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Tom Cotton’s Delusional Immigration Plan: New at Reason
The junior senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton, appeared on Fox News Sunday on New Year’s Day and was asked about The New York Times op-ed piece about immigration that had appeared under his byline a few days earlier. The Fox News anchor Shannon Bream asked Cotton whether we need to slow both illegal…
Gizmodo
Catch Up on the Biggest Scientific Discovery of 2016 in Nine Minutes
A lot of cool science happened in 2016, but the obvious “holy shit!” moment came when physicists announced they’d confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.Read more…
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You only have two weeks left to buy a Tesla with free supercharging 
A few months ago, Tesla gave its customers the bad news: new buyers will have to pay for their own electricity. It was a small surprise, considering the fact that free use of Tesla’s Supercharger network was a big bonus for buying the company’s vehicles. The free access was supposed to drop off for any…
The Awesomer
The Ground Beneath Me
LinkOnce per day for the last year, Mark Cersosimo snapped a photo of the ground beneath his feet, then assembled the images into a personal travelogue of sorts. It’s a welcome departure from other photo of the day videos. It’s also a good look at his shoe collection. More Awesome Stuff: Planet Earth…
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Legal Sparring Continues in Bitcoin User’s Battle with IRS Tax Sweep
In a strange twist, Coindesk reports that the IRS has, somewhat indirectly, removed one target from its broad request for data about U.S. users of the Bitcoin exchange Coinbase. It no longer wants data about Jeffrey Berns, a lawyer who also happens to be fighting the IRS’s “John Doe” request in court….
The Next Web
This Korean mech is everything I thought the future would be
Remember Gundam? Korean company Hankook Mirae recently debuted its real-life mech that looks as if it were created from the pixels of the classic game series. Its designer, Hollywood SFX man Vitaly Bulgarov, recently unveiled its impressive new ability: walking. Standing 13-feet-tall and tipping the…
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Windows 10’s growth has slowed, but it has overtaken Windows 7 in the UK and USA
End of year report: Microsoft’s free upgrade to Windows 10 got the operating system off to a fast start, but growth soon stalled. Future progress will depend on a flat PC market and commercial upgrades that enterprises may put off for another couple of years.
GearMoose
Essentials: Minimalism
Ditch the clutter.
BBC News – World
Life on the world’s steepest street
Baldwin Street in New Zealand is the world’s steepest residential road.
Jetson Green
This Hand Built Tiny Home is Amazing
The gorgeous hand-built house in question is called Keva Tiny House and it was lovingly designed and built by yoga instructor Rebecca Grim, with some help from her carpenter friend Rudy Hexter and his apprentice Lenny. It is located in the forest on Salt Spring Island, in Canada’s West Coast, and looks…
FiveThirtyEight
Politics Podcast: Data Under Trump
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?This week on our politics podcast, we kick off 2017 with a look at something FiveThirtyEight cares about, and uses a lot: government data. Clare Malone recently wrote about what to expect from Donald Trump’s administration when it comes to…
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Steam’s 2016 top sellers include ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Rocket League’
Want a (mostly) complete snapshot of the PC gaming scene as it was in 2016? Head over to Steam. Valve’s portal has listed the top 100 best sellers of the year based on revenue, and it clearly reflects what people were buying. Indie titles had a pa…
9to5Mac
How to hide and show app updates on the Mac App Store [Video]
Have you ever wanted to hide a particular app update on the Mac App Store? I often do so with some of the supplemental content provided by Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro X. In this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to quickly hide app updates, and how to bring back hidden updates just as fast. more…Filed…
TechSpot
LG announces Super UHD LCD TV lineup featuring Nano Cell technology
Televisions always have – and perhaps probably always will be – among the top draws at CES. Eyeballs naturally gravitate towards huge, colorful displays and there’s no reason to believe this year’s show will be any different.
