camera (REFURB w/ 1yr Warranty) + Case $50
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The United States of Climate Change Denial
Donald Trump has promised to unleash an energy revolution by extracting billions of dollars in untapped fossil fuels and gutting incentives to invest in renewable energy. With the nominations of Rex Tillerson, Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, and Rick Perry to his Cabinet, the President-elect is poised to…
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250 LED panels turn this art festival ticket booth into part of the show
At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival, event goers certainly won’t have a hard time finding the exhibition’s ticketing booth — after all, it’s been constructed as a giant LED-lit biometric pavilion. Designed and manufactured by the Holland-based UNStudio and textile firm MDT-tex, the structure — dubbed…
The FBI Is Arresting People Who Rent DDoS Botnets
This week the FBI arrested a 26-year-old southern California man for launching a DDoS attack against online chat service Chatango at the end of 2014 and in early 2015 — part of a new crackdown on the customers of “DDoS-for-hire” services. An anonymous reader writes: Sean Krishanmakoto Sharma, a computer…
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G-Clamp Bottle Opener
Price: $12  | BuyThe perfect way to pop open bottles quickly, SuckUK’s cast iron G-Clamp attaches to any tabletop, adding a sturdy and stable opener anywhere. Carpenters will definitely want a couple of these in their toolboxes. More Awesome Stuff: BlackDog Bottle OpenersBOB Multi OpenerCarbon…
Congressional Republicans Close Investigation Into Flint Where Water Remains Unsafe to Drink
On Friday, congressional Republicans quietly terminated a year-long investigation into Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, which had done little more than summarize previous findings in the first place.Read more…
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TOP 10 public transportation stories of 2016
from BIG’s hyperloop to self-driving buses and human-powered boats, we continue with our annual round up featuring designboom’s TOP 10 public transportation stories of 2016. The post TOP 10 public transportation stories of 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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This Star Has ‘Eaten’ Some of Its Planets, Earning the Nickname ‘Death Star’
Image: Gabi Perez / Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasWe fortunately have a pretty good relationship with our sun. It largely does its own thing and we do ours, and we keep a healthy distance away from each other. Other solar systems, though, apparently aren’t so lucky. Consider HIP68468, a roughly…
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Lebanon unveils 30-member unity government
Lebanon names a new 30-member government of national unity led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The Linux Foundation Offers 50% Discounts On Training
An anonymous reader writes: The non-profit association that sponsors Linus Torvalds’ work on Linux also offers self-paced online training and certification programs. And now through December 22, they’re available at a 50% discount. “Make learning Linux and other open source technologies your New Year’s…
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The best Linux laptop: The 2016 Dell XPS 13
Dell’s fifth-generation open-source developer laptop isn’t just good, it’s great.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ 32GB WiFi Tablet (REFURB, 2nd Gen) $55.98
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ 32GB WiFi Tablet (REFURB, 2nd Gen) $55.98
Technology dispersion is accelerating
 Copycats are a dying breed. Each month the gap shrinks between a new digital service emerging in the U.S. and it being copied in other markets. This trend has big implications for global businesses, forcing them to rethink investment and innovation strategies. Read More
Rocket Easily Adds Slack-Style Emoji Search to Your Mac 
We’ve seen a few different ways to add Slack-style emoji search to your Mac, but Rocket’s probably the simplest way to do it.Read more…
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Jordan gun attacks: Stand-off with armed men in Karak ends
Jordanian police say four gunmen are dead following attacks in which a tourist and nine others died.
Why your next chatbot should be human-augmented, not AI-augmented
GUEST: Chatbots hit a hot streak in 2016. It seemed like every week there was a new bot. Many of these bots faded as fast as they came on the scene. Most likely, they weren’t backed up with a proper business model, and many  in the industry overestimated the capacity of chatbot and AI to tackle problems….
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Four-day Corpus Christi water ban lifted after tests
A four-day ban on water use has been lifted in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a chemical leak scare.
Build a Fold-Out Fireplace Decoration for the Holidays
Not all homes have a fireplace, and that can make delivering gifts harder on Santa. If you want to make your apartment or modern house a little more festive for the holidays, this DIY, fold-out fireplace is the perfect project.In this video from the Average Joe’s Joinery YouTube channel, Joe Whittaker…
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8′ stuffed teddy bear. $130 in store $260 online
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The 5 biggest tech trends of 2016: ZDNet editors sound off
The cloud continued its march, the cybersecurity game changed, Apple sputtered, government cuts faced the music, and the PC zombie reanimated. Learn why 2016 was beautiful and terrible in tech.
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Serious Ubuntu Linux desktop bugs found and fixed
Remote code execution bugs in Apport, an Ubuntu Linux default file handler, has opened a door to attacks and crashes.
NYT ‘Mega’ crossword is a gift — or torture — for puzzlers – CNET
Word up! The biggest New York Times crossword ever spreads across two full newspaper pages, and will take a normal person hours to complete.
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Metallica rocks a Hollywood market on ‘Billy on the Street’
Metallica has emerged from their extended hiatus with a hit album, Hardwired …to Self-Destruct — their first new album in eight years. The band has always been very candid and forthright about its direction and how to navigate the music business, and isn’t necessarily one to take the conventional path…
Ask Slashdot: How Should I Furnish (And Secure) My Work-From-Home Office?
“If someone gave you a big chunk of change to build a small one- or two-room office, what would you do?” asks long-time Slashdot reader darkpixel2k, as he plans to build a small office out in his backyard. My plan is to trench CAT6 from our ISP fiber DMARC over to the ~12×20 building, wire the structure…
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A First: “Rivers in the Sky” May Have Wiped Out an Entire Population
Extreme “river in the sky” climate events nearly wiped out the local population of a keystone species, the Olympia oyster.Read More
44% off Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit – Deal Alert
AeroGardens are the world’s leading indoor gardening systems. You can grow up to 6 plants in this garden and they’ll love the 20 watts of high performance, energy efficient LED lighting. The LED lights are tuned to the specific spectrum that allows plants to maximize photosynthesis, resulting in rapid,…
Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR
You might think Samsung will be too busy putting out fires (caused by the Galaxy Note 7, of course), that it wouldn’t have time for more experimental technology, but this is Samsung we’re talking about. At a virtual reality gathering in California, Samsung Electronics VP Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong confirmed…
Like sentries, satellites never sleep
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More migrants returning to cleared Calais ‘Jungle’ camp
Migrants are increasingly returning to Calais two months after the “Jungle” closure, a charity says.
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The Honeycomb HC-1 Bluetooth speaker follows nature’s blueprint for unique design
Honeycomb is a brand new company jumping into the already crowded Bluetooth speaker market, so its premiere product needs to stick the landing and create a buzz (sorry, we couldn’t resist). The HC-1’s unique design, build, and sound quality may help the company do just that. The hexagonal body borrows…
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Jordan security forces end castle siege after deadly shootings
Jordanian security forces said they killed four “terrorist outlaws” after flushing them out of a castle in the southern city of Karak where they had holed up after a shoot-out that killed nine people.
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Fossilized water fleas: Evolution of the micro-crustacean group Cladocera
Scientists have studied the evolutionary history of the so-called “water fleas.” These tiny crustaceans from the order Cladocera form the basis of the trophic pyramid and therefore play an important role in modern ecosystems. Due to the fact that they are rarely preserved as fossils, little is known…
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Ancient species in Gulf of Alaska investigated
Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. Researchers have now investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the Arctic ground squirrel on Chirikof Island, Alaska. This small mammal has the ability to affect vegetation…
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Guards of the human immune system unraveled
Dendritic cells represent an important component of the immune system: they recognize and engulf invaders, which subsequently triggers a pathogen-specific immune response. Scientists gained substantial knowledge of human dendritic cells, which might contribute to the development of immune therapies in…
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New trial hopes to increase survival for kids with cancer, reduce risk of long term cardiac damage
Imagine conquering childhood cancer, only to find out that years down the road your heart may fail. Unfortunately, many children who have battled cancer face this reality. While often lifesaving, the effects of chemotherapy treatment (drugs that kill cancer cells) can take a toll on the developing body…
“Darth Ventures” and the efficacy of Sith management techniques
 Everyone loves to joke how venture capital is the “Dark Side,” and most of the VCs I know are good-natured about simply accepting the comparison. It’s probably better than “vulture capital,” which was how we were ridiculed when I first started in the business in the early 90s. At my prior fund, my DFJ…
A Century of Surveillance: An Interactive Timeline Of FBI Investigations
“Over a century of fear and filing cabinets” at the FBI has been exposed through six years of Freedom of Information Act requests. And now MuckRock founder (and long-time Slashdot reader) v3rgEz writes: MuckRock recently published its 100th look into historical FBI files, and to celebrate they’ve…
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Venezuela’s President Maduro tries to calm nerves
Venezuela’s President Maduro tried to calm nerves over the withdrawal of the 100-bolivar banknote.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Perhaps Thine ‘Football’ Killed the Flying Car
Photo: APHaving long since abandoned his mission of making science fun in favor of sucking the same out of everything else, perpetual opinion machine Neil deGrasse Tyson delivered another thermally radiant take this weekend, suggesting, mayhap, t’was Sports Ball killed the skycar.Read more…
Honda uses Oculus Rift to bring holiday VR light show to hospitalized children
If you’re lucky enough to be healthy and with family this holiday season, you’ll appreciate a recent tech-powered effort Honda undertook to bring the magic of Christmas to children unable to leave a hospital in Orange County, California. SEE ALSO: 2016 was supposed to be the year of VR. Instead, augmented…
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víctor enrich grinds NY’s guggenheim down london’s ‘cheesegrater’ building
the project is a critique of the ways in which money has ‘destroyed’ the art world, forcing many of today’s creatives to engage in ‘what sells’, rather than their own experimentation. The post víctor enrich grinds NY’s guggenheim down london’s ‘cheesegrater’ building appeared first on designboom |… Full Feed
Trump’s Two Good Cabinet Choices
Judging from the reaction to some of Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices, there are two types of businesspeople Democrats distrust: those who behave as you would expect businesspeople to behave and those who don’t. Neither Andrew Puzder nor Rex Tillerson has found many champions in the opposition party….
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The Pentagon’s Innovation Experiment
The U.S. Department of Defense founded a kind of startup in Silicon Valley to accelerate the development and acquisition of new technologies useful to the military. But will it survive President Trump?
