Indistinguishable from Magic 12/28

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‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher has died at 60
Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars actress who made Princess Leia among the most beloved movie heroines of all time, has died at age 60. Read more…More about Mashable Video, The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford, Han Solo, and Princess Leia
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The quotable Carrie Fisher: 10 lines we’ll always remember – CNET
Her metal bikini was from the “seventh ring of hell,” and Han Solo was a “scruffy-looking Nerf-herder.” On-screen and off, the late actress always had something memorable to say.
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T-Mobile rolls out update that kills Samsung Galaxy Note S7 – CNET
The update will prevent the phone battery from charging, rendering the phone unusable.
io9
Put This $1,200 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Head in Your Front Hall to Greet, Terrify Guests
It may not be scientifically accurate. It may be stupidly expensive. It may even only be available for preorder right now. But I can’t think of any way I’d rather greet my guests than with the face of the best characters the Jurassic Park franchise ever turned out. I want two, so people have to walk…
Digital Trends
The Scope Bluetooth-enabled ski pole will keep you safe in the backcountry
For avid skiers, there is nothing more exciting than heading off the trail and into the backcountry. But along with the opportunity to ski untouched powder and explore remote slopes comes a few inherent dangers, not the least of which is the potential for avalanches. That danger is all but eliminated…
Digital Trends
Volta V hardwood PC is a sustainable, elegant choice for your home or office
Every now and then, you might get tired of the same old metal and plastic builds of typical desktop PCs. They’re cold and often industrial-looking — or worse, they look like something from a science fiction movie — and they rarely fit into the typical home décor. Computer Direct Outlet wants to change…
Next Big Future
DARPA has drop-in removable autopilot kit for existing aircraft
DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program envisions flight operations with reduced onboard aircrew while improving mission performance and flight safety—all through a tailorable, drop-in, removable kit that would provide advanced automation to existing aircraft. In two important…
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Most Popular iOS Downloads and Posts of 2016
2016 brought us a new iPhone and a new operating system with iOS 10, but the clear winner of the year was Pokémon Go. There was really something for every iOS user this year. Here are our biggest posts and downloads for iOS.The Pokémon Go Trainer’s Advanced Tactics HandbookYou’ve tossed a few PokéBalls,…
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Robots could soon maintain the Sydney Opera House’s one million roof tiles
One million brilliant white tiles clad the 65m-tall precast concrete roof […] glazed ceramic tiles need to be hand-checked, or tapped, every five years by specialist engineers, who abseil down the roof “sails” looking for changes in their sound or appearance. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of…
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Lifehacker The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them | io9 The World Reacts to Carrie Fish
Lifehacker The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them | io9 The World Reacts to Carrie Fisher’s Death [Updating] | Kotaku The 31 Most Important Japanese Games Ever Made | Jalopnik The 2016 Jalopnik Car Of The Year Awards For The Year 1987 |Read more…
Digital Trends
Skinners barefoot running socks are so durable you can walk on broken glass
Back in June of 2016, we featured Skinners as an awesome piece of new tech that wasn’t available for purchase yet. Having recently exceeded their Kickstarter funding goal by leaps and bounds, Skinners are now being shipped to backers around the world and are available for preorder on their Kickstarter…
BBC News – World
Brexiteers push EU business groups to agree trade deal
Early Brexit campaigners ask business groups across Europe to back a free trade deal with the UK.
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This Swarm of Birds Moves Around Like Some Sort of Dark Magic Cloud
I love murmurations or bird swarms or flocks of starlings or whatever the heck you want to call them because from far away they look like they’re shapeshifting in the air with the help of dark magic. It’s like seeing an unreal special effect only it’s made up of thousands of birds.Read more…
TechCrunch
The carrot and stick of data breaches
 Data breaches are on the rise. Just recently we saw new reports confirming Yahoo! suffered another breach back in 2013. It seems like putting personal information in a website today feels a bit like getting into a car 50 years ago — with minimal seatbelts, no airbags and no testing, you just had to…
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This Year Really Sucked For Cars In Movies
This year had a lot of great and good movies that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s just too bad we didn’t really get even one good bad-ass car chase or epic car stunt, or even a decent custom car, to nerd out over in movies released in 2016.Read more…
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Apple Tops Holiday Sales With 44 Percent of All New Device Activations
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Mac Rumors: Apple’s iPhone and iPad were the most popular mobile devices gifted during the holidays this year, according to new data shared by Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry. Flurry examined device activations by manufacturer between 12/19 and 12/25,…
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After a Year of Recalls, Soylent Marches Forward With Two New Flavors
It’s been a year of recalls and “uncontrollable diarrhea” for Soylent and its fans. While such a big upset could theoretically inspire a startup to reevaluate and refine its existing products, Soylent continues to march forward—a recent listing on Amazon reveals two new flavors of the futuristic food…
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Free School of Architecture update: open for applications in January 2017
Earlier this year, architect Peter Zellner announced his plans of a new educational institution dubbed the Free School of Architecture. The news was hotly debated on Archinect when it first broke in September and has since grown to become one of the most popular academia-themed posts of the year.The…
BBC News – World
Seal photographed on car returns to wild in Australia
A seal that made global headlines after turning up in an Australian street is returned to the wild.
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LG G6 renders give both hope and despair
While it didn’t exactly become embroiled in a high-profile scandal, LG didn’t exactly enjoy massive increase in smartphone revenues this year. The LG V20, while a solid contender, isn’t raking in the dollars. Even worse is the LG G5, whose somewhat modular nature didn’t exactly tickle even technophiles’…
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Preventing too much immunity
Scientists report a new molecular mechanism that could explain the cause of some autoimmune diseases.
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32 Cool And Functional Track Lighting Ideas
We often spend a lot of time choosing décor, furniture and accessories, but what about lights? Lights can easily change the look or make a statement in your home, and they have already become an important part of the interior décor. Today I’d like to discuss track lighting, which is perfect for any modern…
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Diabetes, heart disease, and back pain dominate US health care spending
Just 20 conditions make up more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis that examines spending by diseases and injuries.
VentureBeat
AI and cybersecurity will be more important than ever in 2017
GUEST: Artificial intelligence may be the hot trend of 2016, but the term itself opens up a debate. Some praise AI, while others believe reliance on AI is fraught with danger. Others worry about the demise of humans at the hands of our AI masters. Yet whether it is the Internet of Things or health care,…
VentureBeat
Samsung unveils H7 wireless speaker with no personal assistant
Samsung today pulled the covers off of a new wireless speaker that the company will formally introduce at the CES conference in Las Vegas next week. The H7 speaker features Samsung’s previously announced Ultra High Quality (UHQ) audio and is capable of going down to 35Hz to deliver low bass, according…
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Peel’s ultra-thin cases brings jet black to any iPhone 7
All the Jet Black goodness you could ever want without harming the aluminum.Jet Black is surely one of the best looking finishes Apple has offered for the iPhone to date, but users found the surface to scratch way too easily. Peel is now offering any iPhone 7 that lust-worthy Jet Black finish in their…
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Hong Kong records winter’s first bird flu death
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 27, 2016 An elderly man has died of bird flu in Hong Kong in the city’s first human case of the disease this winter, authorities said Tuesday. The 75-year-old was diagnosed following a visit to neighbouring Guangdong province in mainland China, where he bought a chicken from…
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Six dead, 18 missing in Philippines’ Christmas typhoon
Manila (AFP) Dec 27, 2016 At least six people are dead and 18 others missing after Typhoon Nock-Ten lashed the Philippines over the Christmas holidays, the government said Tuesday as it tried to assess the damage. The unusually late storm first hit the eastern provinces on Christmas Day, flooding…
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Bacteria evolving more sophisticated antibiotic resistance
Groningen, Netherlands (UPI) Dec 27, 2016 Researchers recently found evidence that bacteria can use antibiotic resistance to protect more vulnerable neighbors. Scientists discovered the phenomenon during a lab experiment involving two kinds of Staphylococci bacteria. The first kind is marked bright…
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Nine ‘rebel’ villagers jailed in China
Beijing (AFP) Dec 27, 2016 Nine residents of the Chinese “rebel” village of Wukan have been jailed for “disrupting social order” after September protests against officials turned violent, leading police to shut down the settlement and impose a media blackout. Wukan, a 13,000-strong fishing village…
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U.S. State Dept. approves JDAM kit sale to Kuwait
Washington (UPI) Dec 27, 2016 The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Joint Direct Attack Munition Tail Kits to the government of Kuwait. The pending sale includes 750 kits for 500-pound bombs, 250 kits for 1,000-pound bombs, and 250 kits for 2,000-pound bombs. Kuwait has also…
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Scientists decipher meaning in bat calls
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Dec 27, 2016 New analysis suggests communication among bats is learned and relatively sophisticated. Researchers at Tel Aviv University were able to tease out meaning from the loud and chaotic wall of sound emanating from a bat-filled cave. “When you enter a bat cave, you…
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Ant-like bees among newly discovered desert species
Logan, England (UPI) Dec 27, 2016 Researchers at Utah State University have discovered nine new desert bee species, including two featuring males that look very much like ants. “It’s unclear why these males have this unique form, but it could indicate they spend a lot of time in the nest,” entomologist…
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Cheetahs ‘sprinting’ towards extinction: wildlife study
London (AFP) Dec 27, 2016 Cheetahs are “sprinting” to extinction due to habitat loss and other forms of human impact, according to a new study out this week which called for urgent action to save the world’s fastest land animals. Cheetah numbers in Zimbabwe have plunged by more than 85 percent…
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From outer space to inner eye
Paris (ESA) Dec 26, 2016 Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station. With the competitive lens market offering increasingly complex products such as varifocal and high-definition contact…
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The blob can learn and teach
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 26, 2016 It isn’t an animal, a plant, or a fungus. The slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) is a strange, creeping, bloblike organism made up of one giant cell. Though it has no brain, it can learn from experience, as biologists at the Research Centre on Animal Cognition…
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Police evacuate Trump Tower over stray bag of toys
Police hastily cleared the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday to investigate an unattended backpack, only to find that the bag contained children’s toys.
Mashable
Posting pictures of your kids on Facebook? Think twice.
You might think it’s cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social media.  But did you ever think it might be a mistake, or even illegal? The French government earlier this year warned parents to stop posting images of…
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Amazon Patents System To Defend Drones Against Hackers, Jammers and Arrows
As Amazon prepares its drone-based delivery service Prime Air for the United States, the company has been looking for ways to keep its drones safe while they’re flying to and from their destinations. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company has patented a plan that lays out countermeasures…
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Deep learning could predict car trouble before you notice it
Trying to replicate the sounds your car is making to the mechanic you’re talking to is equal parts frustrating and embarrassing. But neural networks could put your best “worn out wheel bearing” impression into retirement. Israeli company 3DSignals uses deep learning to keep track of sounds, listening…
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Lockheed Martin receives $1.4 billion for Patriot missile sales
Washington (UPI) Dec 23, 2016 Lockheed Martin has received a $1.4 billion foreign military sales contract for Patriot advanced capability production. The contract supports the sale of 205 missile segment enhancements for the governments of South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, the United Arab…
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China to expand int’l cooperation on space sciences
Beijing (XNA) Dec 28, 2016 China on Tuesday issued a white paper summarizing international cooperation on space sciences since 2011 and the key areas for further cooperation in the next five years. The white paper issued by the State Council Information Office, titled China’s Space Activities…
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Austrian cows swap bells from ‘hell’ for GPS
Vienna (AFP) Dec 20, 2016 A farmer’s cows in western Austria will swap their traditional bells for GPS trackers after the owner of a holiday home complained that the noise was irritating his guests. Some might think the gentle clonk of cowbells is as much a part of the Alpine landscape as soaring…
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China launches TanSat to study atmospheric carbon dioxide processes
Beijing, China (SPX) Dec 28, 2016 Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the major greenhouse gases, and causes great concern due to the rapid increase in its atmospheric concentrations. China launched its first minisatellite dedicated to the carbon dioxide detection and monitoring at 15:22 UTC on December…
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China willing to work with India to maintain peace and build prosperity
Beijing (XNA) Dec 28, 2016 China is willing to cooperate with India and other regional countries to maintain lasting peace, prosperity and stability, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday. Hua made the remark in response to India successfully test firing its “Agni-V” intercontinental…
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New equipment funded for Joint Russian-German Spektrum-RG Observatory
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 28, 2016 Replacing electronic equipment for the future Spektrum-RG observatory due to the new estimates of radiation levels cost German participants of this project about five million euros (approximately $5.2 million), Mikhail Pavlinsky, the head of Russian Space Research Institute,…
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China to improve space debris database, spacecraft protection
Beijing (XNA) Dec 28, 2016 China will enhance the space debris basic database and data-sharing model, and advance the development of space debris monitoring facilities, according to a white paper released on Tuesday. The white paper, titled “China’s Space Activities in 2016,” said China will…
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China tests new jet fighter prototype
Beijing (AFP) Dec 26, 2016 China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, state media reported Monday, as it tries to end the West’s monopoly on the world’s most advanced warplanes. The test comes as the nation flexes its military muscles, sending its sole aircraft…
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Saudi Arabia Adopts Western Calendar
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 28, 2016 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken a near 600-year leap into modernity. The second deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, has announced that the kingdom will transition from the Islamic calendar to the Gregorian calendar, widely used in…
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White paper sets out China’s vision as a space power
Beijing (XNA) Dec 28, 2016 China aims to become a space power, according to a white paper on the nation’s space activities issued on Tuesday. The white paper, titled “China’s Space Activities in 2016,” was the fourth white paper on the country’s space activities issued by the State Council…
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The ethics of digitally resurrecting actors
In the wake of Peter Cushing’s digital resurrection in Star Wars: Rogue One debate is once again raging around the ethics of re-purposing the images of long dead actors. How do we deal with the murky legal and ethical waters surrounding this discomforting territory?.. Continue Reading The…
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Dude Getting Hit in the Balls With Guillotined Spray Paint Is Strangely Poignant
GIF via YouTubeWatching an unsuspecting victim get nailed in the nuts by a paint chopped in half by a guillotine is everything you could possibly want in a YouTube video—dramatics, destruction, pain, humor born out of sadness, the element of surprise. Read more…
Mashable
Ad branded discriminatory for its ‘negative stereotype of husbands’
The dumb, lazy husband figure has long been a fixture of both pop culture — think Homer Simpson and Phil Dunphy of Modern Family — and advertising. But not anymore.  Australia’s Advertising Standards Board (ABS) has ruled against an advertisement from a pest control company, saying it “features a negative…
SlashGear
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 has crazy-long battery life
One of Lenovo’s newest laptops is the ThinkPad X270, a so-called ‘business road warrior system’ that boasts more than 20 hours of battery life despite a weight of only 2.9lbs. As with the “X” models before it, the X270 covers all the bases, offering all the ports, power, and features you could want in…
SlashGear
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 boasts USB-C, high durability, and a budget price
If you like what Lenovo’s new T Series and L Series laptops have to offer, but want a lower entry price, you should give Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 13 a long look. This model will be offered in black and silver color options alongside a modestly-sized 13.3-inch IPS Full HD display and a thin body at only…
SlashGear
Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 docks unveiled
Serious work requires a serious workspace, and what better way to set up that workspace than Lenovo‘s new ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks? The Thunderbolt 3 Dock is, obviously, powered by Intel Thunderbolt 3 tech, and it offers an extensive array of connectivity options. The USB-C dock is largely…
SlashGear
Lenovo ThinkVision P24h and P27h monitors boast ultra slim bezels
Lenovo has unveiled a new pair of ThinkVision monitors, the P24h and the P27h. Both monitors feature the same Think-brand style we’ve come to love, and offer a combination of ‘super narrow’ bezels and a 2560 x 1440 IPS display. The smaller of the two monitors measures in at 23.8-inches and the larger…
SlashGear
Lenovo T Series laptops unveiled: thinner, lighter, and better than ever
Lenovo has unveiled its new T Series laptops, the ThinkPad T470, ThinkPad T470p, ThinkPad T470s, and the ThinkPad T570. This particular series of notebooks is targeted at businesses and business users, those who need a mixture of durability, expansive connectivity, biometric security, and lightweight…
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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 launches with Thunderbolt 3 and 360-degree hinge
Lenovo’s new array of business laptops are great, but maybe you need something a bit more flexible — a device that functions like a laptop when you need it to, but that can easily be converted into a ‘tablet’ or something similar to it. Thusly enters the company’s new ThinkPad Yoga 370, the latest Yoga…
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Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots
Mining companies are rolling out autonomous trucks, drills, and trains, which will boost efficiency but also reduce the need for human employees.
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VW’s latest acquisition helps you pay for parking by phone
Volkswagen wants to turn itself into more of a mobility company than a pure automaker, and it just made an acquisition that should help make that a reality. It’s snapping up PayByPhone, a Canadian company that lets you pay for parking through smartph…
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Traffic noise reduces birds’ response to alarm calls
Pollution can take many forms—including noise. Excess noise in the environment from sources such as traffic can have negative effects on animals that rely on sound to communicate and get information about their surroundings. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that traffic…
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Engineers Made Fake DNA To Fix Genetic Disorders
Engineers Made Fake DNA To Fix Genetic Disorders
BBC News – World
Australia flood: Six found safe after record rainfall
Six missing people are found safe after a twice-a-century weather event in Australia’s outback.
Mises Institute
How Interest Rates Affect Time Preference — and Vice Versa
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksHow Interest Rates Affect Time Preference — and Vice VersaMoney and Banking 0 Views According to the writings of Carl Menger and Ludwig von Mises, the driving force of interest rate determination is individual’s time preferences. What is…
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Apple device activations double Samsung’s during holiday season
The iPhone accounted for 44 percent of all new devices activated across the US during the week before Christmas, while Samsung clocked up just 21 percent of activations.
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Study finds hands-free calls are just as distracting for drivers
When the calendar ticks over to 2017 on Sunday, California drivers will no longer be able to hold their phones while driving for any reason. That includes talking, texting, snapping photos or video, or using the phone as a GPS. Drivers will only be able to use their phones in hands-free mode….
