Indistinguishable from Magic 12/22

Mashable
Facebook reveals how many times governments requested data in 2016
Around the world, governments submitted more requests for data on Facebook users in the first half of 2016.  But, despite it being a time of political turmoil, they also asked for fewer posts to be taken down, according Facebook’s biannual transparency report. Requests for data rose 27 percent from…
Techbargains.com
Adorama up to 50% off Tascam Sale
Adorama up to 50% off Tascam Sale
VentureBeat
The 8 best chatbots of 2016
GUEST: Wow, what a year! More than 34,000 bots have been built since Facebook Messenger opened its platform to bot developers back in April. Thousands more are probably being designed by inspired teams across the globe as I write these lines. Saying these numbers are mind-blowing would be an understatement….
VentureBeat
How real-time data helps Feeding America fill the meal gap for 49 million (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Real-time data visualizations powered by Tableau are impacting social change in the U.S. and around the world. 46 million people face hunger in the U.S. today — including nearly 13 million children and more than five million seniors. And too many Americans are one job loss or medical crisis…
VentureBeat
Google and Huawei are investigating Nexus 6P premature shutdown issue
Some Nexus 6P owners around the world are reporting their phone has started prematurely shutting down. The device powers off all by itself long before the battery is depleted, or at least before Android indicates it is depleted. We contacted Google and confirmed that the company, as well as Huawei, the…
The Wirecutter
The Best True Wireless Headphones So Far
We tested 11 of the most promising true wireless in-ear headphones (as in, no wires at all connecting the earpieces like traditional Bluetooth headphones). All of them, we found, have some flaws in fit, functionality, or convenience. Because this is the first generation of the technology, manufacturers…
Techbargains.com
Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones $44.09
Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones $44.09
TechCrunch
BitTorrent Live’s “cable-killer” P2P video app finally hits iOS
 Cable companies rule TV because they control the expensive wires and satellites that can deliver low-latency live content at scale. Cable companies can then dictate how much per monthly paying subscriber they offer the channel owners for access because there are few alternatives for live distribution….
National Geographic News
5 Animals Helped by Obama’s Arctic and Atlantic Oil Drilling Ban
National Geographic News
These People Are Using the Word of God to Save Animals
With no end in sight to the illegal wildlife trade, secular organizations are working with religious leaders to help combat poaching and sales of animals and plants.
National Geographic News
How to See a Meteor Shower During the Winter Solstice
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TechCrunch
Apps for holiday shopping
 The holidays are almost here and there is still a little time left for last-minute shopping. Instead of sifting though all your discount emails, we found some apps that will help you save money and make both your online and in-store shopping experience easier. Slice Online shoppers may want to check…
Digital Trends
Gore Invisible Fit shoes will keep your feet dry during the wettest of runs
Whether or not you run for exercise, we can all agree on one thing: Running in the rain is not fun. Even if you find a way to keep your body dry, your feet end up soaked. And wet feet means blisters. Currently, there are waterproof shoes already out there, but they can be heavy and don’t breath very…
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Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites
According to Pentagon officials, Russia has successfully completed tests of an anti-satellite missile that could be capable of crippling the US military communications and navigation network. The test, which went off on December 16th, was actually the third successful launch of the PL-19 Nudol missile,…
PCWorld
The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016
A significantly zany yearImage by Reuters/ Thomas PeterAs we close out the year and look at some of the, shall we say more interesting, stories of the year we find quite a tech collection. Everything from NASA’s poop challenge and the most significant advances in Ethernet’s illustrious history to the…
Archinect – News
The top prize-winning architects of 2016
Not a year goes by without one — or maybe 10 — of today’s most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award; not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice, scholarly research, teaching, or expertly juggling…
DiscoveryNews
A ‘Drone City’ Is Being Designed in Time for Tokyo’s Olympic Games
A ‘Drone City’ Is Being Designed in Time for Tokyo’s Olympic Games
Slashdot
Yahoo Email Scan Shows US Spy Push To Recast Constitutional Privacy
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Yahoo Inc’s secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people…
SlashGear
Meta 2 augmented reality developer kit headsets start shipping
The Meta 2 augmented reality developer kit headsets have begun shipping, the company behind them has announced. Though they’re shipping out to buyers a bit later than we’d originally heard, those who quickly pre-ordered should have their AR dev kit unit by the turn of the year. According to a recent…
The Awesomer
DIY 20,000 Gallon Home Aquarium
Link“It’s not so much the fish… I like the challenge of keeping them alive.” We’ve seen a homemade 10,000 gal aquarium. Now let’s check out one that’s double that. It was designed and mostly built by Bill Wann, a natural born inventor. More Awesome Stuff: 10,000 Gallon Home AquariumLEGO Great Ball…
Techbargains.com
Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 16000mAh 2-Port Portable Powerbank $22.99
Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 16000mAh 2-Port Portable Powerbank $22.99
Digital Trends
Canon recognized for excellence in wide-format printers in industry awards
Canon has taken home high honors for its recently expanded series of imagePrograf wide-format printers. Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) awarded the company first place in both the individual product and whole-series categories. Canon was recognized for both its fine art/photography and large-format signage…
BBC News – World
Honey hunting
Kenyan businessmen are tapping into the honey industry with the introduction of modern methods, which local farmers say present a shift away from long-held tradition, writes the BBC’s Nicola Kelly.
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EuroDisplay 2017
Conference: 31 Oct 2017 – 2 Nov 2017, Meliá Berlin, Friedrichstraße, 103, Berlin, Germany. Organized by the Society for Information Display and the Institute of Physics.
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Flash Physics: Diamond-defect FM-radio tunes in, Slovenia joins CERN, first plasma for WEST tokamak
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Hoaxy visualizes how fake news spreads across social media
We’re at the point where the proliferation of fake news online has had extreme offline consequences. While Google has poured funds into battling misinformation and Facebook has asked its users to rate headlines for truthfulness, Indiana University is…
Latest news
NBN signs fibre network construction contracts for FttDP
Following the government’s AU$19.5 billion equity injection last month, NBN has announced signing new fibre construction contracts with Fulton Hogan, Downer, and Service Stream.
Latest news
Turnbull hands out AU$76m to drive industry and research partnerships
The Australian government is hoping to drive further ‘collaboration’ between universities and industry, handing over AU$76 million in funding, a further AU$16 million than previously promised.
Discover Magazine
Quality and quantity with citizen science
Citizen science is a range of activities and projects through which people from all walks of life help advance scientific discovery. Citizen scientists bring science into the mainstream and make science relevant to their lives. As a scientist, I rely on citizen scientists as research collaborators. As…
Mashable
The most memorable lines from Obama’s 8 years in office
Before we hand over the reins to Donald Trump and his unique way of speaking (and tweeting), let’s reflect on some of the eloquence President Barack Obama shared with us through his time in office. Obama’s team of speechwriters picked out the big moments in the past eight years of his presidential speeches…
Lifehacker
Every Big Game Coming Out This Winter
Art by Angelica AlzonaWinter. The season where we cut open tauntauns in order to keep warm. And where we bundle up with a blanket, some cocoa, and games. Here’s a list of the numerous games coming out during these snowy times.January 10Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star | PS4, Vita| ActionRunbow Pocket |…
Digital Trends
Innovative air conditioners could work by beaming heat into deep space
Okay, so depending on where you are in the world, air conditioning may not be the most important thing on your mind as the midwinter holidays approach. That’s not stopping the good folks at Stanford University, however. In a paper recently published in the journal Nature, Stanford researchers describe…
BBC News – World
Australian Christian Lobby ‘car bomb’ not politically motivated, police say
Police rule out political motives after a van explodes at a Christian group’s headquarters in Canberra.
Mashable
Cancer-stricken woman’s ‘Jeopardy!’ win brings comfort to loved ones after her death
When Cindy Stowell died on Dec. 5 of colon cancer, her winning streak on Jeopardy! hadn’t hit the airwaves yet. Now, it’s become a source of comfort among her loved ones, including boyfriend Jason Hess. “That’s kind of been a real bright point among … some other tragic circumstances,” Hess told CNN’s…
HiConsumption
Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot
A popular pair of sneakerboots get an all-white release.
9to5Mac
New profile sheds light on Apple’s push to switch to OLED displays with iPhone 8
It’s long been reported that Apple plans to switch to an OLED display with at least one iPhone model in 2017, with supply and production issues being the primary reason not to bring the technology to all models. This evening, Bloomberg has published a new profile shedding more light on the production…
Mashable
War of words after flashy headlines claim hackers can take down a plane
People love stories they envision playing out on a movie screen—and on Tuesday, a smattering of media outlets thought they had a great one to deliver their readers.  “How a hacker could fly a PLANE,” screamed The Daily Mail. “Hackers could take control of a plane using in-flight entertainment system,”…
Gizmodo
Why Are We So Damn Nostalgic These Days?
It’s not the fault of Hollywood or Netflix or even the internet. Or, well, it’s not all their fault. We’re to blame for encouraging all these nostalgic re-releases and poorly re-hashed versions of things from our childhood, too. 8-Bit Philosophy delves into our need for nostalgia and cites philosopher…
SlashGear
Google Drive now offers discounted annual plans
Well that took them long enough. The battle for cloud storage supremacy has somewhat quieted down in recent months (will leave it to the reader to decide who won), so we don’t really foresee any major pricing changes, save for the occasional seasonal sale or discount. That said, we’re definitely welcoming…
Lifehacker
Most Popular Featured Desktops of 2016
Every week, we feature customized desktops submitted by readers that show off beautiful wallpapers, great customization, and UI tweaks. Sometimes they’re fun, sometimes they’re functional, and sometimes they’re both, but 2016 was a great year for them. Here’s a look at your favorites.The Simply Ubuntu…
HiConsumption
.30 Caliber Mini Pocket Cannon
The only way to legitimize that miniature Revolutionary War battle scene in your attic.
HiConsumption
2015 BMW R nineT by Urban Motor
Yet another classic upgrade from the Berlin-based bike shop.
Mises Institute
How Unions Used Licensing to Crush Ethnic Barbershops
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryHow Unions Used Licensing to Crush Ethnic BarbershopsPolitical Theory 0 Views For far too long, historians who wrote on inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations focused almost exclusively on the victimization of various groups while ignoring…
Digital Trends
Meet NationBuilder, the mercenary software that powered Trump and Brexit
What do the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump’s ascent to the position of U.S. president have in common? They were both facilitated by a piece of software called NationBuilder. NationBuilder is “leadership software” that brings together features from services like MailChimp, WordPress, and PayPal into…
Slashdot
Hotbed of Cybercrime Activity Tracked Down To ISP In Region Where Russia Is Invading Ukraine
An anonymous reader writes: Last week, WordPress security firm WordFence revealed it detected over 1.65 million brute-force attacks originating from an ISP in Ukraine that generated more malicious traffic than GoDaddy, OVH, and Rostelecom, put together. A week later, after news of WordFence’s findings…
io9
This Is Our Best Look Yet At Saturn’s Moon Pandora
Image: NASAPandora is one of Saturn’s many baby moons, far too runty to form a sphere under its own gravity. Instead, this 52-mile across space rock looks more like a fossilized glob of silly putty in closest image ever captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.Read more…
The Verge – All Posts
Nier: Automata is shaping up to be one of 2017’s best action games
The developers of Nier: Automata understand how important it is that a really big sword feels like a really big sword. The upcoming action-RPG puts you in the role of an android soldier who wields a blade that’s even taller than she is, and when you swing it for a heavy attack, there’s an incredibly…
Latest news
Facebook received national security letter for customer details in 2015
The number of requests for Facebook to hand over user data by governments around the world has risen in the first half of 2016, according to a new report by the social media giant.
Slashdot
7-Eleven Beats Google, Amazon To First Commercial Drone Delivery Service In US
schwit1 quotes a report from Phys.Org: U.S. drone delivery service Flirtey on Monday announced that its self-piloting flying machines have whisked flu medicine, hot food and more from 7-Eleven convenience stores to customers’ homes. The Nevada-based company boasted of being the first drone service to…
DigsDigs
32 Walk-In Shower Designs That You Will Love
Walk-in showers are very functional and chic, and these are the best ones to fit in small bathrooms. They give your bathroom a modern and fresh look and efficiently use the space that you have. I’d like to share the coolest walk-in shower designs that will inspire you to make on in your home, too. Glass-Enclosed…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Paperback bacteria biobattery folds for different power levels
With the aim of producing low-cost, portable, disposable batteries for use in remote areas, researchers at Binghamton University in New York have been developing paper-based, bacteria-powered fuel cells for over a year now. After a matchbook-styled original prototype turned into a more powerful…
Gizmodo
Wow, Look at This Lighthouse Completely Covered in Ice
Photographer Joshua Nowicki captured photographs of the St. Joseph lighthouse at the mouth of the St. Joseph River in Michigan and it’s beautifully (and completely) covered in ice. And because the thick icicles that accentuate the lighthouse are angled back from the strong winds, it looks like an alien…
VentureBeat
NES Classic, Switch, and Mario grew Nintendo’s search volume to 3 times the size of PlayStation’s
Nintendo is capitalizing on its brand, and it is starting to pull away from PlayStation and Xbox in terms of consumer mindshare. Search volume for Nintendo-related terms grew to triple the size of PlayStation- or Xbox-related searches, according to internet-data firm SimilarWeb. New products and announcements…
Slashdot
Firefox Takes the Next Step Towards Rolling Out Multi-Process To Everyone
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: With Firefox 50, Mozilla has rolled out the first major piece of its new multi-process architecture. Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari all have a multiple process design that separates their rendering engine — the part of the browser that…
Acquire
A one-of-one Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype is going up for sale this Feburary
One of the rarest Porsches in the world.The words “rare car” tend to get overused a bit, but this 901 Cabriolet Prototype is the very definition of the word. The car is a one-of-one example that predates the 911 and is the only known cabriolet prototype in existence and is the second-earliest surviving…
Digital Trends
A new beta of Microsoft’s Beam game-streaming service is now live for Pro users
Matt Salsamendi from the Beam game-streaming service posted a blog on Tuesday stating that “Pro” users can now test a new version that was built from the ground up for scalability. To compete with Twitch, in August Microsoft acquired Beam, which moves away from Twitch’s watch-and-chat setup by enabling…
Slashdot
NIST Asks Public For Help With Quantum-Proof Cryptography
chicksdaddy quotes a report from The Security Ledger: With functional, quantum computers on the (distant?) horizon, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking the public for help heading off what it calls “a looming threat to information security:” powerful quantum computers…
The Next Web
Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017
It’s that time of year where we look at the year that was and the year that will be. We’ve seen a lot of amazing website designs this year, and I’m eager to see what 2017 has in store for website and website design. 2017 is sure to bring some amazing website designs, but if we look hard enough, we can…
Acquire
Allied Metal Works gives clip-on sunglasses a bold makeover
The company’s new clip-ons dramatically transform their new optical styles.There are plenty of clip-on options when it comes to adding sunglasses lenses to optical frames, but none of them look quite like this. Allied Metal Works is introducing a couple of new aviator silhouettes that look great on their…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Assassin’s Creed and why Hollywood just can’t get video game movies right
With the release of Assassin’s Creed we witness yet another failed video game to movie adaptation. Why can’t Hollywood get this right? What is going wrong?.. Continue Reading Assassin’s Creed and why Hollywood just can’t get video game movies right Category: Games Tags: Video…
BBC News – World
100 Women: The niqab-wearing star of social media
Amy Roko’s short comedy sketches about life as a veiled woman in Saudi Arabia has made her big on social media.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – art installations
from suspended large-scale rotating rings to interactive clubs in brazil, we highlight 10 art installations from our reader submissions of 2016. The post TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – art installations appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TechCrunch
New regulations could limit Didi’s taxi on-demand service in China’s top cities
 There’s trouble in China for ride-sharing services after authorities in Beijing and Shanghai instituted new regulations that forbid people not officially registered as living in either city from working for services like Didi Chuxing or Uber. Read More
Fast Company
This Dumb Year: The 67 Worst Moments In Tech 2016
Apologies galore! Exploding phones! A company named Tronc! And other stuff that made the year in technology so memorably off-kilter. Apologies galore! Exploding phones! A company named Tronc! And other stuff that made the year in technology so memorably off-kilter.”Awful.” “Terrible.”…
Latest news
Austrade to promote Australia’s cyber talent to the US
Australia will be sending around 20 cybersecurity companies to the RSA Conference in San Francisco next year to showcase what the nation has to offer.
Reason.com Full Feed
The Abortion Battle Ahead—and a Way Out
In the presidential campaign, no issue separated Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton more starkly than abortion. He promised to ban it after the 20-week mark of a pregnancy and appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. She vowed to protect “the right to safe and legal abortions” against…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Facebook at a Crossroads
The social network is getting richer and more powerful—but as it grows it also generates more resistance.
BBC News – World
Japan in record military spending amid Chinese tensions
PM Shinzo Abe has signed off on an increase in military spending, amid regional tensions.
Mises Institute
Why Are Dollar Bills Worth Anything?
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssWhy Are Dollar Bills Worth Anything? Monetary TheoryMoney and Banking 0 Views Why are the dollar bills in people’s pockets worth anything? According to some experts, the dollar bills carry value because the government in power says so. Other experts are…
Mashable
Detectives Benson and Stabler bless the internet with a holidays selfie
Admit it: There has never been a better crime-fighting TV duo than Law & Order: SVU’s detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler. There never will be. While actors Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay may no longer appear together on the best show ever made, their love for each other and hatred…
Mises Institute
A Message From Lew Rockwell
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryA Message From Lew RockwellHistory of the Austrian School of Economics 0 Views When I first met Henry Hazlitt, I was, of course, in awe. After all, a birthday gift of Economics in One Lesson had changed my life.I was then an editor at Arlington…
Gear Patrol
How to Get the Best Deal on a Last-Minute Flight
Get home by Christmas — without losing your mind or emptying your wallet. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Staff Picks: Holiday Outdoor Adventures
A pair of burly insulated mittens, the best snowshoes money can buy, a rocket ship that moonlights as a sled and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Tear Up the Slopes with the Best Ski Boots of the Year
If you’re going to own one piece of ski equipment, it should be boots. Here’s a selection of the year’s standouts. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Procrastinator’s Guide to Great Holiday Gifts
Gifts for your friends, dudes in your family, clients, coworkers and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
How to Make One of the Most Beautiful Watch Movements in the World
At Arnold & Son, beautiful movements are replacing watch dials. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Weekender You Need This Winter
Have gear, will travel. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 22, 2016
How to save on an iPad mini, a Moleskine notebook and a Mountain Hardwear jacket. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 22, 2016
A raw bean coffee maker, performance boxer-briefs, a slingshot for adults and much more. …Read More »
Mashable
Dust off your dream journal: 12 of the world’s best hotel pools
How good is escapism? The answer is “the best.”  Because it’s the end of the year, let’s indulge a little. How’s a list of the some of world’s most beautiful resort pools sound?  SEE ALSO: All of Instagram is snapping the same pic of this damn pool in Morocco It’s always good to take a moment to reflect…
Discover Magazine
The Nose Knows Antibiotics
Bacteria living in your nose produce a powerful antibiotic.
The Next Web
Technology trends that will transform content marketing in 2017
Content marketing is rapidly evolving. Producing generic content and throwing it out there hoping for a miracle is no longer a marketing strategy for any business that hopes to stay competitive. Spun content on web pages, auto-generated videos, and other poor content marketing strategies will often have…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Mouse study suggests microgreens could offer macro benefits
When a “health food” trend hits the tables, it’s hard not to feel a little cynical. But a new animal study by US Department of Agriculture researchers may pave the way to proving that red cabbage microgreens, now popular in restaurants and on cooking shows, offer a way to reduce weight gain…
Mashable
Machine learning will make sure no one steals your logo
A computer’s ability to accurately identify images is a white whale for many technology companies, from Baidu to Google. One Australian startup has found a corner of the market to dominate, winning contracts with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and IP Australia for algorithms…
Digital Trends
Facebook gives celebs more Live Video features via its Mentions app
Before Facebook made its burgeoning Live Video tool available to general users, it handed it over to celebs and influencers via its Mentions app. Now, Facebook is updating Mentions with even more features that enable its top publishers to schedule, moderate, and edit broadcasts. Seeing as so many A-list…
EETimes:
Synopsys Wins Injunction Against EDA Startup
Court order prohibits ATopTech from selling any product found to infringe Synopsys copyrights.
BBC News – World
Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post
Donald Trump appoints one of his advisers, a strong critic of China, to a top US trade post.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
UN agrees to set up panel for Syria war crimes cases
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war.
Digital Trends
Facebook hopes to get you talking with launch of News Feed Moments
Facebook users simply aren’t sharing as many good old-fashioned text posts as they used to. We touched upon this topic earlier in the week when Facebook unveiled its new colored status backgrounds. According to a report published in April, Facebook’s community is ditching personal posts in favor of links…
SlashGear
Galaxy S8 might come with an ominous “Beast Mode”
The Samsung Galaxy S8, which might be delayed in the US until April, is rumored to be a great many things. This latest one, however, isn’t one of them. It is, on the other hand, still interesting, or amusing at the very least. According to some trademark paperwork filed in the European Union reveals…
Mashable
This online retailer is now selling cash!
