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VentureBeat
5 deep learning startups to follow in 2017
If artificial intelligence (AI) hadn’t hit the mainstream before, it did this year. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai came through with the best sound bite, saying that the world is going from being “mobile-first” to “AI-first.” Apple squished AI into the iPhone, and Google stuck it in the Pixel….
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Create a Snowstorm in a Bottle with an 18th-Century Weather Prediction Method
YouTuber Ben “NightHawkInLight” Cusick recently dumped a bunch of chemicals into a bottle of vodka and saw some amazing things. No, not by the usual method of guzzling it down, but by showing off his latest homemade “storm glass”—a method of weather forecasting dating from the 18th century that entails…
io9
In 2017, It Shall Be Known As Hollyweed
2017 is bound to usher in an assortment of changes to our society. Most of them will be bad—we’re sure to suffer—but some will be good. For example, last night a Los Angeles-based hero vandalized, or rather modernized, the city’s iconic Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.”Read more…
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Portable Pullup & Dip Bar
January 1. Bring on the pushups and dips. And by pushups I mean these delightful orange hangover cures, and by dips, the leftover guacamole and beefy chili queso to continue the New Year’s celebration through NFL Sunday. Maybe tomorrow I’ll think more about the fitness applications of the terms, and…
Slashdot
Washington Post Retracts Story About Russian Hackers Penetrating US Electricity Grid
Those anonymous U.S. officials who reported Russian hacking code had been found “within the system” of a Vermont power utility must’ve been surprised to learn the code was on a laptop that wasn’t actually connected to the grid. The Washington Post has updated their original story, which now reports that…
TechSpot
Valve publishes top 100 best-sellers of 2016 on final day of Steam Winter Sale
Valve in a surprise move today published a list of the top 100 best-selling games of 2016 based on total revenue generated during the last calendar year. In lieu of disclosing how much money each game generated, Valve split the leading sellers into four categories – Platinum, Gold, Silver and…
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Motherboard’s Year in Photos
We’ve heard a lot about 2016 was a rough year stuffed with some unwelcome surprises, but it was also a year in which technology and society cozied up in increasingly surprising ways. We at Motherboard were there first-hand for a lot of it, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. The following are some…
Digital Trends
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Submersible backpacks, magnet lamps, and more
At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo, and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless…
National Geographic News
New Year’s Shooting Stars and 6 More Great Sky Events in January
Gizmodo
Prepare Yourself for the Age of ‘Superaging’
As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old age. Some scientists have been studying so-called “Superagers” in order to understand what steps are necessary to keep a brain functioning at its best.Read…
Lifehacker
Make a Custom Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard Gamepad
We’ve seen plenty of custom controllers over the years, but for those who prefer the tactile feel of a keyboard, Adafruit has put together a guide to make your own little keyboard-gamepad. The idea here is to use a set of Cherry MX mechanical keyboard switches to make a small, handheld keyboard controller…
Latest news
The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017, predicted by ZDNet editors
The real story behind AI is automation, the Internet of Things platform eludes us, the smartphone holds out for the big one, and virtual reality becomes less virtual and more reality.
TechCrunch
Technology trends changing the world as we look ahead
 There’s an age old saying that humans tend to overestimate what can be accomplished in one day, but underestimate what can be accomplished in one year. As 2016 comes to a close, it is a good time to zoom out the lens, and get reflective on what has happened this year, and predictive about what we are…
Big Think
How Do We Create More Jobs? Shorten the Work Week
It’s time we acknowledge that the 8-hour day isn’t going to work anymore. We need to stop talking about creating more jobs and start talking about shortening the work week.Read More
Lifehacker
Smooth Out 3D Printed Models With an Acetone Vapor Bath
3D printers build models in layers, which you can see if you look at a model closely. If you want a smoother, shinier surface, you can achieve injection mold-like quality with a little acetone.Read more…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Play on: The most anticipated games of 2017
2017 is shaping up to be a pretty stellar year for games. Long-awaited, long-delayed games like The Legend of Zelda and Prey will finally (probably) launch, fan favorite Crash Bandicoot is back, and we get to return to the worlds of some of the biggest blockbusters ever released, like Red Dead…
io9
Open Channel: What Are You Most Psyched About in 2017?
It’s a brand-new day in a brand-new year, and there’s a lot to be excited about in 2017. We’re getting a brand-new Star Wars movie, Game of Thrones comes back with its penultimate season, and Marvel’s got not one, not two, but three major films debuting this year. Plus, you’ve got a ton of books and…
VentureBeat
How a bot can help with airline compensation
GUEST: I was talking to Eric Bahn from 500 Startups the other night. He was telling me how he had once missed an investor meeting because his flight out of London got delayed — a scenario I’ve heard multiple times before. But Eric concluded with something that stood out to me: “I think the worst thing…
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Samsung goes overboard to make you care about laundry
Let’s be honest: it’s hard to get excited about laundry machines. Even when they have neat party tricks like Amazon refills and smartphone apps, it really boils down to one question: does it clean your clothes properly? Samsung thinks it can do enough to make you sit up and take notice, though. It’s…
Slashdot
Lucasfilm Creates A 4K Ultra-HD Restoration of the Original ‘Star Wars’
An anonymous reader quotes 4K.com: When the first ever of the Star Wars films, “A New Hope” turns 40 in 2017, millions of dedicated fans of the immensely popular franchise might get a very unique treat in the form of a limited theater screening in beautifully restored form with theatrical 4K resolution…
BBC News – World
‘Bread from air’
Was turning nitrogen from the air into fertiliser one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century?
TechCrunch
Why the largest insurance companies are pouring into Silicon Valley
 The world continues to change, and insurance companies realize it’s time to catch up. But to really understand where the disruption is stemming from, we first need to remember that at its foundation, the insurance business comes down to managing risk and customer service. Read More
Next Big Future
Ultrafast electronic response of graphene to a strong and localized electric field
Researchers were able to demonstrate that the electrons in graphene are extremely mobile and react very quickly. Impacting xenon ions with a particularly high electric charge on a graphene film causes a large number of electrons to be torn away from the graphene in a very precise spot. However, the material…
Next Big Future
Towards roll to roll graphene production
An innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, developed by the University of Exeter, is set to open up the global potential of the ‘wonder’ material graphene.A team of engineers from Exeter’s Centre for Graphene Science have developed a new method for creating entire device arrays directly…
Gizmodo
Tesla: Famous Korean Actor Who is Suing Us ‘Threatened to Use His Celebrity Status in Korea to Hurt Tesla’
Photos via Ji Chang Son on FacebookOn Friday, a South Korean celebrity named Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla, which alleged his Model X spontaneously accelerated as he was parking it into his garage, ramming through his living room, and injuring him as well as his son, who was in the car with…
BBC News – World
Colombia frees eight child recruits from the ELN
Colombia has rescued eight child soldiers illegally recruited by the ELN rebel group.
Mashable
NASA ‘mixtape’ highlights best of 2016 space research
NASA’s new “mixtape” is light on music, but heavy on groundbreaking scientific research. The organization’s Goddard Space Flight Center just dropped the tape — in the form of a YouTube video — that samples some of its most notable efforts in 2016. SEE ALSO: All the most mesmerizing space gifs…
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Wikipedia Announces Their Most Viewed Articles Of 2016
Slashdot reader westand writes, “Wikipedia’s 5000 most-visited articles of 2016 have been released, and Donald Trump leads the pack.” (Though the site’s second-most popular article was about a porn site.) The top 5000 pages account for 21.6 billion views, with 42% of those being mobile traffic……
Digital Trends
The best crossover you can buy
More people are buying crossovers than any other type of vehicle, and that means automakers are rushing to churn out new models and snatch up a larger share of the market. What makes crossovers so irresistible? Not every buyer is looking for the same thing, but among their more attractive characteristics,…
Digital Trends
Unlock your camera’s potential with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings
Every quality photo begins with exposure. Even if you catch a great subject at the perfect moment with strong framing, everything is lost if you blow the exposure. Photographers who shoot in automatic mode are accustomed to the camera taking care of all the settings. But, as smart as digital cameras…
KurzweilAI » News
How to form the world’s smallest self-assembling nanowires — just 3 atoms wide
This animation shows molecular building blocks joining the tip of a growing self-assembling nanowire. Each block consists of a diamondoid — the smallest possible bit of diamond — attached to sulfur and copper atoms (yellow and brown spheres). Like LEGO blocks, they only fit together in certain ways that…
VentureBeat
31 tech companies that could go public in 2017
In 2016, a bunch of tech companies went public, including Coupa, Line, Nutanix, Talend, and Twilio. Now a new batch is in the running for an initial public offering (IPO). Many of these companies get their money by selling to other companies, typically the largest companies in the world. But there are…
Mobile Magazine
Five Lessons the Youth Need to Prepare for a Future that May be Too Tech-Reliant
In the non-digital era, Americans believed that success and prosperity was achievable through innovation, hard work, and perseverance, and many did succeed because of this. But in today’s age where technology moves too fast, the technology itself has become an obstacle especially for young people in…
Mobile Magazine
Fly a Breeze Drone with First-Person View Controller and Goggles
Electric aviation company, Yuneec International, originally launched its portable selfie drone, the Breeze, last August and offering flight and physical flight controls. But recently on Tuesday, Yuneec International announced the Breeze First-Person View Controller and goggles, an optional upgrade from…
Mobile Magazine
Top Tech Teaching Toys that May Convert Your Child into a Genius
Only moms and dads will ever feel if their child is a genius, or will become one. The thing is, even young budding geniuses need to keep their brain stimulated so they can reach their full potential. But even if a child doesn’t seem to exude genius material, many have proven to be late bloomers […]
TechCrunch
WTF is a VPN
 You’re watching a movie. A criminal is trying to evade a crime scene in a sports car on the highway. A helicopter is following the car from above. The car enters a tunnel with multiple exits and the helicopter loses track of the car. A VPN works just like the tunnel in this movie scene; it connects…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
superspace suggests floating housing modules to revitalize the valens archway in istanbul
bring the past into the present: superspace suggests residential revitalization for a crumbling turkish landmark. The post superspace suggests floating housing modules to revitalize the valens archway in istanbul appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the Foresight Institute
New Funding Opportunity from U.S. DOE
U.S. Department of Energy Mission Innovation – a joint effort by more than 20 nations to double clean energy R&D by 2020. David Forrest, Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy, writes with news of a new funding opportunity at DOE: Dear Friends and Colleagues…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Out of this world igloo beckons early settlers on Mars
By now, it’s pretty much a given that human beings will be going to Mars eventually. While Elon Musk, Boeing, NASA et al continue to duke it out to see who can take us to the Red Planet first, scientists have begun looking at another pertinent question, namely: Where are we going to live once…
Mises Institute
Jean-Baptiste Say, on the 250th Anniversary of His Birth
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBiographiesJean-Baptiste Say, on the 250th Anniversary of His Birth Political Theory 0 Views Americans live in a world where regulation and taxation at multiple levels of government erode their ability to make choices for themselves. That is, we face…
Mises Institute
Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksDo Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One? Money and Banking 0 Views Between 2000 and 2008, two of the largest financial bubbles in history — in technology stocks and housing, respectively — suffered spectacular collapses….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Plane carrying expelled Russian diplomats leaves US
A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016: Where Are They Now?
Find out how new ideas like reusable rockets, immune engineering, and Tesla’s Autopilot have progressed.