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Wolverine-inspired material could help robots self-heal
Self-healing is an increasingly common ability in the world of new materials, with a wide range of gels and polymers potentially lending their talents to electronic circuits, paints and even spaceship hulls. Now, researchers have developed a stretchy, transparent material that can not only…
Mashable
Luke Skywalker bids farewell to Carrie Fisher, his beloved ‘space-twin’
There has been an outpouring of poignant tributes for Carrie Fisher, but none more touching than that of her intergalactic twin. Mark Hamill, who played Princess’ Leia twin brother Luke Skywalker, farewelled Fisher in a Facebook post after the writer and actress died aged 60 in Los Angeles Tuesday….
Physics News
System of flat optical lenses that can be easily mass-produced and integrated with image sensors
Engineers at Caltech have developed a system of flat optical lenses that can be easily mass-produced and integrated with image sensors, paving the way for cheaper and lighter cameras in everything …
Gear Patrol
Our Best Watch Tips of 2016
How to curate and maintain a watch collection the right way. …Read More »
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GP Staffers Pick Their Favorite Watches of 2016
The watches we’d most like to see on our wrists. …Read More »
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GP100: The Best Watch Releases of the Year
From Rolex, A. Lange & Söhne, Citizen and more. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Best of 2016: Watches
A look back at the best stories our watch writers tackled over the course of 2016 — from Instagram’s horological Batman to the Citizen factory to a bizarre vintage Rolex. …Read More »
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Watch: Carrie Fisher’s roast of George Lucas was searingly brilliant
One of the many traits that made the late Carrie Fisher such an icon was her incredible sense of humour and biting wit, which you would’ve spotted in her tweets or her heartwarmingly funny obituary request.   It’s also something that’s evident in a video of Fisher roasting George Lucas during…
Mobile Magazine
Disney Research Performs Model-Based Photo Research to Render the Best Digital Teeth and Smiles
Despite all the technology at hand, computer-generated imagery of humans can still look kind of a little fake and cartoonish, with teeth perhaps proving the greatest challenge when it comes to accuracy. If it’s a digital double you’re after, the process usually requires researching thoroughly into the…
The Next Web
TNW’s best headphones and microphone’s of 2016
The last year has been a good one for audiophiles, with high end audio becoming less expensive, and greater selection of quality products overall. Of course, the audio market is too large for us to try out every single product, but here are some solid recommendations from the best we’ve used in the past…
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‘Two dead’ after train derails near Kanpur, India
Two people are dead after a train derailed in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, top police official says.
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Kerry to lay out US vision of Israel-Palestinian peace
US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer a “comprehensive vision” of how to revive the Israel-Palestinian peace process in a major speech on Wednesday.
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Erdogan accuses the West of backing the IS group
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara’s partners of backing “terror groups” including IS jihadists in the country.
Acquire
Schofield unveils its latest watch, the Daymark
Big, bold, and British.There are still a handful of brands that are still waving the Union Jack for British watchmaking and one of the most interesting is Schofield. Known for their bold, chunky cases, the watchmaker has unveiled its latest timepieces, the Daymark. The style continue’s the brand’s aesthetic…
Mashable
Google CEO Sundar Pichai to visit his Alma Mater during India trip
Sundar Pichai, who’s currently visiting India, will return to his Alma Mater on Jan. 5. The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-K), a premier educational institution where Pichai earned his engineering degree in 1993, will host him, the Times of India reported.  SEE ALSO: Google CEO Sundar…
Discover Magazine
Persistent Heat Decimates Coral Reefs
A major bleaching event started in 2014, and has since affected 67 percent of coral reefs around the world.
DiscoveryNews
We Can Now Predict Weather On Alien Worlds
We Can Now Predict Weather On Alien Worlds
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Gravity waves, lab-grown bones and bullet-shredding foam: The year in science
It would be easy to feel a little gloomy looking at the sociopolitical landscape of 2016: terrorist attacks around the globe, deep tragedy in Syria, Brexit, accelerated planetary warming, and one of the most contentious elections in the United States in recent history. But turn your attention…
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Apple sets Watch users challenge to be more active in 2017
Got an Apple Watch and fallen in love with earning achievements? Then Apple’s opening up a short-term challenge for its smartwatch users.Known as the ‘Ring in the New Year’ challenge (oh right – ring, as in ‘ring it in’ and ‘fill the rings’! Clever) anyone with an Apple Watch will get a notification…
BBC News – World
Robocop designer’s real world robot
A giant robot designed by scientists in South Korea has taken its first steps.
Next Big Future
Taiwan Semiconductor says 10 nanometer chips are on schedule for first quarter of 2017, 7 nm also in 2017, 5nm in 2019 and 3nm around 2022
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) says that 10nm is on schedule, countering news media reports that the yields of TSMC and Samsung at the industry’s most advanced technology node are lagging expectations.TSMC’s 10nm process is “totally on track” and will contribute to sales revenue for the…
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Here Maps is expanding to China with the help of new investors
Here, the mapping company owned by German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler, plans to bring its products and services to China. To make that happen, it has enlisted the help of three new Asian investors: Chinese internet giant Tencent, digital map pro…
New Scientist – Online news
Baby turtles leave behind fleeting oases on beach dune deserts
Organic nutrients from turtle eggs form a seasonal feast for tiny life forms living in the deserts of tropical sandy dunes
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Stay Hip & Enjoy Rich Sound With The Linea Nº10 Bluetooth Headphones
Linea Nº10 Bluetooth Headphones aren’t just eargasm-inducing cans, they’re a fashions tatement too. With a unique blend of soft vegan leather and bold metal accents, they’re sure … Read More
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Singapore firms still resisting need for transformation
Just 15 percent of SMBs and 36 percent of large enterprises strongly agree with the need to change in order to adapt to slowing economic growth and technological disruption.
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Obama, Japan’s PM pay homage to Pearl Harbor victims
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama made a joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, laying wreaths for the victims of the Japanese aerial attack that prompted the United States to enter World War II.
MakeUseOf
How to Insert & Edit Scalable Vector Graphics in Office 2016
Think about high-definition Retina displays and others of its kind. Also give a thought to data visualization and the future. But for now, think about logos and images that you don’t want to see stretched and compressed on any device. The common answer to all these is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic). SVG…
VentureBeat
Why it’s time for Apple to come clean about the iPhone battery
It happened again last week. The battery display on my iPhone 6 plunged from around 50 percent to below 10 percent, and then the phone shut down entirely. All of a sudden, I found myself cut off from Google Maps in an unfamiliar part of town, and with no way to text my friends for directions. This has…
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Brickbat: Stocking Stuffers
Iesha Conley, a postal worker in Brooklyn, has been charged with stealing gift cards from from the mail. She reportedly used one card to buy almost $100 in sex toys.
Cool Tools
Neck Wallet
Since I switched from dress shirts a few years ago to polo shirts without pockets, I’ve been forced to find a better place for my pen and misc items I like to keep up close and handy. I settled on neck wallets, which come in various colors and cost about five dollars. (I’ll buy a new one perhaps every…
New Scientist – Online news
Augmented reality set to overtake VR as new apps go live
Real and virtual worlds could collide further in 2017 as augmented reality finally begins to live up to the hype. Watch out for flying jellyfish
designboom | architecture & design magazine
rural brazilian house by una arquitetos is a composition of interlocking volumes
the dwelling has been built in the foothills of the mantiqueira mountain range, and seeks to establish a dialogue with its natural context. The post rural brazilian house by una arquitetos is a composition of interlocking volumes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Moderate earthquake hits Romania, no injuries, no damage
Authorities say an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale has hit Romania, reverberating through the capital and central Romania. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
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After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa
Its lower cost has made it popular in commercial food production, but after being blamed for deforestation in Asia, palm oil plantations are now getting a similar rap in Africa.
SlashGear
Galaxy A 2017 waterproofing hinted by Samsung itself
It seems that Samsung isn’t leaving anything to the imagination as far as its upcoming 2017 rendition of the Galaxy A series is concerned. Samsung’s Malaysian Facebook account has practically confirmed that those new models, or at least one of them, will be waterproof as rumored previously. Or at least…
Mashable
5 customer complaints that escalated hilariously in 2016
LONDON — Complaining to companies doesn’t have to be a dull, rage-inducing affair — it can actually be an unexpected outlet for creative expression. SEE ALSO: Man discovers the world’s greatest drunken apology method Just take the people below, for instance. Rather than letting 47-year flight connections…
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How to See Remaining OneDrive Space on Windows 10
OneDrive, once a flimsy competitor to Dropbox and the like, now comes fully integrated into Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. We’ve written about how to take advantage of the free space OneDrive gives. Microsoft’s move to reduce the storage of free plans from 15 GB to just 5 GB left many upset, but you can…
Techbargains.com
Genuine Joe Splash Guard Mop Bucket/Wringer (6.50 gal) $28.35
Genuine Joe Splash Guard Mop Bucket/Wringer (6.50 gal) $28.35
Discover Magazine
Lab Divides Human Egg Cells
Scientists begin assembling a haploid cell “library.”
Discover Magazine
Skin-Deep Evolutionary Link
How reptiles got their scales.
Discover Magazine
Schizophrenia’s Genetic Spark
A potential molecular mechanism of the disease.
Discover Magazine
A Quantum Machine That’s Fully Programmable
The secret: an ion trap.
Techbargains.com
Cuisinart 12in. Skillet with Glass Cover in Stainless Steel $29.96
Cuisinart 12in. Skillet with Glass Cover in Stainless Steel $29.96
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Tenba Photo/Laptop Messenger Bag (Mini, Plum Purple) $33.95
Tenba Photo/Laptop Messenger Bag (Mini, Plum Purple) $33.95
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Overclocker Pushes Intel Core i7-7700K Past 7GHz Using Liquid Nitrogen
MojoKid writes from a report via HotHardware: If you’ve had any doubts of Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake processor’s capabilities with respect to overclocking, don’t fret. It’s looking like even the most dedicated overclockers are going to have a blast with this series. Someone recently got a hold of an…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Turkey and Russia ‘agree ceasefire plan’
Turkey’s foreign minister says it has agreed with Russia a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria.
The Next Web
Master the art of growing your business via social media with this complete Viral Marketing training
You can build a fantastic company offering amazing goods and services… but in our fast-paced, supercharged world, how will anyone find you? Over two billion people are social media users — about a third of the world’s population — and knowing how to engage in Viral Marketing with Social Media is more…
Fast Company
What Six Leaders Learned From Their Biggest Mistakes Of 2016
These leaders learned how culture solves problems, why not every change is an innovation, and that poaching talent doesn’t always pay. These leaders learned how culture solves problems, why not every change is an innovation, and that poaching talent doesn’t always pay.From Volkswagen’s…
Fast Company
How Paid Parental Leave Changed In 2016
This is how much progress the U.S. has—and hasn’t—made on a workplace issue that’s gaining ever more attention. This is how much progress the U.S. has—and hasn’t—made on a workplace issue that’s gaining ever more attention.This was supposed to be the year paid parental leave was…
Fast Company
The 10 Best And Worst Moments In Leadership 2016
A look back at some of the best and worst leadership moves this year. A look back at some of the best and worst leadership moves this year.This has been anything but a normal year. One of the strangest U.S. elections in history has finally ended, and businesses have come and gone….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Did cavemen use toothpicks?
Researchers say they’ve found evidence that ancient human relatives used toothpicks.
Mobile Magazine
Google Maps Imaging Just Got Better Thanks to World View 4
Google Maps imagery is just improved a lot more, thanks to a new eye in the sky satellite called the World View 4. Just when you thought Google Maps could not get any better, along comes an imagery specialist called DigitalGlobe with the first picture from its recently launched World View 4 satellite….
National Geographic News
7 Ways Wildlife Won in 2016
From the closure of the U.S. ivory market to the crackdown on captive tiger facilities like the famous Tiger Temple, we rounded up some of this year’s most important victories over wildlife crime.
National Geographic News
Vera Rubin, Pioneering Astronomer, Dies at 88
National Geographic News
Hazardous 9/11 Dust Made Newborn Babies Smaller
National Geographic News
Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction
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Apple’s first AI paper focuses on creating ‘superrealistic’ image recognition
Apple’s first paper on artificial intelligence, published last week on arXiv (open access), describes a method for improving the ability of a deep neural network to recognize images. To train neural networks to recognize images, AI researchers have typically labeled (identified or described) each image…
SlashGear
Gigabyte Brix Gaming GT packs power in an odd tower
When gamers think of gaming rigs with eccentric designs, they will most likely think of brands like Alienware or ASUS’ Republic of Gaming. The new Brix Gaming GT from Gigabyte probably can probably go toe to toe with those and won’t look out of place in an Aliens movie prop. Encased in a “chimney” style…
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The tablets to look out for in 2017
2016 has been a pretty bleak year for tablets. Shipments were down more than 12% compared to 2015 according to analysts at IDC, and innovation has been in short supply.Sure, the iPad Pro 9.7 appeared and Amazon upgraded its super-cheap Amazon Fire slate to make it even more of a bargain, but that’s pretty…
ArchDaily
5 Monuments to Progress
Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain) Buildings, perhaps unlike any other art form or edifice, have a capacity to influence or become part of a place’s cultural identity and history. Defining an architectural monument is, however,…
ArchDaily
Architecture on Instagram: The Best Shots of 2016
Instagram and architecture go together like milk and cookies—an irresistible combination in which one brings out the best of the other. As Instagram continues to add features to its globally appealing platform, we take a look back on the year’s most-liked photos posted to our ArchDaily account.We posted…
Computerworld
Remember, always follow all vendor instructions
This pilot fish is a registered nurse, not a regular IT tech. But it’s back in the days before his hospital got an actual IT department, and as one of the few people onsite with a knowledge of computers, he’s their go-to IT guy.”I was working in Cardiology in a cath lab, which has cardiac imaging equipment,”…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, December 28 2016
It’s Wednesday and we’re talking about an Amazon Echo speaker that’s involved in a murder case, artificial intelligence making smarter game opponents (and Samsung phones, oh, and a giant robot that you can get inside and pilot. My christmas presents…
Mashable
Indian Twitter is obsessing over a federal banker for all the right and wrong reasons
A New York University professor is now the deputy head of India’s federal bank and Indians are already obsessed with him.  SEE ALSO: India’s federal bank just can’t make up its mind on demonetization After news broke Wednesday noon that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had appointed an economics professor,…
Mashable
Carrie Fisher once hosted SNL and it was hilarious
Not long after becoming a household name thanks to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Carrie Fisher hosted the comedy show Saturday Night Live — and it was absolutely hilarious.  SEE ALSO: The best of Carrie Fisher’s Twitter Donning her Princess Leia costume, Fisher — who sadly passed away on Tuesday…
PCWorld
The year in tech: 2016’s 10 greatest wins, milestones, and epic comebacks
Diamonds in the coalImage by Creative Commons/Flickr Massimiliano CalamelliTo be honest, coming up with a list of tech’s biggest victories was a lot harder than rounding up the failures. This was a tough year in which a lot of ideas didn’t pan out, and many products didn’t survive. But from virtual reality…
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T-Rex Bottle Opener
T-Rex Bottle Opener – Rip into a cold one with the jaws of a prehistoric beast!
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The Puttskee
Puttskee -Can’t decide between putting or skeeball? Well now you don’t have to.
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Harry Potter House Comforters
Harry Potter House Comforters – Expecto Snugonum!
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R2D2 USB Power Station
Star Wars R2D2 USB Power Station – One little droid has all the power
inStash
Bass & Olufsen’s Brass Collection Proves That Stark Minimalism Is Out, Gold Is In
Stark minimalism is out and Art Deco is in. At least that’s what the folks at Bang & Olufsen want you to think. Their newest Bass … Read More
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Malvaux Number 1 Knife Is Sharper And More Comfortable Than Your Regular Knife
Once you see the Malvaux Number 1 Knife, your existing knife is going to feel inadequate to you. We guarantee it. You see, this heirloom-quality knife isn’t … Read More
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Sennheiser VMX 200-II Bluetooth Headset (Silver) $24.99
Sennheiser VMX 200-II Bluetooth Headset (Silver) $24.99
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Meet The Helixot XO 6.2, The World’s First Submersible Backpack
Backpacks made with waterproof shells are nothing new. That being said, no backpack is fully submersible in quite the same way as the Helixot XO 6.2 Backpack. … Read More
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A cloud-screening scheme for for the Chinese Carbon Dioxide Observation Satellite (TanSat)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas, and a source of atmospheric warming due to the rapid increase in its atmospheric concentrations. China has launched its first mini-satellite dedicated to carbon dioxide detection and monitoring at 15:22 UTC on December 22, 2016. The Chinese Carbon Dioxide…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Dental implants with antibacterial activity
The quest for surfaces capable of preventing bacterial colonisation and adhesion around dental implants is a subject of research interest, according to Beatriz Palla, a researcher in the Biomaterials Group of the UPV/EHU’s Department of Polymer Science and Technology. About 10 percent of implants have…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Physicists measure the loss of dark matter since the birth of the universe
Russian scientists have discovered that the proportion of unstable particles in the composition of dark matter in the days immediately following the Big Bang was no more than 2 percent to 5 percent. Their study has been published in Physical Review D.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Carbon dioxide conversion process may be adapted for biofuel synthesis
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.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Crossing borders to crowdfund renewables
Today energy crowdfunding platforms and investors experience many problems if they want to finance projects that cross the legal boundaries between the EU member states. International experts are striving to harmonise to European regulations in the sector
BBC News – World
Indian police in Pune hold ‘snake venom smugglers’
Indian police arrest two suspected venom smugglers caught in possession of dozens of snakes.
DiscoveryNews
Why We Feel A ‘Warm Glow’ When Donating To Charity
Why We Feel A ‘Warm Glow’ When Donating To Charity
Macworld
How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016
This year, our favorite iPhone apps got serious about reinventing themselves – and disrupting the mobile game in the process. In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, let’s take a look back at the defining apps of 2016. And how the trends they brought about will continue to reshape the mobile landscape…
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LG V20 Smartphone, is this a good deal?