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A Boom Interview: Mike Davis in conversation
“The middle class has finally come downtown but only to bring suburbia with them. The hipsters think they’re living in the real thing, but this is purely faux urbanism, a residential mall. Downtown is not the heart of the city, it’s a luxury lifestyle pod for the same people who claim Silverlake is the…
MakeUseOf
Twitter May Let You Edit Your Tweets Soon
Twitter is considering letting you edit your own tweets. This feature has been requested since Twitter was launched in 2006, and it remains top of most people’s wishlists. Now we know that although it’s unlikely to happen next week or next month, Twitter is at least considering the option. In the 10…
Acquire
Takahiro Miyashita adds a touch of sliver to this ’50s-inspired sunglass
Miyashita’s The Soloist label adds a hit of silver to this classic eyewear silhouette.There are plenty of keyhole-bridged, wayfarer-style frames out there, but none of them have really changed the formula too much. Leave it to Takahiro Miyashita to change it up with his Allen for his fashion label, the…
Lifehacker
Use a Screwdriver as a Makeshift Funnel
If you can’t find your funnel, you can make pouring oil, gas, and other liquids easier with this screwdriver trick.In this video, youtuber CrazyRussianHacker shows off some clever ways to use a tool everyone should have around: the screwdriver. For example, if you need to pour some oil, but don’t have…
VentureBeat
How AI startups can affect employment
GUEST: Automation of jobs due to technology advancements is a well-known issue. In his 2016 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama warned that technology “doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can be automated.” Obama was not the first U.S. President…
VentureBeat
In 2017, Silicon Valley must reinvent its relationship with the public
GUEST: Silicon Valley is at important inflection point. It can continue to pursue its version of change or it can respond to the popularist call for disruption that has swept elections in the US and across EU member countries.  At this moment, there are two possible 2017s. One is the normative version,…
VentureBeat
Why you will hire a chief machine intelligence officer in 2017
GUEST: Machine intelligence (MI) is fast outgrowing its cradle in the technology department. This calls for a new, high-level executive function and a strategic roadmap. In this article I’ll outline some areas for your new CMIO to crack during 2017 and beyond. At a time when machines are learning how…
Slashdot
Windows 10 Gains 14% Desktop Market Share in 2016, Edge Continues to Struggle
From a report by long time Microsoft watcher Brad Sams on Petri.com: With 2016 now behind us, we can take a look at how far Windows 10 has come thanks to usage-share with statistics from Net Marketshare. At the end of December for 2016, Windows 10 is installed on roughly 24.5% of devices whereas, at…
BBC News – World
50 years of gadgets
A look back at 50 years of technology launches at the giant CES tech show as it gets under way again in Las Vegas.
BBC News – World
House of Cards
Why India’s most-populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has been compared to the TV series House of Cards.
BBC News – World
A pneumonia-detecting coat
We look at five African inventions that may be entering your life in 2017.
Mashable
People can’t figure out if this hilariously awkward NYE countdown is a setup
Most television broadcasts of New Year’s Eve are filled with people hooting and hollering with excitement. But there was no such enthusiasm on Australian music show The Loop, which had the most terribly awkward NYE celebration, possibly ever. It featured an extremely deflated group of so-called “competition…
Latest news
No smoking gun for Russian DNC hacks
The Russian government may have hacked Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to support Donald Trump’s campaign, but there’s no hard technical proof.