An Indian online retailer is now selling the most sought of commodity in the country on its platform — cash!   SEE ALSO: India’s futile attempt to go cashless is a reality check for our dream epayments future Snapdeal announced Thursday its “Cash@Home” service, through which people in select cities…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Macromolecules: Light to design precision polymers
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 Chemists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in specifically controlling the setup of precision polymers by light-induced chemical reactions. The new method allows for the precise, planned arrangement of the chain links, i.e. monomers,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Searching a sea of ‘noise’ to find exoplanets – using only data as a guide
New Haven CT (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 Yale researchers have found a data-driven way to detect distant planets and refine the search for worlds similar to Earth. The new approach, outlined in a study published Dec. 20 in The Astronomical Journal, relies on mathematical methods that have their foundations…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Avalanche statistics suggest Tabby’s star is near a continuous phase transition
Chicago IL (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 In its search for extrasolar planets, the Kepler space telescope looks for stars whose light flux periodically dims, signaling the passing of an orbiting planet in front of the star. But the timing and duration of diminished light flux episodes Kepler detected coming…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become ‘Spiders’
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 22, 2016 Erosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian “spiders,” which are radially patterned channels found only in the south polar region of Mars. Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
ESO: ALMA’s Ability to Search for Water in the Universe Improved
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile has begun observing in a new range of the electromagnetic spectrum. This has been made possible thanks to new receivers installed at the telescope’s antennas, which can detect radio waves with wavelengths…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 The sheer observing power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is rarely better illustrated than in an image such as this. This glowing pink nebula, named NGC 248, is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, just under 200 000 light-years away and yet can still…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
VLA, ALMA team up to give first look at birthplaces of most current stars
Charlottesville VA (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born. To do so, they used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to look at distant…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 When data sets get too big, sometimes the only way to do anything useful with them is to extract much smaller subsets and analyze those instead. Those subsets have to preserve certain properties of the full sets, however, and one property that’s useful in a wide…
MakeUseOf
Christmas Countdown: Last Chance For Next Day Shipping! [UK]
Here we are just three days away from Christmas. Don’t panic! There are still plenty of opportunities to get those last minute gifts and decorations with Amazon’s Prime or Next Day delivery. Whatever you have planned over the Christmas weekend, have a enjoyable, and relaxing break. We will we see you…
Nano Technology News
Going green with nanotechnology
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and replace harmful substances with eco-compatible solutions. …
Desire This | The Best of Everything
The Most Wonderful Ornament from US Postal Service
The Most Wonderful Ornament from US Postal ServiceIn a limited trial only, USPS is testing something new this year. They call it “The Most Wonderful Ornament,” and it’s basically a Christmas decoration you can hang on your tree that changes color as the status of your package is updated to the very moment…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Above and beyond megathrusts: Draining pore-fluids dampens tremors
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 In the Nankai subduction zone, Japan, non-volcanic deep tremors occur down-dip of the megathrust seismogenic zone, and are observed to coincide temporally with short-term slow-slip events (SSEs). They occur within a limited depth range of 30-35 km over an along-strike…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Clues from past volcanic explosion help Manchester-led team model future activity
Manchester, UK (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 Researchers led by The University of Manchester have developed a model that will help civil defence agencies better judge the impact of future volcanic eruptions – including those that threaten the UK population. Mike Burton, Professor of Volcanology at Manchester’s…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 Manganese nodules on the seabed of the Pacific Ocean are an important breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses. As reported by a German-American team of biologists in the current issue of the journal Current Biology, the octopuses deposit their eggs onto sponges…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of British Columbia have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. This might appear to be good news, but it is due to a decline in fish stocks near the surface which has forced…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New prehistoric bird species discovered
Rochester NY (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 A team of geologists at the University of Rochester has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude, and offer further evidence…
Digital Trends
U.K. drone crackdown means users may have to pass a test to fly them
It seems the British government is about to get tough on drone owners after suggesting this week it may force everyone with a flying machine to take a test before they can use it. The proposal comes amid mounting concern over safety in the skies, with more than 50 reports in the last year of near misses…
Brain Pickings
Art in the Light of Conscience: The Great Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva on Loving vs. Understanding and the Paradoxical Psychology of Our Resistance to Ideas
“Not to go onwards (in verse, as in everything) means to go backwards — that is, to leave the scene.” “People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them,” Bob Dylan observed in his 1991 conversation with journalist Paul Zollo about the unconscious mind and the creative process. More…
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Martian mVoice Victory Smartwatch Brings Amazon Alexa & Smart Home Controls To Your Wrist
Don’t know what gift to get to the connected nerd in your life? Why not give them the gift of a Martian mVoice Victory Smart Watch? With … Read More
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Yahoo email scan shows U.S. spy push to recast constitutional privacy
(Reuters) — Yahoo Inc’s secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings. The…
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Peter Thiel’s startup helps authorities track illegal immigrants
Data-mining and analytics firm Palantir, co-founded by Gawker-bankrupting tech billionaire Peter Thiel, remains a secretive purveyor of intelligence-gathering tools. While a May report revealed the company’s struggles retaining blue chip commercial c…
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‘Passengers’ and the real-life science of deep space travel
From “Aliens” to “Interstellar,” Hollywood has long used suspended animation to overcome the difficulties of deep space travel, but the once-fanciful sci-fi staple is becoming scientific fact.
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Sex and marriage with robots: science fiction or new reality?
Sex with robots is “just around the corner”, an expert told a global conference in London this week featuring interactive sex toys and discussions on the ethics of relationships with humanoids.
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Conflict in Africa blocking efforts to save giraffes
Selma saunters on her stilt-like legs, batting thick lashes as she extends a blackish tongue—as long as an arm—to grab pellets offered by an awed tourist.
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US privacy board in disarray before Trump takes office
A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
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A New Jersey judge has ordered the Trentonian newspaper not to publish stories about a child custody case regarding a 5-year-old who brought drugs to school on at least two occasions. The judge issued the injunction after a reporter for the paper obtained court documents from the case. The New Jersey…
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Academic, 102, who won employment battle
Dr David Goodall, a 102-year-old scientist, has won a battle to keep working on campus at Edith Cowen University.
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Osprey Daylite Daypack
I’m not an everyday carry guy in the traditional sense, but I do have a small pile of stuff I like to have handy anywhere (contact solution, pen and notepad, etc). For years I have used various messenger-style bags, then a simpler, lighter weight variant — all of which threw my spine out of alignment…
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Nuvita 9-Piece Professional Classic Ceramic Knife Set $19.99
Nuvita 9-Piece Professional Classic Ceramic Knife Set $19.99
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Afghanistan Taliban: Eight dead in attack on MP’s house
At least eight people were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked the house of an Afghan MP in Kabul.
Next Big Future
Bootstrapping space industry and a solar system wide civilization with Robots and 3D printing
Advances in robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies are game-changing for space colonization. As a result, it has become economically feasible – as we attempt to demonstrate in this paper – to bootstrap a self-sustaining, self-expanding lunar industry that will spread across the…
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Philippines watchdog to investigate Duterte’s killing brag
The Philippines independent human rights watchdog said Thursday it will investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission he killed three criminals years ago, after the United Nations’ rights chief called for a murder probe.
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2016: A look at Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis
The year 2016 saw the migrant crisis dominate headlines once again. From the controversial EU-Turkey deal to the closing of the Calais “Jungle”, FRANCE 24 looks back at the key events of the year.
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China launches carbon dioxide monitoring satellite
China on Thursday launched a satellite to monitor carbon dioxide levels, state media said, making the Asian giant the third country to track the potent contributor to global warming from space.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
the aperture wrench adjusts its size like a camera lens
by utilizing the mechanical motion found in the aperture of a camera, the single wrench can fit a broad range of nut diameters. The post the aperture wrench adjusts its size like a camera lens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Russian ambassador killing: Putin to lead tributes at ceremony
President Vladimir Putin leads tributes in Moscow to the Russian ambassador assassinated in Ankara.
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Worldwide Gaming Market Hits $91 Billion In 2016, Says Report
According to a new SuperData Research report, the worldwide gaming market was worth a whopping $91 billion this year, with mobile gaming leading the way with a total estimated market value of $41 billion. The PC gaming market did very well too, as it pulled in nearly $36 billion over the year. PC Gamer…
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Sliding Doors and Inventive Design Alter Family Apartment in Moscow
An urban apartment is a place where one needs to find balance between space-conscious design, aesthetics and practicality even while working with both style and budget constraints. The homeowners of this small, family apartment in Moscow longed for an interior that was fresh, energetic, smart and refined,…
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With The Felt Tote’m Electric Bike, Commuting To Work Has Never Been Easier
Even the most passionate cyclists must admit that electric bikes are the best option for urban mobility. That being said, you’ll be needing a whole lot more … Read More
The Next Web
These wireless earbuds easily rival the AirPods… and cost half as much
Bluetooth wireless earbuds are blowing up right now, perhaps because the best ones are so small and lightweight that you practically forget you’re wearing them. Team up that low profile with tremendous sound and ease of use, and you’ve got the new AirBeans true wireless stereo earbuds. You can get these…
Fast Company
Verily Created A Spoon That Helps People With Movement Disorders Eat Independently
It’s called the Liftware Level and it’s part of Verily’s program to develop assistive technologies for people with impaired movement. It’s called the Liftware Level and it’s part of Verily’s program to develop assistive technologies for people with impaired movement.Stefanie Putnam,…
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Suaoki 4-in-1 Cree Led Rechargeable Brightest Flashlight Torch Light $13.99
Suaoki 4-in-1 Cree Led Rechargeable Brightest Flashlight Torch Light $13.99
The Next Web
Hyundai wants to change the way we move
On the list of wearable robot suit makers, you might not expect to see ‘car manufacturer’. But you shouldn’t be too surprised. Last week, Hyundai revealed two of its exoskeleton prototypes. The H-Wex (the ‘W’ is for waist) is a device to help cut down on the number of back injuries due to industrial…
New Scientist – Online news
Cut overseas aid and you risk setting off the population bomb
Foreign aid is under attack but it could be key to stopping global population hitting a possible 13 billion this century, says James Randerson
New Scientist – Online news
First babies from menopausal mothers’ own eggs may be born soon
Fertility clinics are racing to turn back the biological clock, with one claiming that it has already managed to fertilise eggs from post-menopausal women
Mashable
India goes berserk as Bollywood couple names newborn after medieval emperor
“What’s in a name?”  Or so, said the great William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, possibly his most celebrated work.  SEE ALSO: The 8 most Bollywood things about ‘La La Land’ But perhaps there is a lot in a name in a country like India, where the christening of a newborn is a massive occasion. Families…
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Uber launches electric fleet of Teslas in Madrid
In its battles with local government, Uber is happy to burnish its green credentials when it thinks doing so will help it curry favor. In Madrid, where the taxi service was banned until March this year for its use of unlicensed drivers, Uber recently introduced a fleet of electric Teslas (the Model S)…
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Sony gives Euro snappers a smarter and smoother superzoom
Sony has announced a new addition to its growing range of superzoom cameras. The new Cyber-Shot HX350 is fitted with a Zeiss lens with 50x optical zoom, giving it the equivalent of a 24mm – 1200mm range. It’s more than just a one-trick pony, too, thanks to a clever stabilization system for…
Fast Company
The 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2016
Here’s a list of the best advice we’ve given for building and growing a successful organization. Here’s a list of the best advice we’ve given for building and growing a successful organization.Over the last year, there have been a lot of changes on the business landscape from Yahoo…
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Fitbit Charge 2’s 11 new features arrive just in time
Since it’s too late for the 12 days of Christmas, Fitbit is just cramming all 11 new features into its latest fitness wearable, the Charge 2, all in one go. Sure, it feels like it’s missing one more to make the cut, but we’ll gladly take them just as well. Especially considering it’s exactly that season…
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HTC’s mysterious January announcement could be for the One X10
HTC recently teased a big announcement that it’s going to make on January 12. While the teaser gave little away, we might now know what’s coming.According to Chinese site MyDrivers, a phone called the HTC One X10 is set to make its debut in January, in which case it’s likely this is what HTC’s been teasing.The…
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Better broadband is coming for those in remote areas of the UK
The government has announced that almost half a billion pounds has been freed to invest in pushing superfast broadband to homes and businesses in the most remote areas of the UK.The pot of extra cash totals £442 million according to the government, with the money coming from efficiency savings and ‘careful…
BBC News – World
Chinese pour scorn over golden smartphone
Chinese social media users express shock about a gaudy phone created in partnership with Beijing’s Forbidden City museum.
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Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case $28.53
Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case $28.53
Digital Trends
Disney-ABC adds original shows to Snapchat, starting with ‘The Bachelor’ spinoff
Snap is partnering with Disney-ABC Television Group (DATG) on a slate of original programming for visual messaging app Snapchat. The first of these original shows is an offshoot of ABC’s long-running reality show The Bachelor. The episodic series, dubbed Watch Party: The Bachelor, will broadcast via its…
Mashable
You can now find public toilets in India using Google Maps
Thanks to a collaboration between Google and the Indian government, finding a public restroom in several Indian cities has just became easier. SEE ALSO: Apple opens new maps development office in India Starting today, Google Maps has begun listing thousands of public toilets in India’s National Capital…
Computerworld
Silicon Valley’s Trump rebellion now has EFF calling for more encryption
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is keenly worried that President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will step up surveillance activities and pass laws to curtail electronic rights. As a result, the EFF is advising the tech sector to use end-to-end encryption for every transaction…
BBC News – World
Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’
Opposition MPs in Kenya storm out of parliament, claiming they have been assaulted in the house.
PCWorld
Virtual reality, one year out: What went right, what didn’t
After years of teases, tantalizing promises, and Kickstarter campaigns, virtual reality finally became actual reality in 2016, with VR’s mere existence thrusting the entire PC industry into glorious, wonderful turmoil. Despite being around for just a handful of months, virtual reality has already inspired…
PCWorld
Hands-on with Sling TV DVR: A valuable work in progress
One of the big drawbacks with Sling TV, compared to a traditional cable bundle, is the lack of DVR. While many Sling channels have on-demand catalogs, you can’t always depend on them to offer programming that recently aired live.Last week, Sling began testing a cloud DVR feature, which lets users access…
ArchDaily
Interactive Infographic Unveils AIA’s 2016 Third Quarter Home Design Trends Survey
Courtesy of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released its Home Design Trends Survey for the third quarter of 2016, which focuses on community and neighborhood design. According to the Survey, homeowners are generally expressing more…
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The Morning After: Thursday December 22, 2016
Good morning! If you need some last-minute gift ideas, don’t worry — we’ve got your back. Issues in the news include Uber ending its self-driving car tests in San Francisco, a Nokia vs. Apple patent battle and an early look at Sling TV’s AirTV play…
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Dell XPS 15 leak reveals a potential portable gaming powerhouse
Dell has spilled the details of the upcoming XPS 15 refresh by accidentally posting the spec on its website, revealing that the laptop will benefit from some serious additional graphics grunt in the form of a GeForce GTX 1050.The leaked spec was quickly pulled down, but not before it was spotted by the…
WIRED
Majestic Aerials of the Winter Wonderland That Is New Jersey
Filip Wolak takes magical photos of winter landscapes … while flying his plane at the same time. The post Majestic Aerials of the Winter Wonderland That Is New Jersey appeared first on WIRED.
Mashable
Will Smith really wants you to stop harrassing him when he’s trying to pee
Anyone whose ever stood at a urinal will know that it’s the absolute last place you want to make small-talk with a stranger. This goes double for celebrities. SEE ALSO: Martin Freeman takes Middle Earth to ‘The Office’ in hilarious ‘SNL’ sketch During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show,…
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Peanut Butter Execs Were Comically Concerned About ‘Aggressive’ Almond Butter
There was a time when the only choices you had in the nut butter department were chunky or smooth. These days, there’s a veritable buffet of nut and seed butter varieties on the market, from sunflower butter to cashew butter.Peanut butter still far outpaces all the newcomers, but by far the closest competitor…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
rishi soman questions conventional yacht design with the antithesis yacht
the monolithic and monochromatic proposal doesn’t spare on luxury, equipping the yacht with amenities like a pool and its own heliport. The post rishi soman questions conventional yacht design with the antithesis yacht appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Digital Trends
Watch a brazen phone thief get taken down with a flying kick
Sometimes, criminals get exactly what they deserve, as this cheeky smartphone thief definitely found out after grabbing a phone from an unsuspecting truck driver in Guangdong, China. Check out this incredible footage, that appears to have been taken from closed circuit TV cameras, showing the thief on…
Digital Trends
LG’s Korean headquarters is a real-life Wonka factory, and we got the golden ticket
You’ve heard of those facilities where highly guarded trade secrets are kept under lock and key? Where security is fierce, where nobody gets in or out without prior approval, where products are hidden under sheets or disguised to prevent spies from even glimpsing the next generation gear? Well, get…
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LiBa Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager Pillow $25
LiBa Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager Pillow $25
SlashGear
Samsung Smart TVs to showcase new Tizen UI at CES 2017
Samsung hedged its bets on the Tizen operating system instead of Android for its smartwatches and smart TVs, and that investment might finally be paying off. A leaked video of what is allegedly Samsung’s next best thing for Smart TVs shows what the next iteration of Tizen will bring. In a nutshell, it…
PCWorld
4 easy Linux projects for newbies and intermediate users
It’s nearing the end of the year, and most people are busy finishing up the last week’s worth of work, and students are finishing up finals. For me, the last week and a half of December is usually a time to catch up on sleep, and take it easy. But an endless flow of cookies and Netflix can get tiresome. …
VentureBeat
Encrypted email app ProtonMail reports surge in users after latest Yahoo hack revealed
ProtonMail, the encrypted email service that touts itself as NSA-proof, claimed that user growth doubled in the wake of the latest Yahoo email hack scandal, an event that saw an “unauthorized third party” access data from more than one billion Yahoo accounts. That particular hack dated back to 2013,…
Computerworld
Tech luminaries we lost in 2016
In MemoriamImage by Derrick Nauflett, Intel, New York TimesIn 2016, the world got a little bit smaller as we said goodbye to many of the tech industry’s founders. Yet those innovators left behind legacies and technology that brought us all closer — whether it’s the internet we use daily, digital artwork…
The Next Web
How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business
With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives. Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch. But what about beyond our homes…
How-To Geek
How to Run Windows Programs from Windows 10’s Bash Shell
In the Creators Update, Windows 10’s Bash shell now allows you to run Windows binaries and standard Command Prompt commands, right from Bash. You can run both Linux and Windows programs from the same Bash shell, or even incorporate Windows commands into a Bash script.Click Here to Continue Reading
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HEAT 3 SMART GLOVES
The Heat Company have recently released the third generation Heat 3 Smart Gloves, perfect for daily life in winter, photography, skiing, or mountain climbing. The ultimate cold weather glove now features a silver lining at the thumb and index finger tips so you can still use touch screens, and…
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LEVER GEAR TOOLCARD
The Lever Gear Toolcard is another item that may become a handy add on to your EDC, something practical you can take with the rest of your gear, especially if you?re one of those guys that loves to repair your own things. This functional card includes a wide array of tools such as: 24 wrenches,…
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SOUTH HAMS COASTAL HOME
Set on the idyllic coast of South Hams, England, lays this beautiful modern villa that was once an old 60?s bungalow. Restored by Woodford Architecture, the open plan home is all about entertaining and comfort, it features a kitchen, living and dining areas all located around a central double …
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Fasting blocks a specific leukemia in mice
Wild rodents spread more than 35 diseases. Pet mice and rats carry much fewer, luckily, but the diseases they do spread include rat bit fever and Leptospirosis. (credit: ArtBrom) A recent study published in Nature Medicine presents striking evidence that fasting alone, with no other treatments,…
Digital Trends
Volkswagen looks to the past for inspiration in developing a futuristic concept
Volkswagen has released three teaser images that preview a brand-new concept. The yet-unnamed design study is scheduled to make its official debut early next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The Wolfsburg-based company refers to the concept as a member of the I.D. family, which indicates it’s a follow-up…
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T-Mobile One Plus makes HD video streaming more affordable
If you remember when T-Mobile One first came out the carrier wanted us all to think that it was going to be a cheaper way to get unlimited data, but there was one big catch. That catch had to do with the way T-Mobile limited streaming video to 480p streams only on the plan. You could get HD streaming,…
Mashable
10 DIY Christmas gifts you can finish before the holidays
Holiday shopping is truly, deeply a drag when you’re broke and clueless as to what your cousin/boss/whoever really wants. Instead of visiting five increasingly expensive stores, do this instead: take one trip to the craft store or supermarket and DIY bulk presents for everyone on your list.  SEE ALSO:…
ArchDaily
4 Tips to Get Started With Virtual Reality in Architecture
Image from the <a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/772156/exhibition-drawn-to-the-future’>”Drawn to the Future” exhibition</a> held at The Building Centre in London in 2015. Image © Agnese Sanvito This article was originally published by Autodesk’s Redshift publication.You are walking…
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Inside the Breakthrough Starshot Mission to Alpha Centauri
A billionaire-funded plan aims to send a probe to another star. But can it be done? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
PCWorld
The 10 best free Android games of 2016
Don’t miss out on the year’s best phone games—without an entry fee.
Man of Many
10 Films to Watch This Christmas
The holidays are a time for love, family, giving and all that other mushy stuff. It’s the time of year that Mariah Carey gets more airplay than anyone can bear and you’re stressed out because it’s only a couple of days till Christmas and you still haven’t bought a single gift. On the flip-side, one of…
Mashable
9 British and Irish Christmas traditions you need to adopt right now
LONDON — It’s the most wonderful time of year. And, it’s made even more wonderful by the myriad of unique holiday traditions around the world.  SEE ALSO: 11 Christmas traditions from around the world we should all adopt immediately The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have a more than their…
Lifehacker
What to Do When You’re Feeling Homesick Around the Holidays
Most people spend the holidays with family, friends, and loved ones. If you’re away from your family, friends, or loved ones this time of year, it’s hard not to get homesick. Here are a few ways to cope.Start a New Tradition, Like VolunteeringThe holidays make us reminisce about an ideal life, which…
Macworld
How to manage your network with iNet Network Scanner
Two weeks ago in part 2 of the indispensables series I made mention of a network scanning app called iNet Network Scanner. I’ve used this app on my Mac for years and love it, but it also comes in two iOS versions, which I’ve only begun using recently.After that mention I thought it worthwhile to take…
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Dior’s frame-maker is developing mood-assessing smartglasses
The Italian company that makes frames for Dior, Fendi and Hugo Boss eyewear is working on something more high-tech than it’s used to: a pair of smartglasses. According to Bloomberg, Safilo Group SpA spent the past year developing internet-connected glasses with the intention of debuting it at CES 2017….