The LG V20 mobile phone features a 5.7 display and runs on the Android V7.0 (Nougat) operating system.
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Samsung is bringing a massive wireless speaker and its own audio algorithms to CES
Every company flirts with some variation of talking about the future in its promo materials, but Samsung has decided to be more direct by announcing it’s bringing “the future of audio” to CES 2017. The Korean company has developed a proprietary audio upscaling technology, which it is calling Ultra-high…
BBC News – World
Russia plane crash: Flight recorder ‘reveals faulty wing flaps to blame’
Faulty wing flaps were to blame for Sunday’s Russian airliner crash, Russian media reports say.
Computerworld
10 companies with employee benefits you won’t believe
Startup culture introduced a lot of change to the traditional workplace by normalizing open office plans, fun break rooms, free food and flexible schedules. Part of these perks are a way to compete for the top tech talent, but they also serve as a way to keep current employees happy, encouraging them…
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Top 5 best identity management and authentication services
Businesses rely heavily on technology. Employees use computers, smartphones, tablets and other gadgets on a daily basis to streamline processes, stay productive and communicate with colleagues, while databases store important information about customers and products.Because of this, effective security…
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What to expect from Microsoft in 2017
2016 was a largely successful year for Microsoft. Can 2017 be the same? With another new – more impressive – Xbox on the way, momentum in cloud and a great line-up of devices, it’s surely time for Microsoft to take the fight to its great rivals.One thing seems clear; Microsoft has never looked to the…
SpaceNews.com
Report recommends civil agency for space traffic management
WASHINGTON — A report prepared for Congress recommends giving a civil agency responsibility for space traffic management work, but stops short of recommending which agency should take on the job. The “Orbital Traffic Management Study” was prepared by SAIC for NASA under a provision of the Commercial…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A raincoat for houses
The construction industry is preparing to use textiles from the clothing and footwear industries. Gore-Tex-like membranes, which are usually found in weather-proof jackets and trekking shoes, are now being studied to build breathable, water-resistant walls. Tyvek is one such synthetic textile being used…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
2016—the year in space and astronomy
The achievements of astrophysicists this year were as groundbreaking as they were varied. From reuniting a lander with a mothership on a comet, to seeing the most extreme cosmic events with gravitational waves, 2016 was truly out of this world for science.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cover crop costs recovered on Rolling Plains cotton
Adoption of cover crops in the Rolling Plains has been slow as questions persist on water use and benefits. But after compiling economic data this past year, one Texas A&M AgriLife researcher is asking producers, “Can you afford not to adopt cover crops?”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Experts highlight link between language and race in new book
Anthropologist Samy Alim argues that the relationship between race, language and racism plays such a key role in reflecting and defining the way human societies are structured that it deserves study as a separate field, which he calls “raciolinguistics.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sociolinguist investigates drivers of language change
Kiribati is a long way away from my university in Bern – over 9,000 miles away as the crow flies. Though you can’t actually fly straight there, as you have to change planes several times, including in Australia. Air Nauru then brings you to an airport on the Tarawa Atoll. When I visited there in 2015,…
Mashable
Daisy Ridley’s touching tribute to ‘predecessor’ Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars family have mourned their beloved co-star’s death.  From Harrison Ford to Mark Hamill’s touching tribute to a “gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman.”  SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher has died at 60 And this particular tribute…
VentureBeat
Apple survived a horrible 2016 and the end of its golden age. Now what?
If any other major tech company had the kind of year Apple did in 2016, it’s a fair bet that they would have been crucified by investors and pummeled by critics. For each quarter so far in 2016, Apple posted year-over-year revenue declines, the first time in more than a decade. The first nine months…
SlashGear
Yi Technology Erida drone is a tricopter with 4K 60fps video capability
Yi Technology has announced that it will be at CES 2017 kicking off in a few weeks and at the show it will unveil a new tricopter drone called the Erida Drone. The company says that the Erida will be the world’s first mainstream, full carbon fiber smart drone that has strength, speed, and the Yi 4k action…
Mashable
Here are the 30 best GIFs of 2016
We can all agree 2016 wasn’t exactly the greatest year. But, if we try really, really hard to look on the bright side, 2016 did excel in one thing: GIFs.  From dabbing peanuts to political debates, there was no shortage of amazing GIF material this year. SEE ALSO: The best tech of 2016 Here are our…
ArchDaily
Hexagons for a Reason: The Innovative Engineering Behind BIG’s Honeycomb
© BIG BIG are known for unconventional buildings that often raise the question “how were they able to do that?” Such is the case for BIG’s Honeycomb, a luxury eight-story condominium currently under construction in the Bahamas. The project’s hallmark is its hexagonal façade made up of private…
Lifehacker
Five Questions to Ask in an Interview That Will Reveal a Lot About the Company
You’ve heard it a zillion times: “Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you. Ask your own (good) questions to get a feel for if you truly want to work there.”This post originally appeared on The Muse.But are you digesting this—and doing it—every time you meet with a…
WIRED
The Most Innovative Objects of 2016 (That You’ll Actually Want to use)
Not too cautious, but not too crazy, either, these products get forward-thinking just right. The post The Most Innovative Objects of 2016 (That You’ll Actually Want to use) appeared first on WIRED.
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Scientists track gene parts controlling the embryo’s early growth
Techniques like CRISPR and even experimental methods like programmable bacteria can be used to edit genes, but knowing which genes to edit is crucial. Yale scientists have found a way to track the types of RNA that control embryonic development in living animals, which might lead to a greater understanding…
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This whopping 20,000mAh portable charger is just £15.99 today
You’re using your fancy smartphone or tablet more than ever, and as such the power keeps draining. You’ve got to do something about it.You know that a portable battery pack will do the trick, but – like us – you have no idea how much to spend or for what capacity.That’s why this iMuto 20,000mAh power…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Consistent-chirality carbon nanotube tangles with high on-current in transistors
Great effort has been applied on the controllable synthesis of ideal carbon nanotubes (CNTs). However, it’s almost impossible to directly synthesize pure semiconducting CNTs by an in situ catalytic reaction alone, without any post-separation, when only small amounts of metallic CNTs may cause catastrophic…
BBC News – World
Germany migrants: Record number opt to leave – most to Balkans
A record 55,000 migrants left Germany voluntarily this year – more than twice the number deported.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The lie-detecting security kiosk of the future
When you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual and responsive—and robotic.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA Webb Telescope structure is sound after vibration testing detects anomaly
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is now deemed “sound” and apparently unscathed, engineers have concluded, based on results from a new batch of intensive inspections of the observatory’s structure, after concerns were raised in early December when technicians initially detected “anomalous readings”…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Production to consumption energy efficiency for smart cities
By integrating energy management systems the EU funded BESOS project contributes to the efficiency and sustainability of ‘smart cities’, while further empowering citizens to make informed choices.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NIST guide provides way to tackle cybersecurity incidents with recovery plan, playbook
“Defense! Defense!” may be the rallying cry from cybersecurity teams working to thwart cybersecurity attacks, but perhaps they should be shouting “Recover! Recover!” instead. Attackers are increasingly racking up points against their targets, so the National Institute of Standards and Technology …
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Conservation agriculture leads to remarkable improvement in crop production and livelihood of farmers in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, one of the densest countries in terms of population with about 1000 people living per square kilometre, has always been under huge pressure to feed its growing population. Intensive agricultural practice, which involves mono-cropping and use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, helped…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Comet U1 NEOWISE—a possible binocular comet?
Well, it looks like we’ll close out 2016 without a great ‘Comet of the Century.’ One of the final discoveries of the year did, however, grab our attention, and may present a challenging target through early 2017: Comet U1 NEOWISE.
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Researchers Make Important Breakthrough in the Field of Future Magnetic Storage Devices
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made another important breakthrough in the field of future magnetic storage devices….
Computerworld
Review: MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer fixes some issues, but quality still lags
MakerBot has fixed some major issues and upgraded some key aspects of its technology with the latest version of its flagship desktop 3D printer, the Replicator+. The company claims the MakerBot Replicator+ prints 30% faster than its predecessor and that it has a 25% larger build volume — an area…
Digital Trends
Best TV shows of 2016
WinnerStranger Things You’d have to have been living a solitary, internet-free existence in a cave somewhere for most of 2016 to miss the phenomenon that was Stranger Things. The Netflix throwback series about a group of kids terrorized by a supernatural creature in the 1980s was all anyone could talk…
Digital Trends
Sphere Pro lens turns your run-of-the-mill DSLR into a 360-degree camera
In the ongoing effort to simplify the creation of 360 video content, a new contender has emerged. Sphere Optics has unleashed the Sphere Pro, a new camera lens that’s capable of capturing 360-degree photos and video without the need for any specialized equipment. Unlike other setups and rigs that require…
TechCrunch
5G promises to transform the world again
 We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.  From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.  At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what…
Newswise: SciNews
University of Minnesota Research Played Important Role in First Statewide Ban on Antibacterial Ingredient
BBC News – World
Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say
Police in Colombia say kidnappings have dropped 92% since 2000, when it was an abduction hotspot.
Lifehacker
The Five Second Rule Only Works Because Your Kitchen Floor Is Relatively Clean
The five-second rule—the idea that you can safely eat fallen food if you pick it up within five seconds—is as controversial as it is popular. While technically it’s not really true, it works because your kitchen floor is pretty clean.Read more…
SlashGear
HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA A19 bulb needs no hub to be smart
Smart appliances and Internet of Things products are growing to be quite myriad, but they sometimes speak different languages that you need hubs to translate them. Not so Osram’s SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 LED bulb. Everything it needs to be smart is inside it already. All you need to do is screw…
MakeUseOf
Smart Home Feng Shui: How to Make Automation Stylish
Current interior design trends are all about keeping things minimal. Less is more. Unfortunately, tech gadgets can destroy your perfectly crafted plans. All those wires, aerials, and plugs will lay waste to your home’s Feng Shui. Of course, you don’t have to follow the trend. What matters most are your…
Architecture Lab
Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner
Air conditioners are essential to keep you cool and the home comfy and cosy, especially if you live in a hot and humid country … The post Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Lifehacker
The Five Second Rule Only Works Because Your Kitchen Floor Is Relatively Clean
The five-second rule—the idea that you can safely eat fallen food if you pick it up within five seconds—is as controversial as it is popular. While technically it’s not really true, it works because your kitchen floor is pretty clean.As the video above explains, the five-second rule is technically untrue….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Traffic management solutions for drones in Singapore’s airspace
With Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones gaining popularity globally for commercial, recreational and industry purposes, hundreds of UAVs may soon be buzzing all over Singapore.
Architecture Lab
The ‘meteoric rise’ of lifts: will a new breed of elevator transform our cities?
From lifts that travel horizontally as well as vertically to ‘smart’ elevators, the global city’s form of transport is going through a revolution … The post The ‘meteoric rise’ of lifts: will a new breed of elevator transform our cities? appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Big Data’s 2017: Can more meta thinking free us from current malaise?
Here’s a roundup of annual predictions from around the Big Data industry. Key themes this year include artificial intelligence/machine learning, cloud adoption, demand for data scientists and the growing importance of the Internet of Things.
Dezeen
Sliding polycarbonate panels open up facade of Barcelona house by H Arquitectes
Sliding polycarbonate screens are set in front of the windows covering the stepped facade of this house in Barcelona by Spanish studio H Arquitectes. Read more
Dezeen
Andy Martin creates candy-coloured resin tables that “challenge visual perception”
London designer Andy Martin used coloured resin for this series of tables that create visual effects. Read more
SlashGear
Researchers develop nanodiscs to deliver personalized cancer therapy
Researchers from the University of Michigan have reported success in cancer research with mice using a new delivery method for therapies called nanodiscs. The researchers were able to use the nanodiscs to deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of colon and melanoma cancer tumors….
Slashdot
FDA Releases New Cybersecurity Guidelines For Medical Devices
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its recommendations for how medical device manufacturers should maintain the security of internet-connected devices, even after they’ve entered hospitals, patient homes, or patient bodies. Unsecured devices…
ArchDaily
30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable Projects
The dramatic improvement in recent decades in our understanding of sustainable design has shown that designing sustainably doesn’t have to be a compromise—it can instead be a benefit. When done correctly, sustainable design results in higher-performing, healthier buildings which contribute…
Scientific American Content: Global
Could a Special Diet Replace Chemotherapy?
For patients with blood cancer or in need of a bone marrow transplant, the amino acid valine could hold answers to new treatments — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Verge – All Posts
The Verge 2016 tech report card: Twitter
Another 12 months have flown by. As we look back at this year in tech, The Verge staff members are grading each major company and product category in the industry on how they fared in 2016. It hasn’t been a stellar 12 months for Twitter. The company went public three years ago to a $25 billion valuation…
WIRED
Dwarf Planets, Water Plumes, and Bouncy Castles in Orbit: All the Best Space Stuff From 2016
Many victories. Many dwarf planets. The post Dwarf Planets, Water Plumes, and Bouncy Castles in Orbit: All the Best Space Stuff From 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Best WIRED Photo Stories of 2016
Photography let us experience some really cool things this year. The post The Best WIRED Photo Stories of 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
From Rogue One to La La Land, These Are the 12 Best Movies of 2016
Here are WIRED’s picks for the best movies of the last year. The post From Rogue One to La La Land, These Are the 12 Best Movies of 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
SpaceX’s Year of Fiery Triumphs and Explosive Failure
Maybe 2016 wasn’t your year. Buck up, at least your $60 million dollar rocket bearing a $200 million dollar payload didn’t explode on the launchpad. The post SpaceX’s Year of Fiery Triumphs and Explosive Failure appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Multiplayer Mayhem, Solitary Puzzlers, and the Other Best Games of 2016
From <em>Firewatch</em> to <em>Overwatch</em>, the ten games that blazed new trails, captivated millions, and stood out this year. The post Multiplayer Mayhem, Solitary Puzzlers, and the Other Best Games of 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
Lifehacker
Put the Clock Back On the Right In Windows 10
Windows 10 introduced the Action Center where your notifications and quick settings toggles live. It’s a handy panel, but its icon lives in the far-right of the system tray. If you prefer the old days when your clock lived there, you can swap their spots.Yes, this is a tiny detail, but after years of…
Macworld
Should you keep using an old Time Capsule to rotate for off-site storage?
Dawn Gwin asked: I replaced my seven-year-old Time Capsule with a new one last week. Can I erase the old one and connect it by ethernet occasionally to serve as a second backup kept off premises? Or would I be better off with just a flash drive for important files? The networked Time Capsule…
Man of Many
The Lamborghini Aventador S Elevates the Benchmark for Super Sports Cars
The launch of the Aventador S means the next generation of Lamborghini V12 is here. The new flagship Lambo is defined by its new features that focus on aerodynamic performance, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving mechanics. This baby outputs 740 horsepower and can go from 0-100 in…
Brain Pickings
Remembering Vera Rubin: The Trailblazing Astrophysicist Who Confirmed the Existence of Dark Matter and Paved the Way for Modern Women in Science
“Don’t shoot for the stars, we already know what’s there. Shoot for the space in between because that’s where the real mystery lies.” In his insightful reflection on the crucial difference between talent and genius, Schopenhauer likened talent to a marksman who hits a target others cannot hit, and genius…
DiscoveryNews
If Antlers Are So Heavy, Why Do Animals Have Them?
If Antlers Are So Heavy, Why Do Animals Have Them?
SlashGear
Galaxy S8 tipped for S Pen external accessory
One of the coolest features of the recent Note smartphones from Samsung was the S Pen accessory. In the larger Galaxy Note devices the pen tucked away inside the smartphone so you always had it with you. A new rumor is swirling that the Galaxy S8 smartphone might get the S Pen as an external accessory….
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Fantastical Felt Cat Caves
Yuliya Kosata of FeltField on Etsy specializes in creating whimsical cat caves that look like something you might find in Whoville. Check out more examples below. FeltField Cat Caves: ($150 to $230) (via Boing Boing)
Lifehacker
Stop Spending on Most Weekdays to Reign In Impulse Shopping
With a little planning ahead, most things you want to buy don’t really need to be bought the day you get them. To block impulse shopping, reserve your spending for one designated weekday.Read more…
CNET News.com
Siri and Alexa’s future: Health and emotional support? – CNET
Ahead of CES 2017, experts weigh the potential of giving voice assistants more health awareness.
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A Free Market Friend at the FTC: New at Reason
From Reason’s January issue, Senior Editor Damon Root interviews Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission: It’s not every day that libertarians find themselves cheering for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the powerful D.C. agency responsible for enforcing U.S. antitrust…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Stackable apartments offer a tiny solution to homelessness
Homelessness is as big an issue in San Francisco as any other major city, but local firm Panoramic Interests has designed a self-contained stackable tiny apartment that it promotes as a viable solution. MicroPAD modular dwellings comprise a total floorspace of just 160 sq ft (14 sq m), but…
Geek.com
The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline
A lot has happened since most everything was deleted in 2012… The post The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline appeared first on Geek.com.
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At least SOMEBODY cares about net neutrality
Last week, Dutch regulators ordered T-Mobile to stop its Data-free Music service because the “zero rating” offering violates net neutrality rules in The Netherlands. The service is similar to T-Mobile’s Binge On plan offered in the US where the legality of zero-rating services has yet to be challenged….