SlashGear
Galaxy S8 leaked to get Continuum-like experience
Our smartphones are very capable computers in their own right and some have even taken that to its logical extension. Features like Microsoft’s Continuum and Ubuntu’s Convergence give the promise of turning our smartphones into our desktops, give or take. It seems that Samsung might be joining the fray…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
noa haim’s ‘pagodas robot’ celebrates the first anniversary of the national gallery singapore
the grinning cardboard sculpture is assembled from recycled materials, and has 84 mini robots hidden in its body. The post noa haim’s ‘pagodas robot’ celebrates the first anniversary of the national gallery singapore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
BBC News – World
Best-selling car in Sweden not a Volvo
A Volvo was not Sweden’s best-selling car last year, for the first time in more than half a century.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The best tech bargains for the new year
Looking to update your laptop, finally get that 4K TV or just treat yourself to a sneaky 2017 toy? We have collected all the best new year deals including a pretty solid discount on an Alienware laptop and some hefty deals on Samsung UHD TVs… Continue Reading The best tech bargains for…
Digital Trends
Ultimate surround sound guide: Different formats explained
It was the summer of ’69. We’re not talking about the Bryan Adams song here; we’re actually referring to the first time surround sound became available in the home. At the time, it was called Quadraphonic sound, and it first came to home audio buffs by way of reel-to-reel tape. Unfortunately, quadraphonic…
Digital Trends
The secret to the perfect synthetic thread? Coconut charcoal
In recent years, some of the biggest breakthroughs in terms of outdoor performance apparel have come in the way of the technical fabrics that are used to make those garments. Some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry – including Columbia, The North Face, and Patagonia – have spent millions of…
Man of Many
Sleep Better with the Eight Smart Mattress
With every appliance becoming part of the smart technology family it was only a matter of time before the tech made the jump over to homewares. The Smart Mattress is designed by start-up company Eight, who wants to use innovative technology to improve each night’s sleep for everyone in the bed. First…
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Brandis extends submission deadline on telco data retention for civil proceedings
After giving just 15 business days over the holiday period for submissions on whether to allow retained telco data to be used for civil proceedings, Brandis has extended the timeframe by two weeks.
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Snowden document suggests NSA could have proof of Russian hack
The FBI, CIA and President Barack Obama all agree that Russia hacked the DNC and asserted its will on the US presidential election — but the winner of that contest isn’t so sure. “It could be somebody else.” Donald Trump told reporters over New Years. “Hacking is a hard thing to prove.” Except, as it…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
New frontiers: The year ahead in space
2016 was a busy year in space and 2017 looks like things aren’t going to slow down. It’s a year that will see new US space priorities, a dramatic ending to a veteran space probe, new missions launched, an orbital cliff hanger, and a free space spectacle for free if you happen to be in the US…
VentureBeat
4 mobile gaming predictions for 2017 — like esports on national TV
GUEST: Mobile games had a big year in 2016. Analysts projected mobile game revenues to surpass PC and console earnings for the first time. VR games grew with the release of several consumer headsets. And Pokémon Go crossed from casual pastime to technological breakthrough, becoming a global cultural…
BBC News – World
Former HK leader Donald Tsang on trial for corruption
The territory’s ex-chief executive Donald Tsang pleads not guilty at his trial for misconduct and bribery.
TechSpot
Tesla releases new autopilot update as Musk plans for fully autonomous cars by 2018
The New Year has brought some new features for a select group of Tesla owners. About 1,000 cars have received a new autopilot software update that Tesla is calling HW2. This Hardware 2 upgrade is currently only being loaded on newer Model S and Model X vehicles produced after October….
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How can I help my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
Overall, studies indicate that 15 to 20 percent of one to three year olds continue to have nightwakings. According to an expert, “Inappropriate sleep associations are the primary cause of frequent nightwakings. Sleep associations are those conditions that are habitually present at the time of sleep onset…
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Israel’s Netanyahu questioned by police in corruption probe
Police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours under caution at his official residence in Jerusalem on Monday on suspicion of receiving gifts from businessmen in breach of his role as a public servant.
BBC News – World
Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’
Donald Trump says a North Korean intercontinental missile capable of reaching the US “won’t happen”.