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Facebook launches group voice calls on its desktop version of Messenger
Just a few days after Slack began putting pressure on Skype with its group video-calling feature, Facebook is joining the battle to dethrone Skype as the default video conferencing queen. Back in April, Facebook launched group voice calls on its Messenger app for mobile, and now the full version is ready…
Asrock Beebox-S 7200U: Kaby Lake vs. Skylake
I’ve been using the Asrock Beebox as my day to day HTPC for a few months and it’s been doing a fantastic job, so I didn’t expect it to be replaced so soon. Nonetheless, Asrock has sent an updated Beebox-S model sporting Intel’s new 7th-generation processor based on the Kaby…
Mark Cuban publicly asks Trump to become the robotics president
One of the most outspoken critics of President-elect Donald Trump leading up to the election was Mark Cuban, tech mogul, owner of the NBA’s Mavericks and Shark Tank co-host.  Now Cuban has apparently decided to move past his previous, and at times quite harsh, critiques of Trump to instead implore him…
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Paris seeks high ground in fight to keep rats underground
Paris (AFP) Dec 16, 2016 Gazing upward to take in the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, visitors to Paris may be astonished to learn that a vicious war, pitting Man against Rat, is unfolding at their feet. The Champ de Mars park around the famous monument is a battleground in a city-wide anti-rodent…
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Dental hygiene, caveman style
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 19, 2016 Bits of wood recovered from a 1.2-million-year-old tooth found at an excavation site in northern Spain indicate that the ancient relatives of man may have use a kind of toothpick. Toothbrushes were not around yet, if the amount of hardened tartar build-up is anything…
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Mexico scrambles to save world’s smallest porpoise
Mexico City (AFP) Dec 16, 2016 Mexican authorities and scientists are scrambling to save the world’s smallest porpoise, the vaquita marina, from extinction, capturing illegal “ghost” fishing nets while hoping to make specimens reproduce in captivity. The environment ministry said Thursday that…
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Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail
Seattle WA (SPX) Dec 19, 2016 The cracking, bulging and shaking from the eruption of a mile-high volcano where two tectonic plates separate has been captured in more detail than ever before. A University of Washington study published this week shows how the volcano behaved during its spring 2015…
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More exact, ethical method to tell the sex of baby chickens
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 19, 2016 Thanks to an imaging technique called optical spectroscopy, it is possible for hatcheries to accurately determine the sex of a chick within four days of an egg being laid. This non-destructive method picks up on differences in the fluids contained in an egg from which…
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Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy output
Addis Ababa (AFP) Dec 17, 2016 Ethiopia on Saturday inaugurated a hydroelectric dam that aims to double the country’s electricity output, but which critics say is a threat to locals and a UNESCO-listed lake in Kenya. The Gibe III dam, which reaches 243 metres (800 feet) in height, is the third-largest…
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Southern elephant seals may adjust their diving behavior to stay in prey patches
London, UK (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 When southern elephant seals find dense patches of prey, they dive and return to the surface at steeper angles, and are more sinuous at the bottom of a dive, according to a study published December 14, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yves Le Bras from Centre…
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7.9-magnitude quake hits PNG, tsunami threat over
Sydney (AFP) Dec 17, 2016 A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no immediate casualties were reported and an initial tsunami threat was later deemed to have passed. The earthquake struck 60 km to the east of Taron, New Ireland,…
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UN cancels controversial Gambia army chief’s Darfur visit
Nairobi (AFP) Dec 16, 2016 The UN has stopped The Gambia’s controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, as international pressure grows on the country’s top brass to accept incoming president-elect Adama Barrow. Gambian security forces seized the country’s…
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Mosul battle leaving legacy of environmental damage
Qayyarah, Iraq (AFP) Dec 17, 2016 The battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group is leaving a legacy of environmental damage and health risks that will pose dangers to people for years to come. Iraqis have already paid the initial price from burning oil wells and a sulphur factory that…
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S. Korea issues top bird flu alert
Seoul (AFP) Dec 16, 2016 South Korea on Friday issued its top bird flu alert for the first time, giving officials extra powers to contain an outbreak that has already triggered the slaughter of more than 10 percent of national poultry stocks. Since the first case of the highly pathogenic H5N6…
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In Benin, ‘Smart-Valleys’ bring rice bounty
Ouinhi, Benin (AFP) Dec 18, 2016 Daniel Aboko proudly shows off the 11 hectares (27 acres) of paddy fields he shares with other farmers – a small spread that produces a bounty of food thanks to smart irrigation and a hardy strain of rice. In just four years, small farmers in Ouinhi, southeastern…
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Influx of Chinese investors angers Madagascans
Soamahamanina, Madagascar (AFP) Dec 18, 2016 The mine had not yet opened, but Madagascans were already seething with rage and the Chinese management finally quit Soamahamanina, leaving behind empty tents and cigarette butts. For months, this small city in central Madagascar was engulfed by protests…
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‘Hundreds die’ in India police custody, says rights group report
Some 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says a rights group report.
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3D Immersive Audio Is the Future of Headphones. So What Is It?
It’s more than just surround sound for your ears. …Read More »
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Stop Giving People Whiskey Stones. They Suck.
A lazy gift and a scourge to tumblers everywhere. …Read More »
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100+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Men
There are six days until Saint Nick shimmies down your chimney. Make sure you do your part. …Read More »
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The Best Dopp Kits for Holiday Travel
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The Best Fat Bikes of Winter 2017
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All We Want for the Holidays, a Staff Favorites
Where the quirky, extravagant and mundane all coexist in our sugar-plum dreams. …Read More »
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Best Designer Gift Wrap for the Holidays
Nothing says “I thought this through” like well-considered gift wrap. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: December 19, 2016
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Today in Gear: December 19, 2016
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Mises Institute
Will A Stronger Dollar Cause a Trade War with Europe?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksWill A Stronger Dollar Cause a Trade War with Europe? Money and Banking 0 Views Markets have not been slow to see through the hollowness of the European Central Bank’s announced (on December 8) curtailment of the pace…
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Researchers dial in to ‘thermostat’ in Earth’s upper atmosphere
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has found the mechanism behind the sudden onset of a “natural thermostat” in Earth’s upper atmosphere that dramatically cools the air after it has been heated by violent solar activity. Scientists have known that…
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New species found near ocean floor hot springs
Southampton, England (UPI) Dec 15, 2016 Researchers have discovered six new species living near hydrothermal vents on the sea floor. The collection of hot springs, called Longqi, which translates as “Dragon’s Breath,” are situated 1,240 miles southeast of Madagascar, 1.7 miles beneath the surface…
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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Ninos
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Nino ever recorded. It is so detailed that it took 30,000…
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Ultra-Cold Storage – Liquid Hydrogen may be Fuel of the Future
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 When NASA saved a shuttle-era storage facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from demolition five years ago, engineers already had future in mind for what to do with the building. Some three years later, NASA transformed the hangar and…
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Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life
San Francisco (AFP) Dec 15, 2016 Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the “Iron Man” character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household. The Facebook founder’s dream is about artificial intelligence, which is slowly but surely creeping into our daily lives, no longer…
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Intel acquires ESA incubator company
Paris (ESA) Dec 19, 2016 There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA’s business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance. “They focus on precision payloads for construction…
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Skimming an alien atmosphere
Paris (ESA) Dec 19, 2016 After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate challenge: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on a multiyear mission to understand the tiny…
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Rosetta’s last words: science descending to a comet
Paris (ESA) Dec 19, 2016 On 30 September 2016, at 11:19:37 UTC in ESA’s mission control, Rosetta’s signal flat-lined, confirming that the spacecraft had completed its incredible mission on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko some 40 minutes earlier and 720 million km from Earth. Rosetta…
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Amazon aims to blur lines between game, real life
San Francisco (AFP) Dec 15, 2016 On Amazon’s streaming game platform Twitch, the world of gaming is being intermingled with real life. A feature unveiled Thursday by Amazon called IRL – the acronym for “in real life” – lets people broadcast moments from their lives as part of game play. …
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Opportunity performs several drives to ancient gully
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 19, 2016 Opportunity is making progress towards the next science objective of the extended mission. The rover is headed toward an ancient water-carved gully about a kilometer south of the rover’s current location on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The recent plans have emphasized…
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Transmitter tech opens the door to underwater radio
It’s easy to take modern wireless communication for granted above ground, but it’s useless in areas where the signals can’t propagate, like underwater or in caves. DARPA might have a better way: its AMEBA (A Mechanically Based Antenna) team is developing portable ultra-low-frequency (1Hz to 3kHz) and…
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NOVAerial’s helicopter drones: Better than multicopters?
In our rush to accept multicopter drones into our world, have we forgotten the advantages of the humble helicopter? One Canadian company says its single top rotor helicopter drones are as stable and easy to fly as a multicopter, but with several key advantages… Continue Reading NOVAerial’s…
Discover Magazine
CRISPR Edits Cells’ RNA
It’s a first step toward treating diseases like muscular dystrophy and neurodegeneration.
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A Hairy Situation Offers Hope for Skin Grafts
Lab-grown skin with three layers.
LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE takes a cue from a Lenovo Yoga
There’s a scarcity of notable Android tablets this year, save for the curious but eccentric Lenovo Yoga Book. LG seems to not want to end the year without a new slate, so it’s coming out with perhaps the last member of its G Pad III tablet series. In doing so, it has taken a page out of Lenovo’s Yoga…
Next Big Future
Carnival of Space 488
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Acer is done selling smartphones in the world’s fastest growing market
Even as smartphone brands are charting plans to aggressively expand their businesses in India, Acer is calling it quits — for now, at least.   The Taiwanese company is putting its insignificant mobile business aside to focus on its growing laptops and other hardware businesses in India, it said over…
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ennead architects breaks ground on spiraling shanghai planetarium
the scheme references astronomical principles, evoking the experience of orbital motion. The post ennead architects breaks ground on spiraling shanghai planetarium appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
This driverless bus is about to roll out in Singapore
By the first quarter of 2017, this driverless shuttle bus will begin service in Singapore. The autonomous vehicle can hold 15 passengers, and will ferry them between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus and the CleanTech eco-business park roughly 1.5 km (0.93 miles) away. Image: nanyang…
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Fusion reactor endurance record hints at our energy future
Wondering why a fusion reactor isn’t powering your home right now? There are numerous reasons, but one of the biggest is simply keeping the necessary super-hot plasma in an ideal state for energy generation — it doesn’t last that way for long. South Korea, however, just edged closer to that goal. The… Full Feed
Brickbat: Fly the Friendly Skies
Denise Albert, who is battling breast cancer, says she was humilated by Transportation Security Administration screeners at Los Angeles International Aiport. She said they roughly searched her, including the area around her metal port, then when examing the contents of her bag mocked the false eyelashes…
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Be the Coolest Dad on the Block
When my two daughters were younger, they thought of me as some kind of novelty-producing machine. I was expected to perform on demand when they ask for stories about my childhood (which must be “creepy, interesting, and real” or they don’t count), magic tricks, or a “show” involving mouth sounds, finger-snapping,…
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Venezuela’s Maduro defends withdrawal of major banknote
Venezuela’s leader defends withdrawing a major banknote, saying it has smashed the black market.
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Aleppo evacuations resume ahead of UN vote on monitors
Convoys of evacuees travelled from a rebel-held area of Aleppo and two Shiite villages besieged by insurgents on Monday, a war monitor and rebels said, as a deal enabling evacuations held after a tense, days-long stand-off and before a UN vote. – latest science and technology news stories
Holiday cheer: students build hi-tech toys for disabled kids
Because of her cerebral palsy, 4-year-old Scarlett Wilgis has trouble opening her hands and can’t get around without help. Her parents have scoured store shelves and websites looking for toys for her, but have mostly been disappointed. – latest science and technology news stories
Rainbow snake, tiny frog among new Mekong species
A rainbow-headed snake, a tiny frog and a lizard with dragon-like horns are among more than 150 new species confirmed by scientists last year in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region, researchers said on Monday.