WIRED
13 Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Save Christmas
Hey slacker, time to get shopping. The post 13 Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Save Christmas appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Review: LifePrint
Print is not dead. At least, LifePrint is banking on it remaining alive for some time to come. The post Review: LifePrint appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Cloud Needs to Get a Whole Lot Greener in 2017
Last year, Greenpeace estimated that within two years, information tech will account for between seven and 12 percent of all electrical use. The post The Cloud Needs to Get a Whole Lot Greener in 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
A Farewell to Wii U, the Game System for Nobody
Nintendo’s ill-fated dual-screened home game console is barely four years old, and it’s already dead. Sayonara! The post A Farewell to Wii U, the Game System for Nobody appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Google’s Mesmerizing Game Turns Scribbles Into Satellite Images
Land Lines is a clever new tool that lets you search satellite images by drawing just a line. The post Google’s Mesmerizing Game Turns Scribbles Into Satellite Images appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2016
It used to be people who disrupted the establishment. Now? It’s mostly the establishment. The post The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Simple Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday at the Movies
Here’s how to get the most out of hitting the multiplex over the holidays. The post Simple Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday at the Movies appeared first on WIRED.
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Job inequality and artificial intelligence in the enterprise
Much has been made of A.I.’s potential to destroy jobs by automating away routine and bureaucratic tasks. But when I think about what makes a job fulfilling, regardless of industry, a few things come to mind: consequential decisions, meaningful personal interactions and challenging problems to solve….
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Zotac’s GTX 1070 Mini packs a ton of power into a compact card
Want to cram a powerful graphics card into your compact PC case? Well, Zotac is the latest vendor to bring out a GeForce GTX 1070 Mini video card which is designed to fit into a Mini-ITX case.The card is 210mm long (just over 8-inches) and the core specs include a base clock of 1518MHz (with boost to…
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Why Stronger Economic Growth Is So Important
If someone offered you $100,000 in 18 years or $92,000 in 35 years, which would you take? It’s a no-brainer, right? Those figures represent the different prospects for an American, on average, under different economic growth scenarios. The difference between 2 percent and 4 percent annual GDP growth…
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What Critics of the FBI’s Clinton Investigation Get Right
This week’s release of the affidavit that the FBI used to obtain a warrant for Anthony Weiner’s laptop has renewed criticism of the way FBI Director James Comey handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices as secretary of state. Much of that criticism is misplaced, but some of it…
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Real-Life Red-Nosed Reindeer Threatened by Warmer Arctic
With too much ice in some places and not enough in others, Canada’s Peary caribou is struggling. But new findings could aid recovery efforts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Modern And Functional Apartment By Domino Architects
This flat was planned for a young family with a 2 year-old child. The apartment was decorated in a simple and modern way, with light-colored natural woods and inserted several simple wooden boxy volumes. Considering the change of lifestyle due to child’s growth within a limited floor space, the designer…
Mashable
Facebook ‘lurking’ is making you miserable and here’s what you can do about it
LONDON — Another study has proved what we already knew but didn’t want to admit — Facebook ‘lurking’ is making you miserableA new study by the University of Copenhagen has revealed that regular use of social media such as Facebook can harm your emotional well-being and overall satisfaction with life….
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Vane on PS4 lets you spread your wings in a forgotten desert – CNET
Did you like Journey or Absu? Then you should keep an eye on this upcoming PlayStation 4 title.
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This Facebook Messenger Chatbot Tells You a Short Story
LOST (Ark Trailer) from Synesthesia EXP on Vimeo.“I wander in an endless perspective where I seem to be the vanishing point,” typed the chatbot. I watched the dancing ellipses bouncing up and down on the bot’s message bubble until it sent another message, another piece of the short story it was telling…
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Research reveals codes that control protein expression
An internal code in cellular molecules called messenger RNA predetermines how much protein they will produce, scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine discovered in a new study.
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Researcher proposes parallel Intelligence, a move toward the intelligent future
Nine months ago, a computer beat one of the world’s best players at one of the world’s oldest games, Go. That was the start of the era of new IT, Intelligent Technology, according to Fei-Yue Wang, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Temperature drives biodiversity
Why is the diversity of animals and plants so unevenly distributed on our planet? An international research team headed by the University of Würzburg has provided new data on this core issue of ecology. The researchers found biodiversity to be driven by temperature.
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Light-induced vesicle explosions to mimic cellular reactions
Cells are the site of a multitude of chemical reactions, the precision of which is envied by scientists. A team of researchers from the CNRS and Bordeaux INP have neared this level of control by controlling the explosion of polymersomes through laser irradiation. These hollow polymer spheres, which can…
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New record set for world’s most heat resistant material
Researchers have discovered that tantalum carbide and hafnium carbide materials can withstand scorching temperatures of nearly 4000 degrees Celsius.
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Video: Silicon pore optics stacks
ESA doesn’t do routine. Nowhere is this more true than for Science, where the goal of each new mission is to observe the universe in novel ways. New technologies are required to make such missions possible, many years in advance. ESA’s Directorate of Technical and Quality Management is tasked with anticipating…
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Researchers propose a new method for verifying the existence of Majorana fermions
A low-temperature material made from the elements praseodymium, osmium, and antimony should be able to host subatomic particles known as Majorana fermions, MIT researchers have shown in a theoretical analysis.
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New metric shows that when building in areas prone to natural disasters, it pays to make informed decisions
Hazard-induced maintenance costs can be significant over the lifetime of a building. Researchers at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) are developing new methods to calculate the benefits of investing in more hazard-resistant structures. Jeremy Gregory, executive director of the CSHub recently…
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Turning up the thermostat in tropics shows promise for energy and comfort
Slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while maintaining employee comfort, according to new research that could guide the design and operation of new and existing office buildings in the world’s tropical…
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NASA releases new, detailed Greenland glacier data
NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission has released preliminary data on the heights of Greenland coastal glaciers from its first airborne campaign in March 2016. The new data show the dramatic increase in coverage that the mission provides to scientists and other interested users. Finalized data…
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The unique visual systems of deep sea fish
If asked the colour of the ocean, most people would rightly say “blue.” The reason is that pure water absorbs long wavelength red light very strongly, but lets the shorter blue wavelengths pass. If you cut yourself while diving, for example, you do not bleed red. What comes out is an alarming brown/black…
Digital Trends
New sensor designs could mean longer high-resolution, high-speed videos
Camera manufacturers make resolution look easy with upward of 50 megapixels in a number of the latest high-end cameras, but as the resolution climbs, another challenge emerges — how do you store all of that data quickly enough to support video at high frame rates? Turns out, the answer may involve giving…
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Encryption backdoors are against US national interest, say lawmakers
Encryption is safeguard for our personal secrets and economic prosperity, says report.
Mashable
9 times ‘Planet Earth II’ took 2016 by storm
LONDON — It’s already been demonstrated on multiple occasions that awesome footage of nature combined with David Attenborough’s dulcet tones is perhaps the key to unlocking true happiness. Planet Earth II, the six-part BBC documentary that aired in November, was no exception to this rule. SEE ALSO:…
Mashable
The royal family has a stark end of the year warning
The Prince of Wales has delivered a stark warning against the rise of populism saying it risks repeating the “dark days” of the 1930s.  During the popular BBC Radio 4’s religious Thought for the Day slot, Prince Charles expressed his grave concerns over the increase of religious hatred and he pleaded…
Scientific American Content: Global
Nurturing Genius
A decades-long study of exceptionally gifted children reveals what it takes to hone the world’s sharpest minds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Popular Science
Today’s best gear for the weekend warrior
Gadgets These items won’t let you down in a pinch. Now opener: travel gear…
Mashable
Man discovers disturbing mystery object in potato chip packet
LONDON — Finding an unidentified object in one’s food is never a pleasant experience — but there’s something even more disturbing about finding an object you can’t even identify. SEE ALSO: British woman gets an unwelcome surprise in her supermarket garden salad Richard Noon, a 33-year-old CRM manager…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Toyota refreshes long-serving shuttle bus
If you’ve ever ridden on a shuttle bus, there is a good chance it was a Toyota Coaster. More than 550,000 have been sold since the model name was adopted in 1969, doing service as hotel shuttles and private minibuses in more than 110 countries. Having done 24 years of loyal service, the current…
Computerworld
2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more
It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity.Here are some of the top trends from 2016 that we’ll likely still be…
SlashGear
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) renders shown off
If you are the sort of smartphone user who only really cares that the device works for calls, texts, and the occasional Facebook when the boss isn’t looking and doesn’t like to be stuck to a long contract with high monthly rates, a cheaper more mediocre phone might be for you. Samsung has a new Galaxy…
MakeUseOf
The Best Backup Software for Windows
We keep our entire lives on our computers. Everything from treasured photographs to vast music collections are saved in digital form. But all that data is fragile. It only takes one errant cup of coffee or rogue electrical component to lose everything. And what about the endless hours you’ve spent customizing…
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Bionic eye implants are bringing back the sight of NHS patients
Those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited form of blindness, have been given a glimmer of hope by the UK’s National Health Service. A successful trial now means that NHS England will carry out procedures to implant “bionic eyes” into ten patients from around the UK, restoring some of their…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Bah humbug! 10 games to help you survive the holidays
The holidays are meant to be a cheerful occasion, but that doesn’t mean everyone takes to the season with a smile on their face and mirth in their heart. Be it exhausting travel, the bitter cold, lack of sunlight, never-ceasing Christmas carols in every shop, or friction with the relatives (protip: they…
SpaceNews.com
Trump transition office adding commercial space expertise to NASA landing team
SANTA FE, N.M. — The transition office for President-elect Donald Trump is adding one, and perhaps up to three, people to the landing team assigned to NASA to provide more insight into commercial space activities. The transition office added Charles Miller to the NASA “landing team” on Dec. 20, according…
Lifehacker
Help Alexa Understand You Better By Telling Her When She’s Right
The Amazon Echo is pretty great at understanding your voice out of the box, but Alexa could always use a little help. If she gets a command wrong—or even if she gets it right—open up your Alexa app to give some feedback.As tips site How-To Geek points out, the Alexa app solicits input for every voice…
Reason.com Full Feed
It’s Political Spot-Changing Season!
December is always a fun month after party-changing presidential elections. Take a cross-section from the political commentary of December 2008, 2000, 1992, 1980, 1976, 1968, 1960 on backward, and you are certain to capture hypocrites, opportunists, self-identified pragmatists, and everyday voters…
9to5Mac
Future Apple Watch models could be slimmer as patent illustrates haptic motor in wristband
A patent application published today could herald slimmer Apple Watch models as the company describes a method of moving the haptic motor from the watch to the band. Taps to the wrist could then be delivered by the band rather than the Watch. Apple specifically cites space-saving as the benefit of…
PCWorld
Advanced 3D NAND is ready to dominate SSDs, kill off traditional flash chips
Three dimensional NAND (3D NAND) is expected to dominate the solid-state drive (SSD) industry beginning next year, as suppliers reduce their shipments of flash storage based on traditional 2D or planar NAND, according to a new report. According to DRAMeXchange’s latest forecast, NAND flash manufacturers…
BBC News – World
Plastic rice seized in Nigeria ‘feels realistic’
The BBC’s Martin Patience examines some of the 2.5 tonnes of “plastic rice” seized in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
ArchDaily
Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom often takes top priority when building or renovating a home. However, choosing a look is not always easy, so here we have gathered 13 stunning bathrooms from previously published projects to provide inspiration in your own designs. Each is filled with inspiring…
Coolest Gadgets
Stuart Cam is a HD Wi-Fi camera for Minions fans
Do you love the Minions from the Despicable Me animated movies? Well, surely these dumb creatures have found a way to survive all these years as they are extremely resilient. Not only that, the main characters will also sport their own names for a greater degree of personalization. Stuart, who happens…
Blog
Hungry reindeer could mitigate climate change, talking about quantum computing and our breakthroughs of the year
Excerpts from a festive Red Folder
Macworld
The Mac in 2016: Grading our predictions
Last December I made a wish list for the Mac in the coming year. In true journalistic fashion, I hedged about whether my list was a bunch of predictions or just flights of fancy. In reality, it was a bit of both—I was trying to predict 2017 without wishing for things that seemed completely unreasonable.So…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Making Spirits Bright: Warm, Rejuvenating Holiday Decor
The holidays are joyful, festive and vibrant! But they can also be stressful, especially if you’re trying to balance work with time off, family gatherings with alone time, and budgeting with shopping for gifts. It’s easy to forget about the true meaning of the season. However you choose to spend your…
How-To Geek
Automatially Give to Charity Every Time You Shop with AmazonSmile
You shop on Amazon a lot, right? So why not make Amazon give to charity whenever you do? AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way to give a little money to a charity of your choice every time you buy something on Amazon. If you shop at smile.amazon.com (instead of http://www.amazon.com), Amazon will donate 0.5%…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Do You Distinguish Between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness?
It’s not meant as insult to believers; the two states of mind can share many similar characteristics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Modular Plugin Tower is flexible housing for the ordinary citizen (Video)
Using a steel spaceframe and prefabricated walls, this design is intended to give another option to people who want their own homes without the regulatory hassle.
BBC News – World
Black woman reports white man for choking her son and she gets arrested
A video showing a black mother and daughter being arrested in Texas is causing outrage on social media.
PCWorld
HyperX Cloud Stinger review: Solid entry-level audio is cheaper than ever
HyperX first made a name for itself back in 2014 with the release of its Cloud headset. Featuring clean audio and an incredible level of comfort for a street price of $80, we’ve been recommending the Cloud ever since. It’s an excellent entry-level headset, with superb craftsmanship that you wouldn’t…
PCWorld
Logitech G231 Prodigy review: One more budget-friendly headset among many
There’s been surprisingly little movement in the budget-friendly end of the headset market these past few years. HyperX released the critically acclaimed Cloud for under $100 in 2014, then followed up with the pretty solid and even cheaper $50 Cloud Stinger this year. You’d think that with HyperX commanding…
Lifehacker
Just Ask People What Gifts They Want
You probably spend a month or more before the holidays trying to figure out what kinds of gifts to get for people without them finding out. The surprise is half the fun. However, you might be better of just asking.As CNN explains, while the self-imposed mystery of giving surprise gifts can be fun, it…
Macworld
Unfocused: A spray of complaints about Apple products
You ever have an idea and then look into the idea and realize it really wasn’t much of anything and you had to discard it? Well, then you can’t write for Business Insider because you went a step too far. Writing for the wonderful people and Apple doom seers and fabulists and the man known simply as…
Macworld
How to capture deleted photos from an unsynced device
A family member of mine deleted a lot of pictures from iCloud (on his phone), and then wiped them from the Recently Deleted folder as well. The problem is that my iPad was linked to the same iCloud account as well and I need those pictures back. My iPad is switched off as I am in another country…
A Daily Dose of Architecture
Top 5 of 2016, 4/5: Favorite Exhibitions
To wrap up this calendar year, I’m doing a week of posts that look back at other posts during 2016. Here are the five best exhibitions (all, it happens, in New York City) that I saw and wrote about in 2016.GARDEN CITY | MEGA CITY at the Skyscraper MuseumGlobal Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie at…
BBC News – World
Russia used Syria as live-fire training – US general
The US army’s commander in Europe criticises Russia’s “disregard for civilians” in Syria.
Reason.com Full Feed
The Best Books, Films, Music, and Television of 2016
As the year drew to a close, we asked Reason’s staff to select some of the best books, movies, and other media released in 2016. Our picks range from a novel about economic apocalypse to a sitcom about aliens, from a book about cocktails to a film about Hannah Arendt. Dig in. —Jesse Walker Eric Boehm,…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Best of 2016: New at Reason
As the year drew to a close, we asked Reason’s staff to select some of the best books, movies, and other media released in 2016. Our picks range from a novel about economic apocalypse to a sitcom about aliens, from a book about cocktails to a film about Hannah Arendt—plus items about Prohibition, the…
BBC News – World
Russian ambassador killing: Funeral held in Moscow
President Vladimir Putin leads tributes in Moscow to the Russian ambassador assassinated in Ankara.
TechCrunch
Elon Musk says Tesla’s vision neural net for Autopilot is “now working well”
 Tesla is making progress towards its goal of making its latest cars fully self-driving, according to Elon Musk sharing some updates about the project, and about Enhanced Autopilot, the improved semi-autonomous driver assist system Tesla is planning to release in the near-term, before full autonomy is…
Phys.org: Physics News
Cerium hexaboride challenges physicists to develop new theory
Scientists from MIPT and other research institutes and universities have discovered unusual phenomena occurring in a single cerium hexaboride (CeB6) crystal. By performing an electron spin resonance (ESR) experiment, the researchers confirmed the status of the material, which has been dubbed an “exception…
Phys.org: Physics News
Researchers propose a new method for verifying the existence of Majorana fermions
A low-temperature material made from the elements praseodymium, osmium, and antimony should be able to host subatomic particles known as Majorana fermions, MIT researchers have shown in a theoretical analysis.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists test solutions for energy-efficient grow houses
If Colorado’s experience is any indication, energy use is expected to spike with the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in California, much as it did when data centers sprang up throughout the state.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Protect your pets from lethal treats and heat this Christmas
Sharing is not caring when it comes to your pets at Christmas with many tasty festive delights on the naughty list for furry family members.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Will universal basic income ever become an American reality?
Finland is on the verge of launching a two-year experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2,000 unemployed people—from white-collar computer programmers to blue-collar construction workers—will receive a monthly stipend of $580 in lieu of their typical benefits.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How long between drinks for arid-zone-dwelling night parrot?
The rare and mysterious night parrot, a plump green and gold bird, is adapted to life in the harsh arid zone, but when does it need a drink?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study asks if Uber drivers are entrepreneurs
The ridesharing company Uber has become a poster child for the sharing economy. Just about anyone with a driver’s license and a car can turn those assets into a money-making venture—one in which drivers are told they can make their own hours and be their own bosses.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hematite-rich deposits in Capri Chasma
Capri Chasma is located in the eastern portion of the Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars, the largest known canyon system in the Solar System. Deeply incised canyons such as this are excellent targets for studying the Martian crust, as the walls may reveal many distinct types of bedrock.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals surprising new properties for hybrid organic-inorganic materials
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials, which were developed approximately twenty years ago – notably by Gérard Férey, laureate of the CNRS 2010 Gold Medal, and his team – are known firstly for their extreme porosity. This remarkable property offers a diverse range of applications in the fields of energy,…
SlashGear
Artificial leaf makes drugs anywhere using captured light
The tiny artificial leaves you see here are not cute little toys, these are mini-factories that are capable of manufacturing drugs anywhere. They would function just as well in the deepest jungle as they would on the surface of Mars. The design of the artificial leaves is patterned after the way leaves…
Architecture Lab
Design Ideas for a Workplace Break Room
By law, all employees need to take breaks when their shift is more than 3 hours. Even if your employees work a regular 9-5 day, they should still take … The post Design Ideas for a Workplace Break Room appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Scientific American Content: Global
Controversy Swirls around Latest Addition to Human Family Tree
An astonishing trove of fossils has scientists, and the media, in a tizzy over our origins — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
Can Audi’s stylish, Detroit-bound Q8 e-tron concept create a new segment?
Audi’s next concept car is scheduled to greet the public for the first time in a few weeks at the Detroit Auto Show. Named Q8 e-tron, the design study accurately previews an upcoming addition to the company’s lineup. The Q8 e-tron is a four-door crossover-coupe in the vein of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe…
Mashable
Nestlé sets up bonkers machine that plays Christmas tunes and brews coffee
Nestlé has set up an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine in downtown Tokyo that will take your coffee order and play you “Joy to the World”. The 3.5m (11.5 ft) contraption consists of 1,450 pieces of wood, of which 180 are tuned to play notes to the song as a ball bearing rolls across them. The ball…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Super Mario Propaganda Posters: Crush The Koopas!
Los Angeles artist Fernando Reza has drawn inspiration from WW1 and WW2 propaganda to expand on his series of Super Mario-themed posters warning about the dangers of Koopas and the need to enlist to protect warp zones. Reza is no stranger to such works, having previously created Game of Thrones Saul…
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Get a Quality Last Ditch Effort Gift From Ulta With 20% Off
20% off qualifying purchases with code 404830I feel like I’ve been giving recommendations on stocking stuffers for weeks now, but at the moment, it’s really the only kind of gift you can feasibly get before Christmas. Ulta is knocking 20% off your entire order with the code 404830, which means you can…
Mashable
This runner is using Strava to create delightfully festive patterns
LONDON — Combining running and art isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but one British man seems to have managed it. SEE ALSO: This clever pilot used flight radar to spell out a friendly message Owen Delaney is a 39-year-old network engineer living in London. In the run-up to Christmas, he’s been…
Lifehacker
Bluetooth Speaker Switch Easily Swaps Between Multiple Speakers
Android: If you have multiple Bluetooth speakers in your house, you need to manually switch to different speakers every time you want to play audio somewhere else. Bluetooth Speaker Switch gives you a handy widget to do it instead.Bluetooth can be finicky if you have multiple devices that you play through….
The Awesomer
Awair Air Quality Monitor
Price: $199  | Buy | LinkFind out what you’re really breathing in with this high-tech indoor air monitor that can analyze and track chemicals, dust, CO2, humidity, and temperature. Its companion mobile app then makes recommendations, and can even control other smart devices to help improve air quality….
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How Pipelines Carrying Bitumen From The Oilsands Could Threaten Sea Life
In 2017, construction is set to begin on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which will carry bitumen from the Alberta oilsands to the BC coast. It’s shaping up to be a big year for pipeline projects, with fossil fuel-friendly Donald Trump coming into the White House (he’s said he’d like…
TechCrunch
Xplenty raises another $4 million to help you integrate all your data
 The internet has changed a lot over the last two decades, but many companies are still using legacy technologies to extract, transform and load their data into warehouses. One new entrant, Xplenty, is hoping that its fresh approach, prioritizing cloud services, will provide a solid foothold in the massive market…
Physics News
Shigella bacterium exploits a physical force called ‘endocytosis’ in the membrane of cells
The bacteria that cause the shigella intestinal disease use a toxin that exploits a physical force in the membrane of cells. Though difficult to block, it is possible to fight with nanoparticles …
CNET News.com
Seven mobile trends to look for in 2017 – CNET
An anti-regulation, pro-dealmaking US president could make for an interesting year for wireless and broadband companies.