Mashable
‘Dangal’ on its way to breach the Rs 5 billion mark in box office collections
2016 was a great year for Bollywood sports movies, or more specifically, for sports biopics.  As many as five such films hit the theaters, of which two went on to become mammoth successes, recording over Rs 3 billion ($44 million) each in box office collections.  SEE ALSO: 7 films that show how Bollywood…
GearBest Blog
Buy CHUWI LapBook or VOYO VBOOK V3 Notebook with a logi mouse for free
Chuwi brand, the new notebook– CHUWI LapBook 14.1 inch Windows 10 Notebook with an affordable pricing of just $259.99 at gearbest falsh sale now. It is a small version of 15.6inch notebook, but there are  some difference in terms of hardware. Comparison of the 14.1 inch and 15.6 inch Chuwi LapbookChuwi Lapbook 14.1 inch  Chuwi Lapbook 15.6 inchDESIGNDimensions: 32.92 x 22.05 x 2.05 cmWeight: 1.740 kg  Dimensions: 37.10 x 23.97 x 2.20 cm Weight: 1.860 kg HARDWARECPU: Intel APOLLO LAKE N3450 Core: Quad Core, 1.44GHz, up to 1.84GHzStorage: RAM 4GB ROM 64GBCPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Core:Quad Core 1.44GHz, up to 1.84GHzStorage: RAM 4GB ROM 64GBCAMERA AND BATTERYBattery:  9,000mAhsingle camera: 2MP Battery :10000mAh single camera: 2MP The advantage of the Intel APOLLO LAKE N3450 :Intel Apollo Lake uses 14nm architecture, the performance has been improved 30% than Cherry Trail Z8300, meanwhile, the optimization of power consumption has been improved 15%. As you can see, the 14.1 inch is a better choice for most or customers. Good news is that now you can get a good priceat  $259.99 with a mouse for free….
designboom | architecture & design magazine
DEM inc designs an immersive interactive wildlife installation for a taipei bank
DEM inc adorn the CTBC bank headquarters with vibrant scenes of digi-wildlife The post DEM inc designs an immersive interactive wildlife installation for a taipei bank appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Dropbox Could Have One of 2017’s Most Interesting IPOs
The company became a valuable tech “unicorn” by offering free cloud storage to hundreds of millions of people. Can Dropbox find a way to last by cashing in on corporate users?
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Milton Lee Olive Park is by far the most underrated park in…
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ACCC issues warning to foreign companies off the back of Valve decision
The Australian watchdog has used the Valve decision to warn online traders operating overseas that they must comply with the Australian Consumer Law when offering goods and services down under.
Latest news
UnitedHealthcare, Qualcomm Life, Fitbit aim to expand corporate wellness
At CES 2017, UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Life will expand a program that dangles dollars for steps. Fitbit Charge 2 will have custom features for participants as corporate wellness moves toward BYOD.
Latest news
NBN: Four months to move 18k satellite customers to Sky Muster, fixed-wireless
Despite only connecting 29,760 customers to Sky Muster between April and October, NBN left itself just four months to shift over the 18,000 customers remaining on the old satellite service.
BBC News – World
Chinese communist paper prints obscenity-filled puzzle
China’s Communist Party mouthpiece spits New Year obscenities at readers in smutty puzzle.