Fast Company
Here’s What Dating Tech Will Look Like In 2017
From role-playing video games to VR sexual encounters, prepare for innovative new ways to find love and indulge lust. From role-playing video games to VR sexual encounters, prepare for innovative new ways to find love and indulge lust.Every year, we reach new heights in dating…
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HOTEL CARLOTA MEXICO
Hotel Carlota is a spectacular fusion between original and contemporary. Located in the heart of Mexico City, the hotel has a main focal point in its beautiful central courtyard and stunning pool. It is overlooked by the restaurant and bar, as well as the library, shop, and gallery areas. Concrete…
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HESTRA FALL LINE GLOVES
For 80 years Hestra have developed gloves that provide warmth, protection and dexterity for varied conditions. Their new leather Fall Line Gloves are made from soft, high-quality, water-resistant, supple cowhide leather and are insulated to keep hands warm and comfortable even when damp. External…
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GEORGE LUCAS A LIFE
George Lucas: A Life is the long-awaited life-story of the cinema legend and Star Wars creator. This is the first biography of the director to encompass the Star Wars prequels and everything that followed, such as the blockbuster series with Indiana Jones. The book takes us back to 1977, where…
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FIZZICS WAYTAP BEER DISPENSER
The Fizzics Waytap Beer Dispenser was designed for every cold beer lover that loves a quality draft beer, but hates the complexity and hassle of most systems out there on the market. This one is simple to setup and start pouring in just a couple of minutes, you just need to adjust it over a regular…
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Lenovo Switches To Windows 10 Signature Edition Image For Its Future ThinkPad Laptops
An anonymous reader writes: Ahead of tradeshow CES 2017, Lenovo today announced major changes coming to its ThinkPad lineup of laptops and PCs. First, Lenovo has decided to ship 2017 ThinkPad models with Microsoft’s Signature Edition Windows 10 right out of the box. So, users don’t have to worry about…
SlashGear
Canon Pixma G-Series printers all feature integrated refillable ink tanks
Canon has announced a new line of inkjet printers called the Pixma G-Series that includes the G4200, G3200, G2200, and G1200 series. All of these printer hav ea new ink system that won’t have you running out to buy normal cartridges like other inkjet printers. These printers are all MegaTank units with…
The Gadget Flow
Samsung S-Skin Smart Skincare Solution
Get deep-rooted skin analysis with the Samsung S-Skin Consumer Skincare Solution. This smart IoT device is a personal skin analyzer you can use anywhere on the go. The set consists of a biodegradable microneedle patch and also a portable device with a mobile app. As a result, they make your skin analysis…
The Gadget Flow
ikiPele Compact Sustainable Burner
Simple outdoor cooking will be easy and hassle-free with the ikiPele Compact Sustainable Burner. This burner can offer you a cozy and comfortable fireplace anywhere on the go. The word ikiPele means “small volcano” in Hawaiian and that’s exactly what this burner is all about. It uses CO2 neutral wood…
TechCrunch
Byte Foods raises $5.5 million for smart vending machines that serve local fare
 Apple juniper kombucha or a BBQ chopped salad may soon replace the can of soda and bag of chips in a vending machine at your office. A San Rafael-based startup called Byte Foods has raised $5.5 million in seed funding to popularize its smart vending machines and delivery service stocking them with nutritious…
How-To Geek
The Best Alarm Clock Apps for Android
At some point during the day (or even night), most of us need an alarm for one reason or another: to wake up for work, to leave for an appointment, or some other thing. Whatever the reason, the smartphone has almost completely killed the alarm clock market at this point—if you’re going to wake up by…
PCWorld
25% off Samsung SmartThings Hub For Smart Homes – Deal Alert
Designed to be the heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub connects wirelessly to hundreds of compatible smart devices, so you can monitor, manage, and secure your home from anywhere. Simply pair other Samsung SmartThings devices with the Hub and enjoy full control and customization of…
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The Verge 2016 tech report card: Nintendo
Another 12 months have flown by. As we look back at this year in tech, The Verge staff members are grading each major company and product category in the industry on how they fared in 2016. From years of watching E3 and knowing deep down that every cool game being demoed from Nintendo won’t be released…
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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in January
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to 2016 dancing itself right off the stage of history and ushering in a new year where hopefully everything isn’t the most terrible thing ever. But despite the promise and potential that a new year brings, it’s also worth keeping an eye on what…
The Gadget Flow
Veil Wood iPhone 7 Skin from Killspencer
Protect your smartphone in the most elegant style with the Veil Wood iPhone 7 Skin from Killspencer. Covering the back of your device from edge to edge with precision, it saves your phone from damage if dropped. This skin is available in four wood options including rosewood, ebony, walnut, and zebrawood….
The Gadget Flow
Samsung Tag+ Smart Playmate for Kids
Make physical games even more exciting for your kids with the Samsung Tag+ Smart Playmate for Kids. This button-like device is one more addition to Samsung’s C-Lab Projects for CES 2017. The device connects toys with a mobile app and adds more fun to your kids’ playtime. They can click, long-press, shake,…
The Gadget Flow
Samsung Lumini – Smart Beauty Advisor
Spotting skin problems even before they happen just got easier with the Samsung Lumini Smart Beauty Advisor. This is the latest from the Creative Lab projects Samsung is about to launch during CES 2017. The device is highly portable and can analyze your skin with its algorithm. The analysis is sent to…
The Gadget Flow
Ole Hyvä Ceramic Dog Bowl
Give your pup the royal treatment with the Ole Hyvä Ceramic Dog Bowl. Rich in Nordic design, this bowl remains clean and sleek to match any interior. With inspiration from nature, this dog bowl comes in matte black, white, soft pink, and grey-blue. In addition to its style, this color palette is muted…
The Gadget Flow
SOLOSHOT3 Tracking Camera System
Keep the action in the frame with the SOLOSHOT3 Tracking Camera System. Coming with a base, tag, and a camera, this device will follow you while recording to keep you in the shot. First, attach the tag to your clothing or gear. Then, set the camera on the base. Hit record while you stay focus on what’s…
BBC News – World
Murder detectives sought Amazon Echo data
Officers investigating a murder in Arkansas obtain data from an Echo speaker despite Amazon’s refusal to help.
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Jerusalem Settlement Vote Postponed, Boy Scouts Ban Transgender Boy, Enjoy Your Pea Milk: A.M. Links
Russian and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Jerusalem Planning and Housing Committee officials to postpone a vote on new construction in East Jerusalem. The Boy Scouts of America are facing criticism for banning a transgender boy from…
Lifehacker
Get Fit in 2017 With a Variety of Workout Deals
Adidas Workout Gold Box | Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells, $249If you’re determined to get into better shape in 2017, Amazon wants to help with a Gold Box sale on several Adidas fitness products.Inside, you’ll find a few different training benches, plus a treadmill, all marked down to all-time low prices….
Mashable
Lyft data highlights the most popular destinations of 2016
Lyft is closing out a busy year for the ride-hailing industry by crowning the top destinations of 2016. For the second annual “Lyftie Awards,” the startup revealed Wednesday winners of the most visited locations, including restaurants, bars, hotels, transit stops and event spaces, by its passengers….
Gizmodo
Dutch Fertility Clinic May Have Mixed Up Sperm For Dozens of Couples
Image: DrKontogianniIVFA medical lab in the Netherlands is admitting that a “procedural error” may have caused upwards of 26 women to have their eggs fertilized with the wrong sperm. Read more…
TechCrunch
Volkswagen purchases PayByPhone for parking
 PayByPhone, the app that lets you pay for parking (and parking tickets) with a smartphone, has been acquired by Volkswagen Financial Services. PayByPhone is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and operates in Canada, the US, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Australia. In 2016, company processed…
Popular Science
Five trailblazing inventions that uncovered the ocean’s deepest mysteries
Science Machines of the abyss These five pioneering submarine inventions—used for commerce, war, and scientific discovery—brought humans to the deepest parts of the oceans.
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Wireless HTC Vive 2 rumored to be showing up at CES
We can safely assume HTC is working on a second-generation model of its exceptional Vive VR headset. The big question is – when are we going to see it?Reports from local media outlets in Asia say HTC will take the wrappers off a new, wireless Vive 2 at CES 2017 at the start of January, cutting the cables…
Reason.com Full Feed
What Medicare’s Payment Woes Tell Us About the Limits of Technocratic Reforms
One of the most common refrains in health policy over the course of the Obama administration has been paying for value. This is one of those conveniently vague phrases that mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, allowing them to agree on the concept without agreeing what actually…
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Why Oakland Police Turned Down Predictive Policing
Tim Birch was six months into his new job as head of research and planning for the Oakland Police Department when he walked into his office and found a piece of easel pad paper tacked onto his wall. Scribbled across the page were the words, “I told you so!” Paul Figueroa, then the assistant chief of…
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Management practices recommended for specialty cider apples
The hard cider industry is experiencing remarkable growth; statistics show that US hard cider production increased 22-fold from 2007-2015. To meet consumer demand for specialty cider apples, producers in the US are investigating innovative orchard practices that can help specialty apple growers minimize…
BBC News – World
Berlin truck attack: Tunisian ‘linked to Anis Amri’ held
A Tunisian man is detained in Berlin in connection with last week’s attack on the Christmas market.
Popular Science
These two-headed worms could help scientists regrow lost limbs
Health Two heads really are better than one Geneticist Michael Levin at Tufts University is hopeful that his work will someday allow us to grow back our lost limbs.
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Lumia 950 XL – Your Windows 10 Mobile Smartphone
Here is a look at a smartphone that runs Windows 10 mobile and works like a PC. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL the Cortana phone phablet you have been waiting for.
Dornob
Fuel Your Inner Builder With the Flexo Bendable Building Block and Tendon System
Entrepreneurs have an uncanny knack for experiencing a situation and turning it into…
The Awesomer
Car Wrap Time-Lapse
LinkWant to change the color of your car without damaging the paint job? A vinyl wrap is the way to go. Here, we see an ordinary Volkswagen Golf transformed from factory blue to a cool metallic matte finish, courtesy of the car artists at Lithuanian wrap shop Autoapklijavimas. More Awesome Stuff:…
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The state of smart city technologies in 2016 and beyond
How has the smart city space changed in the past 12 months? ZDNet takes a look.
Latest news
Moving to the cloud? Three things to think about before you make the jump
Cloud computing is a hot tech trend, but not without potential pitfalls for the unwary. Here are a few to consider.
Latest news
2016 was a momentous year in storage
Looking back is more than nostalgia. It helps us see what has changed and what hasn’t, and where we might improve. 2016 has been a momentus year for storage. Here are the top stories.
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Huawei Fit hands-on: An elegant $100 fitness watch with open data access
Fitbit is the leader in daily activity tracking, but the new Huawei Fit offers plenty to rival the Fitbit Blaze at half the cost. Long battery life is key to keeping a tracker on your body and the Huawei Fit exceeds the advertised battery life.
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Singapore to record iris scans of citizens
Singapore’s immigration department will begin collecting iris images of citizens and permanent residents as an additional personal identifier, which is aimed at improving the efficiency of its operations.
Gizmodo
Pick Up An Extra (PC-Compatible) Xbox One S Controller For $40
Xbox One S Wireless Controller, $40 | Also available in blackNeed an extra controller for your new Xbox One? Newegg’s eBay storefront is blowing them out for $40 today in white and black, matching Black Friday.Read more…
Gizmodo
The Biggest Car Technology Stories Of The Year And What’s Next
As this whirlwind pile-of-shit year comes to a close, it’s probably best to remember that, if you squint hard enough, a silver lining can appear and make you forget momentarily the imminent doom that lays ahead. 2016 was all about the continued convergence of the auto and tech sectors, and what’s coming…
Lifehacker
Use the Last Bit of Sour Cream to Thicken Dressings and Vinaigrettes
Just a drizzle of sour cream can add richness to soups and grilled veggies, but that last bit of acidulated dairy can also be whipped into homemade dressings and vinaigrettes to add body and creaminess.Read more…
Mashable
3 ways to set out on the open road and expand your horizons
Poets, filmmakers, authors and musicians alike throughout history have used the open road as an allegory for self-exploration, growth and a sense of adventure. Maybe your road is a physical one — a literal road trip somewhere new and exciting — or maybe it’s something a little more metaphorical, such…
Geek.com
The Most Anticipated Games of 2017
This generation of consoles initially started off lackluster given the glut of remastered last-gen titles and the noticeable lack of new AAA games that actually took advantage of the “next-gen” hardware. However, things […] The post The Most Anticipated Games of 2017 appeared first on Geek.com.
9to5Mac
Siri better at responding to medical & personal emergencies, say researchers, but more work needed
Researchers from several U.S. universities say that Siri has improved its responses to medical emergencies and personal crises since last year, but that more work is needed. A Stanford study carried out a year ago found that intelligent assistants like Siri, Cortana and Samsung’s S Voice often failed…
Physics News
Star Wars Isn’t Done With Saw Gerrera
Mashable
Donald Trump thanked someone and you’ll never guess who
Don’t worry about thanking Donald Trump for anything…ever. He’s got it covered. The president-elect has been having a nice, chat with himself on Twitter since Monday about the positive impact he’s had on the U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for the month of December. Finally, Trump decided it was high…
MakeUseOf
Everything You Need to Build a Game Server on Linux
Since its inception, gaming has almost always been more fun with multiple players. Dating back to the Atari 2600 and arcade cabinets, multiplayer gameplay thrived. Once the internet age struck, remote multiplayer became possible with the advent of game servers. With current games, it’s not only possible…
Popular Science
Want to build an igloo? Here’s how.
Science With help from an ice architect Scientifically, the best way is how the Inuit in the North still do it.
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s Choice: New at Reason
Betsy DeVos is a promising choice for education secretary. John Stossel writes: America’s socialists—I mean, progressives, are enraged that President-elect Trump chose Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. “Not a good appointment,” yelled Al Sharpton. A “proponent of a for-profit institution!…
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Lotus stir-fry scores high in consumer panels
Lotus, an aquatic perennial vegetable native to many subtropical and temperate zones, is cultivated extensively throughout Asia. Lotus rhizomes, stems, flowers, seeds, and young leaves are in great demand, and are considered a dietary vegetable staple in many Asian cultures because of their high content…
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Strip tillage, rowcovers for organic cucurbit production
Plasticulture systems, the use of polyethylene mulch on raised beds with drip irrigation, are common in the production of many cucurbit crops in the Northeastern US. Plasticulture systems have numerous benefits, but concerns about costs and the environmental impacts of plastic disposal, along with expenses…
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Technics T700 review: heart says yes, ears say no
It’s hard to admit you are wrong, especially on the internet where any mistake gets deluged so quickly by the next thing to read, watch, or otherwise consume. But I have to confess my folly in enthusiastically endorsing the Technics T700 during January’s CES. They’re a pair of high-end, $1,200 headphones…
VentureBeat
5 natural superfoods from Finland that will make your colon hum with delight!
FEATURE: As the world gropes its way toward a dietary future that is hopefully more nutritionally and environmentally friendly, the concept of superfoods has become a thing. Generally speaking, these can be just about any old concoction that claims to provide better mixes of nutrition and oxidants than…
Design Milk
Prettypegs Launches Customizable Tops for Their Furniture Legs
Prettypegs is the Swedish company best known for their clever line of customizable legs that transform any piece of IKEA furniture. Not to rest on their laurels, the brand is back with a new collection, Tops on Pegs, that explores tops to go with their line of legs. Meaning, no IKEA products…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Year in Blame Shifting
Hillary Clinton blames FBI Director James Comey for her humiliating loss in last month’s presidential election. If only Comey had not reminded voters about her sloppy email practices as secretary of state a week before the election, Clinton thinks, she would be taking the oath of office on January…
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Study Suggests Legalizing Pot Increases Adolescent Use, Except When It Doesn’t
A new analysis of survey data finds that marijuana legalization was associated with more cannabis consumption among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington but not among 12th-graders in that state or among Colorado students in any of those three grades. The study, published yesterday by JAMA Pediatrics,…
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The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016
We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a bounty of fantastic science fiction and fantasy…
GearHungry
Emko Pill Wall-Mounted Desk
Not all spaces are built for gargantuan workspaces, nor do all jobs require them. The Emko Pill Wall-Mounted Desk is a more palatable option for smaller apartments, saving room when not in use while maintaining a clean aesthetic thanks to three closing doors that hide all of its contents when closed….
9to5Mac
AAPL is the most underweight stock in the world despite most analysts rating it a ‘Buy’ – UBS
A research note by UBS says that AAPL is the most ‘underweight’ stock in global fund management accounts, reports Business Insider. This means that they have a lower percentage of AAPL stock than you’d expect from the company’s ranking in financial indices. If, for example, Apple represents 5% of…
Mises Institute
Individualism and Civilization
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssIndividualism and CivilizationPrivate Property 0 Views The distinctive principle of Western social philosophy is individualism. It aims at the creation of a sphere in which the individual is free to think, to choose, and to act without being restrained…
Lifehacker
The “Buffer Method” Makes Sure You Never Overdraw Your Account
Overdrawing your account is the worst. Fees and penalties pile up, especially if you’re just trying to make ends meet and pay the bills. The “buffer method” can help you always keep the right amount in your account to pay all the bills,and know how much you can spend or move out to savings.Read more…
PCWorld
5 underrated Microsoft announcements that could change the world
This was a big year for Microsoft. The HoloLens began shipping to developers, Windows 10 made it through its first year intact (though not without controversy), and the company got into the desktop computer market with a stunning mega-touchscreen.But there were a few key announcements that flew under…
SpaceNews.com
Orbital ATK says no plans to retire Pegasus
Orbital ATK has no plans to phase out its Pegasus rocket despite limited demand for the small launch vehicle. The Pegasus, which performed its first mission in nearly three and a half years earlier this month, has only one launch on its manifest, a NASA mission scheduled for mid-2017. Despite the lack…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit
Perform a variety of everyday tasks with geeky flair using this Star Wars Millennium Falcon multi-tool kit. Shaped like Han Solo’s iconic vessel, it comes with four hex keys, an adjustable wrench, and two handy screwdrivers. Check it out $29.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Extreme Excavator Experience
Have you ever wanted to move mountains? Now you can experience the once in a lifetime thrill of using an industrial excavator to crush a friggin’ car, or go head-to-head with a friend to see who can move the largest pile of rocks. Check it out $795.00
The Awesomer
Recycled Skateboard Coffee Table
Price: $1299  | BuySkate or Design creates vibrant and functional home accessories and furniture from reclaimed skateboard decks. The highlight of their collection is this 40″ wide coffee table covered in colorful wood decks. A hidden steel frame underneath provides structure and rigidity. More…
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Coin Bowl
Give your home a quirky and worldly touch using this custom coin bowl. This unique ornament is handmade entirely from old currency from around the globe that’s been soldered together and given a high polish shine both inside and out. Check it out $73.14
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Mono Lamp
Add a touch of retro flair to your living room with the MONO Lamp. This spherical lighting fixture hovers above a circular wooden base and features a colorful geometric design based on old television test patterns from yesteryear. Check it out $111.74
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Two-In-One Detachable Shower Head
Improve the quality of your daily shower sessions by installing this two-in-one detachable shower head. The ingenious design gives you the choice of using it as a stationary shower head or as a more versatile handheld spray. Check it out $59.17
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Review: Graphene could revolutionize photonic and opto-electronic devices
Optical Properties of Graphene, a book solely devoted to the optical properties of graphene, reviews the unique properties of graphene that hold great promise to revolutionize many photonic and opto-electronic devices.