CNET News.com
From Yaks to MiGs: The fascinating Belgrade Aviation Museum – CNET
There’s an air museum in Belgrade, Serbia unlike any in the world. Aircraft from Russia, America, Britain, and the former Yugoslavia. And then there’s the building itself. Here’s a full tour.
9to5Mac
Uber iOS app said to be tracking some customer locations weeks after their last trips
Uber recently changed the behaviour of its app so that it continued to track the location of customers for an additional five minutes after they were dropped off. The move appeared to be to prevent driver fraud, by preventing drivers claiming that a journey lasted longer than it did. more…Filed under:…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Chronicling the complex ecological changes wrought by increasingly volatile El Niño – La Niña cycles
When Brown University Professor Jon Witman returned this year to a small patch of coral off the Galápagos Islands that he had first marked off for study in 2000, he saw virtually nothing—and that told him a lot. An underwater ecosystem that had been teeming with diverse life 16 years ago was now a barren…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Use it or lose it—the search for enlightenment in dark data
Big data is big news these days. But most organisations just end up hoarding vast reams of data, leaving them with a massive repository of unstructured – or “dark” – data that is of little use to anyone.
GearHungry
Lamborghini Aventador S
One look at the Lamborghini Aventador S spec sheet and you mightn’t think we’re shifting to a largely electric future — but then, this Lamborghini flagship isn’t your average daily driver, and eco-consciousness isn’t very high on its list of priorities. The updated model boasts a 740 horsepower naturally…
Latest news
The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond
IDC shares predictions for the coming year and beyond.
Latest news
Red Hat annual revenue grows 18 percent, misses estimates
Red Hat continues to do well — but its revenue didn’t grow quite as fast as analysts had expected.
How-To Geek
How to Access Windows Remote Desktop Over the Internet
By default, Windows Remote Desktop will only work on your local network. To access Remote Desktop over the Internet, you’ll need to use a VPN or forward ports on your router.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Gadget Flow
BEOLAB 18 Contemporary Wireless Speaker
Upgrade your décor and your audio with the BEOLAB 18 Contemporary Wireless Speaker. Using the show-stopping Bang and Olufsen technology, these speakers feature innovative Acoustic Lens Technology for rich and bold audio. The BEOLAB 18 Speaker is equipped with a brass toned aluminum speaker and is coupled…
The Gadget Flow
The Oak Linen Sofa from NUTSANDWOODS
Adorn your living space with quality and comfort with the Oak Linen Sofa from NUTSANDWOODS. As the name suggests, this modern and minimalistic sofa is made from solid oak wood and natural linen. Available in a variety of lengths including 180cm, 200cm, and 220cm, this sofa is the perfect addition to…
The Gadget Flow
BetterBack Therapy Posture Support System
BetterBack Therapy is a portable, beautifully designed product that allows people to sit in great posture throughout the day. The product is adjustable for a custom fit, wrapping around the lower back and looping around the knees, which serves to stabilize the pelvis, the keystone to good posture. It…
The Gadget Flow
q-JAYS Anniversary Limited Edition Earbuds
Experience enhanced audio right from your device with the q-JAYS Anniversary Limited Edition Earbuds. Featuring perfect timbre and high-resolution audio, only 200 sets of these earbuds are available in honor of the brand’s 10-year anniversary. Made from highly durable and highly fashionable stainless…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Summons Military Contractors to Florida, 22 Percent of Dems Would Be Excited by Hillary Clinton 2020 Run, Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus: A.M. Links
President-Elect Donald Trump called military contractors to his Mar-a-Lago estate to talk about spending—the CEO of Boeing says it will cut costs on Air Force One while Trump says he’ll get costs down “beautifully” on the F-35 program. Nearly 70 percent of Democrats polled said they didn’t want to…
Gizmodo
Huge Fire Torches 140 Buildings in Japanese City
A large fire has engulfed scores of houses, shops, and other buildings in the Japanese coastal city of Itoigawa. The blaze, which started mid-morning local time, shows no sign of slowing, and fire crews are frantically working to put out the flames. Read more…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Brands are using social media to reach #consciousconsumers
When it comes to communicating an alignment with personal values, it doesn’t get more personal than social media.
Gizmodo
The Worst Gadgets of 2016
Every year, countless gadgets find their way into the Gizmodo offices. Many are flat-out terrible. As garbage year 2016 comes to a close, we look back at the worst gadgets of the year. Read more…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
India to halt all coal plant construction by 2022
That’s way sooner than almost anyone expected.
Lifehacker
Don’t Sweat the Shipping Deadline: These Discounted Digital Subscriptions Make Great Gifts
Digital Subscription Gold BoxWe’re running right up against holiday shipping deadlines for you procrastinators out there, but Amazon’s here to help with a collection of giftable digital subscriptions that will arrive in your inbox immediately.Read more…
Architizer
Rendered to Reality: 12 Remarkable Buildings That Were Brought to Life in 2016
A look back at the 2016 feature projects from our popular Rendering to Reality series.
Mashable
This new monitor is a creative’s dream
Size does matter. Especially when it comes to monitors. Ask any creative professional – photographer, graphic designer, or video editor – and they’ll tell you the same. And ultra-widescreen monitors like the LG UWM go a few steps further by becoming the perfect replacement to a multi-screen setup in…
Mashable
Seth Meyers slams Trump’s climate denial in ‘Late Night’ segment
NBC’s Seth Meyers has been transforming his show into a home for substantive, and hilarious, critiques of the incoming Trump administration. On Wednesday’s Late Night, Meyers devoted nearly 10 minutes to a discussion of the president-elect’s views on climate change — and it wasn’t pretty.  Noting…
Slashdot
After Insisting For Years That Facebook Is Not a Media Company, Zuckerberg Says Just Not a ‘Traditional’ One
Mark Zuckerberg is still trying to explain what his company does. The Facebook CEO said in August that the social-networking giant had no ambitions of being a content provider, insisting that Facebook is “a tech company, not a media company.” On Wednesday, he appeared to retreat a bit on that statement,…
The Verge – All Posts
2016: the year in space
The year 2016 was a dynamic time for spaceflight and space science, marked by major technological achievements in rocketry and scientific discoveries that will completely alter our understanding of the Universe for decades to come. Scientists announced the first detection of gravitational waves and rockets…
TechCrunch
Volkswagen teases a self-driving EV concept with retractable steering wheel
 Volkswagen is extending the I.D. concept family it debuted at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year with a new concept car in the same line to be fully revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The carmaker teased the concept today, revealing a few details about…
The Gadget Flow
Pickwick Day Pack by Brooks England
Introducing the Pickwick Day Pack by Brooks England, a beautifully modern take on the traditional backpack. Made in Italy, this bag features a canvas roll top which rolls towards the back to provide you with easy access yet security for everything inside. On the back of the Pickwick Day Pack is an extra…
The Gadget Flow
Somnova Smart Sleeping Mat
Say no to snoring and head for a peaceful sleep every night with the Somnova Smart Sleeping Mat. This non-invasive mat will make sure to switch your sleeping position and stop you from snoring in a silent way. It will also give you a relaxing acupoint massage for inducing a better sleep. As compared…
The Gadget Flow
Comfy Pad Lapdesk by iSkelter
Make the whole world your office with the Comfy Pad Lapdesk by iSkelter. Made for laptops up to 15 inches, this lap desk is fully functioning to keep your workspace at the perfect angle. On the bottom of the Comfy Pad Lapdesk is built-in padding that is made with genuine, hand-stitched leather for added…
The Gadget Flow
Walnut Desk Lamp from Grovemade
Enjoy the perfect lighting for your work environment with the Walnut Desk Lamp from Grovemade. Featuring a 30-watt radio tube bulb to give you ample yet warming light, this lamp also takes other similar wattage bulbs. The base of the Walnut Desk Lamp is crafted from a single piece of walnut for a smooth…
The Gadget Flow
The Maverick Multifaceted Wallet
The Maverick Multifaceted Wallet proves that wallets can carry more than just cash and cards. This versatile wallet is designed to fit in any of your pockets. The vegetable tanned leather develops a rich patina over time. There are two card slots and a quick draw storing up to eight cards at a time….
Geek.com
Pokemon Go Could Be Getting A Holiday Update After All
Niantic’s latest updates to Pokemon Go brought with it baby Pokemon in the form of new eggs and a special Pikachu to capture with Santa hats on their heads, but it looks like […] The post Pokemon Go Could Be Getting A Holiday Update After All appeared first on Geek.com.
PCWorld
12 great PC games holding festive holiday events
Get jollyImage by BlizzardElves and flying creatures aren’t anything special in digital worlds, but that doesn’t mean your favorite PC game can’t get into the spirit of the season. These games are decking the halls, letting it snow, and even reviving Home Alone for the holiday 2016 season—and many of…
Lifehacker
Don’t Sweat the Shipping Deadline: These Discounted Digital Subscriptions Make Great Gifts
Digital Subscription Gold BoxWe’re running right up against holiday shipping deadlines for you procrastinators out there, but Amazon’s here to help with a collection of giftable digital subscriptions that will arrive in your inbox immediately.The details of the deals vary by product, but your options…
Mashable
How to travel wise with a little help from your smartphone
What’s on your travel checklist? We’re all usually hung up on remembering our passport, travel money and the luggage essentials, but nowadays a fully prepped smartphone is just as important as a well-packed travel bag.  Today’s travellers are smart. They know that visiting a new country takes prep and…
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Save 25% on Kindle Unlimited, The Perfect Last Minute Gift For Bookworms
Kindle Unlimited 12 Month Subscription, $89Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s taking 25% off the list price when you buy a year today. Read more…
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Why Depression Makes Chemotherapy Less Effective in Cancer Patients
A new study has found that cancer patients suffering from depression have decreased amounts of a type of brain protein in their blood, which makes them less responsive to chemotherapy drugs as well as less responsive to their side effects.The new study, which was presented at the European Society for…
Gigaom
Report: Big Data and Big Agriculture
Normally, our library of 1700 research reports are available only to our subscribers. Occasionally we release ones for our larger audience to benefit from. This is one such report. If you would like access to our entire library, please subscribe here. Subscribers will have access to our 2017 editorial…
Gizmodo
This Prohibition-Era Alarm Was For Catching No-Good Soda Pop Thieves
Are you a soda fountain owner? Did you just time travel from the year 1919? Then have I got an invention for you!Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
Miami Mayor’s Adviser Proposes ‘Civility Courts’ Because Rudeness Is Bad
Everyone can agree that it’s nice to be nice and rude to be rude. So why not demand civility under the threat of legal punishment? That idea was hatched by Miami attorney Mikki Canton, a senior adviser to Mayor Tomás Regalado, and it got a respectful hearing at a recent meeting of the Miami Herald’s…
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Start The New Year Off Right With Better Clothing and Take 30% Off at Bonobos
Extra 30% off all sale items with code GIFTITIt’s way past the time to figure out what to wear around your family for Christmas, but there’s always those New Year’s resolutions to worry about. Maybe make your resolution about dressing better. And you can start early, i.e. right now, with an extra 30%…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Entrepreneurial experiences ‘no better than textbooks,’ says study
The common thought that learning by experience is most effective when it comes to teaching entrepreneurship at university has been challenged in a new study.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules
OIST researchers create a novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules with potential applications in healthcare diagnostics.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How plants adjust photosynthesis in response to fluctuating light intensities
LMU researchers have identified a set of proteins that enable plants to adjust their photosynthesis in response to fluctuating light intensities so as to make the best use of the light available.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Deer species capable of building and shedding their antlers already existed in the Miocene
A new study shows that deer species capable of building and shedding their antlers already existed about 20 to 15 million years ago, in the Miocene. The finding sheds new light on the evolution of deer.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
System filters the arguments in texts and checks their quality
There is a sea of information and argumentation on the Internet covering every possible world-shattering subject. The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab at TU Darmstadt is developing tools for a quality check.
Popular Science
How to go supersonic without a boom
Best Of What’s New Breaking down the AS2 business jet These features allow the AS2 to achieve efficient, quiet supersonic flight.
Digital Trends
‘More screen, less body’ is the name of the game for the Lenovo Zuk Edge
What made Xiaomi’s Mi Mix exciting was its high screen-to-body ratio which, when combined with its ceramic back, gave the phone a sleek and futuristic aesthetic. Lenovo hopes to introduce that same level of excitement with the Zuk Edge, which looks to have a leg up over the Mi Mix in more ways than just…
Science | Smithsonian
The Millennial’s Doctor Releases a Handbook on Bodies
Radiologist and Atlantic editor James Hamblin provides the answers we’d hear “If Our Bodies Could Talk”
Cool Material
Columbia Titanium Canuk Boots
Columbia’s Titanium collection is filled with fantastic outdoor products that are torture tested in everything from the wet snow and the cold rain to make sure you’re protected when you’re out in inclement weather. The addition of their new Titanium Canuk Boots makes the collection even better. The boots…
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No more Clicking – Silent Mechanical Keyboards are on the Way
If you currently own a noisy mechanical keyboard, then you may be glad to know that Cherry Americas is now making silent mechanical keyboards.
Reason.com Full Feed
Can Mick Mulvaney Tame the Budget? New at Reason
In his 1986 memoirs, The Triumph of Politics, David Stockman wrote: “The politicians were wrecking American capitalism. They were turning democratic government into a lavish giveaway auction. They were saddling workers and entrepreneurs with punitive taxation and demoralizing and wasteful regulation.”…
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The Verge: 2016 Yearbook
It was a long and memorable year, and we’re taking a moment to look back on the the stories that changed our world. People hated 2016 so much, the year itself became a punchline. Indeed, we saw plenty of signs that something was amiss. Uber began taking over public transportation, we found out Kava…
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The design behind Hatchimals, the hit toy of the season — and YouTube
If you are not a child, don’t have a child, or don’t know anyone with kids, there’s a chance you’ve never heard of a Hatchimal, the must-have toy for Christmas this year. Allow me to introduce you: the Hatchimal is a plush little robot that comes trapped in a sealed, football-sized plastic egg. As soon…
MakeUseOf
The Best Prebuilt, DIY, and NAS Solutions for a Plex Server
Plex quickly earned its reputation as the media lover’s dream. Think of it like a powerful, do-it-yourself Netflix that gives users remote access to videos and pictures. As a service, Plex continues improving with new community-requested features. However, Plex isn’t as simple as downloading software….
TechSpot
PC gaming generated $36 billion worth of revenue throughout 2016
You’ve probably heard about titles such as Watch Dogs 2 and Dishonored 2 selling less than the originals, but 2016 has still been the biggest year ever for digital games and playable media, with the PC market alone bringing in $34 billion.
Gizmodo
Here’s The Urine-Detecting Electronic Diaper You Needed
Images: Nikkei TechnologyNow I’m not a baby, but I can imagine it would be really cool if my parents just knew it was diaper changing time without me crying about it and disturbing everyone within a thirty-mile radius. A team at Ritsumeikan University in Japan gets it—they’re working on a urine-powered…
Techbargains.com
Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System $999.99
Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System $999.99
Lifehacker
Make These Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Inside a Bread Loaf for Your Next Party
Tiny, toasty, melt-y ham and cheese sandwiches are a very comforting finger food, but they become something quite special when you serve them inside a loaf or warm, soft bread.Read more…
Curbed National
Google spin-off Waymo reveals new autonomous minivans
Self-driving cars just went soccer mom After announcing earlier this week that Google’s self-driving car initiative would become it’s own company, Waymo unveiled their first vehicle—a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Outfitted with Google/Waymo’s self-driving technology, the autonomous minivan is expected…
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TechRadar’s favorite gaming moments 2016
It’s been a great year for gaming. From the long-anticipated releases of The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV, to surprise hits like Pokémon Go, there’s been a lot to enjoy for hardcore and casual gamers alike. With such a wide swathe of games released this year we spoke to the TechRadar editors to…
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Information Won’t Make Us Immortal
Image: 30000fps In the blogosphere, a curious notion is spreading and gaining momentum: namely, the idea that information is the new soul—a kind of Soul 2.0. Something over and above the nitty gritty of the brute matter. Something better. Information is taken to be something different from matter and…
9to5Mac
Locked iPhone 4s recovered from man who killed Russian ambassador in Turkey [Update]
[UPDATE: Apple has not been asked to unlock the shooter’s iPhone (therefore no denial to comply has been made either) despite conflicting reports, 9to5Mac has learned. Rather, local media initially reported that Russia plans to attempt to break the four-digit passcode on the recovered iPhone, although…
Popular Science
Now we know what an angry, hungry bat sounds like
Animals Scientists decoded some inter-bat communication Food, sex, and living space are all pretty contentious issues for any roommates. But put thousands or millions of individuals in a dark area for a few decades? Some kind…
Scientific American Content: Global
Gene Drive Moratorium Shot Down at UN Meeting
Freezing the genetic technology would have been a disaster, scientists say; activists plan to renew the fight — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Dornob
Oofos: Sporty “Recovery Footwear”
Whether you run marathons or stand on your feet all day at work, Oofos sandals and slides…
Mashable
Here are the books that inspired the world’s most successful business leaders
Sometimes reading is just a hobby. And other times, reading is the most savvy business decision you could possibly make. In a new infographic called By The Book, enterprise software company Sage compiled the world’s most accomplished business leaders and the books they say inspired them. To find each…
Gizmodo
A Drone-Mounted Christmas Tree Is Easier to Take to the Curb After the Holidays
Sure, opting for a real Christmas tree fills your home with the wonderful smell of pine needles during the holidays. But getting its dried husk out of your home and onto the curb after New Year’s can be a logistical nightmare: unless you have the brilliant foresight to mount your Christmas tree to a…
9to5Mac
Apple’s redesigned iCloud․com Photos app comes out of beta for all
After rolling out a redesigned iCloud Photos app to the beta site earlier this month, today the updated experience is now available to all through iCloud.com. more…Filed under: Apple
werd.com
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S
Lots of upgrades went into Lamborghini’s new and extremely yellow Aventador S. For one its 6.5-liter V12 is now outputting 740HP, up from 691 for a top speed of 217MPH. And that power is now delivered to all four wheels and transferred out to a new 4-wheel steering system. Combined with updated suspension…
werd.com
FINsix Dart-C
The pocket-size Dart is the world’s smallest & lightest laptop charger. With 65W output it’s compatible with most major PC laptops—anything with a USB Type-C port, including the 2016 MacBooks and all your other USB devices. Its 100-240V support also means it can be used anywhere in the world….
werd.com
Patriot Campers LC79 Super Tourer
If you dream of jungle river crossings in Nicaragua, off-roading the Yukon, or just want to be the raddest dad at school drop-off, this hyper-custom battle wagon is what you need. Based on the new GXL Toyota Landcruiser dual cab, it is fitted with an extended chassis and kitted with the best &…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Early childhood risk factors predict adult economic burden
Policymakers hope that early-childhood interventions and support can help children achieve their full potential. Some small-scale studies have shown that these interventions are effective, but it would be good to be able to identify who needs these sorts of programs the most, so that limited…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Food security and why Christmas dinner is in peril
The Victorians introduced many of the traditions we now associate with the festive season. Along with Christmas cards, crackers, mince pies and Santa Claus himself, they are responsible for the modern day Christmas dinner. While British households would once have had goose or beef at the centre of the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
6 snowstorm forecast tools to use this winter
Here’s a secret for you: At NOAA’s National Weather Service, we’re like kids when it comes to snow. We love it! If you love snow like we do, become a “snow-it-all” in time for the start of the winter solstice, which starts today.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
“Urban cold islands” driving plant evolution in cities
A tiny plant is providing big clues about how human development is driving the evolution of living organisms. New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga reveals the first evidence that common white clover changes genetically to adapt to urban environments.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Spin filtering at room temperature with graphene
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have reported the first demonstration of metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices—spin is a fundamental property of electrons, in addition to charge,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How an experimental 3D-printed artwork could help save modern art
Many contemporary artworks are endangered due to their extremely fast degradation processes. NANORESTART—a project developing nanomaterials to protect and restore this cultural heritage—has created a 3-D printed artwork with a view to testing restoration methods.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
“Ladies choice” reigns in the greater sac-winged bat
Females of the greater sac-winged bat select their mating partner by smell and unerringly choose a male which differs from them the most in genetic terms. Females with more variants of olfactory receptors of the TAAR-group have an advantage over other females. The results of this study have been released…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Two felid cousins responded in the past very differently to climate change
Southeast Asia is home to numerous felids, including the Asian golden cat and the bay cat. The two cat species are closely related sister species which split from each other 3.16 million years ago. Yet, their more recent history was quite different. Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists call for industry intervention to reduce toxicological footprint
Scientists are calling for an increase in sustainable and less toxic material in global manufacturing as one way of firms reducing their toxicological footprint and combating climate change.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates
It helps to have a larger brain if you’re living in an extreme climate, according to a study of birds published in Nature Communications. The research suggests that birds have evolved larger brains to cope in harsh environments where the tasks of finding food, evading predators and finding shelter are…
Design Milk
GO: Modular Furniture for Kids and Adults
GO, also know as Growing Object, is a single piece of furniture, designed by SESTAVI, that actually serves several different functions. Built for both adults and children, GO is an easy-to-assemble, modular piece of furniture that can act as a chair, toy, stepping stool, basket, table, or…
Mobile Magazine
These New Techs Aren’t Available Yet, Even for Christmas
By now everyone knows about the new stuff and crowdfunding campaigns that are found on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. There’s certainly no shortage of new technology and innovations on these sites, mixed up with the usual stupidity, useless stuff, and weird ego boosters. However, there will always be the…
Mobile Magazine
Japan’s Kounotori is a Space Junk Collector
On land there’s a lot of junk garbage, which is why there’s a junk collector. Well, now it’s the same in the outer space above our planet, so the Japanese invented a spacecraft that’s a junk collector. While the trash collectors of the great beyond don’t ride about on trucks emptying odorous containers…
Mobile Magazine
This is the World’s First Camping Titanium Multi-tool Utensil
Not everything you see on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is into heavy technology. Sometimes you need to go back a little old school to find a new design. And this multi-tool utensil needs no wires or batteries to show that it can even make the Swiss knife blush. Ask any outdoor enthusiast and they’ll tell…
The Next Web
Avoid pesky location restrictions on your favorite streamed content with a lifetime of Getflix — just $29
VPNs work like gangbusters to get around awful global geo-blocking restrictions. Problem is, that VPN can also slow your computer to a crawl if you’re trying to stream video. That issue is a moot point if you instead turn to a more streamlined gateway like Getflix. Right now, you can watch all the content…
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Way to Protect a Vacant House During the Winter?