Mashable
How ‘The Beatles’ brought together rival politicians in India
What happens when the beloved daughter of a famous father gets married?  Well, the father gets up on stage and croons a classic Beatles track. What’s more, he — the state’s chief minister —  is joined by his political rivals in the performance.   All this and more happened in the Indian city…
Mises Institute
Money Creation and the Boom-Bust Cycle
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney Creation and the Boom-Bust Cycle 0 Views In his various writings, Murray Rothbard argued that in a free market economy that operates on a gold standard the creation of credit that is not fully backed up by gold (fractional-reserve banking) sets in motion…
Mashable
Wendy’s Twitter serves up a slice of sassy when their motto is questioned
Beef with Wendy’s social media team? Prepare to get burned like fresh, never frozen, North American beef on a grill. Twitter user Parker Molloy captured one such skewering when she uploaded screenshots of a conversation between the official Wendy’s Twitter account and that of illustrator and Wendy’s…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Infiniti heads to Detroit with QX50 Concept, variable compression turbo engine
The calendar has rolled over into another year and for auto fans, that means the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is just around the corner. Taking center stage on Infiniti’s stand will be the QX50 Concept SUV, an evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration shown in Beijing…
Gear Patrol
Learn to Drive Better, This Year
Believe it or not, a racing track is the best place to learn how to drive in the real world. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
How to Pack for Your Next Tropical Vacation
Panama hat, cigar case, bridle leather duffel — here’s what you need for a tropical stroll along the equator. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
13 Office Chairs to Improve Your Posture
Not all desk chairs are created equal. These are the best out there. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
IWC’s Newest Aquatimer Dive Watch Is an Homage to Sharks Everywhere
The latest IWC Aquatimer is the most highly evolved one yet. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
How Shark Photographer Michael Muller Makes Great Whites Smile
The photographer, made famous for his work on posters for the X-Men and Iron Man movies, has moved on to the ocean’s top predators. …Read More »
Digital Trends
NFL to live-stream Super Bowl, additional games in China on Sina Weibo
The NFL is partnering with Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo to live-stream games on the social network, including the Super Bowl. The deal, which the NFL describes as a world first, is already underway — several games were live-streamed over the past couple of weekends, including the final regular-season…
The Verge – All Posts
Malware found on energy company laptop may not be result of Russian hack
Suspicious activity detected on a Vermont-based utilities company laptop last week may not have been linked to Russian hackers, the Washington Post says today. That’s a reversal on a report published by the Post last week, in which it said that US officials had found evidence of Russian malware on a…
Mashable
Website curates all the stares from ‘The Office’ into a glorious ‘stare machine’
When mankind gets to a point where it’ll need a catalogue of human emotions, the U.S. version of The Office will do a great job of covering most of them. But don’t worry about building one, it’s already here. It’s called “The Office Stare Machine” and will shoot back any emotion you so desire.  SEE…
EETimes:
Obama to Urge Protection for Chip Industry
Report says President is preparing recommendations for tougher stance against Chinese investment in the U.S. Semiconductor industry.
TechCrunch
Swiss data analytics company Sophia Genetics could be Switzerland’s next unicorn
 Big Data is becoming increasingly relevant for the healthcare industry, and although it raises new challenges for data protection and data analytics, the potential for diagnostics is huge. Launched in 2011, Sophia Genetics is a Swiss-based analytics company that is using AI to accelerate diagnostics…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Trump Playing Cards: For all ages and most intelligence levels
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Let’s Play: Happy Salmon | Ep. #4
Special thanks to John at I Build It for making us this awesome custom trophy! You can watch him build the Let’s Play trophy here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOSTqycGSgo&feature=youtu.be ******************* From the moment you unzip Happy Salmon’s pouch, the game is frantic fun. Wildly shout…
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A closer look at the eye: Researchers develop new retinal imaging technique
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed. The group is first to be able to make out individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
French jihadist back from Syria sentenced to 10 years in jail
A Paris court on Monday sentenced Nicolas Moreau, a convicted French jihadist who returned from Syria, to 10 years in prison for criminal association with a terrorist organisation.