SpaceNews.com
U.S. Army taps DataPath as new lead contractor for military satcom support
WASHINGTON — Georgia-based company DataPath will be the U.S. Army’s new lead support for satcom field services, as well as supporting the Pentagon’s Combatant Commands, after winning a more-than $300 million contract, the company announced. “We’re providing the full range of support for basically every…
TechSpot
Corsair Force MP500 480GB Review
A tough act to follow for the competition, even for the likes of Intel, Corsair announced the Force MP500 SSD shortly after the release of the dominating Samsung 960 Series. The Force MP500 is a high-speed NVMe SSD targeting power users available in a variety of capacities: 480GB, 240GB and…
TechCrunch
Twitter’s controversial head of China is the latest exec to leave the company
 The Twitter executive exodus continues. CTO Adam Messinger and COO Adam Bain are among those to have left the company in recent months and now you can add Twitter’s head of its business in China to that list. Read More
Gear Patrol
The 10 Most Innovative Kitchen Tools and Gadgets of the Year
From precision cookers to a more sturdy microplane, 2016 was the year the kitchen got smart. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Our Most Popular Recipes of 2016
Cassoulet. The French omelette. Japanese fried chicken. These were our most read recipes last year. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Best of 2016: Food and Drink
A look back at the best stories our food and drink writers tackled over the course of 2016 — from whiskey stones to kitchen knives to omakase sushi. …Read More »
BBC News – World
Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future
A leading US Republican fears for the future of her grandchildren with Donald Trump as president.
VentureBeat
Here are 23 new HTC Vive experiences that will debut at CES
We already know what HTC won’t be showing at CES: the next iteration of the Vive. So, what is it showing? Apps. And lots of them. HTC revealed 23 of the more than 30 apps that the company is showing on the Vive in Las Vegas next week. We’ll see plenty of upcoming games like new Vive Studios projects…
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Bill and Melinda Gates back an implant that could prevent HIV
You don’t have to wait until after an infection to fight HIV. A technique known as pre-exposure prophylaxis has you taking preemptive medicine on a regular basis, greatly reducing the chances that HIV will take root in the first place. Needless to say, such a treatment could change the world if done…
The Next Web
Google Play is bringing carrier billing in India to Airtel and Vodafone users
When Google Play introduced carrier billing for users in India last year, it only became available for Idea subscribers. That’s about to change as the feature expands to two of the country’s largest mobile networks. Android users on postpaid plans with Airtel and Vodafone will soon be able to pay for…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
New UN chief Guterres takes helm at the world body
The UN welcomes the New Year with a new secretary-general and five additional Security Council members on January 1. Some observers say that Antonio Guterres can reinvigorate the UN. But others question whether this is really the start of a new era.
Mashable
Bollywood filmmaker, fashion designer among 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack
Bollywood film producer and real estate tycoon, Abis Rizvi, was among the 39 killed in Istanbul’s Reina nightclub, when two gunmen reportedly dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at New Year’s Eve revelers.   SEE ALSO: At least 41 dead in explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport India’s Minister of External…
SlashGear
First ever Steam Awards ends, here are the winners
Awards in the gaming industry, whether big-time, Triple-A stuff or indie, are nothing new. There are even halls of fame, like in history, sports, or entertainment. But awards from a single distribution platform? Virtually unheard of! That is, until Valve decided it was time to set the course of history…
SlashGear
LG “All Day Gram” boasts 24-hour life in lightweight size
Compared to today’s powerful laptops (excluding gaming ones), the laptops of yesteryear look like hulking giants. And they weigh like one two. Especially if you compare them with these new notebooks from the LG Gram line. Introduced in late 2015, the LG Gram aimed to outdo the Apple MacBook Air in the…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Hollande arrives in Iraq to visit French troops battling IS group
President François Hollande arrived in Baghdad on Monday to meet the French forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group and to hold talks with Iraqi officials.
BBC News – World
Francois Hollande: Fighting IS in Iraq prevents terrorism in France
President Hollande tells French soldiers in Iraq their work against IS helps prevent terrorism at home.
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Race to save the cheetah as study reveals extinction threat
Lounging in the shade of a tree, Heathcliff the cheetah oozes sleek grace and power, but he is captive behind a wire fence—perhaps the only way that cheetahs will exist in a few decades’ time.
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Foxconn to invest $8 bn in China LCD plant
Taiwan tech-giant Foxconn plans to build an $8.8-billion factory in China, state media said Saturday, amid reports its billionaire boss is cooling off on future US investments.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Selling shark fins now banned in Rhode Island
Selling shark fins is now banned in Rhode Island.
Slashdot
Despite Piracy Claims, North American Box Office Hits Record $11.4 Billion In 2016
Slashdot reader rudy_wayne writes: Despite constant claims of losing billions of dollars to “piracy”, the North American box office closed out 2016 with $11.4 billion in ticket sales. That marks a new record for the industry, bypassing the previous record of $11.1 billion that was established in 2015….
BBC News – World
Ambassador’s wife accused of murder plot
The wife of the Greek ambassador to Brazil is accused of colluding with her lover in his murder .
BBC News – World
Anurag Thakur: India cricket board chief ordered to resign
The head of India’s powerful cricket board is ordered to resign for failing to implement reforms.
Discover Magazine
Nothin’ But Neutrons
Physicists report evidence of a new atom.
Discover Magazine
Spark of Life
A new way to detect healthy egg cells.
Discover Magazine
Google Builds Operating System From Scratch
Google unveils its open-source project, Fuchsia.
Discover Magazine
Zika Bursts Onto the Scene
A new enemy emerges.
Cool Tools
Tang Key Ring
I have used the tang key ring for three years, after my realtor gave me one with my new condo keys. It took some sleuthing to find out what it was (thank you Facebook friends!) It is a cheap and simple key ring that enables me to put keys on and off a ring without ruining my fingernails or using any…
Phys.org: Physics News
Study provides new insights into fluctuations of wind energy, with implications for engineering and policy
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn’t always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so traditional power plants must be kept running, ready to fill the energy gap at a moment’s notice. Because the grid…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
More than half of Istanbul attack victims were foreign nationals
More than half of those who died in the New Year’s Eve shooting rampage at an Istanbul nightclub were foreign nationals, embassies and officials said.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Son of Equatorial Guinea’s president goes on trial for graft in Paris
The corruption trial of Teodorin Obiang, the eldest son of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, opens Monday in Paris. Obiang is accused of amassing millions of dollars through “bribes and kickbacks”.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Finding trust and understanding in autonomous technologies
In 2016, self-driving cars went mainstream. Uber’s autonomous vehicles became ubiquitous in neighborhoods where I live in Pittsburgh, and briefly in San Francisco. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued new regulatory guidance for them. Countless papers and columns discussed how self-driving cars…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Post-hunting season management can help deer herds
The end of deer season marks the beginning of winter management for landowners who monitor deer populations and want to maximize their potential, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research shows Central Texas landscapes can go ‘thirsty’ but still thrive
Many ornamental plants popular in Central Texas landscapes can still grow and thrive when watered using half or less of the usual recommended irrigation amounts, according to research results recently published by two Texas A&M AgriLife institutes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Exploring our changing Earth, in real time
Across the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus, scientists are exploring undersea volcanoes, monitoring coastal erosion along hard-to-reach shorelines, and studying the movement of sea ice – all in real time. By loading drones with high-tech instruments and using satellites and undersea cables that…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg have generated a web-based software, Green Listed, which can facilitate the use of the CRISPR methodology. The software is published in the journal Bioinformatics and is freely available through greenlisted.cmm.ki.se where also information…
TechCrunch
Tesla begins rolling out much-anticipated Autopilot update for its newest cars
 Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bold plans for self-driving cars in 2017, and his company took a step towards that goal after it began rolling out a much-anticipated Autopilot update to owners of its newer vehicles. Read More
BBC News – World
Iraq attack: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35
At least 35 people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, sources say.
BBC News – World
Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe family ‘treated like a bargaining chip’
Political prisoner Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe released from solitary confinement
BBC News – World
Melbourne warned of beach poo hazard after storms
Swimmers are urged to avoid some of Melbourne’s best-loved beaches – or risk a nasty gastro illness.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere’s oxygen?
For the development of animals, nothing—with the exception of DNA—may be more important than oxygen in the atmosphere.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New project will study development of Iran’s economy
A new research initiative at Stanford is bringing together experts to create independent data-driven analysis on the current state of Iran’s economy and what its future could look like.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Small satellite deployed from the Space Station
A satellite is ejected from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer on the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2016. The satellite is actually two small satellites that, once at a safe distance from the station, separated from each other, but were still connected…
MakeUseOf
Android Nougat’s Quick Shortcuts Save You Time
Android Nougat is the newest version of Google’s mobile operating system, and it contains plenty of cool features. Unfortunately, most Android devices don’t have it yet, so unless you have a Nexus phone or Google’s new Pixel device, you haven’t experienced what Nougat has to offer. Version 7.1 of Android…
Mashable
Google rolls out carrier billing option to Vodafone, Airtel subscribers
Google has rolled out carrier billing option to two of India’s largest telecom operators, making it easier for more Indians to purchase apps, music and other items from marque Google Play Store.  SEE ALSO: Google Play Music store finally goes live in India Users on Airtel and Vodafone, two carriers…
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Top 5 best encryption tools
Cybersecurity is one of the most important areas for modern businesses. Without the right protection and defence mechanisms in place, firms face the risk of hackers infiltrating their systems and getting hold of valuable business data. And once that happens, so much can go wrong, and reputations can…
BBC News – World
Protesters dangle from US stadium
Two people are held after unfurling a giant banner protesting against the North Dakota Access Pipeline.
SlashGear
OnePlus 3, 3T get Android Nougat in time for the new year
Just in the nick of time. OnePlus gave itself an end of the year deadline and it has just beat the deadliest of deadlines. With just a few hours to spare, at least from OnePlus HQ, the high-profile Chinese OEM announced the incremental rollout of Oxygen OS 4.0, which brings Android 7.0 Nougat not only…
Fast Company
10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet
A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year. A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.There is…
SlashGear
Samsung FlexWash+FlexDry laundry system mixes 4 machines in 1
There usually is no one size fits all when it comes to washing machines, as different household sizes will need different capacities. For extra big households, or people with a wide variety of clothes with varying caring requirements, some might think multiple washing and drying machines are in order….
Fast Company
Why Embracing Non-Traditional Viewing Methods Can Bring In Modern Audiences
Defy Media CEO, Matt Diamond, expresses why his company chooses to target audiences across multiple devices.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
eric wong’s proposed blueprint for a re-imagined britain
suggesting ‘cohesion’ as the new capital of the UK, the designer investigates a forward looking model of confidence, solidarity and unity. The post eric wong’s proposed blueprint for a re-imagined britain appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The 7 big trends that will dominate CES 2017 – CNET
The world’s biggest tech show returns this week. Here’s everything you need to know.
GearBest Blog
An extremely useful and exciting GPD WIN GamePad Tablet PC for all gamers
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Martin Duplantier Architectes Designs “Illusionist” Bridges and Pavilions for Chinese National Park
© Martin Duplantier Architectes Martin Duplantier Architectes has won a competition organized by Chinese tour company ZTG with a design for a series of “illusionist” bridges and pavilions in western Zhangjiajie, China. Contrasting with the surrounding “baroque” landscape, which is a world…
BBC News – World
Bambi artist Tyrus Wong dies aged 106
The animator who was largely responsible for Bambi, Tyrus Wong, has died aged 106.
PCWorld
The 14 PC games we can’t wait to play in 2017
Out with the old and in with the games that got delayed into 2017Image by Yooka-LayleeWe’ve already rounded up the best PC games of 2016, plus the year’s overlooked gems, and now with ol’ Father Time officially dead and reborn as a beautiful, flaming phoenix or whatever, it’s time we turn our attention…
PCWorld
Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination
Don’t confuse the Kenmore Alfie with the Amazon Dot. Kenmore’s puck-shaped device aims to simplify your shopping experiences, not control your smart home. In that sense, it’s more like an Amazon Dash, except that pushing its button initiates a speech-recognition session that helps you buy any product…
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Fighting IS group in Iraq prevents terror at home, Hollande tells troops
President François Hollande visited Baghdad on Monday, meeting the French forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group and holding talks with Iraqi officials.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
IS group claims responsibility for Istanbul attack as manhunt continues
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility on Monday for a gun attack on New Year’s Eve revellers at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people and wounded close to 70 more as Turkish police struggled to track down the gunman.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Deadly suicide car bomb hits security checkpoint in Mogadishu
A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu’s international airport, killing at least three people.