Eustache Dauger turns Hermes ties into stunning watch straps
A dapper accessory made from some of the best silk on the planet.You’ve a billion options when it comes to watch straps these days and one of the most interesting ones to cause a blip on our radar are these colorful silk patterns from Eustache Dauger. What makes it really interesting is that Eustache… – latest science and technology news stories
Plants closed, cars stopped as China faces smog ‘red alert’
Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limited the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories on Monday to cut down pollution during a national “red alert.”
10 Free Apps for Solving Crosswords on the Go
Nobody buys newspapers anyone, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have your daily fix of crossword puzzles. Like everything else, the classic word-teasers have moved into the digital age; there is an abundance of crossword apps in the Google Play Store. So, if you want to keep your brain healthy, improve…
5 Sites for Free Christmas Carols, Karaoke, and Festive Songs
Just the word “Christmas” starts playing tunes in your head, doesn’t it? Whether it’s a carol like Silent Night, the children’s favorite Jingle Bells, or Elvis crooning “I’ll be home for Christmas”, the festival has music as a part of its soul. Embrace it this year with the help of a few websites. The…
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Review and Giveaway
No one would have expected 2016 to be such an important year for gaming, but it could go down as one of the most historically significant years in the hobby’s history. On one hand, we have the Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR disrupting traditional gaming as we know it. And on the other we have…
Save 16% Off Our Most Popular Deals of 2016 – VPNs, Gear, eLearning, and More
It’s time to say goodbye to 2016. We’re going to send the year off with some crazy discounts on the best-selling products from MakeUseOf Deals. These are the things you all purchased the most throughout the year, so you know we’re talking about the good stuff. At checkout, enter the code MUO16 for an…
This Site Lets You Listen to Any Radio Station on the Planet
Live radio? Who listens to that in this age and day of podcasts and Spotify? Far more than those who remember the “Who listens to the radio?” song by The Sports. In 2015, Nielsen mentioned that more than 91 percent of Americans remain loyal to everything between AM and FM. And if you remember the feel…
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Joseph Kabila: The DR Congo president who won’t step down
There is heavy security in DR Congo, as the president’s term in office is due to expire.
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Stunning House of the Sun: Kiev Home Drenched in Persian Culture and Symbolism
We often find homeowners scurrying around to uncover a cool new decorating style for their home that is both unique and something they can relate to. But the true essence of decorating and design is always about getting in touch with your inner self and the gorgeous House of the Sun in Kiev does this…
Fast Company
What To Do When Your Boss Doesn’t Notice The Great Work You’re Doing
Maybe your boss is just busy, but maybe it’s something else. Here’s how to tell and what to do next. Maybe your boss is just busy, but maybe it’s something else. Here’s how to tell and what to do next.You’ve been working really hard and the results are there. You beat your quarterly…
Fast Company
The Top 3 Factors That Will Make Or Break Your Recruitment In 2017
Your mobile-responsive career site doesn’t cut it anymore. Your mobile-responsive career site doesn’t cut it anymore.We’re days away from 2017, but many companies are still hiring like it’s 2010. The entire hiring process—from the way job seekers find listings to the way recruiters…
Fast Company
The Management Secret That Makes SNL’s Chaotic Writers Room Succeed
Lorne Michaels shares how he’s harnessed his team’s “collective intelligence” for over 40 years. Lorne Michaels shares how he’s harnessed his team’s “collective intelligence” for over 40 years.You’ve been invited to join one of two teams of comedy writers working on a TV show.Read…
Democrats Need To Win Elections, Not Flip Electors
On Monday, 538 presidential electors will gather to name Donald Trump as president-elect and Mike Pence as vice-president elect. Or at least, we think they will. On Nov. 8, Trump and Pence provisionally won 306 electoral votes and Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine won 232, based on the popular vote in each…
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Google’s Keep note-taking app lets Chromebook users doodle
Google has added drawing tools to its widely-used note-taking Keep app on Chrome, giving Chromebook users an Android feature that has been around for a year. Spotted by 9 to 5 Google, it’s only available via the Chrome Web store, and doesn’t work on any browser, including Chrome. You can add a doodle…
New Scientist – Online news
Scientists won’t stop discovering stuff, no matter what
2016 often felt like a jaw-dropping year where the unexpected and impossible kept on happening. Welcome to our world, say scientists
Use Project Fi? Google Will Pay You $20 to Do This
Google’s Project Fi is a great cell phone plan for those who don’t use a lot of data. We reviewed it earlier this year and found it to be simple, cheap, and effective. Eschewing the traditional phone carrier practice of screwing you over as much as possible, Google has treated its Fi subscribers to little…
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Boost your career prospects in 2017
Looking for a new challenge in the new year? Find sage advice and practical tips in this collection of careers content.
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Survey: What’s your business’s future in technology?
 Businesses are changing daily, and with new technology on the increase, it’s a constant dilemma for companies to upgrade, upscale and redefine their outlook. Are you in a similar position?Do you feel the need to reinvent your current IT philosophies? Or push the yardage a bit and step into VR and use…
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Boost your career prospects in 2017
Looking for a new challenge in the new year? Find sage advice and practical tips in this collection of careers content.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21187
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12-Plus Apps You Should Delete Before The New Year
Feeling over-connected and overwhelmed? Here are the apps you should get rid of for peace of mind in 2017. Feeling over-connected and overwhelmed? Here are the apps you should get rid of for peace of mind in 2017.Your smartphone may feel like an extension of your hand, but it can…
Mobile Magazine
Google and Facebook Bring Full Dominance to Internet Advertising
Google and Facebook are the two tech giants that have brought full dominance in the digital advertising market on the internet. In their almost total dominating presence, both control 57.6 percent of the digital ad market, and their slice of the pie may only get bigger in time. Of the two giants, Google…
Mobile Magazine
Maybe You Need to Change or Improve Your Password: 1 Billion Yahoo Accounts are Hacked Again in Largest Data Breach Ever
Last week, Yahoo admitted that it had discovered another major hacking attack on more than 1 billion of its user accounts since August 2013, now making this cyber-attack the largest breach in history. This is now on top of the more than 500,000 user accounts compromised back in 2014 that Yahoo blamed…
Mobile Magazine
Trump Claims Credit for Japanese Investment for 50,000 US Jobs that is Actually Funded by Apple
Last December 6, president-elect Donald Trump claimed credit for a promise by Japanese Softbank that will invest $50 billion in US companies, and in so doing will bring some 50,000 more jobs to the United States. Softbank is Japan’s second largest telecom company. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son later revealed…
The Next Web
11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about
Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers. It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where we’ve…
Big Think
Use the World Map to Zap Between Thousands of Radio Stations
A strangely reassuring global directory of close to 8,000 radio stationsRead More
99% Invisible Explores the Strange Phenomenon of Rotary Jails
© Flickr cc use Martin Konopacki 99% Invisible has recently published a review of rotary jails, a strange prison architecture system in which cell blocks turn to align with the position of a single door, in the attempt to create better security. Used around the early 20th century, this odd,…
This photo of ‘Superman’ Henry Cavill holding a tree is baffling the internet
LONDON — The British actor Henry Cavill is a large man who clearly spends time at the gym, but — despite what his on-screen persona might suggest — he does not possess super-human strength. SEE ALSO: This Mashup of Every Single Superman Is Totally Dreamy So how on earth is he holding up this large…
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Top 5 best expenses tracking services
In the business world, managing your finances efficiently is obviously crucial, especially when it comes to dealing with the taxman. Any problems with your accounts could potentially result in you getting slapped with a hefty fine. Tracking your expenses is one of the most important areas of financial…
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Download This Mobile-specific MP4 Video Converter [Limited Full License]
For a limited time, Digiarty is offering up to 100% off its super-fast DVD Video software, which converts DVDs and all kinds of videos to mobile-specific MP4 format in the blink of an eye. Readers of Techradar can take advantage of this infrequent holiday giveaway to save a lot of money and frustration…
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The Morning After: Monday December 19, 2016
Over the weekend, Tesla’s next EV rival went to the races, Metropolis got a remake, and we tried the Netflix for fine art. Dip in. If you believe the hype, it’s quicker than its rivals.Watch Faraday Future’s prototype EV race Bentley, Ferrari and Tesla Faraday Future continues to hype…
IDG Contributor Network: Human-less stores are now possible — and it might be the end of retail
Are retailers really willing to consider disassociating from associates? I hope that’s not the lesson that merchant executives take away from two recent self-checkout moves.The first, from Amazon, was a fully self-checkout store, where items are logged as they are placed into a cart. It uses a network…
Microsoft’s biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016
2016: A year to remember… maybe?Image by Microsoft2016 was a busy year for Microsoft wins and fails. From Windows phones to the Surface Studio, and Windows 10 to Minecraft, the company and its products dominated headlines in both hardware and software.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
Our favorite iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch cases and accessories of 2016
Our favorite picks of 2016Image by JackFrog/ThinkstockQuite a few iPhone and iPad accessories cross our desks all year long, but only the best of the best finds its way into our pockets, trusty everyday-carry bags—and wrapped up in paper and ribbons under our Christmas trees. These are the Macworld staff’s…
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The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Makes Incremental Progress at the UN
The killer robots of science fiction, like the Decepticons from Transformers, the T-800 Terminator, or the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica, all have one thing in common—they’re designed, in part, to remind us of ourselves; giving the machines a humanoid form makes the fictional threat they present easier…
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Hamas blames Israel for murdering its drone expert in Tunisia
The Palestinian Hamas group in Gaza blamed Israel on Saturday for the killing in Tunisia this week of a Tunisian national it described as one of its drone experts, and threatened retaliation.
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Using doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel
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Russian plane crashes in Siberia, injuring 38
Thirty-eight people are injured as a Russian defence ministry plane crash-lands in Siberia. – latest science and technology news stories
Barramundi populations at risk from acid oceans
Wild barramundi populations are likely to be at risk under ocean acidification, a new University of Adelaide study has found. – latest science and technology news stories
Tracking the U.K.’s carbon from soil to sea
This January scientists from a range of disciplines will 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… – latest science and technology news stories
The era of biological cataloging
Have you ever collected coins, cards, toy trains, stuffed animals? Did you feel the need to complete the set? If so, then you may be a completist. A completist will go to great lengths to acquire a complete set of something. – latest science and technology news stories
Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020
The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been confirmed to complete its construction for a 2020 launch. – latest science and technology news stories
Above and beyond megathrusts—draining pore fluids dampens earthquake tremors
While metamorphic reactions in subducting slabs liberate large amounts of fluids, low-frequency earthquakes (LFE) largely occur beneath the impermeable, un-metamorphosed overlying plate, and are rarely found beneath metamorphosed plates. Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tohoku University… – latest science and technology news stories
Bacteria can survive in marine environments that are almost completely starved of oxygen
Around the world, wide swaths of open ocean are nearly depleted of oxygen. Not quite dead zones, they are “oxygen minimum zones,” where a confluence of natural processes has led to extremely low concentrations of oxygen. – latest science and technology news stories
ExoMars prepares to dip into the Mars atmosphere to reach its final orbit
After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate challenge: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit. – latest science and technology news stories
Spacewalk for Thomas Pesquet
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he ventures outside the International Space Station next month.