Gizmodo
Fire a Barrage of Paper Planes With an Origami Machine Gun
Stick 200 sheets of A5 paper into the back of this machine gun and instead of firing bullets when you pull the trigger, it will unleash a barrage of up to 120 paper airplanes every minute.Read more…
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All The Things That Were the Most 2016 Things of 2016
If there’s one thing you can say about 2016, it’s that it was extremely 2016. Prince died? That’s 2016 for you. Trump got elected? So 2016. People got mad about a Star Wars movie starring a woman? It’s 2016, alright. Racists were upset about a black Santa? Incredibly, uniquely 2016. Tweeting “this…
BBC News – World
Russian anti-doping agency denies admitting to existence of doping programme
Russia’s anti-doping agency denies reports it admitted to the existence of a doping operation in the country.
DiscoveryNews
Can Science Determine When Jesus Was Actually Born?
Can Science Determine When Jesus Was Actually Born?
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Widespread ‘gray zone’ of animals transitioning from one species to two
New research characterizes the ability of populations to interbreed and exchange genes as a function of the level divergence of their genomes.
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New prefab in Uruguay shows the evolution of the industry
The more things change, the more they stay the same
Fast Company
Co.Design’s Most Exciting Products To Look Forward To in 2017
Keep your eyes peeled for these items next year, including a chair made entirely of flax and a micro gardening kit from IKEA.
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Chinese hackers allegedly stole secrets from US law firms
Three Chinese hackers have been charged with insider trading after stealing secrets from American law firms. The Department of Justice has revealed that Lat Hong, Bo Zheng and Chin Hung installed malware on servers in order to access confidential dat…
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Republican proposal would fine Congress members who live stream from House floor
Republican lawmakers have proposed fining Congressional representatives who stream live video or post photos from the House floor, in an apparent attempt to stop a repeat of last year’s Democratic live-streamed sit-in protest. NBC News reports that the new policy would fine representatives $500 for the…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Reducing radiation successfully treats HPV-positive oropharynx cancers and minimizes side effects
Human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancers (cancers of the tonsils and back of the throat) are on rise. After radiation treatment, patients often experience severe, lifelong swallowing, eating, and nutritional issues. However, new clinical trial research shows reducing radiation for some patients…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
That Ambitious Live-Action ‘Futurama’ Fan Film Has Finally Arrived
Back in July we posted a teaser for a live action Futurama fan film entitled Fan-O-Rama, and it looked incredible. Then we were mesmerized by the live-action Hypnotoad. Now, we have a final product that runs about 18-minutes in length (not including some bonus material overkill after the credits)….
TechSpot
Facebook’s Safety Check activated following Bangkok “explosion” that never happened
Facebook’s Safety Check feature has been a helpful tool when deployed during natural and “more human” disasters in the past, but yesterday it was activated for an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, that never took place, helping spread fake news stories in the process.
Curbed National
New prefab factories in the U.K. to build 25,000 homes a year
With major support from a Chinese materials giant The United Kingdom has a new champion to defend the country against its growing housing shortage: Chinese-backed prefab construction. The behemoth China National Building Material Company (CNBM) is teaming up with U.K. housing association Your Housing…
Gizmodo
Megacities Will Gobble Up the Best Farmland, Leaving Humans Hungry
Image: Associated PressCities will grow alongside growing populations, turning the land in their wake into housing and infrastructure. And when that happens, we can goodbye to the food, a new study warns.Read more…
MakeUseOf
5 Ways an Offline PC Can Be Hacked
Sometimes it feels as though we can’t go one day without yet another hack of a major organisation. You only have to look at the recent revelation from Yahoo that a staggering one billion user accounts were stolen to see evidence of this growing trend. It may seem tempting to believe that taking your…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New pharmacon allows testicular tumors to shrink
A new active pharmaceutical ingredient may help against severe forms of testicular cancer, which only respond inadequately to other therapies. In mice, the substance kills degenerated cells and allows testicular tumors to shrink.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Quasi noise-free digital holography
Noise originating from the coherent nature of laser light is the scourge of digital holography, always causing holographic images to be of lower quality than conventional photographs. Now scientists have practically eliminated this noise by using a two-stage algorithm. The output obtained exhibited both…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The late effects of stress: New insights into how the brain responds to trauma
A new study has shown how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed trauma. A stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brain region known as the amygdala. This activity is delayed and is dependent on a molecule known as the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDA-R),…
Lifehacker
Mercury Reader for Chrome Gives You a Clean, Ad-Free View of Articles on the Web
Chrome: Even beyond ads, some websites are so cluttered with autoplay videos, sidebars, and other distractions, they make it hard to actually stick to the one thing you came to read: the post itself. Mercury Reader is a browser extension that cleans up your reading experience in Chrome.Firefox users…
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Details of Berlin attacker’s travels through Europe emerge
Following the Berlin attack, suspected assailant Anis Amri travelled from Germany to the Netherlands and then on to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, investigative sources revealed Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New data-mining strategy that offers unprecedented pattern search speed could glean new insights from massive datasets
Searching for recurring patterns in network systems has become a fundamental part of research and discovery in fields as diverse as biology and social media. KAUST researchers have developed a pattern or graph-mining framework that promises to significantly speed up searches on massive network data sets.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 1… An extra second to see out 2016
As if 2016 has not been long enough, the year’s dying minute will last an extra second to make up for time lost to Earth’s slowing rotation, timekeepers say.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A ‘small data’ approach to energy saving for industry
With his eyes gazing at the countryside in County Meath, a dozen miles north-west of Dublin, Vincent Murray, project technical leader at IES, is fully immersed in industrial environments. He is one of the developers of the company’s simulation tool for energy saving in factories, now being deployed across…
Architecture Lab
Buying A New Home? Don’t Skip The Structural Inspection
There are many costs involved with buying a new home. Legal fees, taxes, removal costs – they soon add up… The post Buying A New Home? Don’t Skip The Structural Inspection appeared first on Architecture Lab.
The Awesomer
Tesla Senses Tingling!
LinkDV Hardware shares this dashcam footage of a road accident in the Netherlands. The video was taken onboard a Tesla Model X, which sensed a sudden deceleration two cars away, then beeped and braked on its own. Fortunately, no one was badly hurt. More Awesome Stuff: What a Self-Driving Tesla SeesAmerican…
Physics News
Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime
Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: …
Slashdot
Toshiba Shares Plummet After Warning of ‘Billions’ in Losses
Toshiba’s troubles keep piling up. From a report on CNN Money: The Japanese firm’s shares plunged 20% on Wednesday, after the company warned it is expecting billions of dollars in losses from its takeover of a U.S. nuclear construction business last year. “We’re still figuring out the exact numbers,…
PCWorld
Critical flaw in PHPMailer library puts millions of websites at risk
A critical remote code execution vulnerability in PHPMailer, one of the most widely used PHP email sending libraries, could put millions of websites at risk of hacking.The flaw was found by a security researcher named Dawid Golunski and an initial fix was included in PHPMailer 5.2.18, which was released…
io9
What Was Your Favorite Pop Culture Moment of the Year?
For the last two weeks, we’ve shared with you our best and worst lists—TV, comics, books, etc. And now we want to know, if you had to pick one moment from any medium from 2016, which one would be your favorite?Read more…
Mashable
Giant Trump-rooster statue appears in China in case you forgot about Trump for one second
Donald Trump is like a rooster in many ways. He has a tousle of red-orange hair at the top of his head, his orange coloring is attention grabbing and he wakes us all up at sunrise every morning with tweets about how Saturday Night Live is bad. An artist in China, which will celebrate the Year of the…
Mashable
LG’s ‘necklace’ surround sound speaker is as dorky as wearables get
CES is right around the corner and some tech companies, like LG, just couldn’t wait to announce some of the new gadgets they’ll be showing off. Take LG’s levitating speaker. Is it useful or just a pretty gimmick? Who cares?! It hovers. LG’s Tone Studio portable surround sound speaker for your neck,…
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Windows 10 tip: More hibernation secrets to save time and disk space
Hibernation is a great alternative to sleep, allowing you to cut your PC’s power use to zero while still being able to quickly get back to work. Here’s how to configure this feature and manage the size of the hibernation file.
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University of Oregon Suspended a Professor Who Had No Idea Her Halloween Costume Was Offensive
Free speech is gravely threatened at the University of Oregon. That’s the inescapable conclusion of a report outlining the university’s rationale for suspending a female law professor who dressed up as a black man during a Halloween party she hosted. The professor, Nancy Shurtz, committed an act…
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Toys & Games : Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Clone Trooper 4-Pack (EE Exclusive)
Execute order 66. Poor clone troopers. Everyone could have just gotten along and played nice, but nope, they were given an order. To be fair, though – that microchip implant didn’t do them any favors. $99.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Big Daddy Backpack
Mr. Bubbles! This backpack features a flap with the porthole design from the helmet of Bioshock’s iconic Big Daddy. The portholes are a mixture of yellow, red, and green so nobody will know what your next move is likely to be. $79.99
Scientific American Content: Global
Troubling Signs for Science under Trump
The next four years are looking grim for science in America — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
How to Prepare Your Kitchen for the Tastiest New Year Ever
Cooking and eating at home is one of the best ways to save money and eat nutritiously, but you need a clean and organized kitchen to do it effectively. Having a neat and tidy fridge and pantry makes it easier to see exactly what you have, meaning you’re able to craft better meals, and waste less food…
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The Happiest Environmental News From 2016
I’m not going to tiptoe around it: This year was a pretty dismal stretch for the environment. We witnessed hotter-than-ever global temperatures, the first mammal species to become extinct due to climate change, and the election of a US president who thinks humans had jack squat to do with any of it.But…
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Carrie Fisher did a lot of stuff, but she didn’t actually rewrite The Empire Strikes Back
Whenever a beloved celebrity dies, there’s a bit of a Twitter arms race to pull out the most obscure and / or poignant piece of minutiae about them. It can be a nice, comforting way to collectively mourn, but it’s also bound to result in some viral mistakes. Right now, a page of The Empire Strikes…
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Why lower video game sales don’t always mean a flop
For years, there was a rhythm to the annual release of the world’s best-selling video game series. Publisher Activision would announce the latest Call of Duty with a trailer in the commercial break of a big sporting event, pad the following months with incremental reveals about flashy single-player stories…
New Scientist – Online news
The 12 biggest and best science stories of 2016
From the detection of gravitational waves to the birth of a three-parent baby, New Scientist wraps up the most mind-expanding discoveries of the year
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The must-have apps for your new Android smartphone
There are over two million apps in the Google Play store, and stepping off the safety net of Google’s front-page suggestions can be daunting. Luckily, we’ve got your back. We earned our appy deep sea diving certificate years ago, and have sorted all the good stuff from the copycats and the impostors. We’re…
How-To Geek
How to Use Sticky Notes on Windows 10
Microsoft transformed the Sticky Notes app in with Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. The new Sticky Notes app supports pen input and offers reminders and other “insights”, thanks to Cortana. It’s a convenient, lightweight alternative to OneNote for taking quick notes.Click Here to Continue Reading
Gizmodo
Over 50 Disney Movies Are Headed to Hulu
The wonderful world of Disney streaming just got larger and more complicated.Read more…
Uncrate
Ducati 90 Years
Ducati is known for making fast motorcycles, but it’s also known for making sure those bikes look as good as they perform. Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
SlashGear
Popular video transcoder HandBrake hits version 1.0 after 13 years
HandBrake is celebrating a new milestone this week, as an update released over the Christmas holiday brought the transcoding program to version 1.0. That’s a big enough reason for celebration and champagne all its own, but what makes this release more important for the Handbrake team is that it took…
Lifehacker
Today’s Best Deals: Nespresso, Fitness Gear, Xbox One S Controller, and More
The smallest Nespresso, fitness gear, and Xbox One S controllers lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the…
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This Playful Lab-in-a-Box Will Teach You How to Reprogram Life
We’re in the midst of a life sciences revolution. The natural world, including our own bodies, is becoming malleable in a completely unprecedented way. Today, we have the ability to turn any human cell into a stem cell and grow tissues in a lab. We’re getting closer to bio-printing full organs, as…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘Stay strong Israel,’ Trump tweets as settlement row flares
US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his support for Israel Wednesday ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis against a backdrop of a deepening row over the settlements issue.
TechSpot
Iran blocks Clash of Clans because it encourages violence and tribal conflict
Iran is up there with China when it comes to placing restrictions on its citizens’ gaming and online activities. The Middle Eastern nation banned Pokémon Go last summer over unspecified security concerns. Now, its attention has turned to another popular mobile title: Clash of Clans.
Cool Material
Our Top Ten Features of 2016
This past year was a pretty good year for some of our longer content. We put out features that we were especially proud of, and you guys were super receptive to it. We have you to thank for some of the more surprising feature moments of the year, since features that we never expected to […]
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Today’s Best Deals: Nespresso, Fitness Gear, Xbox One S Controller, and More
The smallest Nespresso, fitness gear, and Xbox One S controllers lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more…
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Samsung’s second-gen UHD Blu-ray player helps simplify HDR
Next week at CES Samsung will debut its second Ultra HD Blu-ray player, along with new “Ultra High Quality” (UHQ) audio hardware. The M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player looks like any other deck, however, Samsung says it will be able to automatically set TV and audio levels by optimizing the content playing….
Slashdot
Android Ransomware Infects LG Smart TV, Company ‘Refuses’ To Help
Security firms have been warning us for more than a year about the possibility of Android malware jumping from phones and tablets to other Android-powered devices, such smart TVs. The latest incident involving ransomware on a smart TV involves software engineer Darren Cauthon, who revealed that the LG…
The Awesomer
Pelican Elite Coolers
Price: $250-$399  | Buy | LinkWhether camping or tailgating, the last thing you want to let you down is your drink cooler. Pelican takes their knack for building nearly indestructible cases and applies it to coolers that can retain ice up to 10 days, and can even keep out bears. In 30-, 50-, and 70-quart…
Uncrate
Taboo
It looks like 2017 is coming in with a bang. Starting things off will be a gritty new miniseries starring Tom Hardy, created by the actor, his father Chips, and…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Scientific American Content: Global
Gone in 2016: 10 Notable Women in Science and Technology
These scientists made important contributions to physics, biology, astronomy and more — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Verge – All Posts
Most viral Facebook recipes are too gross to eat
A few days ago, PopSugar’s food blog shared a Facebook video recipe for “Wine and Cheese Shots.” It sounds bad even before you know the worst part: the shot glasses are made of cheese. All you do is melt a bunch of cheddar cheese, scoop the gooey mess into a shot glass mold, and then just let the mold…
EETimes:
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017
After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security and M&A in 2016, it’s time to focus on deployments in IoT in 2017.
BBC News – World
Dylann Roof: Charleston shooter won’t offer evidence to spare life
White supremacist Dylann Roof says he will give no evidence to spare himself the death penalty.
Mashable
Here’s what happens when you light 10,000 sparklers at once
Lighting up sparklers as a kid is a joy, but once you hit the age of 12 it just doesn’t provide enough firepower to be very entertaining. While most people will reach for some more impressive fireworks, YouTuber Slivki Show decided to gather 10,000 sparklers, pack them together and light them…
The Awesomer
Deal: StatGear Diem Duffel Bag
Price: $80  | BuyA heavy-duty travel bag with space for all your clothes and accessories. It’s made from water-resistant ripstop nylon, and has a machine washable laundry bag insert, and side pockets big enough for shoes. Includes a matching toiletry bag. 33% off in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome…
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The S Pen could be an optional extra for the Galaxy S8
With phone display sizes getting bigger and bigger, the biggest way of distinguishing between Samsung’s Galaxy phones and Galaxy Notes has been the stylus support for the latter – but that could be about to change over the next 12 months.Rumors coming out of China are suggesting that when the Samsung…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
A closer look at how amateur rocketeers plan to launch a human into space
Jonas Linell, Copenhagen Suborbitals The amateur rocket enthusiasts at Copenhagen Suborbitals have been plugging along now for eight years, and after a series of some launch attempts and some failures,…
Mashable
Ahead of the Game: A new year for CS:GO
Last year was the biggest yet for competitive CS:GO, and it ended with some big upsets and surprising champions. Professional Counter-Strike analyst Janko “YNk” Paunovic sat down with Mashable to share his thoughts on 2016, the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier and what’s next for the competitive scene. Read…
Digital Trends
After a 20 year hiatus, Lamborghini plans to make the world’s fastest SUV
The upcoming Urus won’t be Lamborghini’s first SUV; that honor goes to the LM002 that debuted in 1986. However, the off-roader will completely break with tradition on the powertrain front, according to a recent report. Every street-legal Lamborghini built since the company’s inception has used a naturally…
Digital Trends
How low can you go? Fluance brings the bass with its new DB10 subwoofer
Fluance is a maker of all kinds of audio gear, from Bluetooth speakers to turntables and while we’ve covered quite a few of the company’s releases this year, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new item in its home theater lineup. That’s no longer the case, as on Wednesday, the company unveiled its…
GearCulture
Lexdray Portland Sneaker Duffel
You have your favorite sneakers for walks, the club, business meetings, and whatever else suits you. But how do you carry them in a convenient way while on the go? With the Lexdray Portland Sneaker Duffel, of course. This unique carry-on features a roll-top center channel lined with fleece and a custom…
Mashable
19 times nature was completely terrifying in 2016
Nature proved once again in 2016 that it will forever be terrifying. No matter how far we come with technological advancements and our progression into a more civilized culture, the wild world around us will continue to live on like we don’t even matter. SEE ALSO: 25 striking wildlife photos that show…
Design Milk
The Etch is a Morphing Digital Clock Sculpture
The Etch Clock is unlike any Swiss clock we’ve ever seen, a tabletop or wall-mountable digital clock designed to mimic an “etched in stone” effect using an elastic membrane with an undisclosed patent pending technology engineered to produce an engraved or embossed fonts/digits effect on demand….