Fast Company
How Social Cash Made WeChat The App For Everything
A centuries-old tradition gave rise to China’s most valuable company and captured the attention of everyone from teens to Silicon Valley. A centuries-old tradition gave rise to China’s most valuable company and captured the attention of everyone from teens to Silicon Valley.A little…
TechSpot
Nielsen top apps of 2016: Facebook remains number one, Amazon has largest growth
Nielsen has released its list of the year’s most popular US smartphone apps and operating systems. Again, the top ten was dominated by Google and Facebook products, with the latter’s social media app taking the top spot in 2016.
BBC News – World
The ‘Chinese burger’ scooping awards
A reinvention of the humble steamed bun by Hong Kong’s top female chef takes the culinary scene by storm.
Computerworld
IT pro’s revitalization guide 2017
IT pro’s 2017 revitalization guide Before 2017 comes at us hard, take a moment to restock your your intellectual reserves with our most insightful tech-management articles and videos.No matter how long you’ve been in IT, it’s always a good idea to pause periodically and take stock of your professional…
BBC News – World
IS conflict: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35
At least 35 people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack claimed by IS in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
How-To Geek
How to Opt Out of Personalized Ads from Google
Ads are an unfortunate necessity on the internet—they’re how sites like this one are able to operate. But if you find personalized ads a little too creepy, you can tell Google (one of the internet’s biggest ad networks) to stop showing you personalized ads.Click Here to Continue Reading
Scientific American Content: Global
Yes, Some Extreme Weather Can Be Blamed on Climate Change
A leading scientist explains that improved computing and statistics can tie extreme events to global warming — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
What the Way You Sketch Scale Figures Says About You
© Sharon Lam Sketches of scale figures can be seen as an architectural signature. These miniature stand-ins for human life not only bring scale and understanding to a sketch, they also offer a glimpse into the architect’s personality. Some designers automatically go for realistic, anatomically…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Worms dine on nanoparticles to help test biological force sensor technology
A biologist and a materials scientist have teamed up to unravel the biological forces at play within our bodies. The first phase: feeding nanoparticles to worms.
BBC News – World
Cologne police ‘right to target North Africans’ at new year
German police defend their checks on North Africans to stop massive crime in Cologne at new year.
VentureBeat
5 things that could make Amazon even stronger in 2017
Amazon’s 2016 has been record breaking on many fronts. The company recorded its sixth consecutive quarterly profit (previously, it mostly hemorrhaged cash). Meanwhile, this year marked Amazon’s growing strength in hardware with its hit Echo home automation hub Amazon Echo, and its companion voice assistant…
SlashGear
Samsung Smart TVs to get Chromecast-like powers
TVs have changed a great deal in just the last few years or so. And we’re not just referring to curved screens or quantum dot buzzwords. TVs, especially the smart ones, have become capable of sourcing content from a wide variety of sources, including from our smartphones. Or in this case, through our…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
tom raffield’s steam-bent wooden home is an ambitious adaptation of his furniture designs
serving as an extension to an existing gamekeeper’s lodge, this two-storey dwelling in rural england has been wrapped with timber. The post tom raffield’s steam-bent wooden home is an ambitious adaptation of his furniture designs appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Popular Science
With emoji and apps, driverless cars could become the next smartphones
Technology Carol Reiley, president of Drive.ai, wants cars to talk to us One researcher says that our cars will become our home away from home as they get more sophisticated and more autonomous.
TechSpot
Samsung rumored to launch new wireless buds and optional stylus alongside Galaxy S8
Everyone may be talking about Apple’s hard-to-repair and expensive-to-replace AirPods right now, but Samsung released its own set of wireless earbuds – The Gear IconX – back in Summer 2016. Now, rumors say that the Korean company is preparing to launch some new in-ear wireless devices alongside the Galaxy…
Slashdot
Intel Finds Moore’s Law’s Next Step At 10 Nanometers
An anonymous reader writes: Sometime in 2017, Intel will ship the first processors built using the company’s new, 10-nanometer chip-manufacturing technology. Intel says transistors produced in this way will be cheaper than those that came before, continuing the decades-long trend at the heart of Moore’s…
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10 Podcasts to make your commute more fun
Remember way back in 2005 when podcasts were heralded by the media as the future of radio? Well, a few years later everyone collectively became a bit sick of audio, and the same publications were quick to ring the death knell for the once-beloved podcast. But, thanks to a number of outrageously popular…
Macworld
What the Mac needs in 2017
As sure as the Earth sweeps through its orbit around the sun, the changing of a calendar year is a time to reflect about what’s happened and ponder what’s to come. Last year I made a list of things I wanted to see from the Mac in 2016; the results were fair to middling.Truth be told, 2016 was a rough…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Honor’s new “EPIC “ Smartphone – Unveiling at CES 2017
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has reveled that it will launch a new smartphone called ‘epic’ at CES 2017 on January 3 at Las Vegas.
Latest news
Does an iPhone production cut suggest a sales slump?
Yes, but slower than expected sales might not be the only reason behind the cut.
Macworld
Minecraft Apple TV Edition review: Block building on the big screen
Minecraft is the biggest (paid) gaming sensation of the last decade, racking up more than 100 million downloads across platforms and still growing in popularity after several years. It’s hugely popular with young kids, has a vibrant fan community, and even is used in classrooms for educational purposes….
BBC News – World
Migrants storm border fence at Spanish enclave
Migrants attempting to reach Europe have stormed the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta.
MakeUseOf
8 Microsoft Office Default Settings You Should Customize
Microsoft Office has a lot of settings, but what it assigns by default might not be the best choice for you. We’ll show you key default Office settings that you should customize to save time and be more efficient. Some settings are available across all Office programs, like customizing the features of…
WIRED
2016 Was the Year Silicon Valley’s Hype Machine Sputtered
Four words: “squirrels and sea monkeys.” The post 2016 Was the Year Silicon Valley’s Hype Machine Sputtered appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Check Out the Tiger Beetle, the Most Ferocious Insect on Earth
The tiger beetle digs holes in the ground, lying in wait until it runs down its prey and tears it to pieces with massive jaws. The post Check Out the Tiger Beetle, the Most Ferocious Insect on Earth appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
Trump transition teams doesn’t bode well for an internet where all traffic is treated equally. The post This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Biggest Security Threats Coming in 2017
This year was a busy one for security and hackers. We expect more of the same in 2017, with a few new twists. The post The Biggest Security Threats Coming in 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The 10 Movies We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2017
Looks like it’s going to be another big year for superheroes and space flicks. (Surprise!) The post The 10 Movies We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Coming Innovations That Will Make Flying Economy (Mostly) Better
Even economy class will someday feel a bit softer, a bit warmer, a bit faster, a bit easier to sleep in. Mostly. The post Coming Innovations That Will Make Flying Economy (Mostly) Better appeared first on WIRED.
The Awesomer
LEGO Magic Angle Sculptures
LinkJohn Muntean shows off his amazing LEGO shadow sculptures, each of which looks like an amorphous blob, but casts shadows of three distinct images as it’s rotated through a beam of light. After DragonButterflyJet, be sure to check out KnightMermaidPirateShip and ABC. More Awesome Stuff: Cut Paper…
SlashGear
PS4 2017 exclusives revealed, excludes Detroit, Dreams
The holiday season might be over, but, for gamers, that really only means that the sales are done. The new year also heralds the arrival of new titles that have once been teased and will soon become real. That is practically Sony’s message when it gave an appetizer of a video showing off the PlayStation…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Do Connectomes Contribute to Human Cognition?
Alexander Fornito, an associate professor at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences in Melbourne, Australia, responds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gadget Review
What is a Counter-Depth Refrigerator?
What is a Counter-Depth Refrigerator? Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site It’s a simple enough question, “What is a counter-depth refrigerator?”. In short, it’s a refrigerator in which depth matches the width of the kitchen’s countertops. But it can be a bit more complicated than that, so keep…
Macworld
Where to find Safari’s downloads list
A few readers have asked about the downloads list in macOS Safari—in particular, how to find it when the button is missing and where to find entries for older downloads. While it seems like a simple matter of clicking a button and scrolling, Apple added some sophistication that has tripped people…
Lifehacker
Get Fit In the New Year With A Pair of Amazon Promotions
Garden of Life Protein Gold Box | Buy 2, Get 30% Off Vitamins, Supplements, and ProteinIt’s a new year, which means a lot of you will be striving to get into better shape. Luckily, Amazon’s here to help with great deals on protein powders, vitamins, and supplements from Garden of Life.All of the offerings…
Lifehacker
The Truth About that McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit, Overpopulation Explained, and the Original Moonwalkers
In this first Brain Buffet of the new year, we’re busting myths and inspiring you to do your best. First, the truth about that infamous McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit, and some facts about human overpopulation. Then watch some serious focus at work, see an artist at craft, and more.Read more…
Mashable
Village intervenes after couple refuses to stop at 17 children
While the world’s most populous nation China has restrictions on the number of children a couple can have, India — which is fast catching up with China on people count — doesn’t impose any such law on its citizens.  As a result, many Indian families, still wrapped in the shackles of patriarchy, don’t…
Fast Company
Why Great Leaders Get Out Of The Way
Jason Cornwell from Google talks with us about his leadership style and how it translates to great design work.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Israeli police expected to question Netanyahu over alleged gifts
Police are expected to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official residence in Jerusalem on Monday on suspicion of receiving gifts from businessmen in breach of his role as a public servant, Israeli media reported.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Dozens killed in Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by IS group
An Islamic State car bomb killed 24 people in a busy square in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City district on Monday, and the militants cut a key road north from the capital to Mosul, their last major stronghold in the country.
New Scientist – Online news
‘Psychedelic sanctuary’ will help drug users get over bad trips
The first psychedelic drug treatment centre in the US plans to help users of LSD, magic mushrooms and other hallucinogens come to terms with their experiences
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This LEGO Nerf Maverick REV-6 Blaster Actually Works [Video]
Building weapon replicas is one of the major pillars of LEGO engineering, and this faithful reproduction of the Nerf Maverick REV-6 Blaster by YouTuber AstonishingStudios is a prime example of what can be accomplished. As you’ll see in the video below, it can fire (mostly) standard darts using only…
Digital Trends
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost money…
Digital Trends
Blink unveils expanded suite of smart home security devices and services
Blink, a smart home security device company, is upping its game with new security devices and new levels of monthly service plans. Blink’s DIY approach will get an additional boost with two home security kits. The Blink XT, an Alexa-enabled outdoor smart security camera, was announced in early December…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
14 Best-Loved Designers Featured in 2016
This post is a celebration of just some of this writer’s best-loved designers and design studios, as featured on Decoist throughout 2016.Dieter RamsIf ever a designer understood the premise of good design, it is the eminent German industrial designer Herr Dieter Rams. In 1960, Rams designed the RZ 60…
The Awesomer
Samsung CH711 Quantum Dot Monitor
LinkSamsung’s new flagship curved PC monitor. Available in 27″ or 31.5″, the nearly bezel-less CH711 has a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio, up to 125% sRGB coverage and a 178º viewing angle. It also has various gaming settings and a picture-in-picture mode. More Awesome Stuff:…
BBC News – World
Thai general promises not to stage coup after election
The general in charge of Thailand’s army pledges not to stage a coup after the next election.