Q: I need some cold weather wisdom. My house in Portland will be unoccupied for a two-week period and temperatures are supposed to be in the low 20s for a couple of nights. The original plan was to leave the heat on at 55 and have a neighbor go and run the water on really cold days. Do you think this…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Glow In The Dark Pipe
Give your smoking session some psychedelic ambient lighting by sparking up with this glow in the dark pipe. Available in 3 different sizes, this eye-catching piece is handmade from a thick, heavy-wall glass and emits a bright blue glow when the lights go off. Check it out $52.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Wrap-Around Neck Pillow
Sleep comfortably while you travel by making sure to pack this wrap-around neck pillow along for the journey. The ergonomic design provides total neck support so your head keeps from bobbing side to side when you doze off. Check it out $40.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Smart Baseball
Become the best pitcher on the field by perfecting your throw with the smart baseball. With each pitch you throw, the baseball tracks 3D trajectory, speed, spin, location, and rotation axis so that you can easily view them on your phone in a 3D viewing simulation. Check it out $99.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Ultimate Cutting Board
Improve your workflow in the kitchen with the ultimate cutting board. Apart from a large cutting surface, it’s outfitted with slide out brackets designed to hold either your tablet or plastic and metallic containers that you can use for storage or waste disposal. Check it out $151.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Lightning Reaction Shocking Game
The lightning reaction shocking game is the electrifyingly fun game that puts your reflexes to the ultimate test. Players simultaneously hold onto the handles and wait for the light to turn green – the last one to press the trigger on their handle gets shocked! Check it out $29.95
Mashable
The wheelchair has been reinvented
The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device is a versatile mobility device that offers paraplegics the ability to stand upright.  It’s also easier to mount, smaller than traditional wheelchairs and offers users the ability to carry out tasks without assistance. Read more…More about Real Time Video, Real Time,…
Mashable
Alex Trebek, Ken Jennings and more remember ‘Jeopardy!’ champion who passed away
After the last posthumous Jeopardy! appearance of Cindy Stowell, who died on Dec. 5th of colon cancer, host Alex Trebek recorded a short video to pay tribute to her time on the show. Wednesday marked the last of Stowell’s six-episode run on the game show, which she taped in the summer knowing she had…
Curbed National
Michigan establishes U.S.’s most comprehensive self-driving car regulations
Without the regulations, only permitted, manufacturer-owned vehicles would be allowed to drive on public roads Late last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed groundbreaking new statewide legislation governing the use, testing, and sale of self-driving vehicles. Without the new regulations, only…
SlashGear
Apple Watch could slim down with this interesting new patent
The Apple Watch could get a little bit slimmer in future iterations if ideas in a new Apple patent ever see the light of day. The patent application in question details a haptic motor that takes up residence in the band of the watch instead of the watch itself. This could do something to solve the problem…
Mashable
London rolls out a badge and card for people with hidden disabilities
LONDON — For people with hidden illnesses, London’s public transport network isn’t always the friendliest place to beBut that situation might be about to improve. Transport for London (TfL) has just announced that it is permanently rolling out a blue badge and card that says “Please offer me a seat”…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Stressed snakes strike first
Whether a wild cottonmouth snake will attempt to strike in an encounter depends on its baseline stress level, according to a team of scientists.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists accelerate immune response to tuberculosis in mice
New research findings provide insight into the immune system pathways that may be key to developing an effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccine.
Quanta Magazine
Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age
In August, the geologist Matt Jackson left California with his wife and 4-year-old daughter for the fjords of northwest Iceland, where they camped as he roamed the outcrops and scree slopes by day in search of little olive-green stones called olivine. A sunny young professor at the University of California,…
The Awesomer
Cactus Coasters
Price: $25  | BuyFor those of us incapable of keeping house plants alive, there’s always the trusty cactus. But if you can’t even handle that, there’s always these coasters that look like a cactus, but require no care and feeding. Includes 6 cork coasters, a slotted lid, and a terracotta pot. More…
Reason.com Full Feed
Forensic Science Is a Mess, and the Justice Department Wants to Keep It That Way (New at Reason)
Fake news might be a fake problem, but fake science is putting people in prison, and sadly, the federal government refuses to do anything about it. In Reason’s January 2017 issue, criminal justice reporter C.J. Ciaramella writes: Last year, the FBI admitted that nearly every one of the experts…
Newswise: SciNews
For Critical Marine Low Clouds, a Research and Observation Plan
Marine low clouds hover in the lowest couple of kilometers above the world’s oceans. They produce little but drizzle, and could never match their deeper mid-continent cousin clouds for dramatic weather and severe storms. But marine low clouds are vastly important to the world’s climate and energy balance.
Newswise: SciNews
University of Birmingham Researchers Discover New Ancient Tombs
Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found “compelling evidence” of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed.
Popular Science
Trump’s pick for the Office of Management and Budget questions why the government funds science
Science Holding the purse strings The Office of Managment and Budget might seem like a less prominent position than, for example, the head of the EPA or the Department of Energy, but it’s a vitally…
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Brain scan hints at first simple test for concussion
Small study suggests long-sought biological marker for brain injuries.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21227
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Nanoscale ‘conversations’ create complex, multi-layered structures
Scientists have developed a way to efficiently create scalable, multilayer, multi-patterned nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity. The method introduces a significant leap in material intelligence, because each self-assembled layer guides the configuration of additional layers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Occupational therapy may have the potential to slow down functional decline and reduce behavioral troubles
Dementia patients benefiting from occupational therapy sessions report relevant clinical benefits over the intervention period, according to a research study. The research suggested the influence of occupational therapy on reducing behavioral troubles, caregivers’ burden and amount of informal care over…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Know thy enemy: Kill MRSA with tailored chemistry
Medicinal chemists have developed experimental antibiotics that kill MRSA, a common and often deadly bacteria that causes skin, lung, and heart infections. The success is due to their strategy, which found a weakness and exploited it in a way the bacteria should have trouble countering, the researchers…
Slashdot
Prepare For Even More Volatile Weather in 2017
An anonymous shares a report on Engadget: Ice isn’t just great for keeping your drinks cool at parties, it also helps keep our planet cool by reflecting some of the sun’s heat away. But thanks to our steadfast refusal to address climate change, there’s going to be a lot less ice in the Arctic next year….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
France military chief’s clarion call to boost defence spending
France’s military chief on Wednesday took the unusual step of urging the country’s next president to raise defence spending in a rare public appeal.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Iran to purchase 100 Airbus jets in ‘landmark’ deal
Airbus confirmed Thursday that it had struck a deal with Iran Air to sell 100 aircraft, including 46 A320 passenger planes, 38 A330 models and 16 A350 XWB aircraft.
How-To Geek
How to Download Files and Webpages Directly to Google Drive in Chrome
We’ve all downloaded files from the web to our computer. However, if you’d rather download files directly to your Google Drive account, there’s an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to do just that.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Fancy Bear Hack of Ukrainian Artillery Fighters Shows Future of War
Image: ShutterstockHackers believed to be working for the Russian military were able to track the position of Ukrainian fighters thanks to a booby-trapped Android app originally used to improve the aim and accuracy of Ukraine’s own artillery units, according to a new report. CrowdStrike, the security…
Lifehacker
Black Friday Pricing Is Back For the Steam Link and Steam Controller
Steam Link, $20 | Steam Controller with Case, $35If you missed out on Black Friday, Steam’s hardware lineup is back on sale, with the Steam Link dropping all the way down to $20, and the Steam Controller matching its all-time low price of $35. In both cases, those are the same deals we saw around Thanksgiving,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Small RNAs interact with newly synthesized transcripts to silence chromatin
Yukiko Shimada, Fabio Mohn, and Marc Bühler at the FMI elucidated an important mechanistic detail of small RNA mediated chromatin silencing. They showed in fission yeast that the small RNA in the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC) interacts with nascent transcripts and not with complementary DNA to…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
From outer space to inner eye
Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Solvent-free, catalyst-free way to produce alkali metal hydrides
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have found a way to create alkali metal hydrides without the use of solvents or catalysts.  The process, using room temperature mechanical ball milling, provides a lower cost method to produce these alkali metals which are widely used in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Evolution of ideas: Scientists to decode genetic story of Newton’s apple
Scientists will connect two of the most important scientific theories of all time – the law of universal gravitation and the theory of evolution – by unravelling the genetic code of the apple which inspired Isaac Newton’s greatest discovery 350 years ago this year.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New record for US original television series in 2016
The number of scripted original US television series airing new seasons in 2016 hit a record 455, reflecting an explosion of original shows by online subscription services, research showed on Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Best of Last Year—The top Phys.org articles of 2016
(Phys.org)—It has been another great year for physics as a team at the University of California, Irvine confirmed the possible discovery of a fifth force of nature—an unknown subatomic particle that, if proven to exist, could change how scientists view their understanding of the universe.
Scientific American Content: Global
The Best Wildlife Conservation Stories of 2016
Generally speaking, it was an awful year for wildlife—but there were more successes than you might think — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
Uber cozying up to the Spanish government with Teslas and tablets
Ridesharing giant Uber has deployed its first fleet of electric cars in Madrid, the capital of Spain, as part of a new service named UberOne. Going green is undeniably good for the environment, but it’s also a clever way for the company to cozy up to the Spanish authorities. Taxi companies unhappy about…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Discrimination interacts with genetics, impacts health
It’s no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep — these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact our health, a new study shows.
Phys.org: Physics News
Quantum membranes for ultraprecise mechanical measurements
Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane into motion in the process of a measurement. The membrane is an accurate…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Novel sensor investigates complex surface chemistry on nanostructures
Researchers create a novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules with potential applications in healthcare diagnostics.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Spin filtering at room temperature with graphene
An interdisciplinary team of scientists have reported the first demonstration of metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices.
DailyTech Main News Feed
LG Stylus 3 – Cheap South Korean Stylus Phone
Want an affordable smartphone that comes complete with a stylus? Then check out the LG Stylus 3. LG has officially announced it new smartphones ahead of CES 2017 scheduled for next month in Las Vegas.
MakeUseOf
Make a POV LED Air Writer for Under $5
You can do all sorts of things with flashing LEDs, and in this simple project, we’ll make a small device that lights up messages in the air when you wave it back and forth. It’s easier than you think, and the total cost of parts is under $5. This project utilises an optical illusion called persistence…
TechSpot
Amazon Prime benefits you may not know about
Is it worth paying $99 per year for Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping on your orders? Depending on how much you order from Amazon, it may be. However, Prime is more than just 2-day shipping. The membership program offers a growing number of perks — and if you use them…
Mashable
Sweetgreen will be one of the first chains to go fully cashless
Sweetgreen is ditching cash.  The fast-growing salad chain (with the perpetually endless line) will eliminate cash from all its restaurants in 2017, the restaurant’s founders told Fast Company.  The fast-casual salad concept has 64 stores nationwide. Six of those went cashless last January.  “Cash…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists show how drug binds with ‘hidden pocket’ on flu virus
A new study is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from entering host cells by binding within a recessed pocket on the virus.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Interleukin-1? causes people to choke on air
Scientists have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory diseases.
Curbed National
25 stunning churches, mosques, and temples around the world
Whatever your faith, these are simply stunning The architecture of houses of worship varies according to time and place, ranging from hilltop chapels built in the 10th century to geometric modernist designs of glass and steel. While many pay tribute to the beautiful landscape around them, other churches…
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Apple Watch 3 release date, news and rumors
Update: A new patent suggests the Apple Watch 3 may be much thinner by putting the haptic sensor into the wristband of the device.The Apple Watch 3, or the Apple Watch Series 3 as it might be called, is probably a long way off yet, but there are already a few rumors about it and as the biggest name in…
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10 of the best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cases
Samsung has been showing-off futuristic bendable phones for years, but it wasn’t until the Galaxy S6 Edge arrived in 2015 that we started believing that the smartphone could have a future beyond straight sides and flat screens.However, there’s more to the second-gen Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge than flexible…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Oddly shaped immune cells cause fibrosis
Scientists report a new group of monocytes they call SatM. Studies in mice show that SatM may be responsible for causing fibrosis and creates a new drug target for an ailment that has little effective therapies.
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Fatal French clinical trial failed to check data before raising drug dose
Revelation from drug firm Bial prompts criticism from pharmacologists.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21190
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
2017 sneak peek: What the new year holds for science
Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover.Nature 541 14 doi: 10.1038/541014a
CNET News.com
MagNeo replaces MacBook’s USB-C, offers high-speed video and data – CNET
The MagNeo aims to replace the USB-C connector on Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with an old-school MagSafe-like adapter.
Deals
Cut the Cord With Sony Bluetooth On-Ears, Now Just $45
Sony MDRZX330BT Bluetooth Headphones, $45They won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but 2016 was the year of wireless headphones, and it’s not too late to cut the cord before the calendar turns over. $45 is the best price we’ve ever seen on Sony’s MDRZX330BTs, and it’s a whopping $23 less than Amazon’s…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Video: Do you burn more fat in the cold?
With the holidays in full swing, all of those feasts and festivities can lead to a few extra pounds. But the winter season also brings something that could help with weight loss—cooler temperatures.
The Awesomer
8 Camera Hacks
LinkCamera accessories and gear can get really expensive, really fast. Photographer Peter McKinnon shows us eight clever and easy ways to up your game without breaking the bank. We suggest greasing up a cheap filter for the Chapstick trick instead of your pricey lens. More Awesome Stuff: Things Cut…
Digital Trends
Budweiser offers free Lyft rides for the holidays to the first 10,000 who sign up
Act fast for a free Lyft ride. Anheuser-Bush’s Budweiser brand encourages partying people to use designated drivers. The first 10,000 adults age 21 or older who visit Budweiser’s Facebook page Thursday, December 22 starting at 2 p.m. ET, can get a free $10 Lyft ride credit in six states plus Washington,…
Well Spent.
Counterfeit Fashion is Funding Terrorists
Complex just published an in-depth expose, and accompanying documentary, entitled “Drugs, Guns, and Fake Kicks: Inside the Counterfeit Economy” which details how consumers’ thirst for bargains ultimately lines the pockets of human traffickers, drug dealers, and terrorists, including the 2015 Charlie…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
10 most popular Zero Waste stories in 2016
We are happy that our readers love zero waste so much. It’s an important topic that continues to inspire.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Marine Le Pen short of funds for 2017 presidential run, party says
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen lacks the resources needed to fund a presidential campaign in 2017 because French banks refuse to lend her National Front party money for political reasons, a senior party official said Monday.
Scientific American Content: Global
The First Fish in Orbit
The late John Glenn was the first American in orbit, and that the Russian pooch Laika was the first dog—but it’s time to acknowledge another species — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Deals
Give Your MacBook Its Ports Back With a Trio of USB-C Hubs
3-Port Hub with Ethernet, $13 with code AUKHUB33 | 4-Port Hub, $8 with code AUKHUB44 | 7-Port Hub, $16 with code AUKHUB77Someday, all peripherals will be built specifically for USB-C, but until we get there, you’re gonna need some dongles. Check out a trio of options from Aukey below, and be sure to…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.About 10Number of times somebody tried to camp out and have a slumber party in an IKEA somewhere in the world this year, including two 14-year-olds in Sweden recently. The company is now on record asking teens and…
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Feeding the Ravenous Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
Feature describes improved method for simulating collisionless accretion disk around supermassive Sagittarius A* at center of Milky Way.
PCWorld
Raspberry Pi’s gorgeous Pixel desktop can now reinvigorate old PCs and Macs
The Raspberry Pi Foundation just revealed an early Christmas present for all the good little Linux lovers and Raspberry Pi fans in the world, as the organization announced they’ve ported an early prototype of the Raspberry Pi’s Pixel desktop experience to Mac and Windows PCs. That means you can now…
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Volkswagen readies yet another electric bus-like concept for Detroit – Roadshow
This one adopts the ID moniker bestowed upon a previous electric concept from Paris.
Ars Technica
Waymo, Honda considering team-up for self-driving car research
Enlarge / The Waymo self-driving car prototype. (credit: Waymo) Honda Motor Co. and Waymo, the newly renamed Google/Alphabet self-driving car initiative, could be teaming up soon. According to a report from Bloomberg, the two companies are in talks to put Waymo’s self-driving technology into Honda’s…
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The Marine World Below the Antarctic Sea Looks Like Outer Space
Not sure if that’s footage of aliens or earthlings? This Youtube video by Storyful News offers a rare peak at the marine world below Antarctic sea level. With all kinds of colors and shapes, starfish, wigglies, and pompom-looking things, it’s really a world unto itself.Glenn Johnstone, marine biologist…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: NASA Dominated Social Media in 2016
While many people have been following NASA (and various individual astronauts, astrophysicists and scientists) online for some time, 2016 was the government entity’s biggest year yet. Or, as Quartz says, “a bunch of government space geeks at NASA won…… Continue…
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The sound of quantum vacuum
Quantum membranes for ultraprecise mechanical measurements.
Physics News
Novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules
OIST researchers create a novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules with potential applications in healthcare diagnostics.
Physics News
Quantum membranes for ultraprecise mechanical measurements
Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how …
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Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife
submitted by Everyday Carry “It’s like your familiar Swiss army knife, with a twist. Or rather, a bend. A single hand-polished stainless steel blade folds into the Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife and it’s easier than before to open, without needing to put much strain on your fingernail. Actually it’s…
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Institución Educativa Embera Atrato Medio
The township of Vigia del Fuerte, which is part of the department of Antioquia in Colombia, can only be reached flying on a 1-hour flight with a small plane from the city of Medellín or helicopter, or in a seven-day boat ride along the Atrato River. The origin of its population is a mix of African…
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Cheap Laptops: Good Deal or Waste of Money?
Everyone wants to get more for less. This is true when it comes to saving money on groceries, gaming on the cheap, and certainly when buying a new computer. Computers can be extremely expensive. Which is why they’re one of the biggest areas where people strive to save money. You might be tempted to buy…
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Pack Your Lunch More Often In 2017 With This $7 Bento Box Set
Bentgo Stackable Lunch Box Set, $7 with code HOLIDY50If one of your new year’s resolutions is to save money by bringing your lunch to work, getting this microwave-safe Bentgo bento box set for $7 is a great start. It includes two nesting containers, built-in silverware, and even a two year warranty.Read…
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Encrypted Messaging App Signal Uses Google To Bypass Censorship
Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google’s domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts. Bypassing online censorship in countries where internet access is controlled by the government can be very hard for users. It typically…
TechSpot
This MagSafe replacement supports charging, data and video
Apple has declared war on any port that isn’t USB Type-C. Indeed the latter might be the future of computing devices — it proposes one standardized cable that’s reversible and handles power, HDMI as well as data transport — but while that future fully materializes it’ll be a painful transition…
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UN Security Council postpones vote on halting Israeli settlements
The UN Security Council on Thursday postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem, diplomats said.
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IS group claims car bomb attacks in Iraq’s Mosul
Islamic State claimed three suicide car bombs that killed at least 15 civilians and eight Iraqi policemen on Thursday in an eastern suburb of Mosul, according to a military statement.
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Top 10 best mobile broadband deals
Despite the ubiquity of Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile broadband has grown in popularity fuelled by the rise of remote working and commuting.Tablets, 2-in-1 laptops or even connected portable gaming consoles have made a dedicated mobile broadband subscription a must have for a lot of families and businesses. Free…
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Build Your Own Metropolis In Cities: Skylines, Now Just $8
Cities: Skylines, $8Cities: Skylines is the city-building sim that Sim City should have been, and Amazon’s offering up the game for an all-time low $8 today. What better way to spend your holiday downtime? Note: Unlocks on Steam.Read more…
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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black Ceramic Watch
Decked out in a stealthy matte black, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black Ceramic Watch is the sleekest version of the company’s signature chronograph yet. The 45mm case, bezel, lugs,…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Joe’s Daily
Staying Better Connected With Your Health in the New Year
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Withings, part of Nokia. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m going to make 2017 the year I become healthy. Sure, I say this almost every year, but 2017 is going to be different. This year I proved to myself I could drastically change my body through…
Popular Science
Trump’s newest adviser wants to mine the moon
Space The addition of Charles Miller to the NASA “landing party” bodes well for private space companies Trump’s plans for NASA are still largely up-in-the-air, but one thing seems certain: the partnerships that the space agency has been developing with private companies…
The Manual
Cigar Aficionado’s Top Ten Cigars of 2016
Ring in the New Year with the best stogies from the last. The post Cigar Aficionado’s Top Ten Cigars of 2016 appeared first on The Manual.
Singularity HUB
How to Train AI to Do Everything in the Digital Universe
To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely. –Maria Montessori There’s a kindergarten I walk past on the way to work, and I can’t help but peek inside everyday. The classroom — packed with toys and puzzles, music and books, flower planters and even…
Mashable
Climate scientist wins major court battle just in time for Trump administration
In a legal first, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that a climate science researcher can proceed with defamation claims against writers who made false allegations about his scientific work.  The ruling by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, found that a “reasonable jury” could…
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How G.I. Joe Will Adapt to a Brave New World In Its Latest Comic
There are big changes coming to IDW’s Hasbro comics line, thanks to the merging of all these disparate properties—Rom, M.A.S.K., Transformers, and more—into one singular universe. But what role do the Joes have in a world of giant robots and space knights? That’s what we’ll learn in the all-new G.I….
Mashable
11 terrible beauty trends from 2016 that need to die
LONDON — Another year, another never-ending supply of ghastly trends to be added to a list of things that we’d sooner forget. SEE ALSO: These are the hottest trends for 2017 according to Pinterest This year, when people weren’t drawing unicorns on their eyes, they were matching their hair to their…
Popular Science
Don’t hate on deep-sea critters. They’ve got to be weird to survive.