Brain Pickings
Trailblazing 18th-Century Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, Who Popularized Newton, on Gender in Science and the Nature of Genius
“One must know what one wants to be. In the latter endeavors irresolution produces false steps, and in the life of the mind confused ideas.” A century before Ada Lovelace became the world’s first computer programmer, a century before the word “scientist” was coined for the Scottish polymath Mary Somerville,…
MakeUseOf
How to Make a Pop-Up Flash Diffuser (Quick and Easy DIY in a Pinch)
If you’re just getting started with photography and don’t want to spend too much on gear, there are a few DIY tricks that can save you some money, and one of these is making your own flash diffuser. A flash diffuser can be used with your camera’s flash or an external flash, and it serves to soften the…
SlashGear
Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller mini keyboard with touchpad arrives in March
Lenovo has introduced its new keyboard and mouse combo device, the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller. This wireless device is small enough to fit in your hand, and is designed to control consumers’ various gadgets, doing so with typing, gestures, and other simple movements. Among its other perks, the…
WIRED
Lenovo’s Smart Speaker Marries Up Alexa Smarts and Hardon Karman Sounds
Alexa just found a major new home. The post Lenovo’s Smart Speaker Marries Up Alexa Smarts and Hardon Karman Sounds appeared first on WIRED.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Quadrantid meteor shower to peak this week in North America
Washington (UPI) Jan 2, 2017 A fireworks-type display of Quadrantid meteors will likely peak in North America on Tuesday or Wednesday. Astronomers disagree on the exact peak of the Quadrantid, whose bright fireballs are one of the most vibrant celestial shows of the year. Some say it will be pre-dawn…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Tech show looks beyond ‘smart,’ to new ‘realities’
San Francisco (AFP) Jan 2, 2017 The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities. The Consumer Electronics Show,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
China Space Plan to Develop “Strength and Size”
Washington DC (VOA) Jan 03, 2017 China wants to develop “strength and size” in its space program, a China National Space Administration official said last week. In the next five years, the country plans to speed up the development of its space program. China wants to become the first country to carry…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of NOAA’s GOES-S Weather Satellite
Denver CO (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 Lockheed Martin has completed assembly of NOAA’s GOES-S weather satellite and is now beginning critical mechanical and environmental testing of the spacecraft. GOES-S is the second of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites called the GOES-R series, and…
Mashable
This Chinese bike-sharing firm has put 70,000 bicycles on the streets in just a month
SHENZHEN, China — There’s a saying that everything in life comes full circle. In southern China, that is more apparent than ever as a new crop of start-ups battle to update what was once the icon of pre-economic reform China: the bicycle. In the past year, Tencent-backed Mobike and Xiaomi-backed ofo…
Latest news
Lenovo enters smart glasses fray, targets business, augmented reality, June availability
Lenovo is launching its smart glasses at CES 2017 with the aim landing business use cases. The catch is the system, which includes glasses and a pocket unit, won’t be available until June.
TechCrunch
The 11 biggest tech acquisitions of 2016
 Unlike IPOs, 2016 was pretty active for tech M&A. The year resulted in $612.9 billion in global tech deals, according to Dealogic, which made it the second best year for acquisitions. It nearly kept up the pace of record-setting 2015, where we saw $691.4 billion in tech transactions across the world….
The Next Web
The hunt for the fastest growing company in Europe starts now
At TNW, we love fast growing tech startups – telling their stories and celebrating their growth. This is why we have decided to partner with Adyen – for the fourth year in a row – to host our acclaimed Tech5 competition.  For Tech5, we focus on one key figure: Revenue growth. We’ve witnessed the exponential…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
As thousands march China says Hong Kong must not subvert mainland
Beijing (AFP) Jan 2, 2017 China warned Hong Kong it would not tolerate anyone using the city to damage mainland stability, Beijing’s top official in the city said, as concerns rise over an emerging independence movement. Tensions have flared in the semi-autonomous territory after the ousting…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Strip tillage, rowcovers for organic cucurbit production
University Park PA (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 Plasticulture systems, the use of polyethylene mulch on raised beds with drip irrigation, are common in the production of many cucurbit crops in the Northeastern US. Plasticulture systems have numerous benefits, but concerns about costs and the environmental…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Flood threats changing across US
Iowa City IA (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 The risk of flooding in the United States is changing regionally, and the reasons could be shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground. In a new study, University of Iowa engineers determined that, in general, the threat of flooding is growing…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
China launches new weather satellite Fengyun-4
Moscow (Sputnik) Jan 01, 2017 China launched a new-generation meteorological satellite, the country’s first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit, Chinese media reported Wednesday. The satellite was taken into orbit on Sunday by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, Xinhua news agency…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Detailed Greenland glacier data released