MakeUseOf
5 Reasons to Avoid Smart Assistants If You Value Your Privacy
So, you’ve bought a new speaker-come-smart assistant and it’s proudly sitting in the center of your coffee table. It doesn’t matter whether you have an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or you’re thinking of buying the new Harman Kardon Cortana speaker, everything is going to be a lot more organized with it…
Scientific American Content: Global
Hidden Side Effects: Medical Studies Often Leave Out Adverse Outcomes
A new analysis estimates that for nearly half of clinical studies, data goes “missing” when published — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
This innovative sweeper leaves old-school brooms in the dust
The innovative ‘Wisp’ broom and dustpan system features one-handed control, a bristle comb and more. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Design, Kickstarter, Inventions, and Cleaning
SlashGear
TrackR pixel and wallet 2.0 shrink tracking devices for CES 2017
Location tag company TrackR has outed its latest, smallest, and most affordable trackers yet, the TrackR pixel and TrackR wallet 2.0. Revealed ahead of CES 2017 this week, the two new gadgets each use Bluetooth to link to a nearby smartphone. If you walk away from your keys, or can’t find your TV remote,…
The Gadget Flow
Amazfit Pace GPS Smartwatch
Get the full picture for your day with the Amazfit Pace GPS Smartwatch. Featuring an incredible five days of battery life, this watch has everything you require. First, the Pace GPS Smartwatch records all the essential metrics of your running. This includes pace, cadence, distance, heart rate, time,…
The Gadget Flow
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset
Get yourself into the game with the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset. Contouring to your head and ears with precision, this headset is comfy for all-day play. Distributing the weight evenly, the top of this headset has a ski goggle band. Featuring 7.1 Surround on PC as well as stereo audio on other…
The Gadget Flow
Cozy Cup Cute Tea Infuser
Battle those cold days with a cuppa with the Cozy Cup Cute Tea Infuser from Fred and Friends. Coming in nice bright red mittens, this set will do more than warm your hands. One mitten holds your loose tea leaf blend. With small holes, it allows your tea to steep to the perfect flavor. The holes are large…
The Gadget Flow
Fingbox Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Device
Ensure all systems are running with the Fingbox Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Device. Entirely controllable with the Fing app, this device gives you total peace of mind. Any abnormalities with your home network are instantly flagged. These include new devices, changes in Internet performance, and even unidentified…
The Gadget Flow
The SEVENTTY2 Survivalist Backpack
Brave the elements in the event of an emergency with the SEVENTY2 Survivalist Backpack. Packing everything you need into a compact unit, this bag keeps your carry to a minimum. The exterior features a waterproof and highly durable 600D tarpaulin shell. It also has padded shoulder straps, a waist belt,…
The Gadget Flow
Chewbacca Slippers with Sound Effects
Slip into something a little more comfortable such as the Chewbacca Slippers with Sound Effects. With a one-size-fits-all comfort, these slippers actually produce two different Wookie roars. Officially licensed for ThinkGeek, these slippers are 100% polyester. In addition to the comfort, this material…
The Gadget Flow
Peg Board Minimalist Organizer
Tidy up your space in style with the Peg Board Minimalist Organizer from Greycork. Focusing on practicality, this versatile system can be used to hang and store anything you’d like. Perfect in any space, the Peg Board is available in either black or white. Coming with four hooks, the Peg Board transforms…
The Gadget Flow
Think Ink Fidget Pen for Idle Hands
Transform your fidgets into brilliant ideas with the Think Ink Fidget Pen. Loaded up with things to keep your hands busy, this pen will keep you focused and on track. Great for students and professionals alike, the Think Ink Pen puts your idle hands to work. More than a toy, this pen has a flexible stainless…
Design Milk
2016 World Rankings from A’ Design Award
The following post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. A’ Design Award and Competition, the international organization that hands out the most prestigious design…
Cool Hunting
Best of CH 2016: Interviews: Talking with some of the most interesting figures, established and emerging, in design and culture
As a journalist, one immediately knows when an interview is going well. There is an understanding, or even connection, between the subject and an interviewer. One’s goal is never to land a quote that makes a point, but to have a substantial dialogue…… Continue…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Pizza Deck
Measuring 8.375 inches, this Pizza skate deck is bold and definitely not for carb-free skate enthusiasts. This split-stain deck comes with a sheet of grip (black or clear) and has a decidedly retro vibe. … Continue Reading…
Techbargains.com
SanDisk Ultra CZ48 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $24.31
SanDisk Ultra CZ48 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $24.31
Discover Magazine
Travelers act more immorally when abroad — and it’s not just students.
If you’ve ever gone on an overnight field trip, you know that kids tend to go wild when they’re away from home. According to this study, that effect holds when people travel abroad — and it’s not just students. These researchers show that people of all ages tend to display more “immoral behavior” (think,…
Macworld
Grids 4.0 for Instagram review: Post photos from Mac, but sharing is limited
A year ago, I reviewed the third version of a Mac application called Grids, one of those rare native solutions for viewing Instagram posts on the desktop without a web browser. With support for multiple accounts, developer ThinkTime Creations had an early leg up on the mobile app at the time, but the…
Lifehacker
Cultivate Opportunity, Rather Than Sticking to a Plan, to Avoid a Mid-Life Crisis
Someone has probably asked you what your plan is for your life. They may have asked enough that you feel like you have to have one. However, if you adhere too strictly to a plan, it could backfire. Instead, try cultivating opportunity.As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, having opportunities…
GearMoose
Sevenhugs Smart Remote
One remote to rule them all.
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Hellwig Titan 😄
The ultimate adventure vehicle.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Open sourcing Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil
Nature Forty years after she was discovered, Lucy, the world’s most famous fossil australopithecine, just might have a cause of death. In August of this year, a team of paleoanthropologists led by John…
The Awesomer
Jet-powered Snowboard
LinkIt took a lot of trial and error, but The Hacksmith eventually got his twin-turbine-powered snowboard to propel him along his snowy neighborhood’s streets without need for so much as a hill or a tow from a car. Skip to 8:45 to see it in action. More Awesome Stuff: The Human DroneThe Unlinked…
Mashable
PSA: You can lawfully refuse to pay service charge at restaurants, hotels in this country
Next time you’re not happy with your food in a restaurant or the drink at a pub in India, remember can wilfully refuse to pay the service charge.  SEE ALSO: Restaurant’s response to unusual order from sick customer will warm your cold heart Addressing several complaints, the Indian government clarified…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Welcome to 2017 – Year of the AMOLED (Samsung Galaxy A-Series 2017)
The smartphone industry is poised for a huge boom in flexible AMOLED Panels this year. Samsung owned 2016 with its curved screen, but now other companies are gearing up.
Digital Trends
Need to multi-task on your Mac? Here’s how to activate split view
Split screen modes divide your computer screen into two different halves, so you can view two different windows at the same time. This is immensely useful for research projects and more complex work assignments (especially on laptops), which is why so many students and professionals hunt down ways to…
Digital Trends
The best apps every Windows Phone user should have
Microsoft is definitely known for its productivity suite of apps. If you own a Windows Phone, then you know most of these apps come bundled with your device. The Windows Store has certainly improved over the years, so there is a lot more to choose from besides Microsoft’s offerings. We compiled a list…
TechCrunch
Fiat Chrysler and Google team on Android in-car tech
 Fiat Chrysler and Alphabet are already working together via Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project, and now Google is also teaming with the automaker for in-car system tech, using Android as the base for a new infotainment and connect car platform. The new FCA in-car system is called Uconnect,…
HolyCool.net
Torch Gigabit WiFi Router
Keep your family Internet safe with the Torch Gigabit WiFi Router. This is an innovative WiFi router you can use to block any bad online content by category and URL. You can pause the internet usage for your family members and set a fixed bedtime for everyone. Other than this, the router also enables…
Mashable
5 easy tricks to make your iPhone storage last longer
With its non-expandable memory, one of the major bugbears for iPhone owners is the storage capacity. Whether you’ve got a 16 or 64GBer, you just know that dreaded “Storage Almost Full” message will pop up at exactly the wrong moment.  While there are steps you can take should that happen, it’s also…
Motherboard RSS Feed
How to Erase a Neighborhood
In June, I visited Baku, Azerbaijan as part of a vacation around the Caucasus. I’d timed it so I’d be able to attend the first European Grand Prix, a fresh stop on the Formula 1 racing circuit, to be hosted in Baku. The race course meandered through the city center, which was close to equal parts historic…
Motherboard RSS Feed
Could Technology Remove the Politicians From Politics?
The tech industry has talked long and hard about democratizing industries. Democratizing content, democratizing taxi-cabs, and democratizing bed and breakfasts. But what about democratizing democracy?Disruption is the word of the moment in Washington, thanks to an incoming president who counts his inexperience…
Motherboard RSS Feed
How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You
Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new panels are. With all of the…
MakeUseOf
The Best Dash Cams of the New Year for Crushing Insurance Fraud
Dash cams continue to rise in popularity. This is due in part to better technology and cheaper, higher-performance, higher-capacity microSD cards. Gone are the days of blurry dash cam video footage. There are many reasons to purchase a dash cam. Some include GPS technology or can function as backup cameras….
Mashable
Exploring volcanoes with robots: a day in the life of Carolyn Parcheta
Volcanologist Carolyn Parcheta builds robots in her quest to uncover the secrets of volcanoes. ‘How She Works’ is a new series from Mashable highlighting women in diverse occupations Subscribe for weekly episodes: http://on.mash.to/subscribe  Watch more episodes: http://bit.ly/2hP05rx   Read more…More…
Scientific American Content: Global
How to Make Your Email Really Secure
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Design Milk
Brass Rail Shelving by Ryan Taylor for Object/Interface
Besides making a statement, the Brass Rail Shelving is made to display all of your stuff, from knick knacks to books and everything in between. Toronto-based Ryan Taylor designed the unit for Object/Interface with solid sapele shelves that can hold up to 100lbs each, including those heavy…
HolyCool.net
Walnut Pen Cup by Grovemade
Keep your desk nice and tidy with the Walnut Pen Cup by Grovemade. As a part of the Desk Collection, this holder can contain anything from your pencils to more specific utensils. This cup is cut from a single piece of hand-sanded walnut for a sleek and smooth finish. Finally, the wood is finished with…
The Next Web
Access thousands of hours of entertainment with this 45-day free trial of Hulu
Hulu has clearly asserted itself as a leading streaming subscription service in 2016, and for good reason. As the only streaming service to offer current episodes of TV shows form large networks, it distinguishes itself from its competitors. For a limited time, you can try it out for yourself with a…
Engadget RSS Feed
What to expect at CES 2017
It’s easy to be cynical about CES. Every year, hundreds of companies head to Las Vegas to hock their wares to the tech press, which gulps them down like so much fast food. The big companies mostly spend their time showing off untold numbers of TVs wh…
Cool Material
The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position
How do you sleep? On your back? Side? Whatever position you land in after a long day? No matter how you rest your head, Casper has your perfect pillow. The Casper Pillow stays supportive, cool, and comfortable all night long—no matter what position you wind up in. Every aspect of the unique pillow-in-pillow…
Scientific American Content: Global
2 Beautiful Minds We Lost in 2016
Remembering two great psychologists — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Equatorial Guinea’s VP Obiang on trial in France
Equatorial Guinea’s flamboyant vice-president goes on trial in France on charges of corruption.