Animals You’d look pretty ugly too if you lived at the bottom of the sea Yes, the animals a deep-sea fisherman in Russia has been tweeting are weird looking. But that’s because they’re specialized to live under extreme conditions.
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Amazon Prime Air Drones Will Automatically Land If Shot At
Civilian drones are easy targets, even for hackers. While blasting them out of the sky may take small amounts of critical thinking, taking advantage of lapse cybersecurity credentials on flying drones has proven to be an effective and relatively straightforward method to ruin someone’s day.Ergo, Amazon’s…
TechCrunch
One barrier to diversity in tech is a culture of genius
 It’s no secret that the tech industry struggles with diversity. While there are a number of factors limiting progress, one that’s often overlooked is the industry’s fixed mindset — its belief that intelligence, talent and abilities are fixed traits. This manifests as a culture that views brilliance…
Next Big Future
Friedwardt Winterberg believes gravitational wave background noise is masking gravitational waves
Friedwardt Winterberg is known for his work in the fields of nuclear fusion and plasma physics, and Edward Teller has been quoted as saying that he had “perhaps not received the attention he deserves” for his work on fusionIn a 1955 paper Winterberg proposed a test of general relativity using accurate…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
These dinosaurs lost their teeth as they grew up
By comparing the fossilized remains of 13 ceratosaurian theropod dinosaurs known as Limusaurus inextricabilis collected from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of northwestern China, researchers have been able to reconstruct the dinosaur’s growth and development from a young hatchling of less than…
Digital Trends
‘Overwatch’ director: More heroes and maps are in development for 2017
It’s difficult to dispute the fact that Overwatch was one of the biggest video game releases of 2016 — the multiplayer first-person shooter blazed past 20 million players in October, and looks poised to top many games of the year lists. Now it’s director, Jeff Kaplan, has teased some details about what’s…
Design Milk
2016 Year in Review: Taste
This year we feasted on some delectable goodies and food-centric eye treats from our friends at Pinch Food Design. They manage to seamlessly blend food with design in their everyday lives, and here in Taste, they do the same by offering up some delicious posts. We felt like it was time to take a second…
Mashable
You need to be watching ‘The OA’ so you can freak out with everyone
Even if you’re late to the party for Netflix’s The OA (it released on Dec. 15), fear not, for it will rage throughout the holidays and into 2017. Netflix’s latest mystery thriller has shades of Stranger Things and Sense8, but like those sci-fi standouts, it occupies an entirely unique realm. SEE ALSO:…
Science | Smithsonian
Sure, Earth Could Get Hit by a Deadly Asteroid—But There’s an Upside
Con: Devastating outer space impacts. Pro: Global unity!
Science | Smithsonian
Time-Lapse Photos Reveal the Beauty of Metal Crystals Growing
Photographer Emanuele Fornasier spends hours capturing the intricacy of chemical reactions
PCWorld
Carriers tee up plentiful Google Pixel deals for the holidays
Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or just a little treat for yourself, you may be able to score a great deal this week on one of the best phones around: Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile are each offering customers savings of up to $400 on a brand new Pixel.The catch is you need to be…
Lifehacker
Today’s Best Deals: Steam Controller, Sony Headphones, Christmas Ornaments, and More
The Steam controller, giftable digital subscriptions, and collectible ornaments lead off Thursday’s best deals. Read more…
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Buy a $60 Netflix Gift Card, Get a Bonus $5 to Spend at Best Buy
$60 Netflix Gift Card + $5 Bonus Best Buy Gift Card, $60Well, here’s your no-brainer deal of the day. If you buy a $60 Netflix gift card from Best Buy right now, you’ll get a bonus $5 Best Buy gift card tossed in for free. You were going to give that $60 to Netflix anyway, let’s be honest, so this deal…
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New Hawaiian coral-reef fish named for President Obama
The new species endemic to the marine protected area expanded by Obama was named in honor of his efforts to protect and preserve the natural environment.
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Large Currents can be Transported at Nanoscale Using Graphene
Graphene has established itself as a wonder material once again. An international research team headed by Professor Fritz Aumayr from the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Wien has demonstrated…
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Researchers Develop Nanoarray Capable of Sniffing Out and Distinguishing Several Diseases
Before modern medical lab methods became available, doctors diagnosed certain diseases by smelling the breath of patient. Researchers have been attempting to develop analytical instruments that can…
Gizmodo
Is Overpopulation a Myth?
Kind of! At least if we’re to take Kurzgesagt’s word for it. Lets do a little recap on how birthrates work.Read more…
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Obama Officially Kills Bush-Era Muslim Registry Program Before Trump Can Resurrect It
He didn’t close Guantanamo Bay, end American drone strikes on foreign countries, or roll back the surveillance operations created after 9/11, but less than a month before leaving office, President Barack Obama killed at least one civil-liberties-violating program from the George W. Bush era. The Obama…
BBC News – World
Singer Bjork denounces sexism in pop music industry
Singer-songwriter Bjork denounces sexism in the music industry on her Facebook page.
BBC News – World
Trump wants expanded nuclear capability
US should “strengthen and expand” its nuclear capacity, says US President-elect Donald Trump
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The best gadgets of 2016
A year ago, virtual reality felt almost like a pipe dream. But during 2016, we saw the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Daydream, a new mobile platform from Google. VR is here, and it’s very much . . . well, real. We’re still…
Mashable
How couples can solve lighting disagreements for good
Think at-home lighting is no big deal? Think again.    For many couples, getting their lamps, overhead fixtures and task lighting adjusted to their liking is a bit like Goldilocks testing out the beds of the three bears. For some, lighting is too bright, for others it’s too soft.     Finding that “just…
ArchDaily
356 Nominees Announced for 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van der Rohe Award
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has announced the 356 projects from 36 countries which have been nominated for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Among the countries included, France and Spain are represented the…
SlashGear
Pokevision alternatives: updated Pokemon GO map trackers
Today we’re bringing you a list of alternatives to the original PokeVision map scanner for Pokemon GO. These are trackers – tracking the Pokemon that appear in any area the user wishes, anywhere around the world in the game Pokemon GO. With these maps, any Pokemon can be located at any time. Just so…
Mashable
How the latest LED technology is making your home lighting more adaptable
For most of us, the bedroom is more than a slumber chamber — it’s an expression of self. The living room? A projection of our personalities, our tastes, our life experiences — where we welcome loved ones and complete strangers to dwell with us as well as a bit of humble bragging. We don’t just decorate…
Mashable
5 New Year’s resolutions made better with proper lighting
It’s that time of year – when you resolve to reinvent every aspect of your life.    Every January you reflect on the past and look toward the future with hope, dreaming up all the things you will do differently, finally begin or just get better at in the 12 months to come.    The thing about New Year’s…
io9
Diana Steals the ‘God Killer’ in New Wonder Woman Image
We’ve seen some glimpses of it in the trailer, but now we have a few more details about the sword that Diana takes from Themiscyra and into World War I. Warning, some speculation is at the very bottom of this post.Read more…
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Obama ending program that tracked Muslim travelers before Trump can use it
President Obama will officially end a controversial Bush-era registration program that largely affected travelers from Muslim-majority nations, the Department of Homeland Security has announced. Donald Trump’s advisers have suggested the program could be revived under his administration, but the preemptive…
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Store All of the Things With This 2-Bay NAS, Now $90 Off
NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2-Bay NAS, $210Whether you’re backing up your files, rolling your own Dropbox clone, or storing a massive collection of legally obtained video content, a NAS is the right tool for the job, and this two-bay NETGEAR is $90 less than usual today.Read more…
BBC News – World
Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear weapons
Donald Trump calls for the US to “greatly strengthen and expand” its nuclear arsenal.
Ars Technica
Tesla needs better interiors, hires Volvo’s head of interiors to help
Tesla Anyone who has driven a Tesla can’t help but be impressed by what the company has achieved in just a few short years. OK, the Roadster was basically a Lotus Elise underneath, but the Model S and Model…
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Camera Makers Aren’t in a Hurry to Add Encryption
Cameras are missing one feature that may help journalists in sticky situations: encryption. Last week, over 150 documentary filmmakers and photojournalists signed an open letter to major camera manufacturers such as Nikon and Sony urging the companies to adopt encryption into their products.But the manufacturers…
Slashdot
Apple Delays App Store Security Deadline For Developers
Reader Trailrunner7 writes: Apple has pushed back a deadline for developers to support a key transport security technology in apps submitted to the company’s app stores. Officials said at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this year that developers would have to support Apple Transport…
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DARPA Funds Small Businesses with Big Ideas
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its answer to Kickstarter, theCommercial Performer Program that aims to harness the little guys ideas that are now being underfunded.
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Micron’s Successful Quarter Reflects 3D NAND Progress
Rosy numbers are due in large part to market conditions, but betting on floating gate technology for 3D NAND has allowed it to rapidly climb a steep ramp
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Reporter’s arrest puts spotlight on Turkey targeting journalists in EU
The arrest last week of a French-Turkish journalist of Kurdish origins in Belgium has sparked condemnations from his colleagues, press freedom groups and has highlighted Turkey’s attempts to muzzle journalists in the EU.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer
Older people who help and support others live longer, a new study has concluded. The results of these findings show that this kind of caregiving can have a positive effect on the mortality of the carers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Closely related yet so different
Southeast Asia is home to numerous felids, including the Asian golden cat and the bay cat. The two cat species are closely related sister species which split from each other 3.16 million years ago. Yet, their more recent history was quite different. Scientists could now show that, after a massive volcanic…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Date-licious smell for bats
Females of the greater sac-winged bat select their mating partner by smell and unerringly choose a male which differs from them the most in genetic terms. Females with more variants of olfactory receptors of the TAAR-group have an advantage over other females, report scientists.
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Uber’s robot cars move in, and the homeless must move along – CNET
Scoop: Security guards working at Uber’s San Francisco facility for self-driving cars dismantle a nearby tent city, according to homeless people who were displaced.
CNET News.com
Super Mario Run gets a real-life parkour makeover – CNET
Nintendo’s first smartphone game inspires a viral free-running video featuring goofy humor and amazing stunts.
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Audi Q8 Concept is a mean, chiseled mamma jamma – Roadshow
It’s also proof that swoopy-coupe styling will eventually claim every German automaker.
TechCrunch
Pana’s travel companion app goes free, can automatically check you into flights
 Pana, a travel companion that organizes your plans and sends personalized trip alerts, is now making its app free to challenge rivals like TripIt, Google Trips and others. First launched two years ago, Pana had previously focused on its paid subscription service for individuals and companies needing…
Deals
The Body Shop is Taking Up to 75% Off Tons of Things For Their End of The Season Sale
Up to 75% offMake a resolution to smell really freakin’ good this year and use The Body Shop’s End of the Season Sale to fulfill it. Take up to 75% off basically the whole site, even things that aren’t usually included in the sitewide discounts (like these lip and cheek stains or these face masks).Read…
Gizmodo
The Least Important Writers Of 2016
Congratulations to all the wieners. Read more…
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How the Military Surveils Santa
In a Christmas tradition, the defense organization NORAD helps us keep track of Santa as he zips around the world delivering toys. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
From psychotherapist Amy Morin, who expanded this list into a book of the same name, a list of 13 ways mentally strong people avoid negative behaviors. 1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves 2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power 3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change 4. They Don’t Waste…
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A smarter, safer way to reduce corrosion
A smarter, safer way to reduce corrosion: Swansea University steel experts win Royal Society award for research breakthrough
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Britain reports bird flu in wild duck
Britain on Thursday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in a wild duck found dead in Wales, warning poultry keepers to remain vigilant as Christmas approaches.
Digital Trends
Rumors mill churns: Nintendo Switch may be more powerful than first thought
The Nintendo Switch certainly isn’t going to be the graphical powerhouse Microsoft is promising with its upcoming “Scorpio” console, but it appears that the portable/home console hybrid could contain more power than we initially thought. In October, Eurogamer reported that the Nintendo Switch would…
Geek.com
Disney Is Bringing Original Shows to Snapchat
Snapchat is continuing to become a viable platform for all sorts of entertainment, from the news to quizzes to full-length shows. So it should come as no surprise that Disney has announced that […] The post Disney Is Bringing Original Shows to Snapchat appeared first on Geek.com.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Gene activity predicts progression of autoimmune disease, researchers find
A new diagnostic tool for a rare and deadly autoimmune disease that affects the skin and internal organs has now been developed by researchers.
How-To Geek
How to Paste Text Without Formatting on macOS
Copying and pasting text is one of those things everybody who uses a computer needs to know, but even though copy/paste is one of the simplest functions you will learn, it can bring with it one big hassle: special formatting.Click Here to Continue Reading
Cool Material
This Ornament Tells You When Someone Opens Your Gift
Half the fun of the holidays is getting the perfect gift for someone else. You want to show how well you know the person and how important they are to you, so you make sure you listen all year for ideas, do your research, and pick out something you know they’re going to love. Now, […]
Next Big Future
China’s EMDrive research lead confident EMDrive will work in satellites and the race to prove EMDrive and Cannae drives in space and then commercialize
China’s space agency has officially confirmed that it has been funding research into the controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive, and that it plans to add the technology to Chinese satellites imminently.The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a subsidiary of the Chinese Aerospace Science…
Phys.org: Physics News
A better way to simulate accretion of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way developed
Scientists at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a rigorous new method for modeling the accretion disk that feeds the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The paper, published online in December…
VentureBeat
Lithuania says it found Russian spyware on its government computers
(Reuters) — The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years. The head of cyber security told Reuters three cases of Russian spyware on its government…
VentureBeat
Jaunt lets you watch VR movies on the PlayStation VR
Jaunt has built a library of cinematic virtual reality films, and now you’ll be able to watch them in your living room on the PlayStation VR headset. The Jaunt VR App is debuting today on the PSVR, which went on sale in October. The movie-like content on Jaunt puts you in the middle of a film so that…
Mashable
The Trumpster Fire is the Yule log that 2016 deserves
2016 is almost over and thank your deity of choice because this year has lived up to all the words being used to describe it.  SEE ALSO: Insult after insult: All of Trump’s ugly campaign rhetoric in one place Luckily, the folks at progressive digital agency Revolution Messaging have cooked up…
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: How to transfer everything from your old PS4 to your new PS4 Pro
One item on many Christmas wish lists is a new Playstation 4 Pro. If this is your first Playstation 4, setup is simple and after spending some time on updates you should be up and running without any major issues.However, if you already own a “regular” Playstation 4 you probably have hundreds of gigs…
Lifehacker
The Most Common Kettlebell Swing Mistakes and How to Fix Them
We’ve written about the benefits of adding kettlebells to your workouts and how the kettlebell swing exercise boosts your leg strength. Now the caveat: the kettlebell swing is hard to get right, with people making little mistakes that put them at risk of injury. Learn to avoid a world of hurt by knowing…
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Philips Fidelio P8BLK/37 Bluetooth Portable Speaker (Black) $49.99
Philips Fidelio P8BLK/37 Bluetooth Portable Speaker (Black) $49.99
TechSpot
Resuscitate your old PC or Mac with Raspberry Pi’s new x86-based Pixel OS
The Raspberry Pi Foundation earlier this year updated and subsequently released a refreshed version of Raspbian, its open-source operating system designed specifically to run on the foundation’s line of popular micro computers.
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Some glioblastoma patients benefit from ‘ineffective’ treatment, researchers say
A subgroup of patients with a devastating brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme benefited from treatment with a class of chemotherapy drugs that two previous large clinical trials indicated was ineffective against the disease, according to a study.
Curbed National
New buildings we’re looking forward to in 2017
From skyscrapers to cultural centers, here are some newsworthy structure set to finally open their doors Reading architecture news often means interpreting and guessing about year’s-long construction projects and hype cycles, and seeing renderings and projects shift and morph over interminable construction…
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TaoTronics Elune TT-DL13 Dimmable & Adjustable Temp 12W LED Desk Lamp w/ USB Charging Port $22.99
TaoTronics Elune TT-DL13 Dimmable & Adjustable Temp 12W LED Desk Lamp w/ USB Charging Port $22.99
Mashable
You can now buy a gold-plated Trump iPhone because life is so weird
Got a ton of money to spend like Donald Trump does? Well we’ve found the perfect thing to buy: a gold-encased, diamond-encrusted iPhone 7 with the president-elect’s face on it. *Jaws drop to the floor* Yes, this completely unnecessary and truly bizarre item is being created and sold by Goldgenie, a…
Computerworld
Should Google buy Slack to bridge messaging gap?
A lot changed in the enterprise messaging and collaboration market during the final months of 2016. Facebook formally entered the space with Workplace and the accompanying Work Chat app, for example. Microsoft released Teams. Google rebranded its portfolio of apps for business as G Suite. Google does…
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Event: Light in Action Lighting Education
Event Date: Feb 24, 2017; Event City: New York, NY, US Techniques, technologies, construction, controls: master it all during the free LIGHT IN ACTION, a fast-paced, one-day lighting education, hosted by Edison Price Lighting. LIGHT IN ACTION is:action-packed day of discovery. Take a break from the office…
The Manual
Spice Things Up with “Chopped” Chef Aarón Sánchez
¡Buen provecho! The post Spice Things Up with “Chopped” Chef Aarón Sánchez appeared first on The Manual.
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“Blinded” superbugs can’t infect what they can’t see
The rise of drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, is a serious issue. A UK government report estimates that they could kill up to 10 million people a year by 2050 – one person every three seconds. With overprescription of antibiotics one of the key drivers of this trend, scientists are exploring…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
PV power hits the road in Normandy village
The Solar Roadways project in the US may have successfully installed electricity-producing panels in a parking lot and a town square, but bigger things are happening on the other side of the Atlantic. The French Minister for the Environment, Energy and Sea, Ségolène Royal, has today officially…
GearHungry
FINsix Dart-C USB-C Laptop Charger
Following up on their tiny laptop charger comes the FINsix Dart-C USB-C Laptop Charger which is, unsurprisingly, the smallest USB-C laptop charger to date. Instead of relying one one of several proprietary charge cables that match your computer the Dart-C charges up Apple Macbooks, Google Pixels and…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Federal report: AI could threaten up to 47 percent of jobs in two decades
Enlarge / Semi-automated trucks are driven on the E19 highway in Vilvoorde, Belgium, on April 5, 2016 as part of the ‘EU Truck Platooning Challenge 2016.’ (credit: ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images) This week, scientists and economic advisers to President Obama released a report on artificial intelligence,…
Architecture Lab
Closed for 20 Years, Hotel Designed by Oscar Niemeyer Reopens in Rio
If true luxury is in the localization, the reborn Hotel Nacional is ostentatious. The 3,000 m2 lobby, without pillars, has a view of the sea. … The post Closed for 20 Years, Hotel Designed by Oscar Niemeyer Reopens in Rio appeared first on Architecture Lab.
GearCulture
TRX Duo Trainer
Tried and true gymnastic rings have taken it up a notch with the TRX Duo Trainer. The Duo Trainer’s ergonomic straight handles, Infinity Anchors, and Mobile Grips provide seamless transitions for bodyweight-based routines for every level of user. So you can achieve greater strength, mobility, and endurance….
SpaceNews.com
Boeing, Engility get holiday contracts from the Air Force
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force added $8.8 million to Boeing’s Wideband Global Satcom contract to help operate and maintain the constellation through 2017, according to contracting information the Department of Defense released Dec. 19. The constellation is currently the military’s foremost satellite…
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Filling Pieces Runner 3.0 Low Sneakers
Filling Pieces is great at making low-profile luxury sneakers, but I was skeptical when I saw them crossing over into the performance / sport sneaker lane. The thing is, they didn’t change lanes – they just made theirs wider. The Amsterdam-designed, Portuguese-made Runner 3.0 Lows have many of the same…
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Can Dune Survive in a Star Wars Universe?
Dune is important, but will it be left behind by the future it helped make? The post Can Dune Survive in a Star Wars Universe? appeared first on Geek.com.
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The ‘No Shampoo’ movement is catching on
Shampoo sales have plummeted over the past year, partly due to the fact that many women realize its pointlessness.
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2016: the year in self-driving cars and a look ahead to 2017
What’s past is prologue to what will be a breakout year.
Digital Trends
Amazon Studios debuts trailer for ‘The Lost City of Z’ amid widespread buzz
Director James Gray’s The Lost City of Z has already been the subject of critical acclaim leading up to its official wide release in theaters next year, so it’s no surprise that this week’s arrival of the first trailer for the film is generating quite a bit of buzz. Released by Amazon Studios and Bleecker…
Digital Trends
What if a new powder could keep your produce fresher longer? Edipeel can
Keeping your food fresh never tasted this … much like nothing. Looking to solve the age-old problem of spoilage is a new startup in Santa Barbara, California. Its name is Apeel Sciences, and its product is known as Edipeel. It is a blended powder comprised of uneaten foodstuff such as fruit skins, stems,…
Digital Trends
Several users report overheating issue with iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera
iPhone 7 Plus users are reporting issues with one of the smartphone’s biggest features: The dual-lens camera. Several users are reporting that opening the native camera app gets a color-tinted image, followed by a message saying the iPhone needs to cool down. While Apple has yet to confirm the issue,…
io9
How We Got Closer to Our Cyberhuman Future in 2016
Humans’ relationship with technology is growing ever-more intimate. In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socializing, our lives. But, if the past year’s technological advancements are any…
Mashable
Detroit street renamed to honor Motown legend Stevie Wonder
Don’t you worry ’bout a thing, because Stevie Wonder officially has a street named after him in his childhood home of Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reported Thursday that a stretch of Milwaukee Avenue was renamed to celebrate the iconic Motown artist, and on Wednesday the signs displaying…
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MC architects’ milan hospital extension to feature opaque angular envelope
the san raffaele hospital will be extended with a new surgical center and ER, housed inside a curving volume clad with a glass fins. The post MC architects’ milan hospital extension to feature opaque angular envelope appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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An Interview with Penn Jillette: New at Reason
Reason Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward profiles libertarian magician Penn Jillette in the January 2017 issue of the magazine on the stands right now: Even before he was famous, Jillette had no interest in fitting in. He claims to have spent his childhood mouthing off at school and incessantly…
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Machine learning is helping researchers decipher bat speech
Egyptian fruit bats are widespread throughout Africa and often roost together in colonies of 1,000 or more individuals. With that many neighbors packed together, it’s no wonder they’re such a noisy bunch. And thanks to some exciting machine learning research from Tel Aviv University, we now understand…
Curbed National
New buildings we’re looking forward to in 2017
From skyscrapers to cultural centers, here are some newsworthy structure set to finally open their doors Reading architecture news often means interpreting and guessing about year’s-long construction projects and hype cycles, and seeing renderings and projects shift and morph over interminable construction…
BBC News – World
Ivanka Trump accosted on JetBlue flight by passenger
At least one passenger is thrown off a JetBlue flight from New York after confronting Ivanka Trump.