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 03, 2017 NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission has released preliminary data on the heights of Greenland coastal glaciers from its first airborne campaign in March 2016. The new data show the dramatic increase in coverage that the mission provides to scientists…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Chile forest fire ravages 50 hectares, destroys homes
Santiago (AFP) Jan 2, 2017 A huge forest fire has ravaged 50 hectares and destroyed homes in western Chile, prompting the authorities to issue a red alert on Monday. At least one person was known to have been hurt after the fire broke out on a hill near the major port city of Valparaiso, the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ancient DNA can both diminish and defend modern minds
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 You’ve likely heard about being in the right place at the wrong time, but what about having the right genes in the wrong environment? In other words, could a genetic mutation (or allele) that puts populations at risk for illnesses in one environmental setting manifest…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Secrets of human protein interactions unveiled by massive sequencing and coevolution
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 Cells operate like an incredibly well-synchronized orchestra of molecular interactions among proteins. Understanding this molecular network is essential not only to understand how an organism works but also to determine the molecular mechanisms responsible for a multitude…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Football and prayer wheels: views of modern Tibet
Lhasa (AFP) Jan 1, 2017 Faith has always been at the heart of Tibetan culture. As practitioners of the country’s unique form of Buddhism face increasing obstacles to their worship, Beijing has sought to cultivate a different kind of true believer: the football fan. China, which has fully controlled…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Biologists use fossils to pinpoint when mammal and dinosaur ancestors became athletes
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 Many mammals and birds are remarkable athletes; mice work hard to dig burrows for protection and sparrows fight gravity with each flap of their wings. In order to have the energy to sustain vigorous exercise, the body’s tissues need a steady supply of oxygen,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China says some factories have violated anti-smog measures
China’s environmental ministry said Tuesday that an unspecified number of companies had violated measures meant to reduce smog during a period of particularly noxious pollution in the country.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Streaming subscription boom boosts US music sales
Song streaming on subscription services more than doubled in the United States last year, bringing solid growth to the music industry despite sagging album sales, data showed Monday.
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: Difficult Labor
Police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a maid from Somalia for giving birth out of wedlock. The baby is being held in the prison nursery where the mother is allowed to visit only to feed him.
MakeUseOf
How to Print Slack Documents Using a Single Command
Slack doesn’t have an in-built print option, but you can print documents directly from Slack. The HP Print Bot makes it possible with a single slash command. It is surprising that a team collaboration tool does not have a quick print solution. Perhaps, it’s not necessary because you can use the browser’s…
Discover Magazine
The 2016 New Species Smackdown
This year’s crop of new species landed in the spotlight ready to rumble.
Discover Magazine
Birds Sleep During Flights, Too
Scientists, for the first time, confirm that birds sleep midflight.
Discover Magazine
Biologists Create Organism With Smallest Genome
Stripping life to the bare essentials.
Discover Magazine
Can America Avoid Another Flint?
The high costs of cleaning up our water.
Nano Technology News
Nanoscale ‘conversations’ create complex, multi-layered structures
Upton NY (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 Building nanomaterials with features spanning just billionths of a meter requires extraordinary precision. Scaling up that construction while increasing complexity presents a significant hurdle to the widespread use of such nano-engineered materials. Now, scientists…
Man of Many
The Maserati Alfieri Goes Electric in 2020
The rumours have been confirmed. Maserati will release its first electric car by 2020, and it will be based on the recently announced Alfieri concept. Details are slim right now, but the twin-turbo petrol Alfieri is expected in 2019, with motoring enthusiasts predicting the electric model will follow…
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Rogue Two
Carrie Fisher just died but she will likely come back to life because the Singularity is Near and is bringing Singularity CGI with it! Bringing the dead back to life In the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, five characters were brought back as they would have looked between episodes 3 and 4 of Star…
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Outdoor Nation Rescue Folding Pocket Knife $10.99
Outdoor Nation Rescue Folding Pocket Knife $10.99
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Deli Containers
I have always been frustrated with both permanent Tupperware and the specially designed semi-reusable containers developed by companies like Glad. They are expensive and have proprietary lids and stacking strategies that always turned my kitchen drawer into a mess of odd lids. After my wife opened…
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Harmony Mathieu Coats
I have only one resolution this year: to shop savvier. And that means I’ll be taking full advantage of the multiple discounts on this Mathieu Coat from Harmony Paris. First, the French-designed, Romanian-made, wool-blend parka has been marked down 30% as part of Harmony’s end of season sale. Second,…
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South Korean leader Park absent as impeachment hearing begins
South Korean President Park Geun-hye fails to attend the first court hearing on her impeachment.