VentureBeat
TrackR launches Atlas, a $40 wall plug to track all misplaced items in your home
TrackR has expanded its lineup of devices designed to help you locate lost or misplaced items. The company today introduced two new products, one featuring lights and the other a new, thinner tracker that fits right into your wallet, along with a Bluetooth-enabled Wi-Fi wall plug that functions like…
VentureBeat
Wonder is an enigmatic mobile hardware company with a VR twist and a focus on gamers
Wonder is lifting the veil a little bit about its ambitions to create hardware and software that will disrupt the mobile business. The company’s products have a relationship to virtual reality, and the company wants to build an experience to enrich the way people play games, watch movies, listen to music,…
The Awesomer
ModMic 5 Headphone Microphone
Price: $70  | Buy | LinkThe latest version of Antlion’s detachable microphone for headphones. ModMic 5 now has two cables (3ft and 6ft), cable clips and a cable sleeve for a tidier setup. Alongside the unidirectional microphone is an omnidirectional mic for a fuller sound. More Awesome…
HolyCool.net
The Coffee and Cigarettes Candle
The candle that smells like a ‘late night diner visit’. If you don’t know what that would be, it is a scent that combines the smell of hot coffee with a hint of tobacco. Buy it here The post The Coffee and Cigarettes Candle appeared first on HolyCool.net.
io9
Today’s Best Deals: Protein Powder, Programmable Slow Cooker, HDTV Bias Lights, and More
Fitness-focused deals for the new year highlight today’s best deals, but read below to see them all.Read more…
SciTech Daily
When Galaxies Collide – Hubble Views IRAS 14348-1447
This Hubble image of the week shows IRAS 14348-1447, which is located over a billion light-years away. This delicate smudge in deep space is far more turbulent than it first appears. Known as IRAS 14348-1447 — a name derived in part from that of its discoverer, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite…
HolyCool.net
Crowd Photo Display
Display your favorite photos, artwork and mementos with the Crowd desktop photo display by Umbra for a personalized arrangement that feels organic and not contrived. Buy it here The post Crowd Photo Display appeared first on HolyCool.net.
Newswise: SciNews
Putting Sidewalks on Low-Sodium Diet
Wintry weather can pack a slippery punch. While use of salt on roads and sidewalks can return surfaces to a safer status, too much salt can have long-term effects on soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how too much salt reduces soils’ ability to…
TechCrunch
The Age of Resilience – Security in 2017
 Security is one of the few tech sectors that thrives primarily thanks to the cruel intentions of bad actors. White hats and black hats exist symbiotically. Without the criminal element to create demand, CISOs would just hang up their spurs and call it a day. While the tension between adversaries is…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
How much would it cost to geoengineer thicker Arctic sea ice?
Enlarge / The summer minimum sea ice extent in 2016 (which tied for 2nd lowest on record) compared to the 1981-2010 median. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory) There are a couple different ways to come at the problem of climate change—you can focus on eliminating the cause, or on mitigating the symptoms….
SciTech Daily
Yale Scientists Track the Development of the Embryo
Scientists at Yale University have discovered a way to track the precise bits of RNA that control the development of the embryo into trillions of specialized cells in a living animal. The new assay, tested on the genome of zebra fish, allows scientists to pinpoint function of myriad of signals…
TechCrunch
PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete
 PixTeller is a unique little service. Created by a Romanian web designer, Alexandru Roznovat, it is a sort of instant design studio with plenty of ready-made templates so you can create clever Instagram memes or fun book cover designs in a few seconds. After creating an account you’re presented with…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Swiss Army Memory Card Holder
Never misplace a micro SD card ever again by storing them all inside the Swiss Army memory card holder. This useful device is crafted from durable ABS plastic and fitted with special slots designed to house Micro SD cards, SD cards, and even a USB flash drive. Check it out $19.13
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Basketball Shot Tracker/Trainer
Perfect your jumpshot by practicing using the basketball shot tracker/trainer. The trainer includes a net sensor and wrist sensor that track shot attempts, makes, and misses so that you can easily view the stats on your smartphone. Check it out $120.97
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Multimaterial & Electronics 3D Printer
Using this multimaterial and electronics 3D printer you’ll be able to create anything from flexible materials full of color to real functioning circuit boards! It’s compact and features a cartridge system that allows you to combine up to 6 materials at once. Check it out $2,927.48
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Electric Folding Scooter
Move around town more efficiently than ever by riding atop this electric folding scooter. Built in the good ol’ U.S. of A., this compact ride features a range of 20 miles, a top speed of 15 mph, along with an incredibly lightweight yet durable aircraft grade aluminum frame. Check it out $1,529.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Air Hockey Robot
See if you’ve got what it takes to beat a machine at a classic game by going up against this air hockey robot. This 3D printed robot works with your smartphone in real time to detect the puck’s position and make split-second reactionary movements. Check it out $134.08
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Pop-Up Dinosaur Encyclopedia
Make science come to life for your paleontologists-in-training with this pop-up dinosaur encyclopedia. This one of a kind read comes packed with fascinating facts and lighthearted humor along with incredibly detailed dinosaurs that pop out as you turn the pages. Check it out $14.04
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Life Size Iron Man Suit
Get a first-hand look into Mr. Stark’s iconic ensemble with this hyper-realistic animated life size Iron Man suit. The suit contains 46 motors along with 500 moving parts and a 28 second long animation sequences you can activate at anytime. Check it out $360,000.00
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Researchers Find a Way to Tap into Long-Lived Sound Waves in Glass
A newly published study from Yale scientists reveals how to enhance the lifetime of sound waves traveling through glass — the material at the heart of fiber optic technologies. Everyday experience tells us that glass (silica) is highly transparent. In fact, silica is one of the most transparent…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
How To Make A Ridiculously Badass Batman Guitar
Granted, most of us probably don’t possess the skills or equipment to actually build this guitar, but imgur user DarrynStead did provide a decent overview of the process for anyone that’s interested. The rest of will have to be content with admiring his handiwork in the images below. The back of…
BBC News – World
Egypt official accused of corruption ‘kills himself’
A top Egyptian official arrested over a corruption investigation has killed himself, reports say.
SciTech Daily
Dawn Probe Discovers Water Ice in Ceres’ Polar Region
The Herschel Telescope and the Dawn Spacecraft have observed the release of water vapor from Ceres and the Dawn Spacecraft has discovered water ice in Ceres’ polar region. The American Dawn space probe has been orbiting the asteroid Ceres between Mars and Jupiter since March 2015. Thanks to the…
The Awesomer
Why We Domesticated Chickens
Link(PG-13: Language) YouTuber Sam O’Nella Academy woke up just in time for a New Year’s episode. It’s about how chickens evolved to be seasonal egg factories, and how ancient humans tricked the bird into laying eggs all the time. It involves bamboo, egg puns, and Croatia. More Awesome Stuff: Cat…
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The Technologies We’re Most Fired Up to Watch in 2017
Covering technology is exhilarating. Each year is filled with unforeseen surprises—advances we thought were years away, unexpected technology applications (like AI used for mental healthcare), and unlikely startups reimagining entire markets. These breakthroughs keep Singularity Hub’s team of tech-enthusiasts…
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What Does the Windows 10 “Creators Update” Do for Security?
The latest Windows 10 update is due to arrive in early 2017. Dubbed the “Creators Update,” Windows 10 Build 1703 is packed full of new and updated creative tools. However, creativity isn’t all the update will deliver. The new Windows 10 build also features a host of security features for both home and…
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Tesla Rolling Out Autopilot Software Updates to 1,000 Cars
Tesla Motors began rolling out software updates to customers with newer cars, bringing them to parity with owners who have what’s known as “Autopilot 1” and setting the stage to ultimately unleash full self-driving capability. From a report on Bloomberg:”HW2 Autopilot software uploading to 1,000 cars…
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M1 ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD
The M1 Electric Skateboard is a recent add on to the electrified vehicles hot segment, what separates it from its most direct competitors is the fact that its design is really sleek, it doesn?t look like a bulky electric skateboard, it?s thin and elegant, the electric engines are directly located…
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PHOTIVE BIKE HEADLIGHT SPEAKER
This functional device by Photive combines the safety and utility of a headlight with the enjoyment of a Bluetooth speaker. The sound system combo is the perfect add-on for any bike, it features a ultra-bright LED light that is perfect for shining the path ahead while riding to your favorite…
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BMW R100GS GLOBER
ER Motorcycles owned by Blaz Sustarsic of Slovenia has rolled out another impressive conversion of a 1989 BMW R100GS Paris Dakar which he named “Glober?, commissioned by a photographer for long distance tours. Designed with adventure, earthiness and minimalism in mind, the bike was stripped down…
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PILL WALL-MOUNTED DESK
Created by Lithuania-based Emko, Pill is a multifunctional, elegant and compact, wall-mounted desk designed for small apartments, saving valuable space when not in use. The round cabinet?s top door folds down to form a desk suitable for getting work done on a laptop, tablet, or physical notebook….
Design Milk
10 Essential Accessories for the Apple iPhone 7
Maybe you count yourself amongst the scores of fortunate recipients of a new phone during the holiday season. I myself ended up upgrading to a new iPhone 7 Plus unexpectedly during the holidays after accidentally walking into the ocean with my device still in my pocket. In hindsight, a foolish…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
French jihadist back from Syria sentenced to ten years in jail
A Paris court on Monday sentenced Nicolas Moreau, a convicted French jihadist who returned from Syria, to ten years in prison for criminal association with a terrorist organisation.
The Awesomer
Deal: All-terrain Bluetooth Speaker
Price: $30  | BuyFreshetech’s rugged, clip-on Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere and is water-, weather-, shock- and dust-proof. It offers up big sound for its size, and plays for up to 14 hours on a charge. Save 49% in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome Stuff: Deal: G-Tube Bluetooth SpeakerDeal:…
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What It’s Like To Lose Your Sense Of Taste And Smell
Holidays are mostly about food, but imagine if the smells and flavours of all your holiday favourites suddenly disappeared. Flakey, buttery Christmas cookies would taste as appetizing as sawdust. Eggnog would deposit a thick, fatty slick on the tongue, and any hint of nutmeg or vanilla would be entirely…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Rumored to Begin Seeding iOS 10.3 With New ‘Theatre’ Mode on January 10
Apple is preparing to begin seeding builds of iOS 10.3 to developers as soon as next month, according to Sonny Dickson, who has occasionally offered accurate information on Apple’s plans from supply chain sources and other contacts. Dickson says iOS 10.3 will include a new “Theatre” mode with a “popcorn-shaped”…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
What Do You Want to See From Apple in 2017?
We’ve covered what we expect to see from Apple in 2017 based on the rumors that are circulating so far in our recent What to Expect post. On the horizon are a new iPhone 8 with a radically redesigned body and an edge-to-edge display, a revamped iPad Pro also potentially with an edge-to-edge display,…
Digital Trends
Nissan may import its European-market Qashqai SUV to the U.S.
SUVs are extremely popular in the United States right now. So popular, in fact, that Nissan may pull a model from its European lineup to augment its U.S. squad of utility vehicles. The Nissan Qashqai will make its U.S. debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show next week, reports The Truth About Cars. The…
The Next Web
Disguising your AirPods as dental floss is the best way to deter thieves
While compact, at $159 a pair, AirPods are certainly not cheap – which in turn makes them an ideal target for sticky-fingered Apple fan boys and girls. But there might be one viable anti-theft solution that will deter crooks from snatching your flashy new wireless earbuds. E-commerce vendor Etsy is now…
Gizmodo
Ridley Scott Does Not Like the ‘Non-Reality’ of Superhero Movies
He’s also not a fan of the state of movies generally.Read more…
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12 Deals of Christmas: Get a PS4 with two games for £179.99
Still waiting for a cheap PS4 deal? We ran some great ones yesterday for the PS4 Slim starting at just under £200. Those prices are still going too. However, you can save even more money with today’s deal for the original PS4 along with Tearaway Unfolded and Lego Jurassic World for just £179.99 at Game….
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Emotions drive stronger memories of later, unemotional events
fMRI images of a brain during a memory task (not from the present study). (credit: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) A group of researchers has constructed an experiment to examine how emotional experiences affect the formation of memories. It’s already well-documented that emotional…
Computerworld
50% off Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II – Deal Alert
Bose Sound True around-ear headphones II were engineered with advanced Bose technologies. They feature exclusive TriPort technology so your music sounds deep, clear and full of life. They don’t just look good, they feel good, too. The headphones feature a softly padded headband that distributes weight…
GearHungry
Piuma Fountain Pen
Designed to be amongst the most minimal of writing instruments, the Piuma Fountain Pen is stripped of all extraneous features. The pen’s body is machined of either aluminum, brass, or titanium billet to a smooth rounded contour that’s continuous with its cap. The latter goes on and comes off quickly…
Gizmodo
In France, You Really Can Tell Your Boss to Fuck Off on the Weekend
Image: Flickr/CCWhat’s that? It’s 9pm on a Sunday night and your boss just sent you an email, subject line “URGENT”?Read more…
BBC News – World
Tunisian charged over Poland stabbing that sparked riot
A Tunisian is charged with murder in Poland over a knife attack that caused a riot in a small town.