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Framed Canvas 24X36 Super Mario Print made of EVERY NES game title
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Fidget Spinner
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[CREATOR] Personalized etched stainless steel mugs
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SpaceNews.com
Space manufacturing and the last mile
Over the past several years a myriad of new space startups have appeared. These range from those in the Earth observation sector building the “mega-set” of data about our planet to new launch companies, space tourism ventures, and other hardware and services startups. However, even with all the diversity…
Uncrate
Hankook Mirae Method-2 Robot Suit
It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. That might have something to do with Vitaly Bulgarov, whose conceptual design work can be seen in movies like RoboCop, Transformers:…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Twitter spent 2016 pouring gasoline on its fires
Twitter isn’t a single entity, but a conglomeration of communities that use the same platform for various purposes. There’s weird Twitter, political Twitter — hell, there’s even a cute animal pictures Twitter. Beyond communication in 140-character s…
Gizmodo
Construction Site Domino Bricks Magically Topple in Both Directions
A group of Australian bricklayers found a clever to way to work smarter, not harder, by turning the top layer of a brick wall into a run of over-sized falling dominoes. You’ll want to watch the video all the way through, because something completely unexpected happens when the last brick topples over.Read…
9to5Mac
Lenovo unveils upcoming ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock with 5 USB ports, HDMI & VGA, more
Lenovo has unveiled three new upcoming USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 accessories coming early next year including the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Apple’s new MacBook Pro relies on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 for all I/O, and Lenovo’s upcoming Thunderbolt 3 Dock is joining a still small market of similar accessories….
Mashable
Disney is building an ‘Avatar’ theme park and it looks unreal
On Sunday, December 25, Disney Parks released the latest impressive peek at its new Avatar theme park. Here’s what you can expect. Read more…More about Disney, Na Vi, Real Time Video, Real Time, and Mashable Video
Fast Company
It’s On! 2017 Is The Year The Virtual Assistant Wars Get Real
Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana look to hardware partnerships and development deals to take on Apple’s Siri. Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana look to hardware partnerships and development deals to take on Apple’s Siri.The tech…
Phys.org: Physics News
‘Latest spoke in the wheel’ drives brain-mapping advances
Advances in microscopy techniques have often triggered important discoveries in the field of neuroscience, enabling vital insights in understanding the brain and promising new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A special section on “Super-resolution Microscopy…
Slashdot
Frequent Flyer Points Put at Risk By Website Flaws
Airline booking systems lack basic security checks that would stop attackers changing flight details or stealing rewards, warn experts. From a report on BBC: The problems emerge because the six-digit codes booking systems use to identify travellers are easy to guess. Two researchers demonstrated the…
BBC News – World
‘Doping gift box’ sent out by Russian state-funded TV
State-funded Russian channel RT produces New Year gift boxes branded “Russian doping”.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
5 hottest cars to look for in 2017
The world of cars has changed a lot over the last year, and there are no signs of the industry slowing down in 2017. Already we’ve seen electric cars start to come into their own, diesels shunned thanks to Volkswagen and the slow death of the manual transmission. Despite some low points, 2016 was a great…
Gizmodo
Samsung’s New Robot Vacuum Cleaner Looks Like Darth Vader
Image: Gizmodo CompositeSamsung has a new robot vacuum cleaner, and its most notable feature might just be that it bears a very strong resemblance to a Sith Lord. This Empire-loving vac will be formally introduced at CES 2017 and will ship some time in March.Read more…
DiscoveryNews
2017: Return of the Climate Deniers
2017: Return of the Climate Deniers
Big Think
Giraffes and Cheetahs Are Going Extinct, Warn Scientists. Why Should Humans Save Them?
Cheetahs and giraffes have been placed on the conservation “red list” due to collapsing populations.Read More
Digital Trends
From making cookies to pizza dough, these stand mixers deliver
Making dough is hard work. A good hand mixer will certainly make the job easier, but if you really want to free up some time (and your hands), you should consider a stand mixer. These devices take just about all of the manual work out of mixing dough. You’ll have to add the ingredients and you might…
Digital Trends
The Airmega purifier will cleanse your house of poor air after you burned dinner
In October, I was watching TV with some friends when I got a “Poor air quality” alert on my phone. It had nothing to do with smog; it was coming from inside the house. Luckily, the pizza I was making hadn’t burned, but some errant cheese was turning brown on the bottom of the oven. The resulting smoke…
Digital Trends
Cuba has just opened its first computer factory, with help from Chinese firm Haier
As part of its ongoing march toward a more technologically advanced future, Cuba has opened its very first computer factory, slated to produce tablets and laptops to help catapult the island nation’s populace into the digital age. It’s a distinct departure from the sort of production for which Cuba…
Digital Trends
Fans who check in at Nintendo events become eligible for special rewards
Nintendo will soon offer dedicated fans additional rewards for visiting select official Nintendo locations, as well as attending particular Nintendo-run events, through its My Nintendo system. The new “check-in” system uses a QR Code containing your Nintendo Account information, which Nintendo said…
Archinect – News
The Most Attention-Grabbing Projects of 2016
Every year, there are the projects the slip under the radar and projects that grab headlines. For any number of reasons, be it form or function or fracas, these are the projects that stuck out from the rest—in no particular order.Archinect’s critical round-up of Snøhetta’s SFMOMA additionWorking with…
Mashable
People are trolling a French mayor after he named a road ‘Rue de Brexit’
A pro-Brexit mayor of a French town has proposed to name a street “Rue de Brexit” in a reference to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, but the joke has backfired.  SEE ALSO: Bad news, LEGO prices are going up and people are blaming Brexit Julian Sanchez, 33, a rising star in Marine Le Pen’s National Front…
SlashGear
Lenovo’s ThinkPad CES 2017 line-up: What you need to know
CES 2017 is still a week away, but Lenovo hasn’t been able to contain its ThinkPad excitement, revealing a fresh batch of laptops and accessories ahead of the show. As always, the Lenovo ThinkPad range is of particular interest to business users, but that doesn’t stop regular consumers eyeing them up…
Lifehacker
More Research Shows That the Snowball Method Is the Best Debt Payoff Strategy
It makes logical sense to pay off your highest interest rate debts first. Yet research shows that paying off smaller balances is actually more effective. It’s a good reminder that making financial progress isn’t just about logic, it’s also about behavior.At the Harvard Business Review, researcher Remi…
BBC News – World
Argentina: Protesters stone President Macri’s car
Stone-throwing protesters attack President Mauricio Macri’s car in southern Argentina.
CNET News.com
Self-driving cars to headline CES 2017 – Roadshow
CES will showcase the near-future of cars, with autonomous driving demos, new concept cars and a production EV from Faraday Future.
CNET News.com
Facebook, Google top out most popular apps in 2016 – CNET
Of the Top 10 apps in the US, the two tech titans hold onto eight spots, Nielsen reports.
MakeUseOf
5 Ways Your USB Stick Can Be a Security Risk
It might store as little as 256 MB or as much as 256 GB, but as useful as your USB stick is, it can prove to be a major security risk. We’ve recently looked at how a USB stick can be used to enhance your personal security and privacy. This time, we’re focusing on the various security risks that can occur…
9to5Mac
9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch Bands 30% off, Anker Powerline Lightning Cable $10, Canon Color AirPrint Printer $41, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: B&H discounts loads of Apple products: save up to $200…
Mashable
MashReads Podcast: Here are our favorite books of 2016
If there is one big winner from 2016, it’s books. From ambitious new literary fiction to moving YA novels to great new comics, 2016 has been a year filled with phenomenal book releases. SEE ALSO: The best YA books of 2016 In honor of 2016 coming to a close, this week on the MashReads Podcast we reflect…
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Asus Chromebook leak reveals a mean machine with a tempting price
Spec and price details have been spilled on an incoming Asus Chromebook which appears to be a temptingly priced and well-equipped notebook.Chrome Unboxed spotted the Asus Chromebook C302CA when it was accidentally listed at online retailer Newegg, and as is usual in cases like these, the product was…
HiConsumption
WhiteFox Snowmobile
Keeping you mobile and at the ready for whatever the Old Man throws your way.
HiConsumption
Klecker Trigger Knife Kit
A handy pocket knife education tool for your kids.
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Something Strange Is Killing a Whole Bunch of Sea Creatures In Canada
Nothing connects the crustacean victims except for their stomping grounds.It sounds like the set-up for a perfect crime, except nobody can say for certain if it’s a murder spree, or some kind of natural killing floor, or something else entirely. In November, thousands of dead and dying herring began…
VentureBeat
The ugly, unethical underside of Silicon Valley
FEATURE: Vinod Khosla did not show up at TechCrunch Disrupt to be harangued by some smartass, know-nothing journalist. The venture capitalist came to talk about disruption and revolutions to an audience of 1,000 potential disrupters and revolutionaries, laptop glow illuminating their faces in a San Francisco…
Digital Trends
Swarms of robots may soon be deployed to the center of hurricanes
Swarms of robotic weather balloons are being created by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Packed with GPS and cellphone-grade technologies, the balloons are designed to report from inside active cyclones, where they float around, coordinate movements, and beam back data about the…
Digital Trends
LG debuts Tone Free headset and Tone Studio wearable speaker ahead of CES
LG’s Tone line of wireless earbuds — also known as “neckbuds” because of the band that sits around your neck — has been fairly well-regarded for years, but while the company has made various tweaks and improvements, they have mostly stayed the same. That is set to change at CES 2017, as the company is…
Slashdot
Bigger Than Mirai: Leet Botnet Delivers 650 Gbps DDoS Attack
Reader Mark Wilson writes: Earlier in the year, a huge DDoS attack was launched on Krebs on Security. Analysis showed that the attack pelted servers with 620 Gbps, and there were fears that the release of the Mirai source code used to launch the assault would lead to a rise in large-scale DDoS attacks….
Design Milk
Best Interior Design Posts of 2016
Every year we cover some of the most inspiring modern interior design and every year we think it can’t get any better than the previous years. We’re always wrong. From apartments, lofts, houses, kitchens, bathrooms, and restaurants, we feature incredible spaces we always want to live in and now we’re…
Science | Smithsonian
The Best Way to Protect the World’s Forests? Keep People in Them
Instead of kicking indigenous groups out, let them continue to manage these lands effectively, argues a new report
The Manual
3 Best Foldable Drones for Travel Photographers
Drones have long been impossible to travel with. But, a new breed of drones is allowing photographers to take the technology with them anywhere, anytime. The post 3 Best Foldable Drones for Travel Photographers appeared first on The Manual.
BBC News – World
Nigeria’s starving children who fled Boko Haram
Children could die of starvation in Nigeria unless they receive urgent aid, the UN warns.
Gizmodo
Chinese Officials Seize Record-Breaking Pangolin Haul From Poachers
Image: APIn what appears to be China’s biggest-ever pangolin smuggling case, customs officials seized 3.1 tons of pangolin scales worth more than $2 million on the black market. Read more…
TechCrunch
The price of bitcoin is creeping back toward its 3-year high of $1,000
 Does it feel like the only time you hear about Bitcoin is when the price is either abruptly soaring or sinking? Us too! This time it’s soaring. Bitcoin is up about 30% over the last month, and about 50% over the last 3 months. The current price is hovering right around $950. The last time it traded…
The Next Web
The troubled history of VR and why next year will make it or break it
Like every child growing up in the Nineties, I spent a good chunk of my time watching the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But in laying the foundation for being an adult geek, there was another show I liked much better. VR Troopers was produced by Saban Entertainment, the same company behind the Power…
werd.com
LG Levitating Speaker
LG has created a wireless portable speaker with looks as bold as its sound. It a 360º omni-directional speaker that levitates. In the base of the Levitation Station, there’s a subwoofer, and floating in air above it is a pod that features Dual Passive Radiators for crisp, balanced mids & highs….
werd.com
Vasque Lost 40 Boot
Built for winter hiking and deep-snow trekking, the Lost 40 boot from Vasque—named after a notoriously sub-zero region of Northern Minnesota—is made for extreme cold and features a 7mm wool felt liner, AeroGel thermal barrier under your foot, and a Vibram IceTrek outsole. For purchase information,…
werd.com
Sideshow x Hot Toys Rogue One Action Figures
Box office blitz and now some new toys. Hot Toys and Sideshow have created a new collection of 1/6th scale action figures for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Choose from Jyn Erso, Chirrut Imwe, K-2SO and Darth Vader, as well as Stormtroopers, Shoretroopers, & Death Troopers. Yes, they’ve got weapons,…
werd.com
The Alpha Shovel
The Alpha Shovel is indestructible. Made of Aircraft-grade aluminum, it is built for clearing walkways with ease & chopping through ice like butter. Serrated teeth, a 25-inch wide by 12-inch deep blade, a collapsible handle for easy portability and a saw built into the handle—just in case. Designed…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Kerry: ‘Settler agenda is defining the future of Israel’
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday that Israel’s settlement building in the West Bank was jeopardising the two-state solution, Israel’s security and hopes for peace.
Geek.com
Geek deals: Save big on Steamcrate subscriptions
Always on the lookout for new games? Want to play a bunch of PC games on the cheap? Check out Steamcrate. You’ll get 10 games every month, and it’s currently being discounted by […] The post Geek deals: Save big on Steamcrate subscriptions appeared first on Geek.com.
Lifehacker
The Easiest Home Espresso Machine Has Never Been Cheaper
Nespresso Inissia C40 Bundle with Milk Frother, $93Hands down, Nespresso is the easiest way to make decent espresso at home, and their space-saving Inissia model with included milk frother is down to $93 today on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen on the frother bundle.Commerce Content is independent…
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LauKingdom XXL 8×8 Cast Iron Cleaner $9.99
LauKingdom XXL 8×8 Cast Iron Cleaner $9.99
Big Think
Scientists Catch Slimes Learning, Even Though They Have 0 Neurons
Scientists show that brainless organisms can somehow learn and share knowledge.Read More
Next Big Future
China luanched spacecraft to use and develop millisecond pulsar navigation
In November, China launched the world’s first spacecraft with a deep space x-ray navigation system. The X-ray Pulsar Navigation 1 (XPNAV 1) satellite, which the country launched on Nov. 10 aboard a solid-fueled Long March 11 rocket from the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, is the world’s…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
LG’s latest audio tech goes for the neck
LG’s latest foray into wearables looks to be Bluetooth wireless sound systems worn around the neck. The company will unveil a pair of neckbands at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month – the LG Tone Studio that sports surround sound speakers, and the Tone Free that stows and…
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Samsung’s stylish speakers upgrade your audio to 32-bit
Samsung’s latest speakers aren’t just classy AV units that complement your furniture, they also deliver 32-bit audio. The company is promising listeners a new level of clarity thanks to its new Ultra High Quality (UHQ) audio tech, which upscales both…
The Verge – All Posts
Lenovo now makes a USB-C dock for office drones who love ports
Docks are finally getting their chance to shine after Apple nixed all the ports on its new MacBooks Pros and instead opted for only Thunderbolt. Suddenly, we love our ports. Don’t take our ports! Luckily for us, the wheels of capitalism have already started turning to satisfy our port needs. There’s…
Techbargains.com
iZEEKER Extra Large XXL Gaming Mousepad $8.99
iZEEKER Extra Large XXL Gaming Mousepad $8.99
BBC News – World
Zambia’s Edgar Lungu orders military to fight army worms
Zambia’s president orders the air force to help fight army worms threatening crops.
Gizmodo
Yet Another Cancer Drug Trial Is on Hold Following Patient Deaths
An antibody-drug conjugate by Roche, the same class of drug as the Seattle Genetics trial suspended. Image: RocheAs 2016 draws to a close, two of what started out as this year’s most promising new cancer therapies have ground to a halt amidst patient deaths during the experimental treatments.Read more…
MakeUseOf
12 Must-See Movies for Geeks Coming in 2017
2017 is going to be one of the best years ever for geeks who love movies. Comic book movies are still all the rage, so you can expect many more of those. However, there are also a handful of other titles that you’ll want to add to your must-see movies list for 2017. The 12 movies we have selected below…
Next Big Future
Cooling by radiating heat into space
Physicists have achieved record levels of temperature reduction using the process of radiative cooling, by which heat is beamed from Earth’s surface into outer space. Zhen Chen and his colleagues at Stanford University lowered the temperature of a thermal emitter – a device designed to give out more…
Next Big Future
China plans space missions to dark side of the moon and Mars and beyond
China’s ambitious and fast-growing space program is targeting a landing on the dark side of the moon by 2018, and reaching Mars before the end of the decade.China’s space agency held a press conference on Tuesday to mark the release of a policy paper, and outlined the government’s goals for exploring…
MakeUseOf
Boxing Day Deals Week Continues With Discounted TVs, Games, and More [CA]
Amazon.ca is coming in hot and heavy on hump day with some great deals in celebration of Boxing Day. Sure, it was a couple days ago, but that hasn’t stopped Amazon from keeping the deals going. LG Electronics Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (CDN$ 4,999.99, 25% Off) LG Electronics OLED65E6P Flat…
Lifehacker
This Infographic Shows the Best Places to Store Different Types of Food in Your Kitchen
Different types of food require different types of storage. Some vegetables just want to breath and be free, while others will only stay crisp in that special refrigerator door. Here’s a look at various types of foods and where you should store them in your kitchen.This infographic comes from the folks…
Next Big Future
Researchers Use World’s Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide for early example of diamondoid assembly
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms wide.By grabbing various types of atoms…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development
The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Predicting and preventing violence against criminal justice officials
A “triage tool” that can help law enforcement more accurately assess threats of violence and predict attacks against police, judges, and other criminal justice officials can lead to better preventive measures. The violence risk factors and risk management strategies that form the basis for an effective…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
In Spain first, Madrid bans half of cars to fight smog
Madrid’s city hall announced Wednesday it had ordered half of most private cars off the roads to fight a particularly bad bout of pollution, a first in Spain.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Where to sell your unwanted stuff online and earn extra cash
If you’re cleaning out your closets for the new year, or need some spare cash after the holidays, your old stuff can help fill up your wallet.