Lifehacker
An Age-by-Age Guide to Entertaining Children
Before I had kids of my own, I always felt awkward around youngsters at family gatherings. Sure, I wanted to play with somebody else’s baby, or even know how to keep them busy if a friend needed me to watch their child, but I had no idea how. It turns out the job isn’t hard if you know a few good icebreakers.Age…
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The Onion Reviews Die Hard
LinkThe Onion film critic Peter K. Rosenthal looks back at one of our all-time favorite Christmas movies, and contemplates what wonders the employees of the Nakatomi Corporation missed out on when their office Christmas party was rudely interrupted by an exceptional thief. More Awesome Stuff: The…
Next Big Future
China Yuan Depreciation and India demonetization drive up Bitcoin market and value
The total value of all bitcoins in circulation hit a record high above $16 billion on Friday, as the web-based digital currency jumped 5 percent on the day to its highest levels in three years after more than doubling in price this year.The price of one bitcoin reached $875 on the Europe-based Bitstamp…
How-To Geek
How to Bring Back “Battery Time Remaining” in macOS Sierra
The latest macOS update, 10.10.2, has an interesting “feature.” Click the battery icon and you’ll notice that the “Time Remaining” estimate is completely gone. Even worse, there’s no option anywhere to bring it back.Click Here to Continue Reading
Mashable
For only $20,000, you could have this pen that looks like a rocket
The pen is worth a small fortune, but if you are fortunate enough to afford one, it will definitely grab some attention at the next board meeting. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Space, Expensive, Pens, and Real Time
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Tesla’s new update restricts Autopilot to the speed limit on undivided roads
Tesla cars are limited to the posted speed limit when Autopilot is engaged on an undivided road, thanks to an update now rolling out. Previously, Autopilot was limited to five miles per hour over the speed limit on roads where cars travel in both directions without a physical divider between them. The…
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Physics Tradition Bridges Past with Future
Associate Professor of Physics Ed Pogozelski and his student bridge-building competition have come a long way since the spaghetti year of ’97. That’s when he used food as the construction material of choice after learning — just two weeks ahead of time– that the annual physics department event was…
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UT Southwestern Researchers Identify Process Cells Use to Destroy Damaged Organelles with Links to Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Aging
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the mechanism that cells use to find and destroy an organelle called mitochondria that, when damaged, may lead to genetic problems, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory disease, and aging.
Newswise: SciNews
Two Scientists Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
Northwestern University scientists Thomas J. Meade and Joseph R. Moskal have been named 2017 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Meade’s research has led to the development of electronic biosensors for the detection of DNA and proteins and the development of bioactivated magnetic resonance…
Mashable
Donald Trump just posted his scariest tweet yet
While most Americans were turning their thoughts to the upcoming holiday weekend and a time of relaxation and reflection after a long year, it seems Donald Trump had other things on his mind. Like nuclear weapons. SEE ALSO: The Trumpster Fire is the Yule log that 2016 deserves With less than a month…
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Docooler M9S-PRO 32GB Quad-Core Kodi-Enabled Smart Android TV Box $49.46
Docooler M9S-PRO 32GB Quad-Core Kodi-Enabled Smart Android TV Box $49.46
PCWorld
Uber now lets you set a friend’s location as your destination
When Uber rolled out its new mobile experience in November it promised several new features such as transit information, Snapchat and Yelp integration, and the ability to enter a friend’s current location as a destination. Two of those features—Snapchat and “people are the new places”—started rolling out…
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‘Super Mario Run’ Survey Asks Players How Much Game Should Cost And If They Would Play a Sequel
Nintendo recently began sending email surveys to a few Super Mario Run players who linked the iOS game with their My Nintendo account, MacRumors has learned. The 10-minute long survey asks basic questions pertaining to how users found out about the game, what modes they liked, and how much they are…
EETimes:
Computing Got Colorful in 2016
With the rise of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, new memory types, and 5G, computing came into a kind of brilliant autumn in 2016.
CNET News.com
See Saturn’s funky moon Pandora in striking NASA close-up – CNET
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft cuddles up close to Pandora, one of Saturn’s smallest and strangest moons.
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Ford sneaks in two more recalls before the New Year – Roadshow
These new recalls affect a slew of truck and SUV models, all of which are new or nearly new.
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Audi runs over gender stereotypes in new ad – CNET
Commentary: A doll escapes her toy store confines and goes to the boy’s section. This sends her on an unusual adventure.
BBC News – World
Tom Cruise’s screams become a ringtone
Tom Cruise’s screams in a remake of The Mummy go viral after an error in a trailer for the new film.
io9
Space Invader Invades Space
The artist, not the video game. Well, actually, both. Kind of.Read more…
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Papago GoSafe 30G Dash Cam and TireSafe Pressure Monitoring
Price: $Varies Have you ever been in a wreck? Have you ever witnessed road rage that would make national news if you had just managed to get it on camera? Or did you see something while driving that could not be explained (we’re looking at the UFO “eye witnesses”)? If you’ve ever found yourself in…
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Examining the Lethality of the Booby Traps in ‘Home Alone’
Ouch! Image: Blu-ray.com For a generation of Americans, the first two Home Alone movies are indispensable holiday classics. Starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, each of the films climaxes with an epic showdown pitting Kevin against The Wet Bandits: two bumbling oafs named Harry (Joe Pesci)…
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Man Born Without a Hand Gets One From a Dead Donor
Man Born Without a Hand Gets One From a Dead Donor
Digital Trends
PS4 YouTube app adds PlayStation VR support for 360-degree videos
Google is rolling out PlayStation VR support for its PlayStation 4 YouTube app, allowing users to experience 360-degree video via Sony’s recently launched virtual reality headset. While a patch introducing PlayStation VR support for YouTube is not yet available for all PSN members, UploadVR reports…
Digital Trends
3DMark adding more DirectX 12, Vulcan tests to its benchmark suite
With more and more hardware now supporting the DirectX 12 graphics application program interface, developer of 3D-benchmarking software Futuremark pledged to add a new DirectX 12 test to its 3DMark suite of testing tools in the future. It will be less taxing than the original and will be joined by a…
PCWorld
Steam’s massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting
Here’s a short poem I just wrote about Valve boss Gabe Newell. Tell me what you think: “His eyes, how they twinkled; his dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was big and lustrous and contained…
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Jimco Spec Trophy Truck
If you’re not familiar with Jimco, they’re the largest off-road race builder in the world. They’ve been winning awards in the chassis department for close to 25 years, and that’s very apparent with this Raptor-inspired Class 6100 Spec Trophy Truck. The Ford Raptor-inspired body is paired with a factory-spec…
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Apple extends developer deadline for mandatory App Transport Security support
Apple has backtracked on demands for all App Store app developers to use secure network connections by the beginning of 2017.
SlashGear
Uber and Volvo’s self-driving cars are in California purgatory
Uber’s self-driving cars have been strong-armed off the road, with the California DMV yanking the vehicles’ registrations after the ride-sharing firm refused to apply for proper permits. The fleet of sixteen customized Volvo XC90 SUVs had courted controversy, after Uber first set them loose in San Francisco…
TechCrunch
Watch how far Tesla’s Gigafactory has come in new drone footage
 Tesla’s first Gigafactory officially opened on July 29 of this year, but it’s far from finished – only three of the planned total 21 Gigafactory “blocks” were ready to go then, and Tesla has been busy building more of those blocks since, with a target final physical footprint that will dwarf all other…
Mashable
Atari is here to help you relive your childhood dreams with ‘Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic’
Atari just delivered an early Christmas present. The company has released a new set of Roller Coaster Tycoon apps for iOS and Android that bring the fun and ’90s nostalgia. SEE ALSO: So much complaining: ‘Super Mario Run’ will destroy your data and drain your wallet Officially called Roller Coaster…
Fast Company
How Facebook’s Homegrown Data Centers Serve Billions Of Users, Now And In The Future
Its apps and services are going to get more complex and demand more power. The company has to be ready. Its apps and services are going to get more complex and demand more power. The company has to be ready.Do you enjoy looking at your friends’ Instagram photos? Cherish the Facebook…
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Back In Stock: The Excellent Pandemic Legacy For $39
Pandemic Legacy Blue, $39 | Also available in red. Pandemic Legacy is a co-op board game that raises the stakes by adding permanent (actually permanent) changes to the board as you play, and it’s amazing. It also happens to be marked down to $39 on Amazon today, matching a short-lived deal we posted…
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The Best In-Game Christmas Events Happening Now
The holiday season isn’t merely relegated to the real world. A few of this year’s games are celebrating the holidays with special events in their respective online modes. Our friends over at PlayStation […] The post The Best In-Game Christmas Events Happening Now appeared first on Geek.com.
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PDF Reader vs. Browser: Which PDF Viewer Is Best for You?
A PDF reader is often one of the first tools people install on their new computer. It’s not glamorous or sexy, but it’s a vital tool in your productivity arsenal. Or is it? These days, most web browsers also function as PDF viewer. In Windows 10, the default PDF reader is Edge. So, what should you do?…
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Lots of Bluetooth Deals, $128 Robot Vacuum, and More [US]
Today, you can get a pair of true wireless earbuds for $45, a solid Bluetooth speaker for $12, and one of the cheapest robotic vacuums you’ll ever see. US Deals ILIFE V3s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ($127.00, 36% Off) ILIFE V3s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Pets and Allergies Home, Pearl White ILIFE V3s Robotic…
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Magnetic USB-C adapter actually does everything you need
Since Apple killed off MagSafe charging entirely in favor of USB-C ports in the new MacBook Pro, easy, magnetic power cord connection has sadly gone the way of the headphone jack (RIP). If you want to experience that satisfying click every time you charge up — and have a safeguard against damaging your…
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Google’s Free Wi-Fi in India Now Live in 100 Railway Stations; 15,000 New Users Connect to Web Everyday
Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company will be bringing free Wi-Fi to 100 railway stations in India by the end of 2016. The company began, what was the “the largest public Wi-Fi project in the world”, in India earlier this year. Today, it announced its free Wi-Fi has reached 100th…
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German authorities under fire as manhunt for Berlin suspect continues
German authorities were under fire Thursday after it emerged that the prime suspect in Berlin’s deadly truck attack, a rejected Tunisian asylum seeker, was known to police as a potentially dangerous jihadist.
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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee / Season 9
Jerry Seinfeld is returning with more cars, more comedians, and more coffee. For the ninth season, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, and Cedric The Entertainer will ride shotgun in a new…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Cut Rogue One Shots
Between teasers, trailers, and TV spots, you probably felt like you’d seen Rogue One in its entirety before it even came to theaters. Well little did we know, half that…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Handsome x Blue Dot Bike
With a style that takes notes from the early café racer scene, the Handsome x Blue Dot Bike is a minimalist rider with all the right accessories. It’s single speed…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Discover Magazine
Women are better doctors than men.
Want to have a hospital stay that does not end in your own death? If so, you might want to request a female doctor when you check in. According to this study, female physicians had (slightly) lower mortality rates and readmission rates compared with male doctors in the same hospital. The reason? “Literature…
TechCrunch
Facebook temporarily banned a social justice activist for commenting on racism
 Facebook removed content from social justice activist and co-founder of Safety Pin Box Leslie Mac, and banned her from the social network. The ban was originally in effect for 24 hours. Update: As of 11:50 a.m. PT, Facebook has restored the content and reinstated Mac’s abilities to use the social network.*…
Lifehacker
Carjojo Tells You How Low You Can Go When Haggling Over a Car
Haggling the price of a car can often save you thousands, and Carjojo is a free tool that helps ensure you get the best deal, too. It uses data to estimate the lowest price a dealer will likely accept for a vehicle.Using their search tool, you can browse different make, models, and features in your area….
BBC News – World
Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’
The Syrian city of Aleppo is back fully under government control, the military says.
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Bat banter is surprisingly nuanced
The racket that Egyptian fruit bats make when jammed next to each other contains information about food, sleeping arrangements and mating attempts.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21215
Gizmodo
Life’s Too Short to Clean Your Floors: Get Yourself a Robotic Vacuum For Just $127
ILIFE V3s Robotic Vacuum, $127It doesn’t have the brand recognition of Roomba, or even Anker, but this ILIFE V3s robotic vacuum does have pretty spectacular Amazon reviews, and it can be yours for just $127 today. I suggest putting it straight to work on those pine needles on your floor.Read more…
TechCrunch
This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever
 Furlenco’s new “Pod” might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season. The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a penchant for targeting the millennial subset, but this is something else entirely — because as any 20-something knows, adding a…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Obesity-associated protein could be linked to leukemia development
Cancer researchers have found an obesity-associated protein’s role in leukemia development and drug response which could lead to more effective therapies for the illness.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Biologists follow ‘fossilizable’ clues to pinpoint when mammal, bird and dinosaur ancestors became athletes
A new study is the first to draw a link between RBC size and microscopic traces of blood vessels and bone cells inside bones. They found that extinct mammal and bird relatives had smaller RBCs and were likely better athletes than earlier terrestrial vertebrates. The timing of RBC-size reduction coincided…
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Study potentially explains vulnerability of young cancer patients to treatment toxicities
Scientists have discovered a potential explanation for why brain and heart tissues in very young children are more sensitive to collateral damage from cancer treatment than older individuals.
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Give Your Old Hard Drives and SSDs Extra Life With a Pair of Enclosure Deals
Inateck 2.5″ Enclosure With USB Hub, $20 with code BBLSZNNL | Without Hub, $10 with code Y3P9N68DWhether you have old hard drives laying around, or just want to build your own super-fast external SSD, we’ve got two great enclosure deals today, including one that doubles as a USB hub.Read more…
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Darth Santa strikes back at the holidays with young Kylo Ren – CNET
Darth Santa’s back, and this time he has a helper in his Sith-inspired war on Christmas.
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Bitcoin reaches highest total valuation of $14 billion – CNET
Bitcoin bounces back after a mid-2016 currency hack by posting its highest-ever valuation.
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Tesla’s latest update adds Autosteer speed limits, key profiles and more – Roadshow
The 8.0.2 update started rolling out over the air to users recently.
Mises Institute
The Mises Reader Unabridged
The Mises Reader can be found here.From the Introduction by Shawn Ritenour …During my time in college, while I was still working through Human Action, I sought out other more accessible books by Mises. This was years before the advent of the internet and mises.org. I had to turn to that ancient institution…
Reason.com Full Feed
No One Has a ‘Right’ to Any Given Private-Sector Job
At first glance, Karen Alexia Palma makes a sympathetic protagonist. The Guatemalan immigrant and health care educator, a U.S. citizen, was allegedly fired from her job at a Texas clinic as a result of her religious beliefs. She’s pictured cradling her dog Chiclets in a write-up over at The Washington…
Fast Company
What Smartwatches Lost With The Death Of Pebble
As a business, Pebble was a failure, but its low-maintenance approach toward wearables deserves to live on. As a business, Pebble was a failure, but its low-maintenance approach toward wearables deserves to live on.Earlier this month, Pebble’s smartwatch underdog story reached…
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PSA: The original RollerCoaster Tycoon is now available for iOS
If you have nostalgia for RollerCoaster Tycoon, today might just be your day. Atari, the publisher of RollerCoaster Tycoon games since the release of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for PC, has today released the original RollerCoaster Tycoon for both iOS and Android… more…Filed under: Apple
BBC News – World
Berlin lorry attack: Tunisian suspect’s brother ‘in shock’
The brother of a man suspected of carrying out a lorry attack in Berlin speaks of his shock.
BBC News – World
Baby orangutans rescued from Thai taxi
Two baby orangutans have been rescued from the back of a taxi in Thailand.
ArchDaily
Bjarke Ingels: “The One Thing We All Share is Planet Earth”
“The good news is that if we have the power to radically transform our planet by accident, imagine what we can do if we are actually trying to do it. Once you’ve accepted that there is no way we can be here without having a very, very significant influence on our planet,…
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Using super-slow motion movie, scientists pin down the workings of a key proton pump
Using powerful new tools, scientists from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center and collaborators have demonstrated how bacteriorhodopsin, a “proton pump”, uses light to transport protons across the cell membrane to create a charge difference that can be used to power a cell’s activities.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Jujube genome study sheds light on fruit tree’s domestication
The high quality genome sequence of the dry jujube, along with sequences from trees throughout its range, have illuminated the domestication history of this ancient fruit tree, which humans have grown for more than 7,000 years.
TechCrunch
Twitter didn’t fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isn’t happy
 Layoffs, a borked acquisition and continued tepid user growth defined Twitter in 2016. And these are all things that make Twitter’s future uncertain, which we know Wall Street does not like. Jack Dorsey’s one-year tenure as CEO was more or less defined by a continue decline in its stock price and, amid…
Digital Trends
Crazy light 6-ounce backpack highlights Appalachian Ultralight’s 2017 lineup
Appalachian Ultralight is a small backpack manufacturer based in Pennsylvania that caters to the ultralight crowd. Ahead of the 2017 hiking season, the one-man startup this week announced its new lineup of affordable, ultralight backpacks. These seven new packs include updated versions of the company’s…
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First Act Themed Mini Guitar Ukulele (Hello Kitty, Cars, MORE) $10
First Act Themed Mini Guitar Ukulele (Hello Kitty, Cars, MORE) $10
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Inventively-clad gentrification in the form of Bordeaux’s “Urban Dock”
Take an abandoned industrial neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, affix a masterplan by urbanist Nicholas Michelin to it, and then add in an inventive cladding system over a 56-unit apartment building, and you have the fundamental makings of “Urban Dock,” a recently completed project by Hamonic + Masson…
Cool Material
STEAL: Up to 60% off Sale Items at Nordstrom
Nordstrom’s sale section is chock-full of really good deals at up to 60% off right now. Clothing is on sale. Accessories are on sale. Same goes for Designer Collections, Grooming & Cologne, and Home goods. Most importantly, if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, plenty of the items…
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Darkr
This isn’t your normal filter app. The hint’s right there in the icon. Instead, Darkr tries to recreate the process of using a real-life darkroom to develop your photos. For…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Gizmodo
The Gamers Of The Year, 2016
The people who play video games have an impact on what we play and the gaming culture at large. Since 2012, that premise has informed our annual listing of the Gamers of the Year. Read more…
Gizmodo
The Paris Climate Agreement Could Save Commercial Fishing 
Image: WikimediaSaving seaside real estate isn’t the only business benefit of fighting climate change. Scientists think that adhering to the Paris Agreement could be crucial to the success of the commercial fishing industry. Read more…
FiveThirtyEight
Trump’s Cabinet Choices Have Given A Lot Of Money To Senators
When the U.S. Senate decides next year whether to confirm Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce, among the 100 senators voting on his nomination will be eight people whom Ross has supported with a combined $62,100 in campaign contributions since 1990.When Andrew Puzder’s nomination to be secretary of…
TechCrunch
LG takes the fun out of CES by announcing five phones ahead of time
 That’s one way avoid the CES scrum – just go ahead and start making all of your announcements before the show even starts. LG will likely still have a few other tricks up its sleeve at Vegas in a few weeks, but the company picked Christmas week to start unloading its show announcements, including a…
io9
The People and Things We’ll Actually Miss From 2016
The year 2016 has been exceptionally cruel, particularly in the realms of celebrity deaths and politics. As we gather supplies for the apocalypse bunkers we began constructing on November 9, let’s take a moment to look back at the people and things we’re really, truly going to miss from this past year.Read…
Lifehacker
Make Safe, Raw Cookie Dough With Graham Crackers
If, like me, you’re an ardent fan of raw cookie dough, you were probably super bummed to hear of this year’s tragic flour recall. (Thanks, 2016.) Luckily, the geniuses at delish have come up with a raw cookie dough recipe that’s made with graham crackers instead of flour, and it is delicious.The dough…
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A French town just installed the world’s first ‘solar road’
The tiny town of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France no longer has to worry about how it will power its street lights. The Sun will handle that.
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Buy: SmileSolar Mini Watch
Requiring no battery, this SmileSolar mini watch is powered by the sun and operates for more than three months after a full charge. Available in countless colorways, this watch is more than a functional accessory—Q&Q donates a portion of profits to…… Continue…
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Here’s why you don’t feel jet-lagged when you run a fever
A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals — sleep/wake cycles, most notably. Now, scientists report direct evidence in mice for how those cell clusters control sleep and relay light cues about night…
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Air Innovations 1.7 Gal. Cool Mist Digital Humidifier for Large Rooms $56.64
Air Innovations 1.7 Gal. Cool Mist Digital Humidifier for Large Rooms $56.64
Mashable
North Pole hits melting point in time for Christmas, so Santa can just swim to you now
Today is an extremely unusual December day at the North Pole, with temperatures getting very close to the melting point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0 degrees Celsius.  For perspective, the temperature at the North Pole is about 40 degrees Fahrenheit above average for the date. Data from a buoy located…
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Six California State University Presidents Sign Open Letters on Climate Action
Higher education leaders ask President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to take action on climate issues.