The Awesomer
Emko Pill Cabinet
Price: $2200  | BuyKeep your room and your options open with this circular wall-mounted cabinet. The Emko Pill has three compartments, each with removable dividers to suit your needs. The top compartment’s lid also doubles as a desk. Available in white, yellow, blue and black. More…
The Next Web
Hands-on: Dell’s new XPS 13 convertible makes a nearly-perfect laptop even better
When I reviewed Dell’s XPS 13 last year, I called it a nearly perfect ultraportable – so long as you were looking for a traditional laptop form factor. But with 2-in-1 systems becoming ever more popular, I missed the ability to turn the laptop into a tablet. Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 has fixed that issue…
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Sling Media Slingbox M2 Media Player (REFURB) $69.99
Sling Media Slingbox M2 Media Player (REFURB) $69.99
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Daughter of key figure in S. Korean scandal arrested in Denmark
The daughter of one of the central figures in a South Korean influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment will face extradition proceedings in Denmark after Danish police arrested her on an Interpol request from Seoul.
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Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake for Snow Removal
The Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake is a tool that reminds me how much I hate doing home maintenance. But since Albie down the street’s mama says he’s too young to crawl around on my own mama’s roof to shovel the snow off (come on, he’s 11! Double digits!) dealing with this structural threat has fallen on…
Next Big Future
MIT precisely separates the atoms of bose einstein condensate for more precise measurements
Atom interferometry is the most sensitive known technique for measuring gravitational forces and inertial forces such as acceleration and rotation. It’s a mainstay of scientific research and is being commercialized as a means of location-tracking in environments where GPS is unavailable. It’s also extremely…
Slashdot
Japanese White-Collar Workers Are Already Being Replaced by Artificial Intelligence
Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work is also becoming increasingly competent. From a report on Quartz: One…
Design Milk
Desktop Wallpaper: January 2017
I am so excited to kick off this year’s series of Desktop wallpapers, designed in collaboration with modern design’s best wallpaper, textile and pattern brands. Get ready to give your tech a makeover every month! The first desktop of 2017 comes from Brett Design. Founded by…
Lifehacker
Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky
Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera settings. And the “500 Rule” can help with that.To take a decent photo of the sky at night, you need the right exposure settings, one of which is shutter…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Make Or Buy That Adorable Stormtrooper Doll From ‘Rogue One’
You know that Stormtrooper doll that was featured in Rogue One? I wouldn’t be surprised if an official version comes out at some point, but in the meantime you have two options if you want one now. You can make it using the tutorial on Instructables, or you can buy a ready-made version from StormtrooperCrafts…
Uncrate
Ichelle Im 001 Drone
Tesla designer Andrew Kim, along with his artist wife Michele Park, have launched a place online to share products and product concepts. One of the first concepts unveiled is the…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Techbargains.com
Etekcity RoverBeats Unify NFC Enabled Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Receiver $15.99
Etekcity RoverBeats Unify NFC Enabled Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Receiver $15.99
New Scientist – Online news
If your smartphone is keeping you up at night, give it a rest
A nocturnal digital detox would make a good new year resolution, says Martin Lee
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Why China Was Able to Steal a US Drone
Following a drone clash between China and the United States, it’s become even more clear that a set of rules are needed to govern drone behavior.When a Chinese navy ship seized an American drone, the guidelines that already existed under the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) were not enough…
Popular Science
The best new versions of classic camping gear
Gadgets Sexy updates to trusty trekking supplies. New versions of all the classics to escape the suburban sprawl.
The Verge – All Posts
Windows 10 Creators Update expected to arrive in April
Microsoft is tentatively planning to release its next major Windows 10 update in April. MSPoweruser reports that the software giant is planning to finalize the feature set of the Creators Update by the end of the month, before starting to crush bugs and ready the update for general availability. Microsoft…
BBC News – World
Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe
Israeli police question PM Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an inquiry into corruption allegations.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘Blood everywhere’: Witnesses recount Istanbul attack horror
They had come from France to celebrate the New Year in Istanbul at the exclusive Reina nightclub overlooking the Bosphorus.
The Awesomer
LUMES Lighted Wall Panels
LinkInteractive design firm Eness developed these modular LUMES light-emitting wall panels. They can be veneered with various materials including fabric, acrylic, and even blended into wood walls. This particular piece is installed at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Australia. More Awesome…
GearHungry
Alpha Shovel
For most people a shovel is relevant mainly for moving snow, and that’s what the Alpha Shovel excels at. The blade is made of durable T6 6061 aluminum with serrated teeth for breaking ice and a sandblasted, clear-coated finish that prevents snow from sticking. It’s also built to be collapsible and packable:…
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9to5Toys Last Call: Withings Wi-Fi Smart Scale $78, Bose SoundTrue iOS Headphones $90, Warp Shift for iOS free, 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: Apple’s 13-inch 512GB MacBook Pro with Touch Bar drops to…
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APC SurgeArrest P11VT3 11-Outlet 3020-Joules Protected Power Strip $13.98
APC SurgeArrest P11VT3 11-Outlet 3020-Joules Protected Power Strip $13.98
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Tesla extends free Supercharging window by two weeks – Roadshow
A little slow getting your Model S order on the books? Tesla has a gift for you.
Digital Trends
From ‘John Wick’ to ‘Episode VIII,’ here are the 12 movies we’re most excited about in 2017
The past year was a rough one in many ways, but it did give us some great movies. From the cerebral sci-fi of Arrival to the raunchy, genre-busting action of Deadpool, 2016 was a good year for imaginative, groundbreaking films — and the coming year promises a similar cornucopia of reasons to head to…
TechCrunch
CES welcomes 2017 with gadgets galore: It’s The Daily Crunch
 New Year, new news. We’re kicking off 2017 with a nod to CES, where I’ll be for the remainder of this week checking out more gadgets than you can shake a stick at. I don’t know why you’d want to do that but here we are. Check out The Daily Crunch for January 1, 2017. 1. CES is this week CES is this…
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Adidas Superstar Sneakers (for Men and Women) $53.57
Adidas Superstar Sneakers (for Men and Women) $53.57
BBC News – World
Argentina: Uproar as new year message omits disputed Falklands
Uproar in Argentina as new year’s message by a ministry excludes the Falkland Islands from a map.
BBC News – World
Myanmar police officers detained over Rohingya beatings video
A video posted online showing Myanmar police officers beating boys from the Muslim Rohingya minority has led to several arrests, as David Campanale reports.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Environmentalists protest hunting bison plan in Poland
Environmentalists are protesting Poland’s plan to allow hunters to shoot bison, while authorities say it is necessary for the well-being of the oversized herd and will earn money for its upkeep.
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Unique Goat Horn Coffee Mug
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3 books to read for a more productive 2017
Achieve your goals and fill your days with more meaningful work with the tips in these books.
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Superspace Architects propose an inhabited aqueduct for Istanbul
Don’t just sit there, do something.
Science | Smithsonian
English Is the Language of Science. That Isn’t Always a Good Thing
How a bias toward English-language science can result in preventable crises, duplicated efforts and lost knowledge
9to5Mac
LG UltraFine 5K Display FAQ
LG’s UltraFine 5K Displays are slowly making their way into the hands of customers, and as such, there are still quite a few lingering questions about the units. We’ve already posted an in-depth hands-on video walkthrough, but in this post we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions that…
MakeUseOf
How Changing 4 Key Habits Can Help You Fight Job Fatigue
We all get overwhelmed with life from time to time. With jobs, families, bills, and homes to take care of, it can all put a strain on anyone. But, if you are experiencing more irritability and impatience with coworkers along with less sleep and energy than normal, you could be headed towards job fatigue,…
TechCrunch
Some tweaks to build employee loyalty
 Two years here. Three years there. Another five somewhere else. Frequent job-hopping used to be a red flag, suggesting a candidate was unfocused and disloyal. That stigma seems to be gone. Changing jobs might be the best way to score a salary bump and move up the career ladder. And younger workers,…
Design Milk
A Residence Clad in Rough Lava Stone
Referencing stacked boulders found in nature, the Canterbury Road Residence comprises three structures that give the feeling of boulders resting against one another, leaving a passageway between. The modern, Victoria, Australia home, designed by b.e architecture, is clad in monochromatic lava…
PCWorld
Donald Trump offers cybersecurity warning: ‘No computer is safe’
Donald Trump showed off his IT security credentials at a New Year’s Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap.”No computer is safe,” he told journalists gathered at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida, a warning many computer security professionals would probably…
Popular Science
In photos: the unseen aircraft that carry planes, tanks, and soldiers
Aviation Giants of the sky A gallery of giant cargo aircraft…
9to5Mac
Get HyperDrive, the ultimate Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for 2016 MacBook Pros while limited time pricing lasts
HyperDrive is a compact, super-fast USB-C hub for the new MacBook Pro and the first to take full advantage of Thunderbolt 3 speeds. Add back HDMI, two USB 3.1 ports, a microSD/SD slot, as well as Thunderbolt 3 & USB-C ports with a sleek aluminum hub available in both silver and space gray to match…
Lifehacker
14 Ways to Start Eating Better This Year
As motivated as you are now to turn over a new leaf, you won’t really transform your eating habits overnight. Eating healthy is both a skill and a habit that takes time to develop. To get you started, these are 14 of our no-frills, no-BS articles to set you straight on the path to better health.Why Fad…
Digital Trends
Would FCA consider selling its storied Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands?
In the automotive world, few names are more iconic than Alfa Romeo and Maserati. But could parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) be willing to sell them? Both brands have checkered recent histories, and FCA has made efforts to revive Alfa and Maserati. Yet some analysts believe FCA may simply cut the…
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Amazon helps you sell your old goods, but only in India
India has lately received a slew of distinct internet services that you can’t find elsewhere, and Amazon is eager to pitch in. It just launched a Sell as Individual test service in India (specifically, Bangalore) that promises to take the headaches o…
VentureBeat
What venture capitalists are looking for at CES 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but what will get everyone buzzing this year? Undoubtedly, there will be talk about the latest smart television, connected devices for the home, autonomous vehicles and technology, gadgets…
VentureBeat
Windows 10 adoption passes 50% on Steam
Valve updated its Hardware & Software Survey today for December 2016, revealing that the majority of its user base is now on Windows 10. The latest and greatest from Microsoft is growing faster than its predecessors, but has recently slowed and is still below 25 percent market share. On Steam, the…
The Awesomer
3D-Printed Camaro Engine
LinkEric Harrell used his 3D printer to render an accurate, fully-functional scale model of the LS3 V8 engine from a Chevrolet Camaro. It took him over 200 hours to print the finished model. If you’ve got the time, the printer, and the filament, grab the plans from Thingiverse. More Awesome Stuff:…
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Watch The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 on Twitter starting Wednesday!
Here’s how to watch The year’s biggest new tech will be at #CES2017 this week in Las Vegas. Watch live: pic.twitter.com/DRiC6ehJHi — The Verge (@verge) January 1, 2017 During CES 2017, we’ll be airing The Vergecast Live on Twitter, beginning at 7:30PM ET on Wednesday, January 4th and running…
REALITYPOD
Happy New Year! Here Are 15 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You To Do Better This Year
A new year calls for a new, better you. While you can’t actually recreate yourself, you can definitely create a new you for this year by changing the way you live life and the way you look at life. Last year, some of us were not able to accomplish the goals we had set at […] The post Happy New Year!…
BBC News – World
Hilarion Capucci: Arms-smuggling archbishop dies aged 94
A former archbishop of Jerusalem who was convicted of smuggling weapons for Palestinians dies, aged 94.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists’ attention
More than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year’s Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists.