This Chrome plugin fact-checks Donald Trump’s tweets in real time
On Friday, the Washington Post introduced a Chrome plugin that will automatically display commentary next to Donald Trump’s tweets. Spearheaded by the Post’s politics team at The Fix, the plugin provides context and fact-checking of, for example, Trump’s claims that millions of people voted illegally…
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Apple Maps now shows UK public transport information
Apple added public transport information to Maps with iOS 9, but other than London it’s remained absent from most of the UK until now.From today a new update will be rolling out to users, bringing public transport information for all of Great Britain.This includes precise location and accessibility information…
Discover Magazine
Neuroscience Spots Potential Criminals In Pre-School?
A new post at Quartz discusses The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers… scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. Hmmm. Not really….
How-To Geek
How to Migrate Your Windows Installation to a Solid-State Drive
Many older (or cheaper) Windows laptops come with traditional mechanical hard drives—which these days, are pretty outdated and slow. Upgrading to a new, super fast solid state drive (or SSD) is the surest way to speed up an old computer. There’s one problem: moving your Windows installation can be tricky,…
How to check if your VPN is leaking private data
A virtual private network is a great way to keep your internet usage secure and private whether at home or on public Wi-Fi. But just how private is your activity over a VPN? How do you know if the VPN is doing its job or if you’re unwittingly leaking information to those trying to pry into your activities?…
The government wants to block your mobile phone signal while you’re driving
Tempted to make a phone call while driving? Well, in the near future you won’t even be able to use your phone behind the wheel — at least in Britain.  SEE ALSO: India’s Paytm announces toll-free mobile number to serve offline users A new technology to block mobile signal for drivers is being considered…
This guy just faced America’s top 5 fears
I decided to experience the top five phobias of most Americans. What are you so afraid of? Nicole Kidman’s early modelling photos are spectacularly awkward ‘Rogue One’ star Felicity Jones reacts to a fan’s gigantic tattoo Sobering political statements disguised as ‘Aussie Christmas Carol’…
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The Forgotten Life of Einstein’s First Wife
She was a physicist, too—and nobody knows for sure how much she contributed to his groundbreaking science — Read more on
iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source
It’s no surprise that the rumors are flying about the coming iPhone 8 that is expected to launch next fall. There are plenty of rumors already flying about the smartphone even though it is far from official at this time. A source claiming to be familiar with Apple’s plans says that the company has ordered…
Digital Trends
Best Products of 2016: Mobile
WinnerGoogle Pixel phones Google finally did it. After years of dabbling in devices with the Nexus line of products, Google got serious about making its own gadgets in 2016. The Pixel and Pixel XL debuted alongside a fully featured ecosystem of products, all of which are made by Google. The Daydream…
Digital Trends
We have virtual reality. What’s next is straight out of ‘The Matrix’
In 1999, The Matrix introduced your neighbor, your dad, and pretty much every hacky-sacking college kid in the country to the idea that the real world around us … might not be so real. In the film, our trenchcoated protagonist Neo discovers that the world as he knows it is only an illusion, piped into…
Digital Trends
The LG G Pad 3’s kickstand means no more balancing acts to watch Netflix hands-free
LG has announced a new tablet, the G Pad 3 10.1, and if you’re wondering why it couldn’t hold off for another couple of weeks to show it at CES 2017, it’s likely because the new model won’t be released outside of South Korea. The news broke on LG’s South Korean website, and hasn’t appeared on its international…
Coolest Gadgets
Fibaro reveals Flood Sensor that plays nice with Apple HomeKit
Our homes are slowly but surely getting smarter by the day, thanks to the sheer amount of technological advancement that we have seen achieved over the past few years. There are a million things that can go wrong with your home while you are away on holiday or at work — be it a fire, a flood, or other…
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Is ‘Super Mario Run’ Sacrilegious?
Welp. I never thought I’d say this, but it’s time to discuss Nintendo’s first mobile game for iPhone, Super Mario Run, and as far as I can recall, the first Nintendo game that’s not being published on a Nintendo platform of some kind.This isn’t some third-tier app by Nintendo, either, like Miitomo from…
City Center Tower
CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects), a Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm with offices in Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; and Manila, Philippines, is pleased to announce the opening of the City Center Tower located in downtown metro Manila. With construction completed this month, the 27-story-tall…
16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)
A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would all create an entirely different atmosphere if they were, say, a hard glass handle, a cold metal wall and a warm wooden window (which with KTH’s…
A Typewriter Orchestra, Stop Worrying If Your Drink is Manly or Not, and the Best of Planet Earth
This week in the Brain Buffet we’re checking out the Boston Typewriter Orchestra in action, a new podcast on remix culture, the best scenes from Planet Earth to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary, and much more. Read more…
Tech’s Alcohol-Soaked Culture Isn’t a Party for Everybody
Beer fridges and boozy parties are meant to make the tech industry more appealing. But it’s time for tech to rethink its relationship with alcohol. The post Tech’s Alcohol-Soaked Culture Isn’t a Party for Everybody appeared first on WIRED.
Gennady Podolsky Is No Mere Travel Agent. He’ll Get You Anywhere—Anyhow
Gennady Podolsky’s clients include beef moguls, fashion photographers, and chess champs. The post Gennady Podolsky Is No Mere Travel Agent. He’ll Get You Anywhere—Anyhow appeared first on WIRED.
Stunning Photos Around the World, in the Light of the Full Moon
Everything looks better in lunar light. The post Stunning Photos Around the World, in the Light of the Full Moon appeared first on WIRED.
Cantina Talk: Adam Driver Doesn’t Want You to See an Episode VIII Trailer
He just thinks it would be more fun without one, you know? The post Cantina Talk: Adam Driver Doesn’t Want You to See an Episode VIII Trailer appeared first on WIRED.
It’s Time for the Nobel Committee to Honor Climate Research
The best way to prove the scientific solidarity behind the fact the climate is changing is to award those who study it. The post It’s Time for the Nobel Committee to Honor Climate Research appeared first on WIRED.
We Need to Talk About Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The first standalone entry in the Star Wars saga is here. Did it pull you in like a tractor beam? Or did you the find the whole thing to be just Erso-so? The post We Need to Talk About Rogue One: A Star Wars Story appeared first on WIRED.
Plumbers on the Death Star and 4 Other Must-Hear Podcasts
Stockholm Syndrome, institutionalized Grinchiness, and the THX crescendo. The post Plumbers on the Death Star and 4 Other Must-Hear Podcasts appeared first on WIRED.
The US Is Vulnerable to Drone Attacks. Here’s How to Stop Them
Opinion: Stronger regulations can prevent drone attacks stateside and abroad. The post The US Is Vulnerable to Drone Attacks. Here’s How to Stop Them appeared first on WIRED.
Don’t Let Trump’s Win Fool You—America’s Getting More Liberal
The United States is becoming more liberal, despite what the election itself might suggest. Just look at the data. The post Don’t Let Trump’s Win Fool You—America’s Getting More Liberal appeared first on WIRED.
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Adding computer science to the art of marketing
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Five ways to make your digital strategy a success in 2017
Five best practice tips for CDOs looking to make a big business impact.
macOS 10.12.2 fixed vulnerability that allowed Thunderbolt device to obtain password from locked Mac [Video]
Security researcher Ulf Frisk has shared details of a vulnerability in macOS 10.12.1 and lower that allowed anyone with physical access to a locked Mac to quickly and easily obtain the password simply by plugging in a $300 Thunderbolt device. more…Filed under: Apple – latest science and technology news stories
Combatting retail fraud using a simulator
Every year the retail industry lose billions of dollars to fraud in the US alone. To complicate the matter research in the field has been obstructed due to the sensitive nature of transactional data. To facilitate future studies researchers at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden set out to develop… – latest science and technology news stories
New NASA hurricane tracking mission on track
NASA confirmed Friday morning that all eight spacecraft of its latest Earth science mission are in good shape. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will provide scientists with advanced technology to see inside tropical storms and hurricanes as never before. – latest science and technology news stories
Australian Citizens advised to leave wild baby birds alone unless they’re at risk
Well-meaning people could do more harm than good by ‘rescuing’ baby birds they find on the ground, warn University of Queensland veterinarians. – latest science and technology news stories
The lab that’s betting on low-tech
From the Saint Loup Chapel in Pompaples to the soon-to-be-completed Vidy Theatre Pavilion in Lausanne, the lab run by Yves Weinand is developing new innovations based on an age-old material: wood. A newly published book highlights the lab’s most important discoveries, for scientists and wood-industry…
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Nanotechnology-modified aerospace composites
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How to Be a Better Spender
Four tips from experts on how to get more joy from your purchases — Read more on
Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event
Some new rumors concerning the Galaxy S8 smartphone are making the rounds today that fit in nicely with the big rumor roundup of all we think we know so far about the S8 from earlier this month. This new rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 smartphone won’t be unveiled at MWC 2017 as we would normally expect….
Adoric 16.4ft 5m Dimmable LED Strip Lights $15.99
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Best Sit Stand Desk
Best Sit Stand Desk Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site As we began compiling our list of the best sit stand desk options, we didn’t have a lot of history to lean on. After all, the idea of standing desks has only been really popular for a few years. So rather than relying on time-established…
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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date may be pushed to April 2017
It’s been a tough old year for Samsung, having to suck up the fact that its flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset was inexplicably exploding. As a result, many expected the company would push out a Samsung Galaxy S8 handset especially quickly to make up the difference.That no longer seems to be the…
Gadgets Are Majorly Damaging Your Spine: Here’s the Fix
Many of us use our phones, tablets, and computers day in and day out. Unfortunately, the postures we hold when we’re using these devices are contributing to serious problems for our spines. While it’s unrealistic to suggest we stop using our electronics entirely, there are some easy changes out there….
Popular Mechanics
SA Boating World-First
A Cape Town-based design team has unveiled the world’s first 300-horsepower V6 diesel outboard alongside its unique Axis Drive marine propulsion system. The post SA Boating World-First appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Fix A Crashed Drone
You watched your fragile, complicated, expensive flying camera bounce between tree branches like a pachinko machine, then thud against the ground. Or maybe you hit the throttle, then let off on the throttle, only to have the drone refuse to listen and shoot out of sight into the sky. It happens to everyone….