BBC News – World
Balochistan war: Pakistan accused over 1,000 dumped bodies
Pakistan security forces are accused of killing hundreds of activists in restive Balochistan.
SpaceNews.com
Earth scientists are freaking out. NASA urges calm.
At a time when NASA earth scientists are concerned their research may be scuttled by the incoming Trump administration, the space agency’s top science official is preaching pragmatism and unity. The names of the two key Trump administration figures who will have the most significant impact on NASA’s…
HiConsumption
Otter Wax Fabric Wax
Turn your ordinary outdoor gear into water repellent waxed canvas wonders.
The Verge – All Posts
The Verge 2016 tech report card
Another 12 months have flown by. As we look back at this year in tech, The Verge staff members are grading each major company and product category in the industry on how they fared in 2016. Another 12 months have flown by. As we look back at this year in tech, The Verge staff members are grading each…
Digital Trends
Every shadow is terrifying in the first red-band trailer for ‘Alien: Covenant’
With every early peek at Alien: Covenant released by 20th Century Fox, the upcoming Prometheus sequel (and Alien prequel) gets a little more creepy — and the first trailer for the film does nothing to slow the project’s fast-rising scare factor. Released by the studio over the holiday weekend, the red-band,…
TechCrunch
Four reasons you shouldn’t launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES
 It’s the Super Bowl for nerds — a place where the future is unveiled alongside a pile of the most useless crap humans can dream up. And if the legions we talk to in our work are to be believed, the event is a wonderful time to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Their line of reasoning scares the living…
TechCrunch
TechCrunch’s top 10 hardware startup videos of 2016
 We made hundreds of videos in 2016 — and we’re proud of all of them. But some videos, like these, skyrocketed to the top of the video charts making them worth a second look. Featuring go-karts, toy robots, laser tag and more, here’s a rundown of the most-watched hardware startup videos in 2016. Read…
Techbargains.com
Acer Aspire V 13 V3-372T-5051 13.3″ Intel i5 Laptop (6GB, 256GB) $507.42
Acer Aspire V 13 V3-372T-5051 13.3″ Intel i5 Laptop (6GB, 256GB) $507.42
The Awesomer
Beard Multitool
Price: $33  | BuyKeep your facial hair tamed and tidy with miniFab’s Swiss Army-like grooming tool. It packs fine and wide-toothed combs as well as a dull blade for scooping their organic beard balm. Available in paduak, maple, walnut, or bamboo, all with bamboo blades. More Awesome Stuff:…
Curbed National
Powerful photos visualize slow creep of climate change in Louisiana
Virginia Hanusik’s everyday images tell the story of a changing coastline Climate change presents photographers with a unique challenge; how to instantly capture the massive impact of an incremental, slow-moving phenomenon. In Louisiana, one camerawoman believes she can help tell that story through detailed,…
Mashable
The bare minimum you need to do to be healthy in 2017
Forget your annual New Years resolution. It’s time to finally admit to yourself that, after years signing up for the YMCA, downloading completely dysfunctional exercise apps and buying high-end yoga pants, you’re never ever – never ever ever — going to the gym. That’s OK. You’re not going to die. I…
Macworld
The Week in Mac Apps: Play Pong on the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar
More apps for your MacImage by IDGThis week’s roundup of new Mac Apps helps you unwind with fun games, keep an eye on your projects, visualize your ideas, and much more.Affinity Photo 1.5.1Image by SerifTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
GearHungry
Nostalgia Electric Drink Infuser & Dispenser
Its job is nothing complex: just slosh some liquid and fruits/herbs/spices around, then dispense the resulting drink via a spout. Still, the Nostalgia Electric Drink Infuser & Dispenser does the above on a large scale with its three stackable one-gallon reservoirs that can make one drink each and…
Scientific American Content: Global
Tibetan Plateau Discovery Shows Humans May Be Tougher Than We Thought
Converging genetic and archaeological evidence hints that early migrants clung to the frigid, oxygen-starved “roof of the world” through the worst the climate could throw at them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Exoplanets may have carved dusty tracks around a young star
Astronomers have spotted what they believe are two Saturn-sized planets carving “tracks” through a young star’s protoplanetary disk. Although scientists have found plenty of exoplanets ranging from gas giants like Jupiter to rocky, Earth-like worlds, most orbit mature stars. However, the not-yet-fully-formed…
Man of Many
Make it Rain – The Billionaire Boys Club X London Underground Umbrella
Billionaire Boys Club has collaborated with London Undercover to produce its own unique version of this signature umbrella silhouette that will have you covered (pun intended) rain or shine. The outer layer is presented in dark navy with the Billionaire Boys Club emblem subtly etched in white. The recognisable…
DudeIWantThat.com
FEBO – Draw with the Sun
FEBO is your paintbrush, the sun is your watercolor. Your acrylic. Your oil. Well, no. Really still just a big ball of fire, but now your big ball of fire. The clever FEBO design magnifies and focuses the sun’s rays such that you can use them as “paint” and burn stenciled or freehand drawings into a…
Slashdot
China’s Alibaba Poised To Invest $7.2 Billion in Entertainment and Media
Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment, part of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is planning to invest $7.2 billion in entertainment and media over the next three years. From a report on Vulture, submitted by an anonymous reader: The plan is being spearheaded by Yu Yongfu, who joined the Alibaba parent…
9to5Mac
Happy Hour Podcast 100 | Everything Apple could unveil, release or discontinue in 2017
This week Benjamin and Zac briefly discuss a week with AirPods then forecast everything Apple could announce (or discontinue) in 2017. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study provides evidence on movement of potato famine pathogen
New North Carolina State University research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe.
DiscoveryNews
This Unorthodox Procedure Makes Short People A Foot Taller
This Unorthodox Procedure Makes Short People A Foot Taller
Scientific American Content: Global
Vera Rubin: 1928–2016
She was a vibrant role model for women in astronomy but was not defined by, nor will she be remembered for, her gender but rather by her remarkable contributions as a scientist — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Archinect – News
How a mobile home community created a co-op and bought its own land
Park Plaza is a mobile home park, or what industry calls a manufactured housing community. Five years ago, the residents banded together, formed a nonprofit co-op and bought their entire neighborhood from the company that owned it. Today, these residents exert democratic control over almost 9 acres of…
Inside Science
BRIEF: New Fiber Toggles Between Stiff and Floppy
BRIEF: New Fiber Toggles Between Stiff and Floppy Material could form the backbone of foldable robots and moldable casts for broken bones. Adjustable-stiffness-fiber-yy2.jpg Image credits: Composite image — Yuen Yiu,…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
How sprawl was caused by the nuclear arms race, and why this matters more than ever today
A new arms race will kill urban revitalization dead in its tracks.
Gizmodo
Here’s How Alcohol Gets You Drunk
Your night began at 10PM on New Year’s Eve. Wow, what a long year it’s been, you thought. Eager to begin pregaming your New Year’s festivities and to forget your impending death, you took a shot of whiskey. Read more…
Ars Technica
Ford hits milestone in path to steering-wheel-less, pedal-less autonomous cars
Enlarge / Ford’s next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous test vehicle. (credit: Ford) On Wednesday Ford announced that it would be testing a set of next-generation autonomous vehicles in 2017—a step along a path to building a market-ready, fully autonomous fleet for ride-hailing services by 2021….
TechSpot
Renders of LG’s upcoming G6 show non-removable batteries are in and modular designs are out
LG made a bold move by giving its flagship smartphone – the G5 – a semi-modular design. But despite some solid hardware, most people weren’t impressed by the handset, which failed to sell well. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that LG appears to have gone back to…
EDC is Everyday Carry
What’s the Best Watch Strap for EDC?
submitted by Ed Jelley So you’ve finally got your hands on the perfect EDC watch… But as much as you love it, rocking the same look and feel every single day is starting to feel a little boring. The solution is surprisingly simple. All it takes is a new strap to shake up the look, feel, and function…
The Awesomer
Escalator Squeeze
LinkAnimade and Russ Etheridge present a fun animated physics study of what would happen if you just crammed a pair of escalators with way more people than they can handle. A follow-up to their earlier clip, Train Squeeze. More Awesome Stuff: The FishermanAre You Lost in the World Like Me?Mind FrameBest…
Mashable
‘YouTuber’ is a real word now because the Oxford English Dictionary says so
The Oxford English Dictionary has given YouTubers some career validation. “YouTuber” is among the 500 or so new words — including “Brexit” and “hackathon” — added to the OED this month. Image: oxford dictionaryThe dictionary defines the term as “A frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube,…
MakeUseOf
20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard
If you have a Google Cardboard, you need to download these apps.Read the full article: 20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard
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Packard Bell Was the King of 90s Computing. What Happened?
A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.Let’s go back in time about 20 years, to a few days after Christmas, 1996. Around this time, as I was becoming accustomed to Bush’s second album, millions of families around the United…
Gizmodo
Watch Rope Get Made From a Tree Using a Thousand-Year-Old Technique
Making rope is hard. Making rope the way the Vikings did it over a thousand years ago is even harder. First, you have to find the right tree. Then, you have to strip the bark of the tree when the sap is rising. And then, you soak the bark you just harvested in the sea for three to four months before…
MySQL Performance Blog
Quickly Troubleshooting Metadata Locks in MySQL 5.7
In a previous article, Ovais demonstrated how a DDL can render a table blocked from new queries. In another article, Valerii introduced performance_schema.metadata_locks, which is available in MySQL 5.7 and exposes metadata lock details. Given this information, here’s a quick way to troubleshoot metadata…
Ars Technica
The future of Leia in the Star Wars cinematic universe
Enlarge / Actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher speak onstage during Star Wars Celebration on April 16, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Getty Images / Jesse Grant) Spoiler warning: This article makes educated guesses about future Star Wars films, including casting decisions, and makes references…
Digital Trends
Here is how you can use a 3D printer to make your own camera lens filter
If you are looking to add a little flair to your photos and happen to have a 3D printer laying around, you are in luck. Thanks to the YouTube channel Make Anything, you can now 3D print your own camera lens filter. As seen in the six-minute video above, Devin Montes (the man behind Make Anything) shows…
Digital Trends
Bowers & Wilkins P9 review
Bass lovers, your time is now. You can thank Beats for encouraging the teems of bass-boosted headphones on the market today. It seems no company is immune to this trend, including long-standing high-end audio brand Bowers & Wilkins (aka B&W). Many of B&W’s P-series headphones have gotten…
Digital Trends
AI system listens to your engine and tells you if you’re running into problems
A lot of the most high-profile applications of deep learning technology involve aspects of computer vision, such as cutting-edge facial-recognition technology. However, an innovative artificial intelligence startup from Israel is looking to apply those same neural networks and smart algorithms to another…
Digital Trends
You can control Samsung’s newest robot vacuum with your voice
This isn’t your mama’s Roomba. We’ve come a long way since technology first started terrorizing our pets, and smearing their droppings, with robot vacuum cleaners, and now, Samsung is showing us what the digital cleaners of 2017 will look like. Meet the VR7000, the latest in Samsung’s line of POWERbot…
Slashdot
Tesla Autopilot ‘Predicts’ Accident Before It Happens
A dash cam footage suggests a Tesla on Autopilot may have predicted a nearby freeway crash before it actually happened. A video showed that a Tesla car driving on a highway in the Netherlands started to beep a few seconds ahead of two cars colliding with each other in front of it. A Tesla representative…
How-To Geek
How to Use Google Home to Beam Content to Your Chromecast
Both the Amazon Echo and the Google Home allow you to do some really cool things, but the Google Home has one big advantage: you can beam content to your Chromecast using just your voice.Click Here to Continue Reading
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Only Moon In Our Solar System That Has A Magnetic Field Is?
The Only Moon In Our Solar System That Has A Magnetic Field Is? Europa The Moon Titan GanymedeThink you know the answer?
GearHungry
Das Keyboard 5Q Cloud-Connected Keyboard
Mechanical keyboards aren’t usually thought of as forward-thinking — after all, their main selling point is the use of mechanical switches similar to those on the first keyboards. But describing the Das Keyboard 5Q as anything else would be flat out wrong. The keyboard is of course fitted with Omron-made…
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Amazon plans a big digital-only sale for December 30th
You can call Amazon’s Prime Day an excuse to clear out slow-moving products, but there’s no question that it was a success — and now, the internet retailer is hoping to replicate that success for online-only sales. It’s launching a Digital Day sale on December 30th at 3AM Eastern that will offer discounts…
9to5Mac
Review: Griffin Cove 5-port USB Charging Station accommodates all your Apple devices in a hideaway design
I was never satisfied with the crop of charging station products for iPhones and iPads that mostly all use the same design with slots to accommodate tablets and smartphones. Little to no extra room for my many other devices– my MacBook, camera, external batteries, smartwatches, etc– meant the majority…
Techbargains.com
Samsung PMA-7 Wireless Charging Pad $15
Samsung PMA-7 Wireless Charging Pad $15
Reason.com Full Feed
Weaponized Drones and the Second Amendment
A spectacular (and loud) YouTube video showing a drone rigged with a handgun actually firing bullets freaked out a lot of folks last year. In response, several states have passed legislation outlawing such weaponized drones. In 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed in its decision in District of Columbia…
CNET News.com
Microsoft shows unusual paranoia on Twitter – CNET
Commentary: A Twitter user tweets about how bad 2016 has been. The Office Twitter account takes the criticism very personally in a case of “Word” confusion.
CNET News.com
Fancy San Francisco restaurant serving food on iPads – CNET
Commentary: The very chichi Quince offers a dish that is, well, expensively plated.
Geek.com
13 Things That Will Probably Make 2017 Suck Less
We’re so close to the end of this miserable year, though it still feels so far away. Not that there’s any reason 2017 is going to be all that much better. We’ll have all […] The post 13 Things That Will Probably Make 2017 Suck Less appeared first on Geek.com.
Techbargains.com
TurboTax Premier 2016 Fed + State + Fed E-File Tax + Refund Offer $54.86
TurboTax Premier 2016 Fed + State + Fed E-File Tax + Refund Offer $54.86
Ars Technica
South Korea slaps Qualcomm with record-setting $850M fine
Qualcomm displays some of its patents on a wall in its headquarters in San Diego, California. (credit: Nathan Rupert / flickr) South Korean regulators say that Qualcomm’s patent-licensing methods violate Korean unfair competition laws, and the company must pay a fine of 1.03 trillion won, or about…
FiveThirtyEight
The Week 17 Games That Actually Matter
Week 16 was a decisive one for the NFL, with six teams clinching playoff spots and eight getting eliminated. Many of the results that would have added chaos to the playoff race — Minnesota over Green Bay, Buffalo over Miami, Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Denver over Kansas City — fell through. This makes…
Gizmodo
Geoengineering Could Be a Disaster for Astronomy
The 2010 Perseid meteor shower over the VLT. Image: ESO/FlickrGeoengineering is one of those things that sounds like maybe a good idea on paper but could also go horribly, apocalyptically wrong. But if the prospect of plunging Earth’s weather systems into chaos isn’t enough to convince scientists we…
Mashable
One of the best college running backs ever is close to setting an embarrassing NFL ‘record’
Reggie Bush will long be known as one of the best running backs to ever play in college. His arsenal of quick-fire jukes and ankle-crippling cutbacks created jaw-dropping highlights that will be talked about for ages among collegiate football fans. But boy have times changed.  Bush, now a backup with…
Digital Trends
This 2-millimeter sensor could bring cameras to the smallest smartwatches
Camera-equipped wearables could be getting even smaller — Sony’s semiconductor division recently unveiled the development of a one-megapixel, two-millimeter sensor. The company says it’s the smallest one megapixel sensor yet and could help reduce the size — or increase the features — of smartwatches…
Digital Trends
FDA issues final guidelines on keeping medical devices safe from cyberattack
Cyberattacks certainly have a negative impact on our lives. We lose data, productivity, money, and time whenever our technology is infected with spyware, viruses, ransomware, or other forms of malware. However, malware that’s aimed at medical devices can have a particularly egregious impact. A cyberattack…
Digital Trends
Exkite clothing brand uses recycled kites to create unique outdoor apparel
Over the past year or so we have seen a number of major outdoor brands begin using recycled items to create the materials used to produce their products. For instance, each of Columbia’s OutDry Extreme Eco Jackets is made from fabrics that were developed from recycled water bottles. Similarly, Adidas capitalized…
Big Think
NASA’s Squid Rover Plans to Search for Life on Other Worlds
Its unique method of creating energy is likely to be employed elsewhere in the space program.   Read More
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Interactive online sound library lets you explore The Great Animal Orchestra
Nature’s acoustic environments are wild, haunting and beautiful. As this online educational project shows, these wild soundscapes are in danger of disappearing too.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Britain doesn’t have enough salad to go around
Severe flooding in Spain has led to shortages so bad in the UK that some supermarkets are flying produce in from the United States.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
The Microlino is the electric reincarnation of the Isetta
This could solve so many problems, and do most of what everyone needs in a car.