Geek.com
Geek deals: Vader’s dark side empirical stout t-shirt for $18
Looking for a stylish way to show off your affection for Star Wars? For a limited time, StackSocial is selling this tongue-in-cheek t-shirt based around a craft-brewed Sith style stout for $7 off […] The post Geek deals: Vader’s dark side empirical stout t-shirt for $18 appeared first on Geek.com.
Discover Magazine
January 1, 1925: The Day We Discovered the Universe
What’s in a date? Strictly speaking, New Year’s Day is just an arbitrary flip of the calendar, but it can also be a cathartic time of reflection and renewal. So it is with one of the most extraordinary dates in the history of science, January 1, 1925. You could describe it as a day when nothing remarkable…
TechSpot
Dell’s new 27 Ultrathin monitor is like a full-size version of the XPS 13’s InfinityEdge screen
Dell is off to a great start at CES 2017, demonstrating that it “gets it” with products like the XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible that people will actually want to buy. Speaking of, if you’re a fan of the InfinityEdge display on the XPS 13, you’re really going to like what…
Techbargains.com
TODAY ONLY Samsung Gear 2 Wireless Bluetooth Smartwatch (Refurb) $99.99
TODAY ONLY Samsung Gear 2 Wireless Bluetooth Smartwatch (Refurb) $99.99
ArchDaily
British Architects Ridicule Government Plans for 14 New “Garden Villages”
Houses in Hardwick “Garden City,” a suburb of Chepstow in Wales, that was built in the early 20th century. Image © <a href=’http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1038431′>Geograph user Ruth Sharville</a> licensed under <a href=’http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/’>CC&#8230;
Coolest Gadgets
The FNDN Heated Scarf is more than a swath of fabric
When it’s bitingly cold outside, you want to wear as many layers as possible to keep warm. The problem therein lies with having to find space to store your multitude of extra clothing when you’re at work or a gathering. We don’t always have the convenience of being able to stash our stuff away, which…
Next Big Future
Robotic ride sharing electric vehicles should create a perfect storm for accelerated elimination of combustion vehicle usage by 2030s
Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s forecast for EVs to displace about 8 million barrels a day of demand by 2035. That will rise to 13 million barrels a day by 2040, which amounts of about 14 percent of estimated crude oil demand in 2016, the London-based researcher said. Electric cars are displacing about…
BBC News – World
Spain Ceuta: Migrants found hidden in car and suitcase
Spain detains Moroccans who tried to smuggle Africans into Ceuta – hidden in a car and a suitcase.
SlashGear
Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016
With today marking the end of the Steam winter sale, we’re getting a look into which games made the most cash in 2016. Steam has delivered a list of its 100 top sellers, and you might be surprised by a few that topped the ranking. Keep in mind that these 100 games are the highest-grossing games of the…
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Hit or Miss: Zebra crossing is lit up with embedded LEDs
Is this where you actually want the light?
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Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note 7 probe findings this month: Report
After looking into the Galaxy Note 7 recall since October, it’s being reported Samsung is ready to reveal to consumer, investors, and analysts what caused the tech catastrophe.
MakeUseOf
The Best Deals Available Today: Video Games, Fitness, and More
Right now, you can get deals on video games, home fitness products, and much more. US Deals Watch Dogs 2 ($39.99, 33% Off) [UK] Watch Dogs 2 – PlayStation 4 Watch Dogs 2 – PlayStation 4 PLAYSTATION EXCLUSIVE -Play future Mission Packs 30 days early on the PlayStation®4 Buy Now At Amazon $38.00 Ubisoft…
Mashable
This simple bottle cutter may be the answer to recycling
The ‘Plastic Bottle Cutter’ will revolutionize the way consumers recycle by turning their trash into fine plastic strips. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Eco Friendly, Tools, Bottle, and Plastic Waste
Archinect – News
Discovering a lost civilization with cutting-edge technology
Entering the ruins was a disappointment. If the Mosquitia jungle were superimposed on Times Square, the foliage would be so thick that you would have no inkling you were in the midst of a city. Even standing at the base of an earthen pyramid in the central plaza of T1, surrounded by earthworks, terracing,…
Mashable
President Obama’s goodbye tour gets an official ‘farewell address’
As President Obama prepares to leave office in a little over two weeks, he’s been on something of a blitz to cement his legacy before Donald Trump moves in to the White House. And now his farewell tour has received an official farewell address.   SEE ALSO: The Obamas sent out their final White House…
TechCrunch
How to get dive into that New Year’s Resolution to get started with VR
 But consumer VR’s splashy debut in 2016 did not result in something that was immediately affordable, available, or indeed appealing to many, so it’s no surprise if you’ve been standing back and waiting for a time to jump in. Now might just be the time; a confluence of factors, including a lot of great…
Lifehacker
A Spoonful of Grainy Mustard Makes Any Vegetable Dish Shine
Simple vegetable dishes are healthy and bolster any meal, but if you’re tired of the same old steamed or roasted flavors, reach for the mustard. Just a little—to just about any vegetable dish—can transform it beautifully.A good, grainy mustard adds both a kick of flavor and texture just by mixing a spoonful…
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Lenovo Yoga 910 review: The devil is in the details
Hello, Engadget readers, and welcome to our first laptop review of 2017. The Lenovo Yoga 910 went on sale about two months ago and indeed, we’ve been working on this one for a while. During the time I’ve been testing it (with some very lengthy battery tests slowing things down), Engadget has published…
Techbargains.com
Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2017 Bundle $18.43
Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2017 Bundle $18.43
Physics Forums Insights
Fabry-Perot and Michelson Interferometry: A Fundamental Approach
Fabry-Perot Effect: The Fabry-Perot effect is usually treated in most optics textbooks as the interference that results from multiple reflections of the two interfaces of a dielectric slab using a single incident beam. Michelson Interferometer: Meanwhile, the interference in the Michelson interferometer…
io9
The Latest Star Wars Rebels Trailer Is Cut With Scenes From Rogue One
By now, it’s no secret there are lots of winks and nods to Star Wars Rebels in Rogue One. Nor is it a secret that when the animated show returns January 7, insurgent Saw Gerrera will return as well, once again played by Forest Whitaker.Read more…
inStash
The Very Happy Kit Contains Everything You Need To Blaze It
If you’re a toker then you need to listen up: the Very Happy Kit is literally the ultimate accessory for the 420 friendly. With everything you’ll ever … Read More
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Scientists Are Furious Over Canada’s Bizarre Ban on Importing Zebrafish
As far as pets go, the zebrafish has more than earned its stripes. An aquarium staple, it is also used by scientists around the world, who can watch, second by second, what happens inside its see-through body to shed light on why some people are more prone to tuberculosis, for example, or end up with…
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There’s More to Streaming Video Than Netflix
When people focus on streaming services, they always talk about the bigger ones… you know, Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, and so on. The “big guys” get all the attention. However, there are plenty of other emerging services you’ve probably never heard of that are worth looking into. Many of them are niche…
9to5Mac
Review: Taking your iPhone 7/7 Plus photography further with Aukey’s Wide-Angle Ora Lens
Without a doubt, my favorite feature on any iPhone has always been the camera. It serves as more than good enough as a daily shooter, and new apps and accessories are being released everyday that help take that experience further. The first iPhone accessories I really got into, back when I had my iPhone…
EDC is Everyday Carry
Trending Gear: December 2016
submitted by Bernard Capulong Every day, readers like you proudly share photos of their everyday carry on the site.Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it’s also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).When you…
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LeEco Le Pro3 5.5″ 64GB 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Smartphone w/ US Warranty $319.99
LeEco Le Pro3 5.5″ 64GB 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Smartphone w/ US Warranty $319.99
Digital Trends
Facebook celebrates 2016 by showing off its best hackathon-developed products
2016 was a year of innovation for Facebook, and to celebrate, the company has named some of its favorite projects and products that came from its hackathons at its offices around the world during the year. Among the items on the list are a richer and more detailed Safety Check, “adaptive attachments,”…
TechCrunch
10 promises to keep in 2017
 It’s a new year and with that comes the attendant resolutions. Knowing that none of us will ever lose those pounds/kilos and we probably won’t read Moby Dick so here are some promises we can keep for the New Year that will make us healthier, happier, and safer online and off. Read More
Physics News
A microscopic snowman, a humanoid robot, and more
Science Our favorite images of the week Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and technology news.
SlashGear
WhatsApp drops support for some phones, but gives BlackBerry an extension
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps available, and so there are likely going to be some users disappointed today: the app is dropping support for older phone platforms. This isn’t a surprise, as the company gave a fair warning in the recent past that this day was coming. It’s not all bad…
werd.com
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Robot Vacuum
This latest vacuum ’bot from Samsung is slimmer and more powerful than previous models. At less than 4” tall it is 28% slimmer and produces up to 20 watts of suction. The new design also gets into hard to reach places that other vacuums can’t: under the bed and into the corners. Its Edge Clean Master…
werd.com
Morgan Tool Roll
Whether you keep it in your car or strapped to your motorcycle, the Morgan Tool Roll is a smart & stylish way to tote some tools. It’s made of oiled canvas and has 20 tool pockets inside. Parallel bridle leather straps with brass hardware keep everything tightly packed and also allow you to strap…
werd.com
Etch Clock
The Swiss made Etch Clock creates its unique & strangely soothing display by transforming an elastic membrane into 3D digital numbers that appear engraved upon its surface. The sleek design measures 15 inches & features an aluminum frame. A mobile app allows you to sync the clock as well as…
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What will be the food trends of 2017?
TreeHugger delves into the ever-popular trend of predicting the role food will play in our lives over the next year.
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France Begins Opt-Out Organ Donation
Laura June, reporting for The Outline: France began to use a new opt-out system of organ donation on Jan. 1, making it one of a large number of European nations that now use a “presumed consent” system. This means that any adult who dies will now donate their organs by default, regardless of their survivors’…
Archinect – News
The four and a half days that Portugal ran entirely on renewable energy
The 130 giant wind turbines that sprout from the peaks, slicing the air with a rhythmic sigh, have helped Portugal to a remarkable achievement. For four and a half days in May the country ran entirely on electricity from renewable sources: wind, hydro and solar power. Despite fears of a blackout,…
TechSpot
Samsung’s refreshed Galaxy A smartphones feature improved cameras, IP68 ratings and more
Samsung on Monday unveiled a trio of new Galaxy A series smartphones that more or less mirror the company’s flagship devices in terms of styling but at a more affordable price point.
Uncrate
Cycleboard
Whether you’re commuting to work, cruising the coast, or carving the streets, the Cycleboard is versatile enough to cover any lifestyle. The aircraft-grade aluminum frame is powered by a 450…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The Problem with IIoT Design
It’s good to think about things before we do them.
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Wi-Fi Expands with .11ax at CES
As we approach the yearly post-New Year’s Eve torture that is CES, one piece of good news is Wi-Fi is about to get better.