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The Future Of Urban Mobility
You’ll carpool a lot more in the coming decades, or ride a bike to work. Either way, you probably won’t consider a car as your first option for the daily commute. The post The Future Of Urban Mobility appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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2017’s Must-Have Technology
For your consideration: a look ahead at technology South African consumers can expect more of in 2017, based on the most exciting things we played with this year. The post 2017’s Must-Have Technology appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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January Issue Retail Offer
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First Click: Google Tango, the White Rabbit Project, Darth Vader, and more in the week ahead
You can expect a deeper look at the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro this week, the first phone with Google’s depth-sensing Tango technology baked in. We’ll also be telling you how Snopes works and taking a look at the bubble wrap of the future. You can also look forward to a new “Versus” video from Lauren Goode that…
Microsoft is using machine learning to help fight blindness
Though robots and artificial intelligence may not replace our doctors entirely in the foreseeable future, they are already starting to make a difference.  Microsoft is now using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help doctors in India to diagnoze and treat eye diseases. SEE ALSO: How the…
If You’re Going to Ask for a Favor, Do It Face to Face
This may seem like a no-brainer, but when it’s so much easier to duck confrontation and send an email or a text begging for help or a much-needed favor, you’re far better doing it in person, face-to-face, says researchers from Cornell and the University of Waterloo. That awkwardness actually improves…
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Regulating the use of genetic sequence data
Last month, researchers from the Universität Marburg reported mixing 12 enzymes from three spheres of life, including plants, humans and microbes, to create an artificial pathway that is more efficient at fixing CO2 than plants. This achievement is just the latest in a host of projects to generate improved… – latest science and technology news stories
Lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak
The Aliso Canyon leak, which began on October 23, 2015 at a SoCalGas natural gas storage facility and took nearly four months to plug, was one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history, triggering the evacuation of more than 6,800 nearby households. – latest science and technology news stories
Black hole aligns with sun and CERN telescope
Yesterday, 18 December 2016, the sun aligned with the centre of our galaxy to allow a pioneering experiment to take place at CERN. – latest science and technology news stories
Clownfish adapt for population survival
Identification of candidate pathways in clownfish shows they can control responses to population alterations. – latest science and technology news stories
Is NASA going to Mars? Or the Moon? Or nowhere?
Let’s take a deep hopeful breath and look forward, shall we? People have discovered that it’s pretty difficult to move to Canada. So there’s a lot of talk about going to Mars. – latest science and technology news stories
Awesome Atlas delivers next-gen high-speed Echostar 19 internet sat to orbit for America
Awesome Atlas delivers next gen high speed Echostar 19 internet sat to orbit for America – latest science and technology news stories
A stabilisation pond system in Namibia increases yields
What is a simple way to upgrade wastewater stabilisation pond systems in Africa so that the water can be reused for animal fodder production? Under the direction of Technische Universität Darmstadt, the joint project “EPoNa – upgrading wastewater ponds to generate irrigation water, using the Cuvelai-Etosha… – latest science and technology news stories
How plants decide that it is time to flower
When spring is approaching, how do plants decide that it is time to flower? A team of plant scientists led by KWAK June M. at the Center for Plant Aging Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) unravelled a new mechanism to explain this seemingly easy, but actually complicated question…. – latest science and technology news stories
Salty oceans can forecast rain on land
At this week’s American Geophysical Union meeting, a team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) presented their latest research findings on the long-range predictions of rainfall on land. Their method is based on ocean salinity rather than sea surface temperatures, which…
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Hostess Ice Creams
LinkSnack cakes in ice cream form with the help of Nestle. There’s CupCakes: chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, cream frosting; Twinkies: buttercream ice cream, sponge cake, vanilla frosting; and Sno Balls: marshmallow ice cream, chocolate cake, coconut swirl. Coming soon. More Awesome Stuff:…
This Time Lapse Perfectly Captures the Days Leading Up to Your Final Review
Pablo Pinares has created a video with which all past and current architecture students can identify: a time lapse of the final hours before a studio review. Whether your architecture school days are behind you or you still have juries to look forward to, read on to revel…
How-To Geek
How to Install Mods for the Skyrim Special Edition on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and for the first time, “mods” are available to console gamers.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Ariel Nomad Offroad Vehicle
If you’re looking for four wheels, an engine, and a face full of the elements, the Ariel Nomad Offroad Vehicle is it. Unfettered from the trappings of ordinary vehicles such as bodywork, walls, doors, windows, cup holders, radios and other nonsense- the Nomad isn’t in the business of indulging any attachment… Full Feed
John McCain Says Hacks That Embarrass Politicians Could ‘Destroy Democracy’
Yesterday on CNN’s State of the Union, John McCain warned that Russian hacking aimed at influencing the outcome of U.S. elections has the potential to “destroy democracy,” which seems like a pretty hysterical take on the dissemination of embarrassing emails in which Democratic insiders dissed Bernie…
Significant Digits For Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.14-48 recordThe Jacksonville Jaguars fired head coach Gus Bradley after another loss on Sunday. He had the worst record among modern coaches who coached more than 50 games, going 14-48 in more than three seasons,…
Coolest Gadgets
XDynamics introduces the Evolve smart drone that has a dual-screen controller
Owning a drone is no big deal these days, which makes us wonder just which particular feature that will be incorporated into drones of the future will be the one that gets everyone all interested and drooling over. XDynamics is preparing themselves for the coming CES 2017, with the announcement of a…
VR trends to look out for in 2017
Virtual reality, or VR for short, is already being hailed as the next wave in computing, but it’s still a few iterations away from becoming as commonplace as mobile devices, which is the current wave of computing. That said, proponents and advocates of VR continue to push the envelop in order to drive…
Digital Trends
Instant camoflauge: Lumentile digital wallpaper changes with a single tap
Your walls may not be able to talk (yet), but that doesn’t mean they’re not living entities — at least insofar as their capacity to grow and evolve alongside your taste. Meet Lumentile, a new kind of wall decor that can best be described as digital wallpaper. It’s not so much paper as it is a new kind…
Don’t Ignore Advice Just Because It’s Cliché
Some pieces of advice are so common they’ve become a cliché. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re invalid. If you’re trying to improve an area of your life, don’t start with exotic new trends. Stick with the basics at first.Read more…
Tobii Eye Tracker 4C hands-on: Mousing with your eyes has surprising potential for gaming
Tobii’s latest eye-tracking peripheral, the Eye Tracker 4C, refocuses itself on gaming while cutting out some of the cruft that limited its predecessor. Its basic constraints, however, haven’t measurably changed.Eye tracking sounds magical: The small, USB-powered 4C “eye mouse” sensor mounts to your…
10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016
You take great pains to come up with a strong password when registering for an account on a website — only to see your efforts go for naught when that site gets hacked. Several sites had their databases of user accounts not only breached but stolen this year, which include the necessary information…
Melbourne Townhouse With Minimalist Interiors
Architecture firm DKO teamed up with property developer Milieu to create a series of townhouses in Melbourne’s Preston with the aim of creating boutique architecturally designed homes for the growing suburb. They were designed with the intent to build on the suburb’s status as a flourishing hub coming…
BlackBerry opens a research center for self-driving tech in Canada
 A former smartphone powerhouse wants to be an instrumental part of the coming smart car revolution, and BlackBerry is deepening its investment int he field with a new autonomous driving research center opening for business on Monday in Ottawa, Reuters reports. BlackBerry is one of three initial organizations…
Can You Tell if These Objects Are Real or Rendered?
The best digital renderings trick the eye. But are these renderings? The post Can You Tell if These Objects Are Real or Rendered? appeared first on WIRED. – latest science and technology news stories
How strong is the gravity on Mars?
The planet Mars has few things in common. Both planets have roughly the same amount of land surface area, sustained polar caps, and both have a similar tilt in their rotational axes, affording each of them strong seasonal variability. Additionally, both planets present strong evidence of having undergone… – latest science and technology news stories
Key crops are focus of farming research
Farmers could be helped to grow crops more sustainably, thanks to research involving scientists at the University of Edinburgh.
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Ukraine army ‘repulsed rebel attack’ near Debaltseve in east
Ukraine says its army repulsed an offensive by pro-Russian rebels near Debaltseve in the east.
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Should We Let Doctors-in-Training Be More Sleep-Deprived?
A proposed new rule says yes, even though it’s likely to cause depression and thoughts of suicide among many new physicians — Read more on
Paypal accuses India’s largest mobile wallet company of copying its logo
Global payments company Paypal has filed a copyright infringement notice against Indian mobile wallet provider Paytm citing similarities between the logos of both brands. Paytm, backed by Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba, is India’s largest mobile wallet company. SEE ALSO: Paytm’s mobile wallet surpasses…
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Samsung’s featherweight Notebook 9 just got even lighter and packs a bigger punch
Samsung has refreshed its Notebook 9, pepping up the laptop’s power with a move to the latest Kaby Lake processors, while making the device sleeker and more portable.The Notebook 9 comes in two flavors – 13.3-inch and 15-inch – and both now have seven-generation (Kaby Lake) Intel CPUs, with a Core i7…
Clothing, Jewelry, and More are Under $50 in Amazon’s One-Day, Last Minute Gift Sale
Holiday Gifts Under $50Christmas is officially in less than a week. If you’re still in “Oh shit” mode about what to get people, Amazon has given you the best early Xmas gift ever. Grab clothing, accessories, jewelry, watches, and more for under $50, and with Prime shipping, for one-day only. You may…
How to Turn Your Dumb Printer Into a Cloud Printer
Google runs a Cloud Print service that can make any printer, internet-enabled or not, accessible from over the web. If there’s a printer you need to get at from anywhere, whether on a computer, tablet or phone, here’s how to get it set up.Read more…
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MIT Wants to Turn Everyone Into a Farmer With Its Food Computers
In 2011, Caleb Harper found himself in Japan shortly after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima as part of a “motley crew” sent by MIT’s Media Lab who were tasked with finding creative solutions to problems created by the disaster. One of the things that became immediately clear to Harper was that the disaster…
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Intel and the Amazing Tech Show at CES 2017
As reported by Intel, on January 4th, 2017 at 4PM you will hear first-hand from Intel information that goes above and beyond and above what the company’s top executives unveil at the CES 2017.
Comment: Trump’s promised repatriated earnings deal could help AAPL’s case against Irish tax ruling
Apple has finally launched its legal challenge to an EU ruling that it must pay an additional €13B ($14B) in tax after a special tax deal offered by the Irish government was found to be illegal. The Irish government had already submitted its own appeal against the ruling. On the face it, the EU case…
The Awesomer
Swiss Army Memory Card Holder
Price: $20-$38  | BuyA neat way to keep memory cards organized. Durham 3D Printing can make you one of these bladed memory card holders based on Dranoweb’s Thingiverse design. Print your own with a good 3D printer, but Durham’s version has a bonus slot for a USB memory stick. More Awesome Stuff:…
Notify Your Bank Before You Travel to Avoid Extra Charges With Your Cards
Before you travel abroad, it’s a good idea to let your bank know so they don’t block access to your card when you need it. However, you should also notify them so you can possibly reduce the fees you’ll pay while you’re gone.As personal finance site One Cent at a Time points out, many banks charge extra…
Ars Technica
German law would fine social media sites “publishing” fake news
(credit: Facebook) Germany’s coalition government is threatening to bring in legislation early next year that would see Facebook and other social media firms fined up to €500,000 (£420,000) for “publishing” fake news. “Market dominating platforms like Facebook will be legally required to build…
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Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)?