Physics Forums Insights
Using the Fourier Series To Find Some Interesting Sums
Preliminaries If f(x) is periodic with period 2p and f’(x) exists and is finite for -π<x<π, then f can be written as a Fourier series: [itex]f(x)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}a_{n}e^{inx} [/itex] where [itex]a_{n}=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi}f(t)e^{-int}dt [/itex]. We shall also need Parseval’s…
Gizmodo
The Writer and Director of Passengers Address the Film’s Controversial Plot Point
Now that Passengers is out, there’s been a lot of talk of how the trailers and commercials hid what the film is about. It’s not just a film about two extremely attractive people stuck together on a spaceship—it’s about something much more sinister and uncomfortable.Read more…
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This is just one of America’s 15 most beautiful waterfalls…
This is just one of America’s 15 most beautiful waterfalls you can actually swim in. See more in the link in bio. 📷: @mattbelliston /📍: Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon #7DayWeekend http://ift.tt/2hZgkCm
HiConsumption
Goal Zero Lighthouse Micro Lantern
A tough, long lasting keychain lantern built for everyday use.
HiConsumption
The Everlast Notebook
Finally take your notetaking into the digital age.
HiConsumption
USPS The Most Wonderful Ornament Package Tracker
A package-tracking holiday tree ornament.
Deals
The Best Supersized Bluetooth Speaker Just Got a Supersized Discount to Match
UE MEGABOOM, $180Ultimate Ears’ MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker is the extra large, waterproof version of the best Bluetooth speaker on the market, and Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $180 today. Read more…
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Congress claims Snowden has been in contact with Russian intelligence
Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who released a trove of confidential documents detailing the massive scope of US surveillance programs, has been accused by Congress of giving information to Russian intelligence agencies. A new report from the US H…
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Faraday Future could be out of business by February
Last we heard, Faraday Future was going through a rough patch in regards to building its manufacturing facility in Nevada. Now, it appears the electric vehicle company’s troubles are worse than anticipated. The key theme, across report from Buzzfeed…
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Brake-buzzing tech may keep cyclists from hitting the skids
When bicycle racers are tearing down descents or taking sharp corners, braking can be a bit tricky – they want to brake hard enough to stay in control, yet not so hard that they lock up the wheels and fly over the handlebars. That’s why an Italian startup has joined forces with Pinarello to…
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Why a Struggling Town Voted Against a Basic Income
Smiths Falls is a small town in Ontario that has been absolutely devastated by the realities of the modern economy over the last decade or so.First, in 2004, a group home for the mentally disabled that employed 800 people announced its closing. Then in 2007 came what many thought might be the death blow…
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Canada will spend C$750 million to provide all Canadians minimum internet broadband 50 Mbps download / 10 Mbps upload, currently 82% have such access
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) toda declared that broadband access Internet service is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians. The CRTC is also setting ambitious new speed targets and creating a new fund that will invest up to $750…
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Medical marijuana laws linked to fewer fatal car crashes
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Photonews ) Medical marijuana may save lives out on the road as well as in clinics, according to a new study. When examining 19 states that had medical marijuana laws on the books by 2014, researchers found that their average rate of traffic deaths fell 11 percent after…
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Tributes paid to Jeopardy winner who died before quiz broadcast
Tributes are paid to a US woman whose appearances on the Jeopardy quiz were broadcast after she died.
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The Extended Riverdale Trailer Is Here and Everything Is Perfect 
The Riverdale trailer declares it to be a town where “everything is perfect and nothing is what it seems.” I’d say that this trailer is exactly what it seems: perfect. It can’t be a drama if there isn’t a big old slap, can it?Read more…
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Xbox’s Reign of You website builds you a custom crest for your achievements
No doubt over the past year many of you have slain mighty gods, beaten the fastest racers in the universe, and saved whole civilizations from destruction — on your Xbox. Microsoft wants to help celebrate those milestones in your gaming life with something rather medieval: a coat of arms, custom designed…
Digital Trends
I never appreciated music until I heard the golden voice of a Vocaloid
Gadgets give us an easier way to find recipes, joke with friends, and kill time on the subway, but they can also have a much grander impact on our lives. This holiday season, we’re stepping back to appreciate those moments. In our ongoing series, Tech That Changed Us, DT writers will share personal tales…
Digital Trends
Samsung’s budget Galaxy J3 Emerge may hit Sprint, Boost, Virgin Mobile in 2017
Samsung might have its Galaxy S8 flagship reportedly primed for an April 2017 launch, but the company will reportedly kick off 2017 with the budget Galaxy J3 Emerge, reports VentureBeat. Unofficially unveiled by a user manual, the J3 Emerge reportedly features a plastic body, though there is a horizontal…
Digital Trends
Gaming market explodes for $91 billion in 2016, led by mobile and PC games
Everybody knows that gaming is big business. Sometimes, though, seeing the numbers all laid out in a row can give a person pause. Gaming really is big business and it’s getting bigger every year. Most encouraging for anyone who likes seeing a robust gaming industry is that it’s also growing. The future…
Digital Trends
Inhale, exhale: AI system can detect diseases based on your breath
Doctors have been diagnosing certain diseases by sniffing patients’ breath as far back as 400 B.C. That old methodology could soon get a fresh lease of life, courtesy of new research from the American Chemical Society. What researchers involved with the project have established are unique “breathprint”…
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Candid Catmera Lets Your Kitty Take Special Cat Selfies
So you think your cat’s narcissistic? Does your cat like to take photos of itself after a long licking session when it feels like it’s looking your best? Does your phone disappear from […] The post Candid Catmera Lets Your Kitty Take Special Cat Selfies appeared first on Geek.com.
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Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing
Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering.
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Group: 3rd Uber driver deemed employee, not contractor
A New York City advocacy group says a third former Uber driver has been deemed to have been an employee of the company, not a contractor.
Science | Smithsonian
Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree?
LED Christmas lights make the needles hold on longer, and other discoveries from the world’s only Christmas tree research center
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Has the CIA Been Politicized?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyHas the CIA Been Politicized? Political Theory 0 Views Anonymous leakers at the CIA continue to make claims about Russia and the 2016 election. In response to demands to provide evidence, the CIA has declined to…
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Zoomable 60X Monocular & Smartphone Attachment
Time for the annual holiday family photo! Taken this year from 1/4 mile away with a Zoomable 60X Monocular and smartphone attachment! Hook the one-eyed magnifier up to your phone and take its zoom function to DSLR levels for capturing landscapes, sport fields, and animals you maybe probably shouldn’t…
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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent (No Matter What)
Browse the self-improvement section of your local bookstore. Okay, sorry, scan the headlines on your favorite blog. Either way, what’s the impression that you get? Humans aren’t robots, but it seems we strive to be. We’re steadily in search for one simple tweak, or hack, that will make us be the most…
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Wikipedia Reveals the Most Popular Articles of 2016
Wikipedia has revealed its most popular articles of 2016, ranked by the number of edits made over the course of the year. They offer a reminder of just what an odd year 2016 has been, with Death and Donald Trump being the most-edited articles over the past 12 months. With so many metrics to choose from,…
Next Big Future
Tesla is trying to prevent speeding while using autopilot but there are complaints this is less safe because of speed of traffic
Owners of Tesla vehicles equipped with Autopilot have, up until now, been able to set the speed of the Autopilot’s ‘Traffic-Aware Cruise Control’ feature to up to 5 mph over the speed limit on roads and non-divided highways.Tesla’s 8.1 software, with its UI update and Autopilot tweaks, is still unreleased….
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Mixcder Drip Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Over-Ear Headset w/ Built-in Mic $12.99
Mixcder Drip Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Over-Ear Headset w/ Built-in Mic $12.99
Popular Science
Last-minute gifts you can buy on Amazon Prime
Gift Guides Because nothing else will make it in time for Christmas You’re out of time. Here are the gifts you can order tonight and still have arrive before Christmas—without paying an arm and a leg for shipping.
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Keep Herb Crusts Firmly Stuck to Meat with an Egg White Baste
This video is really about turning an affordable chuck roast into a centerpiece-worthy meal, but what really stood out to us is at five minutes or so in, where Grant Crilly makes an herb crust—and then uses egg white to make sure the crust sticks—a technique you can use for any herb crusted anything…
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One Star Leather Goods EDC1 Organizer
submitted by Ed Jelley As popular as they are for everyday carry, old-fashioned pocket knives and space pens don’t always come equipped with pocket clips. That can be a big drawback, especially if they end up bouncing around in your pocket and scratching everything up in the process. But with a proper…
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New drug possible breakthrough against progressive multiple sclerosis
As many as 400,000 Americans are believed to suffer from multiple sclerosis — a debilitating disease of the central nervous system. A new drug may provide relief from the most devastating form of MS. Many MS patients can manage their disease through the use of several helpful medications, but about…
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10 Winter Style Essentials
Take on winter in style.
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Surf Sauna
A trailer-pulled sauna for surfers.
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GameStop taps Playwire to launch in-store television ads
GameStop has tapped Playwire Media to bring in-store advertisements to GameStop TV, the media content you find playing on the retail stores’ televisions. According to Playwire, the nearly four thousand GameStop stores throughout the United States feature at least one television playing GameStop TV. Thanks…
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Cold Brew Coffee Can Also Be Served Hot, and Takeya’s Popular Steeper Is Just $18 Today
Takeya Cold Brew Maker, $18Cold brew coffee might not sound appealing in the winter, but that’s only if you conflate it with iced coffee, which is not the same thing. Cold brew is just a steeping process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can enjoy it hot or cold all year ‘round….
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Hacks battered IT optimism in 2016; can 2017 enrich defenses
Awareness, standards, innovation key pieces of formula that could deliver better identity, access management
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Future ‘smart cities’ should be super-connected, green and resilient
When Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey in 2012, Narayan B. Mandayam lost power in his East Brunswick home for five days.
Digital Trends
Workplace takeover: Report claims almost half of U.S. jobs at risk from AI
Although many agree that artificial intelligence is going to change much of the way we run our lives in years to come, there is not much of consensus on how much it could affect the workplace. A new federal report has painted a bleak picture, suggesting as many as 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be at…
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Not just #NotMyAIA: the top professional practice stories of 2016
From the nitty gritty of starting a business to the institutional upsets at the AIA, this year of professional practice issues took some big hits. The following stories showcase the work atmosphere for architects in the U.S. during 2016.Scott Frank, Senior Director of Media Relations for the AIA, resigns…
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8 Small Hotel Rooms That Maximize Their Tiny Space
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Great Multiplayer Games for iOS
Whether you’re playing against strangers online or with friends and family locally, playing games with other people is always more fun than playing alone. In that spirit, here are a few of our favorite multiplayer games for iPhone and iPad, so you can play with others wherever you go. (Given that…
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The 15 best movies of 2016
A throwback musical, an erotic Korean drama, and many unique and stylish coming-of-age tales top the year’s list La La Land La La Land’s immense popularity with critics and industry insiders isn’t hard to understand: Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, and cinephiles love movies about loving movies….
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Canada declares high-speed internet a basic service
Around 82 percent of Canadians had access to broadband with 50 Mbps download speeds in 2015. This is certainly better than many nations, but in the view of the country’s telecommunications authority it’s still not quite enough. The regulator has now officially declared broadband access as necessary…
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China Opens Door For Tesla and Other Foreign Automakers To Produce Electric Vehicles
Despite its strong protectionism laws in place that require any automaker wanting to establish production capacity in the country to partner and share its technology with a local manufacturer, China is proposing to relax laws. In an attempt to accelerate electric vehicle production in the country and…
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Incoming Star Could Spawn Swarms of Comets When It Passes Our Sun
Artist’s impression of Gliese 710, a sun-like star that will travel through our Solar System’s Oort Cloud in about 1.3 million years. (Image: ESO)For years, scientists have known that Gliese 710 will come excruciatingly close to our Solar System in about a million years. An updated analysis suggests…
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Amazon Go is AWS for retail
Some interesting speculation from Evan Puschak on what Amazon is up to with Amazon Go. Basically, Puschak thinks Amazon Go is Amazon Web Services but for retail stores. In the same way that AWS provides hosting for sites like Netflix and Reddit, Amazon Go will provide patent-protected technology…
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If Traveling More is Your Resolution, This Discounted Samsonite Luggage Set Can Help
Samsonite Duraflex Lightweight Hardside Set, $118With how this country will be in 2017, it’s time to get the hell out of here for a bit. Or maybe you just need to upgrade your luggage. This Samsonite set includes a carry-on spinner and a large spinner to help squash that travel bug and actually bring…
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MANGO’s Sale on Fall and Winter Styles Is a Pretty Sweet Deal
Up to 50% off Fall/Winter ‘16Now is the time to jump on the Mango bandwagon. If you’re sick of how weirdly trendy Zara has gotten, to the point where you can’t even go in there without wanting to strangle someone with an off-the-shoulder blouse, take up to 50% off the Fall/Winter ‘16 collection and enjoy…
Macworld
Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple
Nokia has filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S. On Wednesday, the Finland-based mobile network vendor filed lawsuits in three German courts and two lawsuits in a Texas…
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: 17 Unix tricks for a happy 2017
Hoping that 2017 will be a good year in some important ways, I’ve gathered 17 useful Unix tricks to make your hours on the command line a little more productive.1: Oops! For all the times we forget to insert “sudo” before a command that we want to run as root, the oops alias might come in handy.alias…
Computerworld
Group that hacked the DNC also infiltrated Ukrainian artillery units
The cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) earlier this year also infiltrated the Ukrainian military through a trojanized Android application used by its artillery units. The group, which is known in the security industry under different names, including…
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Global climate target could net additional six million tons of fish annually
If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study.
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Plastics compound, BPS, often substituted for BPA, alters mouse moms’ behavior and brain regions
In the first study of its kind, environmental health scientists and neuroscientists examined the effects of the compound bisphenol S (BPS) on maternal behavior and related brain regions in mice. They found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation…
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Creating Success Out Of Chaos | Dr. Robyn Odegaard | TEDxWilmingtonWomen
The imposter syndrome is the belief that we aren’t worthy of the success that we work for. Robyn describes this syndrome as it occurred in her own life – and in the lives of her clients. Despite her achievements, that voice of the imposter followed her throughout life. Robyn shares the one question…
Coolest Gadgets
This Warm Mouse gives cold fingers something to cling to
When it’s cold out and you’re stuck in the office, a hot cup of coffee is normally the only source of heat you can find. Management is always trying to pinch pennies, so keeping the temperature lower and making their employees suffer is commonplace. You can wear multiple layers, but you also don’t…
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Obama dismantles registry used to track Muslims and Arabs
The Obama administration is formally tearing apart a national registry which was used to keep tabs on visitors from countries with terrorist groups, the Department of Homeland Security announced today. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (Nseers) was developed after 9/11 and was widely…
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Minimalist Tectonic Clock That Shows Time With Shadows
Love minimalist and futuristic design? I’ve got an eye-candy for you! Today we are sharing a clock that has a symbolic design: time that is seen in shadows behind us. The Tectonic Clock by Andreas Vang takes a new approach to the classic clock by putting a dynamic layer of keys on top of the clock’s…
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CNET asks: What’s the best tech of 2016? – CNET
2016 is coming to an end, and we want to know which tech you think is the most “lit” (pun intended!).
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers publish reference genome of gulf pipefish
Biologists have produced a detailed genome of the snakelike gulf pipefish, delivering a new research reference tool to help explore an ancient fish family that includes seahorses and sea dragons and has generated bodies with vastly different features over time through genetic changes.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing
In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to a particle of light.
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Race for AI Chips Begins
Deep learning has continued to drive the computing industry’s agenda in 2016. But come 2017, experts say the Artificial Intelligence community will intensify its demand for higher performance and more power efficient “inference” engines for deep neural networks.
Newswise: SciNews
UCI Scientists Identify a New Approach to Recycle Greenhouse Gas
Using a novel approach involving a key enzyme that helps regulate global nitrogen, University of California, Irvine molecular biologists have discovered an effective way to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) that can be adapted for commercial applications like biofuel synthesis.
Newswise: SciNews
TSRI Study: Protein Monitors Lung Volume and Regulates Breathing
The researchers said this study might help shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in human babies, which is thought to be associated with dysfunctional airway sensory neurons.
TechCrunch
Google hits the reset button
 This year, however, it moved it out (and outdoors) to an amphitheater in Mountain View, right next to its campus. Looking back, that move now feels symbolic. In many ways, 2016 was a year of change for Google: It was the first full year after the surprise Google/Alphabet reorg and the year that saw…
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Bathroom Tile Idea – Install 3D Tiles To Add Texture To Your Bathroom
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Comment: AirPods emphasize the need for better Apple Music syncing, podcast playback with Apple Watch
AirPods are finally here and early customers who can find stock seem to be largely happy with the purchase. Setup is nearly instant, sound quality is better than expected, and totally wireless earbuds that switch between all your devices is super convenient. Apple’s new W1 chip makes setup and switching…
9to5Mac
The best made-for-iPhone, iPad, & Apple TV game controllers
There have been a lot of changes since Apple first introduced specs for its Made-for-iPhone (and iPad and Apple TV) game controllers. Controllers have come down in price, more games support gamepads, and the 4th-gen Apple TV introduced an App Store with multi-controller support giving Apple its first…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Researchers use radar to track 3.5 trillion insects migrating over England
Enlarge / It may not look special, but it’s a radar sensitive enough to track an insect in flight. (credit: Rothamsted Visual Communications Unit) Researchers in the UK have turned some highly specialized radar equipment to the skies to track a staggering volume of material—3.2 kilotons of it—as…
Next Big Future
Electrical device signals the spleen reducing blood loss by 50-70% and could save over 80,000 lives each year from childbirth blood loss
A neural tourniquet reduces bleeding without a rope or physical compression of the blood vessel. doctors press a handheld device against the skin to stimulate the vagus nerve, which transmits information between the brain and the major organs. The nerve stimulation conveys a signal to the spleen, where…
Digital Trends
Xbox Store sale launches with deals on ‘Battlefield 1’, ‘Final Fantasy XV’
Microsoft kicked off the first day of its catalog-spanning Xbox Store Countdown sale with price drops for many of this year’s biggest Xbox One releases, including Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, and Final Fantasy XV. The two-week-long promotion, which Microsoft claims is the Xbox Store’s “biggest sale…
Science | Smithsonian
Scientists Find That Water Might Exist in a Whole New State
Think water comes in just liquid, ice and gas? Think again
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Could The Senate Stop Trump’s Cabinet Picks?
Could The Senate Stop Trump’s Cabinet Picks?
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One step closer to reality: Devices that convert heat into electricity
The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their technique work in a form more suitable to industry.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
No teeth? No problem: Dinosaur species had teeth as babies, lost them as they grew
Researchers have discovered that a species of dinosaur, Limusaurus inextricabilis, lost its teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults. The finding is a radical change in anatomy during a lifespan and may help to explain why birds have beaks but no teeth.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers estimate time since death using necrobiome
Currently, when a deceased human is discovered, the forensic techniques for estimating time elapsed since death are not very precise. However, in a new study, researchers have turned to analyzing the human microbiome, the bacteria and other microbes that live on and in our bodies, for clues about the…
VentureBeat
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic combines the series’ first landmark games for iOS and Android
You can now manage your roller coaster amusement park while waiting in line at a roller coaster amusement park. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is available now for $6 from the iOS App Store and Android’s Google Play market. This app combines the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2…
VentureBeat
Eva bot wants to send gifts to your business clients
It’s the season for gift giving, and while we shop for family members or a significant other, Eva bot is helping businesses send gifts to their clients and top customers. Since the Slack bot was made available earlier this year, employees from companies like Microsoft, Oracle and Silicon Valley Bank…
VentureBeat
How robots moved from science fiction into the real world in 2016
FEATURE: Millions of jobs could be lost to robots and automation by the year 2020 as part of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution,” according to a World Economic Forum report from January. Jobs such as manufacturing and production are expected to be affected by the rise of the machines, while…
VentureBeat
Steam Store is down as the winter sale goes live
Steam’s big winter sale is live, but the servers are not. Valve’s PC gaming portal is having connection errors as gamers rush to get deals on software. The service is famous for these seasonal discounts on most of its library. As millions of new customers join Steam each year, Valve’s servers struggle…
VentureBeat
Pokémon Go launches on Apple Watch — and now I want an Apple Watch
It finally makes sense to own an Apple Watch — you can now use it to capture digital Charmanders. Above: An egg hatching in Pokémon Go for Apple Watch.Image Credit: Niantic Pokémon Go is now available on Apple Watch, according to developer Niantic. The studio launched its location-based monster-catching…
VentureBeat
Chatbots are only as good as the platform they live on
GUEST: Due to Apple’s success with a closed-platform solution, many software companies have opted to forgo an open-platform to provide a more consistent user experience, and of course, for the benefit of increased profits. But, when it comes to chatbots, a closed-platform completely defeats the purpose…
VentureBeat
Google confirms two Android Wear 2.0 watches are coming in Q1 2017
Google today confirmed the rumor, started by my colleague Evan Blass in October, that it will release two new smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 in the first quarter of 2017. Google’s two smartwatches will be released with Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017 [image courtesy of: https://t.co/so8uJyEZCy%5D pic.twitter.com/ruejqXSNSy…
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Uber’s self-driving cars flee to Arizona after California shutdown
Uber has begun implementing plans for where it will test out its self-driving cars. The company revealed that it has selected Arizona as the next state where the autonomous vehicles will be put through the ringer and riders should begin seeing them on the roads some time early next year. In a statement,…
Lifehacker
The Most Effective Way to Say No Is to Say You “Don’t,” not You “Can’t”
It’s an understatement that learning to say no is a critical life skill. It’s important both personally and professionally, and once you learn how to do it without being a jerk, you have time to focus on the things you need (and want) to do, instead of other people’s priorities. Here’s a quick way to…
Gizmodo
Donald Trump Has No Clue About Nukes
Earlier this year, it became blatantly obvious that President-elect Donald Trump had no idea what the nuclear triad was. Earlier this afternoon, Donald Trump exposed himself once more as a know-nothing when it comes to nuclear weapons. Here, in short, is why it’s blatantly obvious why he has no idea…
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The best games of 2016
The year is nearly over, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I’m ready to leave behind the dark, twisted fantasy that is 2016. No matter your political persuasion, social status or country of residence, you’ll have felt disquieted by events at some point this year. The sheer scale of 2016’s…
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