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections December 26 2016-January 1 2017 #sciseekpicks #scicomm
Happy New Year from the ScienceSeeker team! This week, as they do every week, the ScienceSeeker Editors have picked their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is the round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections:Another 1/230,000,000th of a Galactic Orbit by…
SlashGear
LG announces Super UHD LCD TV line with Nano Cell technology
LG wants to become the king of the LCD TV hill, announcing today a new line of Super UHD LCD TVs. There are three 4K TVs in this new line – SJ9500, SJ8500 and SJ8000 – and all of them use LG’s Nano Cell technology. Nano Cell works in tandem with other features like HDR to provide the best picture … Continue…
Mashable
Billie Lourd posts touching Instagram tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
In one tragic week, the world lost two amazing talents — actresses Carrie Fisher, 60, and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84. But while fans mourned the loss of the cultural icons, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, mourned the loss of a mother and a grandmother. On Monday, the 24-year-old Scream Queens…
The Awesomer
Mansory Mercedes G-Class Widebody
Link Mansory takes the already badass G-Wagen and takes it to the next level with a carbon fiber widebody kit with fender flares, door skins, and front and rear bumpers. Cough up enough dough, and they’ll fit the interior with luxurious diamond-quilted leather and carbon fiber trim. More…
SlashGear
Researchers: bad ‘magic mushroom’ trips may still be beneficial
So-called magic mushrooms are the source of renewed scientific interest in psilocybin, particularly the beneficial effects the chemical may have on helping terminal cancer patients accept impending death, among other things. Researchers recently published the results of a large survey they conducted…
Gizmodo
Greet the New Year With January’s Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books 
It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure. After all, who knows what lies ahead for 2017? We certainly don’t, but we highly recommend you have plenty of reading…
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Inside Mercedes’ Silicon Valley research center
A metal typewriter sits on a pedestal churning out the next sentence of a collaborative story. For every line I typed onto paper, the AI computer controlling the hunk of metal replies with what it thinks would be a good follow up. The goal of the exp…
Lifehacker
The Best Workouts For Your First Day Back After a Break
Is today the day you’re going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it’s time to get started. We’ve picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.Remember,…
Computerworld
Trump offers cybersecurity warning: ‘No computer is safe’
President-elect Donald Trump weighed in on IT security at a New Year’s Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap. “No computer is safe,” he told journalists gathered at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida, a warning many computer security professionals would…
Lifehacker
The Best Workouts For Your First Day Back After a Break
Is today the day you’re going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it’s time to get started. We’ve picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.Read more…
io9
Eight Futuristic Foods You’ll Be Eating in 30 Years
We ate some weird shit in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is…
Muted
THE BEST WEEKENDER DUFFEL BAGS
Introduction Our buying guide, The Best Weekender Duffel Bags, will provide you with our top choices for bags than can manage even an extended weekend trip. Each of the bags come from established and well-known brands and are manufactured to the highest of standards. But before we get to the list, let’s…
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This apartment interior is filled with creative storage and decor ideas
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Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost
Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around under their own power, without any “helpful” nudges, and they shouldn’t support their weight before they can…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Parental obesity linked to delays in child development
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were…
DudeIWantThat.com
Moody Pet Fling-Ama-String
Nothing beats a hearty laugh had at a cat’s expense. Aw, come on. Unlike a cucumber, Moody Pet’s Fling-Ama-String is great fun for the kitties too. The battery-operated toy looks a little like a strongman game, but instead of testing feline strength it challenges feline reflexes when it shoots a rainbow…
SlashGear
It’s time this car safety tech was standard
Some car technology is frivolous or pure luxury; other added-extras are a matter of personal taste. If you want leather seats, or a 1,300W audio system, or autonomous parking, you probably should pay extra for it. Even some safety technology, like adaptive cruise control or active lane-keeping assistance,…
Slashdot
Dell Launches XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop With Intel Kaby Lake Chip, Starts at $1,000
Ahead of CES 2016, which officially kicks off Tuesday, Dell has announced a convertible version of its popular XPS 13 laptop. The machine is powered by a seventh-generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i chip (i5 and i7 options are available), Intel HD Graphics 615 integrated GPU, 4 to 16GB LPDDR3 RAM, a 128GB-1TB…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Time lapse video of smog moving into Beijing will take your breath away
Or at least, it will make you want to hold it.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Photo: Tortoise beetle is a marvel of metallics and transluscence
Our photo of the day comes from the rainforest of beautiful Ecuador.
MakeUseOf
This New iOS Exploit Breaks the Messages App
There’s a new iOS exploit doing the rounds that will render the Messages app on your iPhone unusable. Thankfully, there are a couple of workarounds allowing victims of this particular “prank” gain access to their Messages again. Unfortunately, there are no workarounds for having friends dumb enough to…
BBC News – World
Iranians march on jail to demand Arash Sadeghi’s release
Hundreds of people have marched on Tehran’s Evin Prison to demand the release of a student activist.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Nanohyperthermia softens tumors to improve treatment
The mechanical resistance of tumors and collateral damage of standard treatments often hinder efforts to defeat cancers. However, a team of researchers has successfully softened malignant tumors by heating them. This method, called nanohyperthermia, makes the tumors more vulnerable to therapeutic agents….
Gizmodo
Yet Another Reason the Dinosaurs Were Screwed
Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? We may never be completely sure, although a giant asteroid and a bunch of enormous volcanic eruptions probably had a lot to do with it. But here’s another factor you may not have considered: too much time in the egg.Read more…
Digital Trends
NYC’s taxi fleet could be replaced by 3,000 ridesharing vehicles, MIT study says
New York City’s entire taxi fleet — nearly 13,250 vehicles — could be replaced by just 3,000 ridesharing cars if these services were optimized, according to a new study from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). CSAIL’s…
VentureBeat
GamesBeats games of the year — staff lists and our overall picks
2016 was a big year for gaming. If you want proof, you just need to read our game of the year lists. We spent the last several days of the year putting together our picks for our favorite games of 2016. Each of our GamesBeat staff members wrote up their own lists, and we also have a unified selection…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans
A new study found that whereas brain size evolved at different rates for different species, especially during the evolution of Homo, the genus that includes humans, chewing teeth tended to evolve at more similar rates. The finding suggests that our brains and teeth did not evolve in lock step and were…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? 3-6 months
Researchers have set the timeline it took dinosaurs to incubate at three to six months, depending on the dinosaur.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
For the first time, researchers identify key proteins that may make Zika so deadly
Now, a new study has for the first time identified seven key proteins in the virus that may be the culprits behind this damage. The study is the first comprehensive description of the Zika virus genome.
io9
Watch a Crazy Trailer for Japan’s 4D Godzilla Theme Park Ride
If you’ve always wanted to witness a Godzilla attack from the ground level—but without, of course, the 99 percent probability that you would die during it—Universal Studios in Japan has the answer.Read more…
inStash
EyeQue Does Away With The Need To Go To The Optometrist; Lets You Order Glasses With One Touch
Getting your next glasses prescription might be as easy as pressing a couple of buttons and holding a device up to your eye. While you might be … Read More
inStash
iKeybo Is The World’s First Laser-Powered Virtual Keyboard And Piano
A couple of years ago a number of prototype “light keyboards” were released into the wild. While the whole idea of such a keyboard might be revolutionary … Read More
inStash
Slide Will Let You Remotely Control Your Curtains, Put Them On A Schedule
We’ve all been there: you forgot to close the curtains and the sun’s rays start peeking through your windows, giving you an unwelcome awakening. You know what … Read More
inStash
Mymanu CLIK Translation Earbuds Ensure Nothing Is Ever Lost In Translation
Can a gadget do away with the language barrier? Mymanu CLIK sure can. Set to revolutionize the way we communicate, these inconspicuous earbuds will actually allow you … Read More
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Here’s what Apple should do to bounce back in 2017
2016 was not a banner year for Apple. It rolled out a series of underwhelming products and faced lawsuits, increasingly impressive competition and wavering sales. After such a weak year, what steps should Apple take to reclaim its reputation and revenue in 2017?.. Continue Reading Here’s…
TechCrunch
Top predictions on tech in 2017 from Norwest Venture Partners
 With a portfolio including blockbuster names like the ride-hailing service Uber and cardiac health technology developer iRhythm, Norwest Venture Partners’ team has ranged far and wide through the tech landscape. Here are their predictions for what’s ahead in 2017 and can give some indication of where…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Announces Chinese New Year Event Featuring Free Beats Solo3 Headphones With Mac or iPhone Purchase
Apple today announced an upcoming one-day sale in celebration of Chinese New Year, where the company will provide free Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in red to all customers who purchase a select Mac or iPhone in various countries around the world. The sale will kick off on January 6 at 8:00…
Physics News
Fusion energy: a time of transition and potential
Acquire
LG puts “Nano Cell” technology into their newest 4K TVs
The new sets bring richer colors and wider viewing angles.You’re going to be hearing about quite a few new display technologies this week as CES descends upon Las Vegas and the first big announcement comes via LG with their Nano Cell technology TVs. The tech allows tv to render over a billion colors…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Clock With Hidden Safe
Hide money, documents, jewels, and other valuables right in plain sight when you stash them inside this cool new Clock With Hidden Safe.Click Here For Complete Details
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Pet carrier backpack with an observation dome
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TechCrunch
Museums, startups and accelerators… oh, my!
 Startup accelerators have become an integral part of helping early-stage companies build, fund and bring to market new products and ideas. Recently, we’ve seen museums look to the models of accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces to bring together entrepreneurs, hackers and cultural practitioners…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
LG and Dell to Showcase Latest USB-C Displays for New MacBook Pro at CES This Week
CES 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas this week, and a handful of USB-C displays compatible with the new MacBook Pro will be unveiled at the show. USB-C displays display up to 4K video, transfer data, and charge the new MacBook Pro over a single cable connected between the display and notebook. Dell today…
Slashdot
China Smog: Millions Start New Year Shrouded By Health Alerts and Travel Chaos
Millions in China rang in the New Year shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog, causing road closures and flight cancellations as 24 cities issued alerts that will last through much of the week. From a report on The Guardian: On the first day of 2017 in Beijing, concentrations of tiny particles that…
BBC News – World
Brazil prison riot kills at least 56 in Amazonas state
At least 56 people are killed in a prison riot in Amazonas state in northern Brazil.
Archinect – News
7-Eleven becomes first retailer to employ drone delivery
7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience store chain, shared new numbers from its drone delivery experiment today. Seventy-seven customers in Reno, Nev., have now received items ordered from 7-Eleven delivered to their doorsteps via drone. All 77 flights were from one store to a dozen select customers…
TechSpot
Bitcoin value passes $1,000 for the first time in more than three years
Bitcoin is off to a solid start in 2017 as its value for the first time in more than three years has surpassed the $1,000 mark on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.
Digital Trends
Lenses in future smartphones could be over 80 times thinner than human hair
The lenses inside the next generation of smartphones could be thinner than a strand of human hair. A team of researchers from Caltech and Samsung recently successfully created a flat lens that can be stacked on top of a digital sensor to create a tiny camera combo. A traditional camera lens focuses…
Lifehacker
11 Frugal Ways to Deal With Frigid Winter Temperatures
A few days ago, a true cold spell rolled through our area, taking temperatures down to nearly -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Given that it was also a day where every member of our family had some business out and about, it meant that we were all exposed to the frigid elements.This post originally appeared on…
Digital Trends
The Google Tango-enabled Asus Zenfone AR was accidently leaked by Qualcomm
Qualcomm let slip some information about an upcoming Asus smartphone — and a very interesting one at that. The company seems to have accidentally published a blog post containing information about an “Asus Zenfone AR,” which is only the second consumer-facing Google Tango-enabled smartphone. So why do…
BBC News – World
Turkey nightclub attack: Manhunt for gunman intensifies
Turkish police launch raids and arrest 12 as the manhunt for the attacker of a nightclub intensifies.
BBC News – World
Syrian conflict: Rebels threaten to boycott Astana talks
Syrian rebel groups suspend participation in preparations for peace talks brokered by Russia and Turkey.
SlashGear
Bitcoin is back over $1,000 as value climbs
Bitcoin’s value is slowing climbing, and has exceeded the $1,000/ea valuation for the first time in about three years. The so-called cryptocurrency saw its value peak — and then crash — in 2014, and though the price has been relatively stable since, the yearly trend shows its value climbing. The currency…
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Tesla’s super fast P100D offers tech-heavy luxury for the rich
When you drive the $134,000 Tesla Model S P100D, you want to tell the world that it goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. You’re like a child excited about a new toy, stopping strangers on the streets to regale them with your tales of wonder. But to many…
Big Think
Are All Superstitions Bad?
Psychologist Bruce Hood argues that superstitious thinking is a natural part of human cognition
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