Popularity may not be a single vector answer, but students and professionals still want to know if they’re guiding their careers and companies in the right direction.
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Will AR wearables replace your iPhone?
One Apple analyst believes that AR wearables will be what replaces the iPhone in your pocket.
Comcast wants in on your smart home. Here’s how it’ll get there – CNET
The cable company wants to be known for more than delivering “The Walking Dead” as it pushes its own products for smart homes.
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Black women are exposed to more chemicals in personal care products
Not only do black women buy more cosmetics and hair care products than other ethnic groups, but those products are also more toxic. – latest science and technology news stories
Data from GRAIL spacecraft suggest moon may have large lava tubes
(—A team of researchers with Purdue University has found evidence from lunar-mapping spacecraft that the moon may have large lava tubes that could conceivably be used to house astronauts and supplies. In their paper published in the journal Icarus, the team describes their study of data from…
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Bruce Willis got really lost on his way to the coast. (via Reddit)
Taking Hyundai’s Ioniq autonomous car for a Las Vegas test drive
The Las Vegas Strip does its best to grab your attention, but it’s the displays inside Hyundai’s Ioniq Autonomous Concept that are holding my gaze as the car drives itself. Nevada’s loudest, shiniest city is trying to make a name for itself as more than just gambling and Celine Dion impersonators, aiming… Full Feed
Electoral College Votes Today, 300 Arrested in Venezuela Protests, Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies: A.M. Links
The Electoral College votes for president today. Thousands of people are evacuating Aleppo as United Nations observers watch. More than 300 people were arrested at protests in Venezuela over the government’s decision to eliminate the 100 bolivar note. Malaysia is hosting a regional summit to discuss…
BBC News – World
Trump presidency set to be confirmed amid bid to thwart him
The US electoral college meets to confirm Donald Trump as president, amid a campaign to thwart him.
Design Milk
MARMO Faucet Collection Celebrates Marble
North American kitchen and bath fixture brand Aquabrass designed a new collection in collaboration with Italian designers Antonio Gardoni and Federico Castelli. MARMO takes a fresh approach to fixtures with contemporary lines and traditional materials, i.e. marble, that result in design-forward…
The Gadget Flow
The Element Headphone Amplifier by JDS Labs
Simplify your desktop audio experience with the Element Headphone Amplifier by JDS Labs. Allowing you to switch gracefully and easily between your desktop speakers and your headphones at the touch of a button, this amp, DAC, and switch are all tucked inside a durable housing. The Element Headphone Amplifier…
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WaterStrider – Convert Your Drone Into An All-Terrain Vehicle
Compatible with the DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 3 quadcopter, WaterStrider is here to convert your drone into an all-terrain vehicle. WaterStrider insects glide naturally over water, inspiring the function and design of the WaterStrider, their patent-pending landing gear. It is elegantly designed to maximize…
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WHOOP Performance Optimization System for Athletes
Athletes can now keep a check on their performance and do better every day with WHOOP. This is one of the first scientifically-grounded system worn by the best athletes in the world to positively change behavior and unlock peak performance. From understanding recovery effects to adjusting your training…
The Gadget Flow
AERO Audio and Entertainment Cabinet by Symbol Audio
Introducing the AERO Audio and Entertainment Cabinet by Symbol Audio, a piece of furniture designed especially for audiophiles and entertainment lovers. Completely modular so you can build your own bespoke unit, the AERO Cabinet has plenty of options for audio racks, drawers for storage, and even a clever…
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ANGLR Tracker Rod-Mounted Fishing Tracker
Ever wonder how you can improve your fishing? Wonder no more with the ANGLR Tracker Rod-Mounted Fishing Tracker. Automatically logging and tracking your entire fishing trip, this clever device remains out of your way as it’s mounted directly to your fishing rod. Packed with the latest technology, the…
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ONAK Folding Canoe
Enjoy the fun of a canoe with added convenience with the ONAK Folding Canoe. Complete with an origami-like design, this extremely durable canoe easily folds into itself and is equipped with its own wheels so you can take it literally anywhere you go. The ONAK Canoe can be easily carried on public transport…
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Black Laptop Attaché by North & Sparrow
You’re more likely to damage your laptop when transporting to and from the workplace. Ensure it’s always safe and sound – and stylish – with the Black Laptop Attaché by North & Sparrow. Remaining ultra slim, this minimalist carrying case can hold laptops up to 13 inches, a tablet, as well as papers…
The Gadget Flow
A New Generation of Contemporary Watches by Atlas Time Co.
Atlas Time Co. Watches are designed to keep count of every precious moment you spend in life. These contemporary unisex watches are a perfect blend of precision, reliability, and functionality. With a Swiss Quartz Movement, Sapphire Crystal Glass, Premium Stainless Steel, & Genuine Leather, these…
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RFID-Blocking Foldover iPhone Case and Wallet
Securing your everyday carry is as easy as can be with the RFID-Blocking Foldover iPhone Case and Wallet. Brought to you by SilentPocket, this stunning wallet and phone case wallet effectively blocks RFID signals as well as radiation to provide security. Available in all black, the Foldover iPhone Case…
Canary Flex security camera review: The perfect companion to the original Canary
Canary’s second home security product, the Canary Flex, isn’t as ambitious as its first. It’s a small indoor/outdoor camera with a magnetic mount, and it can operate on either battery or AC power. It has night vision, a passive infrared motion sensor, a three-axis accelerometer, an onboard mic, and a…
Digital Trends
Gas or electricity? BMW’s fuel-sipping 530e iPerformance lets you choose
BMW has introduced a fuel-sipping, plug-in hybrid variant of the brand-new 5 Series named 530e iPerformance. For the German brand, the gasoline-electric sedan represents another step toward fulfilling its goal of electrifying every member of its lineup. The 530e’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain is built…
Digital Trends
Lamborghini fuses tech and power to turn the Aventador into a more brutal bull
Lamborghini’s Aventador flagship has received comprehensive upgrades that make it faster, sharper to drive, and more muscular-looking than ever before. The updated model adopts the Aventador S nameplate. The S carries on with its predecessor’s hand-built, naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine, but…
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Hyundai tests a more economical autonomous car system
Our self-driving future will initially be extremely expensive. That’s why GM and Ford are working on autonomous systems for ride-hailing ahead of selling cars to individuals. Meanwhile, Korean automaker Hyundai is researching another approach: a syst…
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Hyundai wants to make exoskeletons cheaper
Exoskeletons are nothing new. You put one on and become a low-level Iron Man, able to lift items that would normally snap your spine. The drawback is they can be prohibitively expensive, but Hyundai thinks it can lower the cost of these exosuits that…
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New Theory of Gravity Doesn’t Need Dark Matter
In early 2010, a string theorist at the University of Amsterdam named Erik Verlinde first published his alternative theory of gravity. In this theory, gravity isn’t a fundamental interaction or field as described by Einstein, but an emergent phenomenon that is a result of physical systems’ tending toward…
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2016: The year in winners and losers
2016 was an interesting one, that’s for sure. To celebrate its quickly approaching end, we’re going to spend the next two weeks looking back at the most important story lines of the year — starting with the biggest winners of 2016. (Don’t worry, next week we’ll be taking shots at the biggest losers.)…
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Ten people who mattered this year.Nature 540 507 doi: 10.1038/540507a
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Space Telescope Science Institute to Host Data from World’s Largest Digital Sky Survey
Data from the world’s largest digital sky survey, Pan-STARRS1, is being publicly released today by the Space Telescope Science Institute, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. The four years of data comprise 3 billion separate sources, including stars, galaxies, and various…
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Early Life Social Stress Has Long-Term Impact on Brain Networks in Rats
Investigators in veterinary and human medicine have uncovered long-term changes in the brains of adult female rats exposed to social stresses early in life, with the biggest impact on regions of the brain linked to social behavior, stress, emotion and depression. The findings will enable researchers…
Samsung Pay may launch in India next year
Even as India struggles in the aftermath of invalidation of much of its cash and shows interest in mobile wallets, top Silicon Valley companies haven’t jumped in on the opportunity yet with their epayment solutions. One company however seems interested now.  SEE ALSO: India’s futile attempt to go cashless…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Grids of defects make diamonds practical for quantum computing
The hope diamond. (credit: 350z33) One of the more exciting things happening in physics at the moment is the development of quantum computers that may actually be able to do something useful. But, as we get closer to that glorious day, one of the big questions remaining is: what type of basic technology…
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UK ministers to discuss safe driving modes with phone makers
While lawmakers are doing their part to reduce the number of drivers making calls and sending texts while behind the wheel, ministers believe phone companies also have a part to play. According to The Guardian, government ministers are due to meet wi…
Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable
If you write down lots of notes in a notebook there comes a time where you end up with full notebooks that you have to toss or file away somewhere. A new project on Kickstarter is a notebook for the modern age that still gives users the feel and ease of traditional paper and pen, but combines that with…
7 useful tips to save on Steam games and sales
With thousands of games in its catalog and over 125 million users, Steam has become almost synonymous with computer gaming. And, in great news for gamers, Steam is not afraid of discounts. But not all discounts are created equal — how can you score the best prices on your favorite…
The Golden Globes red carpet will stream on Twitter, because you’ll already be there
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving Twitter its due. In a partnership with dick clark productions and Twitter, the HFPA will stream the Golden Globes red carpet pre-show exclusively on Twitter. For two hours before the Golden Globes ceremony, hosts will interview the attending celebrities…
Kik chat app now makes group video calls
In an update of the chat app Kik, starting today users can now make video calls with up to six people. “Video chat was the number-one feature you requested, and today, we’re really excited to launch it on Kik,” the company said in a blog post. Kik has about 300 million registered users and claims that…
Lumus raises $45 million to make wearable augmented reality displays
Lumus has completed a $45 million funding round for its augmented reality displays for smartglasses. Lumus previously announced it had raised $15 million, and now it is announcing an additional $30 million as part of the same round. Quanta Computer, one of the biggest Taiwanese laptop makers, led the…
Enemies no longer, Uber strikes partnership with Indonesia’s second largest taxi firm
 Uber is the scourge of taxi drivers worldwide, but sometimes the two can pull in the same direction. Like in Indonesia today, for example, where Uber inked a partnership with the country’s second largest taxi cab provider, Express Group, to allow its drivers to use the on-demand service to boost their…
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Computers Now Recognize Patterns Better Than Humans Can
An approach to artificial intelligence that enables computers to recognize visual patterns better than humans are able to do — Read more on
LG says delays & no confirmed date for 5K UltraFine, but most readers prepared to wait
LG has confirmed that the 5K UltraFine monitor Apple recommends for use with the new MacBook Pro models has been delayed. A company representative told us that LG does not yet have a confirmed date for availability. LG originally said ‘early December,’ while Apple was more cautious on its website, simply… Full Feed
Yes, Political Correctness Helped Elect Trump: What Skeptics Need to Know
McGill University political scientist and occasional Reason contributor Jacob T. Levy raises some good points in an interesting but flawed piece for the Niskanen Center. Levy criticizes the notion that Donald Trump’s election to the presidency is a backlash against political correctness. He identifies…
Here’s how Montréal is turning to Bluetooth to address traffic congestion
 Connected city infrastructure and cars that talk back could potentially do a lot to help ease traffic conditions, but in the meantime, the city of Montréal in Quebec, Canada is using a more immediately available tech to try to address its urban traffic problem: Bluetooth. The city has installed over…
Digital Trends
‘Arrival’ and ‘Rogue One’ make the Oscars Visual Effects shortlist
Earlier this month, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed a preliminary list of 20 movies that were under consideration for Academy Award nominations in the Visual Effects category at this year’s awards ceremony. That list has now been cut down to a mere ten films, encompassing a wide…
Digital Trends
GE teams with designer Rebecca Minkoff on iPhone case with built-in selfie lighting
GE is bringing the same technology that’s used to fill cities with light to a smartphone case. On Monday, the company unveiled an iPhone case equipped with front-facing LEDs aimed at producing more flattering selfies. Lit by GE is a result of a collaboration between the tech company and Rebecca Minkoff,…
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Surgical ablation found to be effective in reducing atrial fibrillation and improving quality of life
New clinical practice guidelines include major recommendations for the use of surgical ablation when treating atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common type of irregular heartbeat.