CONTEMPORIST
Bedroom Headboard Idea – Integrate Bedside Table Lamps Into Your Headboard
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Gizmodo
Cord Cutters Rejoice: This Discounted TiVo Roamio OTA Includes Lifetime Service
TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB, $315The TiVo for cord cutters comes with lifetime service and a 1TB hard drive, and Amazon’s offering the first deal we’ve ever seen on it today.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
New York’s Cashless Toll Road Program a Recipe for Surveillance Abuse
New York City is getting rid of its toll booths, but it will be replacing them with more state troopers, more surveillance, and more government enforcement, and it’s probably going to end up hurting the people who can afford it the least. The state of New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are promoting a…
Slashdot
Windows 10 Getting a Game Mode That Would Improve Game Performance – Report
Microsoft may have plans to improve gaming experience on Windows 10. The speculation comes after long time watcher @h0x0d found a new “gamemode.dll” in the latest Windows 10 developer build, reports GameSpot. The feature appears to allow Windows 10 to adjust CPU and GPU resources when running a game…
TechSpot
Lenovo rolls out refreshed ThinkPads featuring Kaby Lake CPUs and Optane SSDs
Lenovo on Wednesday announced a smattering of new ThinkPad notebooks and accessories, some of which will ship with exciting new technology like Intel’s Optane solid state drives.
CNET News.com
Nevada reveals personal data for medical marijuana sellers – CNET
The state has taken a website offline after a security researcher found 11,700 dispensary applications were available publicly.
DigsDigs
Design 3.0 Furniture Series For Creating Furniture Yourself
Many of us love DIY furniture and accessories because they allow getting something unique. But what if you aren’t that good at crafting and want something modular to choose from and to use? There’s a good idea for you and those of you who want to create something special, something their own. The Design…
Lifehacker
Usage for Mac Tracks How Much Time You Spend In Each App
Mac: If you’ve ever been curious about just how much time you spend in an app, Usage is a simple little utility that’ll track just that.Usage does pretty much exactly what the name suggests and that’s about it. It tracks app usage by day, showing you how much time you spend in each app. That’s it, it…
DudeIWantThat.com
The Princess Diarist
Buns off to the late Carrie Fisher, who could have settled for the acclaim, money, and minion loyalty her star-making role as Princess Leia earned her almost 40 years ago, but instead chose to distinguish herself further as a script writer and stage actor, producer, book author, and humorist. At least…
VentureBeat
Microsoft refreshes Office.com with larger tiles, pinned documents, calendar events, tasks
Microsoft today announced changes coming to Office.com for Office 365 home, commercial, and education customers. The update has started rolling out and will continue through early 2017. Instead of just showing a row of tiles for different Office apps, Microsoft will soon be customizing the interface…
VentureBeat
Chinese mobile games are spreading around the globe
EXCLUSIVE: 2016 was a year in which Chinese mobile games became popular around the globe. A total of 84 games from Chinese publishers made it into the top 1,000 rankings globally, compared with 45 a year ago. That’s an 80 percent increase. The data was collected by Cheetah Mobile’s Cheetah Global Lab…
VentureBeat
Facebook acquires eye tracking company The Eye Tribe
Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe in a move that’ll likely see the Danish startup’s eye tracking technology being used to improve the virtual reality experience through Oculus. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the acquisition but declined to cite the terms of the deal. Started in 2011 by four students…
VentureBeat
The 10 best iMessage apps of 2016
This is a look at some of the most popular and unique offerings available in the iMessage App Store. It’s not a ranking of apps based on popularity, because if we did a list from 1 to 10, it would only be stickers and games like rock paper scissors, and that’s not very interesting. Instead, we chose…
VentureBeat
PS Plus games January 2017: Day of the Tentacle, This War of Mine, and more
A classic adventure game is kicking off the new year for PlayStation gamers. If you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription in January, you can add a couple of new games to your game collection. PS Plus is the premium version of its PlayStation Network that costs $10 per month or $60 per year….
VentureBeat
Facebook Messenger for web now lets you search in conversations
Facebook has rolled out an update to its Messenger.com client for instant messaging that allows users to search for text in individual conversations. The feature became available to everyone “a few months ago,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Facebook on the web has had this feature…
VentureBeat
Why a ‘no fear’ approach to AI works best
GUEST: The implications of artificial intelligence (AI) have been a discussion point ever since the term was coined back in the 1950s, and it continues to generate both wonder and unease in equal measure. Stories about new applications of AI appear every day. The pace of change is so rapid that we do…
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Samsung wants to reinvent home audio at CES 2017
Samsung has made a bold promise to introduce the future of Audio at CES 2017 with the greatest auditory experience we’ve ever heard.To this end, Samsung has announced a new proprietary digital audio upscaling technology called Ultra-high Quality Sound (UHQ). The South Korea-electronics firm claims that…
Digital Trends
Galaxy S7 owners reporting the camera lens is shattering without impact
A significant number of Samsung Galaxy S7 owners report that the camera lens of their device is shattering without any actual impact occurring, and so far Samsung appears to be refusing to cover such incidents under its warranty. As for why it’s happening, nobody knows — and now a law firm is investigating…
Science | Smithsonian
This Year in Ancient Amber: Prehistoric Feathers, Mushrooms, Lizards and More
It’s no Jurassic Park, but this treasure trove of new creatures will still transport you to an ancient world
SlashGear
Soylent has a couple new flavors to join its new powder formula
Soylent recently released an updated powder formula that, hopefully, won’t make people as sick as the previous one. Silently joining that new powder are a couple of new flavors, finally freeing customers from the (admittedly minor) hassle of having to add their own flavors. Both cacao and ‘nectar’ flavors…
Mashable
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the ‘most admired’ people in America
Hillary Clinton extended a record and President Barack Obama got in another parting shot over his eventual successor, Donald Trump, in Gallup’s annual “most admired” poll. SEE ALSO: Guess who’s the only British person on Time’s person of the year shortlist Clinton, who lost the presidential election…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Beneficial Insect Wooden Shelter for Nesting and Resting
Just stake this wooden shelter in your garden and watch as pollinators such as butterflies and solitary bees move right in and nest along with other beneficial pest-controlling insects such as ladybugs and lacewings.Click Here For Complete Details
Gizmodo
The Cops Don’t Like Your Zip-Tie Tire Chains
Last week the California Highway Patrol office up in snowy Truckee shared a photo of something I’d never seen before– snow traction devices that work like zip-ties. The cops used it to illustrate “what not to do” but the concept is actually pretty brilliant.Read more…
Lifehacker
Quickly Merge Together a Bunch of Finder Windows with the Merge All Windows Option
If you have a ton of Finder windows open, management becomes a chore. How-To Geek points out there’s an option that’ll reorganize all those windows into one tabbed window for easier management. From Finder, just click Window > Merge All Windows. This will bring in all your Finder windows together…
Popular Science
These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone
DIY To clear land mines without casualties Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani want their Mine Kafon Drone to rid the world of land mines.
Uncrate
Hastens Vividus Bed
We spend more time sleeping than doing anything else. It’s also more than a little important for your health. So while the price of the Hastens Vividus Bed is eye-popping,…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Takata expected to settle deadly airbag scandal for $1 billion
For their part in the largest US auto recall ever, the Takata Corporation is expected to pay up to a $1 billion financial penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct, the Wall Street Journal reports today. The National Highway Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled some 42 million vehicles…
Man of Many
The Unexpected Limitless Potential of the Ryobi Garage Door Opener
Ryobi has launched what they are describing as the most powerful and quietest garage door opener…ever. The Ryobi “Ultra-Quiet” Garage Door Opener boasts a 2HPs motor, giving you faster openings and prolonging motor life. An integrated long lasting LED light keeps your garage illuminated and ensures you…
The Awesomer
Akitomo Redorca Ninja Knife
Price: $190  | BuyA beautiful handcrafted Japanese cutting tool from blacksmith Yoshihiko Akitomo. It comes wrapped in paracord which does double duty as a grip and survival equipment. Created from Shirogami 2 Gou (White Steel No. 2), with a 4.72″ blade and 10.03″ overall length. More Awesome…
SlashGear
Will CES 2017 bring the Mac accessories Apple can’t be bothered to make?
CES 2017 is almost upon us, and while the annual Consumer Electronics Show will be dominated by vast televisions and, increasingly, car tech, it’s the smaller gadgets I’m most looking forward to. If there’s one thing 2016 has taught us, it’s that we shouldn’t get too attached to our favorite celebrities;…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
studio note explores mirrors as pure architecture
in this series, intangible shapes typically created by the intersection of architecture and light are crafted into concrete objects. The post studio note explores mirrors as pure architecture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Gizmodo
Microsoft Might Finally Kill Automatic Windows 10 Updates
Image: GizmodoMicrosoft could finally be solving one of Windows 10’s biggest irritations: automatic updates. Winaero’s Sergey Tkachenko noticed a new feature that would allow users to delay an update for up to 35 days in a recent leaked build of the Windows 10 Creator Update.Read more…
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Tim Cook says AirPods are ‘a runaway success,’ but that means nothing without numbers
Tim Cook wandered into the New York Stock Exchange this morning and started taking questions about his holiday plans, product sales, and AirPods. His responses raised some big questions — Why isn’t he at NASDAQ, where AAPL is traded? Does he really think the NYSE will be a fun trip for his nephew? —…
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North Korea’s Android Tablet Takes a Screenshot Every Time You Open an App
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: When you think of North Korea, the first thing that springs to mind is probably not a well-featured tablet PC. But that’s just what researchers at the Chaos Communication Congress hacking festival revealed on Tuesday. Called Woolim, this tablet is…
Digital Trends
Don’t settle for off-the-shelf: Fender’s Mod Shop lets you design the guitar you want
There comes a time in every musician’s life when they realize it is time to take things to the next level with their instrument and gear. Many of us start out on something we picked up at a pawn shop, or perhaps we inherited a slightly beat-on piece of equipment from a family member. Others still opt…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
How humans survived in the barren Atacama Desert 13,000 years ago
Enlarge / The Atacama Desert today is barren, its sands encrusted with salt. And yet there were thriving human settlements there 12,000 years ago. (credit: Vallerio Pilar) When humans first arrived in the Americas, roughly 18,000 to 20,000 years ago, they traveled by boat along the continents’…
Digital Trends
Gorgeous Heng Balance Lamp boasts unique magnetic switch mechanism
If you fancy the idea of the lamps in your home being a conversation starter in addition to a light source, you may want to check out this Kickstarter project, the Heng Balance Lamp. A nifty lamp with a unique selling point, it boasts an innovative switch mechanism featuring two balls with embedded…
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Trump Complains Obama Throwing up ‘Roadblocks’ to Smooth Transition, White House Preparing Sanctions Against Russia, New Parliament Sworn In in Mogadishu: P.M. Links
Donald Trump is complaining that Barack Obama is putting up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition. The White House is reportedly preparing to announce sanctions against Russia over its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election. At a speech at the State Department, John Kerry defended the…
Gizmodo
Harvard Biologist Retracts Groundbreaking Diabetes ‘Breakthrough’
In 2014, Harvard researchers were able to generate insulin-producing cells in mice. No one—not even the scientists themselves—has been able to reproduce the original results. (Image: Harvard Stem Cell Institute)A Harvard research team led by biologist Douglas Melton has retracted a promising research…
SlashGear
Takata tipped near billion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities
Takata is close to striking a massive settlement deal with U.S. authorities, according to sources, with the financial penalty possibly being as high as a billion dollars. According to these sources, Takata’s legal team is working with Department of Justice officials on the settlement, which could include…
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Ehang preps its flight command center for passenger drones
Almost exactly a year ago, Ehang surprised the world with its supersized drone, the 184, made for carrying a human passenger or artificial organs. Nevada even gave Ehang permission to test its quadcopter in the state as of June, but that was the last we heard from the drone maker, until now. As it turns…
Lifehacker
The 20 Best Books of 2016, According to 36 “Best of” Lists
If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with this winter, you’re bound to find one on this list. These are the books found on “best of 2016″ lists the most.Why read through a bunch of book lists yourself when you can let someone comb through the data for you? Kira Bindrim at Quartz has done exactly…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Bridging the gap between science and fiction: The year in robots
Android companions, giant mechas and flying microbots used to be the sort of things that were the preserve of sci-fi writers but if this year’s advancements in robotics are any indication, fiction might be getting a reality check sooner than we think. The question is what kind of future do…
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Alexa a witness to murder? Prosecutors seek Amazon Echo data
Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect’s Amazon Echo smart speaker.
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Destructive KillDisk Malware Turns Into Ransomware
wiredmikey writes from a report via SecurityWeek: A recently discovered variant of the KillDisk malware encrypts files and holds them for ransom instead of deleting them. Since KillDisk has been used in attacks aimed at industrial control systems (ICS), experts are concerned that threat actors may be…
The Awesomer
Best Japanese Commercials: 2016
LinkIf there’s one thing we can count on from Japan, it’s their weird, wacky, and over-the-top sensibilities when it comes to its TV shows and commercials. JPCMHD put together a reel of the most entertaining Japanese commercial spots from 2016. We totally want a DualSaw now. More Awesome Stuff: Instant…
Mashable
Here’s how to spend NYE if you want to ring in 2017 twice
Hate 2016 so much you want to bid it farewell two times? Well we’ve got the perfect New Year’s Eve plan for you. All you’ll need is a few of your closest friends and £151,000 (about $185,000) to spend on a private one-way flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Piece of cake, right? This unconventional…
Mashable
The top 50 movies of all time, ever, period
By now you know CineFix for their in-depth movie rankings and analysis of hundreds (thousands?) of movies across genres, nationalities, and all of cinema history.  Here’s their list of their favorite films of all time, ever, from oldies like Citizen Kane and Stagecoach to more modern hits like Crouching…
Curbed National
What is hygge and how can you have it?
Bring on the candles As the sun sets earlier and the temperatures start dropping, it’s time to add some hygge to your home. But what is hygge? If images of winter home-living pop into your mind—cozy fireplaces, plush blankets, lots of candles, home-cooked meals—then you’re right on track. Hygge is originally…
Curbed National
Inside Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub
The stunning structure opened in March 2016 The World Trade Center Transportation Hub—known as the Oculus, designed by Santiago Calatrava—is an architectural work of art and arguably the world’s most beautiful mall. The white, bare-boned winged sculpture, spanning 800,000 square feet, is impressive…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Portable Wine Dispensing Drink Bag
Whether you want to take your favorite wine, craft beer, or other chilled beverage discreetly on the go while picnicking, tailgating, camping, boating, exploring, or just going wherever or you just wish that your box of wine in the fridge was way more mobile, then check out this cool new Wine Dispensing…
Gizmodo
China Wants to Go to Mars and Beyond In the Near Future
Image Credit: AP Photo/Andy WongChina’s National Space Administration just released a fascinating outline, “China’s Space Activities in 2016,”detailing its intentions to dominate the space race, create new technologies, and outpace competitors like SpaceX and NASA, in the race to explore Mars and deep…
TechSpot
Ford’s next-gen Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicle looks surprisingly normal
Concept and prototype vehicles are notoriously ugly, often times for no good reason other than to look so out-of-place that you can’t help but notice them (pro tip to automakers – that’s an idiotic idea). Occasionally, however, such vehicles are hard on the eyes out of necessity. …
Gadget Review
Best Microwave for 2017
Best Microwave for 2017 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you’re struggling to find the best microwave on the market, you’re in luck: We’ve been examining and testing some of the most popular new microwave models around to find out which are the greatest – and the results are in! So, what…
Popular Science
Here’s what’s inside the modern explorer’s survival kit
DIY Because phone apps can only do so much Many traditional survival tools now exist as apps on your phone. We collected the items the modern explorer still needs.
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Why Heart-Related Deaths Spike around Holidays
Cold weather may not be to blame, a creative New Zealand study suggests — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
Family game night seems designed to make grandpa lose his teeth
Sometimes, from unfortunate situations come the best viral videos. Amy Metcalf Taylor shared an amazing home video of her 88-year-old grandfather Don Briggs playing the game “Speak Out.”  SEE ALSO: Grandma tries to blow out birthday candles, blows out her dentures instead The game works like this:…
Mashable
Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mom, reportedly hospitalized
LOS ANGELES — Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain star and the mother of Carrie Fisher, was hospitalized Wednesday with a possible stroke, TMZ reported. The 84-year-old Reynolds was at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills where the family was discussing funeral plans for her daughter when she…
Acquire
Baume & Mercier’s newest watch is a stylishly simple GMT
A beautiful new companion for your future travels.Baume & Mercier have a great new GMT for the travel set with the new Clifton GMT Power Reserve. Reading the second time zone is simple enough, the 24 hour indicator at 12 o’clock has a red hand for the outer track that indicates the evening hours…
SlashGear
Amazon patent details floating fulfillment center for drone deliveries
Amazon has patented an ‘airborne fulfillment center’ that works with drones to deliver items from said floating warehouse to customers. The patent relates to Amazon’s publicly stated drone delivery ambitions, though we’re still a long way from seeing an actual delivery center floating around in the sky….
Dornob
The Ekster: A Secure, Trackable, Stylish, Skinny Wallet
There’s nothing quite like the sinking feeling of panic when you think you’ve lost your…
Archinect – News
Re-use, Re-Design & Re-think: RISD’s Interior Architecture department
This post is brought to you by Department of Interior Architecture RISD At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD’s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive…
BBC News – World
US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia
Senators from the main US parties say Russia may face sanctions over alleged hacking during the election.
BBC News – World
Colombia approves amnesty agreed in Farc peace deal
Colombia approves a law offering amnesty to some accused of minor crimes in a decades-long conflict.
Techbargains.com
Apple Watch Series 2 Stand (Bamboo) $3.50
Apple Watch Series 2 Stand (Bamboo) $3.50
Lifehacker
Find New Friends Faster With a Personality Litmus Test
Making new friends after a move or job change is already tough, so it’s best to avoid wasting time getting to know people that just end up driving you crazy. Here’s a quick way to find out if someone is friend material.Jon Levy, the author of The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure, shares…
SlashGear
Twitter launches Live 360 video on Periscope for select few
Twitter and Periscope have launched live 360 videos, though
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