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Weight loss surgery linked to gastrointestinal complaints
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is an effective treatment for obesity, but a new study finds that patients who undergo the surgery often complain of gastrointestinal problems. The study included 249 obese patients who underwent the surgery and 295 obese controls, all of whom completed a questionnaire. Surgical…
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Shapely guitar designed to become part of a wall
As we’ve already seen from the beautifully intricate instruments of Olaf Diegel, 3D printing can liberate traditional form factors into the realms of the incredible. The 3D-printed Hybrid Slide Guitar from Florida-based MONAD Studio pushes the creative envelope even further with a twin-horned…
Airbnb is getting in the airline booking disruption game with ‘Flights’
Airbnb wants to be more than just your next vacation lodging solution—the home rental startup’s now looking to offer flight booking service within the next 18 months, Bloomberg reported Monday.  SEE ALSO: Airbnb thinks it’s all set for Trump’s America The project, known as Flights, may either involve…
The Architects’ Quiz of the Year 2016
It is no exaggeration to say that 2016 has been a year unlike any other in recent memory. Characterized by tension, tenacity and occasional tragedy, the past 12 months have been predictable only in their unpredictability — and those constant twists and turns extended to the architectural profession,…
Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: Zaha Hadid Architects, MAD Architects and the Rhode Island School of Design
Steampunk Double Light Switch Cover
Give any room in your home a cool industrial look using this steampunk double light switch cover. This custom cover is handmade from plasma cut steel into a mechanical styled cover that allows you to control the lights with two small levers. Check it out $65.00
Battery-Powered Heated Blanket
Remain nice and toasty when you venture outdoors by bringing along this portable battery-powered heated blanket. This water-resistant, machine washable lightweight blanket heats up in seconds, and can be used as a handy power source for electronic devices. Check it out $225.00
Air Jordan 3D Puzzle
Set your collection of kicks apart from every other sneaker-head’s with this Air Jordan 3D puzzle. This colorful puzzle is made from a set of 19 3D printed pieces which you must piece together to form a one of a kind pair of sneakers. Check it out $242.60
Knee High No Show Socks
Stay warm without sacrificing style by slipping into a pair of these knee high no show socks. They feature a moisture wicking property to help keep your feet dry and odorless while also helping to prevent blisters – so you can remain comfortable throughout your day. Check it out $11.93
HP Pavilion Wave Speaker Shaped PC
Give your workstation/home entertainment system a facelift with the HP Pavilion Wave speaker shaped PC. This fully-functional computer provides excellent sound along with features like 4K output, a built-in mic, USB ports, Bluetooth, and Gigabit Ethernet. Check it out $679.00
Chalkboard Spray
Transform nearly any surface in your home into a drawing board using the chalkboard spray. It works on a variety of surfaces like wood, metal, and plaster, while leaving behind a smooth and scratch resistant chalkboard finish. Check it out $3.95
Perpetual Motion Clock
Marvel at the laws of physics when you check the time using this perpetual motion clock. This unique and ornate timepiece features a series of mechanical gears and metallic marbles that run along a specialized track to indicate the time of day. Check it out $7,000.00
Give Your Bike Zing with the Copenhagen Wheel
Talk about upcycling! The Copenhagen Wheel turns your bike into a hybrid e-bike, giving…
This Towering 65-Foot Robot Arm Weighs Less Than a Puppy
The robot arms designed to build cars in a factory setting have a limited reach, but still manage to weigh several tons. The Giacometti Arm, however, can extend over 65-feet,weighs just two-and-a-half pounds, and can easily squeeze into the trunk of your car.Read more…
Starry Internet’s broadband beaming technology raises another $30 million
 Since the covers came off Starry Internet early last year, the startup has mostly been in trial mode, rolling out its unique technology in a limited trial around its Boston headquarters and showing it off to select press. Starry’s solution has been the subject of much speculation and excitement, promising…
Appeals against European Union’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling take shape
Apple will this week file its appeal of a European Commission decision that it owes Ireland billions in back taxes, while the country’s Department of Finance has revealed details of its own appeal.European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said on Aug. 30 that Apple must pay up to €13 billion… – latest science and technology news stories
Santa Maria—the incredible rising island
It has been a well-established fact that, as they get older, ocean islands slowly sink. – latest science and technology news stories
New data storage material retains its special magnetic properties even at room temperature
A new material could become the basis for future data storage devices, since it may enable significant reductions in energy demands in comparison to present-day hard drives. This is a material from the class of so-called magnetoelectric multiferroics, whose distinguishing characteristic is that their… – latest science and technology news stories
Understanding an overlooked period of Islamic history
According to most history books, the Islamic empire came to an official end with the Mongol conquests of the Middle East during the mid-13th century. Although by this time the empire had well-surpassed its Golden Age and had entered into a general state of decline, this conquest served as the final nail… – latest science and technology news stories
Uniting datasets across geochemistry and marine geoscience fuels groundbreaking multi-disciplinary discoveries
Most research databases are narrowly focused. They might contain only seismic data from earthquakes, for example, or chemical data from volcanic rocks. The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) set out to create a different kind of research experience, and the result is fueling groundbreaking… – latest science and technology news stories
Hormone concentrations in young mammals predict trade-offs later in life
Early development after birth can have profound effects on survival and reproduction. Now new research suggests that concentrations of a hormone associated with growth and aging in humans can be used to predict growth, reproduction, and lifespan in a population of wild animals. – latest science and technology news stories
Noise sensitivity traced to changes in brain functions
The degree to which one is disturbed by noises of everyday life may be related to how the brain processes variations in the sound stream, according to new findings published in Scientific Reports. – latest science and technology news stories
Stretching time scales to improve extreme event prediction
Stretching time scales to explore extreme events in nature seemed impossible, yet this feat is now conceivable thanks to a team from the Institut FEMTO-ST (CNRS/UFC/UTBM/ENSMM), which used an innovative measurement technique enabling the capture of such events in real time. This technique, which is currently… – latest science and technology news stories
Google’s Waymo adds 100 Chryslers to self-driving fleet
Google’s spinoff self-driving car division Waymo announced Monday it added 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested. – latest science and technology news stories
Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide
Countries as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda are turning to research carried out by Bristol experts to change how they define and tackle poverty. – latest science and technology news stories
No trace of dark matter in gamma-ray background
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) GRAPPA Center of Excellence have just published the most precise analysis of the fluctuations in the gamma-ray background to date. By making use of more than six years of data gathered by the Fermi Large Area Telescope, the researchers found two different…
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Fabric Made from Battery Material Cools Its Wearers
Nanoporous fabric would cool its wearers, reducing the need for air-conditioning — Read more on
These augmented reality robots will turn your living room into a battlefield
MekaMon are advanced battlebots with augmented reality capabilities. They’re made by a British startup called Reach Robotics and are priced at $329.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Ar, Augmented Reality, Real Time Video, and Real Time
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Learn How To Build A Working LEGO Piranha Plant [Video]
Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks made a working LEGO Super Mario piranha plant and (some of) you can too! It all operates via a small hand crank, and you can see how the mechanism works in the video below. (via The Brothers Brick)
The Biggest Scientific Discoveries of 2016
2016 was an insane year across the board, and the world of scientific discovery is no exception. Science saw some serious setbacks this year, but also some major breakthroughs, from the groundbreaking detection of gravitational waves to the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet less than five light years…
Today’s Best Deals: Harmony Remotes, Warner Bros. Box Sets, Razer DeathAdder, and More
Classic films, smart universal remotes, and a great gaming mouse lead off Monday’s best deals. Read more…
Design Milk
2016 Year in Review: Designer Desktops
We look at them for many hours out of the day so why not stare at a cool desktop wallpaper when you’re at your computer, tablet, or phone? We’ve logged another year of desktop wallpapers featuring a fresh batch of artists and designers with brand new quotes for monthly inspiration. In case you missed…
BBC News – World
Trump presidency faces electoral college test from opponents
The US electoral college meets to confirm Donald Trump as president, amid a campaign to thwart him.
BBC News – World
Christine Lagarde: IMF chief convicted over payout
A French court finds IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence but does not penalise her. Full Feed
Trump Makes Two Solid Cabinet Picks: New at Reason
Judging from the reaction to some of Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices, there are two types of businesspeople Democrats distrust: those who behave as you would expect businesspeople to behave and those who don’t. Neither Andrew Puzder nor Rex Tillerson has found many champions in the opposition party….
Hi-Vis Torch Biking Jacket
A jacket so reflective it’s (maybe) visible from space, the Hi-Vis Torch Biking Jacket is one blinding piece of kit. Crafted from Silver MapReflective Fabric, it sports further neon green side strips for daytime visibility and four integreated LED beacon lights for safe–well, even safer–measure. Waterproof,…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Maps Expands Transit Directions Across the United Kingdom
Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data for the United Kingdom, beyond the London, England area already supported. Transit directions by bus, train, or tram are now available within and between large metropolitan areas such as Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool,…
Seven Ways to Make the Most of a Staycation
Staycations are a great way to get some relaxation and fun during your time off without spending money or time traveling. Even so, a staycation doesn’t have to be boring, or just lounging around the house. This graphic has seven tips to make yours more exciting.The infographic below has specific ways…
Treasure Trove of Newly Discovered Species Includes a Newt That Looks Like a Klingon
Biologists working in the Greater Mekong area have identified a staggering 163 new species, including a horned lizard, a rainbow-headed snake dubbed “Ziggy Stardust,” and a newt that looks like a Klingon from Star Trek. Read more…
Popular Science
Gift ideas for your favorite stylish nerd
Gift Guides Bowties, cufflinks, collar pins, and more. Holiday gift ideas for that friend who makes geekery look like it belongs on the runway.
BBC News – World
Pakistan International Airlines goat slaughter mocked
Pakistan’s national airline is mocked after a goat was sacrificed before one of its flights.
5 of the biggest fake news stories from 2016
We live in a ‘post-truth’ era, or at least according to Oxford Dictionaries which named it ‘word of the year’ in its annual poll.  SEE ALSO: No, the Corona beer founder is not making everyone in this village millionaires Facebook is getting intense scrutiny for failing to filter out fake news from…
Physics News
Human Cells Eat Nanowires
Silicon nanowires swallowed by human cells provide new bioelectronic tool
Physics News
New composite technology for enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials
New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed thanks to a collaboration between the University of Surrey, …
The Awesomer
Miracle Cube Timer
Price: ~$18  | BuyThis simple countdown timer automatically can count down a pre-set amount of time. Simply place the time you want to count face up, and its alarm will go off when time’s up. Available in 5/15/30/60 minute, 1/5/10/15 minute, and 1/3/5/7 minute versions. More Awesome Stuff: ShredMachineShaper…
Hands-on: First impressions with Apple AirPods sound quality, pairing, auto-pause, Siri and more
I’ve been looking forward to using Apple’s wireless earbuds, AirPods, ever since they were teased at the iPhone 7 event. They gripped me as something that is quintessentially Apple; a streamlining of earbuds as far as they can go, headphones stripped to the bare essentials. I just got my new Apple…
Latest news
Microsoft needs to fix LinkedIn’s terrible newsfeed
LinkedIn’s value has always been about making connections, but the company’s newsfeed lags many other news sources in delivering relevant content. A dose of Microsoft AI could help.
Programmable Power Supply/Management ICs Save Time & Money
These new ICs may be thought of as analog FPGAs for power, which is ironic since the power market is 6X larger than FPGA market.
Good news: Samsung reportedly knows what ruined the Galaxy Note7
It’s not going to be an easy task, but before Samsung can earn back consumer trust, it’ll need to explain what went ultimately went wrong with the Galaxy Note7 and caused it to be discontinued. A month after publicly apologizing for the Note7 and promising to launch a thorough investigation into the…
The Science of Heaven
Richard de Grijs previews a new documentary about the people’s history of Chinese astronomy
Samsung could look to LG for phone batteries after Note 7 debacle – CNET
Once burned, twice shy, Samsung may find new battery suppliers after problems with the Galaxy Note 7.
Electoral College, social media has a message for you – CNET
Social Cues: Also trending on social media are Hillary Clinton and the #UpsideOf2016.
Americans still prefer physical stores, but online shopping continues to grow
As Americans power through holiday shopping season, a vast majority now say they shop online.  A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that eight in ten people in the United States have made purchases on the web, though only around 28 percent do so at least multiple times per month. While that…
How-To Geek
How to Add Events to Your Google Calendar Using the Address Bar in Chrome
Say you’re browsing the web in Chrome and you remember you need to add a meeting to your calendar. Instead of opening a new tab and accessing your calendar, or using the Google Calendar Chrome app, you can add an event to your calendar right from Chrome’s address bar with this trick.Click Here to Continue… – latest science and technology news stories
Hackers hit Thai sites to protest restrictive internet law
Hackers saying they are protesting the passage of a bill restricting internet freedom have been attacking Thai government computer servers, temporarily disabling public access and reportedly copying restricted documents.
Turkey Blocks Tor’s Anonymity Network
An anonymous reader writes: Turkey’s President Erdogan and the ruling AKP party are increasingly bent on silencing online dissent, and that now affects you even if you’re smart enough to evade typical censorship methods. Watchdog group Turkey Blocks has confirmed that Turkey is blocking the Tor anonymity…
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US drug approvals plummet in 2016
Data highlight a slow year for the US Food and Drug Administration.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21192
These $2 LED Light Bulbs Will Pay For Themselves In a Matter of Months
6-Pack TaoTronics LED Bulbs, $12 with code R8LJ6ANDStill haven’t made the transition to LED? Amazon will sell you a 6-pack of highly rated TaoTronics soft white bulbs for just $12 right now with promo code R8LJ6AND. These put out the brightness equivalent of a 60W incandescent, but with only 9W of electricity…
The Most Indestructible and Educational Tablets for Kids in 2016
Pretty much everyone owns a mobile device these days. No longer are tablets reserved for grown ups. Even children use mobile tech. Despite the controversy, tablets make great gifts. When buying tablets for kids, there are different considerations than for adults. At the top of the list: educational features…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
MIT’s aeroMorph is paper, plastic and fabric self-folding origami
these programmable paper, plastic, and fabric inflatable structures from MIT can mysteriously fold themselves like origami. The post MIT’s aeroMorph is paper, plastic and fabric self-folding origami appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Teen Wins Big for a Homemade Polymer
An orange–avocado material that could keep crops hydrated during droughts places first at the Google Science Fair — Read more on
Latest Galaxy S8 rumors: 20% more expensive than S7; will be unveiled at dedicated April event
It’s been a busy few days in the world of Galaxy S8 rumors, with two different stories surfacing over the weekend. Various reports claim that Samsung’s flagship smartphone will be 20 percent more expensive than its S7 predecessor and it won’t be unveiled until April.
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Black hole detection is becoming much easier
It’s still relatively difficult to spot black holes (after all, they trap light), but it may be relatively commonplace in the near future. An international team of researchers has developed a detection technique that should identify a more frequent 10 black holes per year. By using radio telescopes to…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Synching LED system to show German soccer in new light
VFL Wolfsburg is to become the first German soccer team to have LED pitch lighting installed at its stadium. Philips, which is providing the lighting, says it will deliver a better quality of light at the Volkswagen Arena, allowing for improved TV coverage of games and synching up with stadium…
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The best cameras for kids in 2016
Photography knows no boundaries, and age is certainly no exception. Young or old it’s one of the most popular pastimes out there, and there’s a wide range of cameras available that are suitable for toddlers all the way up to teenagers. In fact, some of the cameras that are perfect for younger shooters…
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BBC confirms Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Planet Earth 2 is on the cards
BBC Worldwide has revealed to TechRadar that it expects to release Planet Earth 2 on Ultra HD Blu-ray following the existing Full HD Blu-ray and DVD releases. Although it was unable to confirm a release date, we were told to expect more details in the New Year. The news should be music to the ears of…
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Download of the day: SyncBackFree
SyncBackFree Named after a legendary skateboarder, musician and all round cool guy*, SyncBackFree (formerly SyncBack Freeware) is a convenient and straightforward backup tool that can back up not just locally but to faraway computers too.You can back up to a different folder, to external drives, to…
Here’s the biggest cosmic event that will captivate America in 2017
A total solar eclipse will take place in August 2017 and it’s going to sweep across the United States.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Usa, American, Cosmic, and Solar Eclipse
Foap Makes It Easy to Sell Stock Photos With Your Phone
If you like taking photos and you like making money, you might as well combine the two interests. Easier said than done, of course, but Foap makes it simple to sell your pictures to brands as stock photography.Read more…
How to heat up your style during the cold season
The dress code at the Mashable office has always been relaxed. But now that the weather is getting colder, we started to think that a few of the guys might enjoy a little style upgrade. Sure they looked good before, but after — they were ready for the runway.    The men of Mashable got some help turning…
Here’s A First Look At Google’s Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica
In May, Fiat Chrysler partnered with Google’s self-driving team (now called Waymo) to codevelop self-driving vehicle technology. Almost immediately, the two started tearing into a Pacifica Hybrid minivan, making modifications to allow the car to accommodate Google’s long list of sensors and computers….
The Curiosity Rover Has Been Out of Action for Weeks
Image: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSSNASA is working to resolve an increasingly frustrating problem with the Curiosity Rover’s drill, which has stalled, leaving the Martian explorer out of action on the slopes of Mount Sharp for more than two weeks.Read more…
Digital Trends
Photography is a balancing act with this gravity-defying tripod head
A father-son engineering team is aiming to make the compose-and-lock process of using a tripod a thing of the past with a balanced motion tripod head that stays in place without knobs and dials. The Hitch Hiker recently reached full funding on Kickstarter, with pledges continuing through Jan. 5, 2017….
Keep Your USB-C Devices At 100% With a Pair of Charger Deals
Aukey USB-C/QC 3.0 Car Charger, $13 with code AUSBCCAR | Aukey USB-C Wall Charger with Power Delivery, $22 with code AUSBC8PDIf your new phone or laptop charges over USB-C, Aukey has a couple of chargers on sale for you today.Read more…
Newswise: SciNews
Brookhaven Lab’s Yimei Zhu Named AAAS Fellow
Brookhaven senior physicist and group leader Yimei Zhu uses electron microscopy to understand the structure and properties of functional materials. His work has led to major contributions in condensed matter physics, materials science, and chemistry.
Newswise: SciNews
New Approach to Water Splitting Could Improve Hydrogen Production
A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have demonstrated a more efficient, less cost-prohibitive way to split water into its elements of hydrogen and oxygen. Their approach could make hydrogen fuel a more viable…
Newswise: SciNews
New Technology Coordinates Drones in Team Missions
A West Virginia University mathematics researcher has developed an algorithm to mobilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in team missions. The new technology allows a team of UAVs to fly autonomously to complete complex coordinated missions.
Newswise: SciNews
Twelve UB Research Projects That Caught the World’s Attention in 2016
We studied beardogs and brewed our own lava. We designed a vortex laser to accelerate computing. We challenged the status quo when it comes to treating concussions, and we helped show why bite-mark analysis may not be a reliable form of evidence to use in criminal courts.
Newswise: SciNews
Astronomers Release Largest Digital Survey of the Visible Universe
The world’s largest digital survey of the visible Universe, mapping billions of stars and galaxies, has been publicly released.
Newswise: SciNews
New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue in a Rodent Model
Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows promise as a potential therapy for restoring natural tooth function in a rodent model.
This free new software protects your PC against ransomware
One of the biggest security stories of 2016 was the rise of ransomware.  In August, a study by security company Malwarebytes said that nearly half of all U.S. businesses had been hit by the malware. More recently, Kasperksy said ransomware attacks had increased threefold against businesses worldwide…
Momento’s new app turns your own photos into GIFs you can decorate and share
 One of the more clever apps to launch on the iMessage App Store is Momento, an app that automatically turns your photos into GIFs for easy sharing. Now this app is available in a standalone format to all iPhone and iPad users, outside of iMessage. It also arrives with an expanded feature set, including…
This bed makes itself
Smartduvet uses an inflatable sheet to reset bedding in place on its own giving you one less thing to worry about before your morning coffee. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Duvet, Real Time Video, Sleep Products, and Smart Home
Curbed National
200 tiny house rentals planned for Colorado mountain town
The 19-acre development would be the largest of its kind in the country Tiny homes have a notoriously

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