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Four Practices Reveal Runner-Up Proposals in Lithuania’s Science Island Contest
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius of Lithuania announced three winners and five runners-up of the Science Island international design contest. The competition drew 144 entries from 44 countries, and among the three winners selected by the international competition jury,…
Mashable
Bangalore’s ‘Night of Shame’: Mass molestation in India’s Silicon Valley on New Year’s Eve
It is a familiar narrative for India. And that is the most unfortunate part. Women party-goers on New Year’s Eve were harassed and molested en masse in the city of Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley.  SEE ALSO: India will dance to its Prime Minister’s tunes on New Year’s Eve What is most stunning,…
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Windows 10 Creators Update coming in Q2 2017
It might be CES 2017 week already, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for more forward-looking news, especially when “forward-looking” means just a month or so down the road. Microsoft has apparently stopped the flow of Windows 10 Insider updates and for good reason. It is already locking down builds…
The Next Web
The Ultimate Web Design and UX training bundle is your ticket to launching an exciting new career in 2017
Anyone can build a website with the right training. However, a truly great site is one that’s not just stunning to look at, but also seamless to use. With the Ultimate Web Design and UX Bundle, you’ll be on your way toward bridging that gap from adequate coder to real web artist. Let 2017 be the year…
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12 Choice Architectural Gems Spotlighted in 2016
This post is a celebration of just some of this writer’s favourite architectural gems, as spotlighted on Decoist throughout 2016.Casa WabiDesigned by Tadao Ando, Casa Wabi is an artist residency sited on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Read more on Tadao Ando here.Casa Wabi exterior gallery view.Casa Wabi’s…
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Free Games for PS Plus & Xbox Live in January 2017
2017 is here! January brings us the first set of free games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscribers for the year. Let’s see what gamers will enjoy this month. PlayStation Plus First, on PS4, we have Day of the Tentacle Remastered, which is an enhanced version of the 1993 classic point and…
Fast Company
How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017
Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year. Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely…
Fast Company
These 6 Career Resolutions Will Transform The Way You Work
Sure, you could shoot for that promotion or raise. Or you could set these goals to radically change how you approach your work. Sure, you could shoot for that promotion or raise. Or you could set these goals to radically change how you approach your work.Instead of setting the…
Fast Company
It’s Time To Scrap This Phrase From Your Networking Playbook
The fact that you’re at a networking event doesn’t condemn you to talking only about your job. The fact that you’re at a networking event doesn’t condemn you to talking only about your job.Imagine this scenario: You’re at a friend’s party and you don’t know anyone else there. When…
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The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K
If you’re heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won’t land anything if you’re set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you so much, so PowerVision — the comp…
Fast Company
How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year
If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done. If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people…
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Lenovo Legion Y720 to please gamers with a powerhouse of a 4K laptop
Lenovo has revealed a new range of Legion gaming laptops at CES, with the initial offerings being a pair of notebooks aimed at mainstream and enthusiast gamers respectively.Both Legion laptops are 15.6-inch models and have Kaby Lake processors with up to 16GB of DDR4 system memory (in two sticks), and…
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Tide Pods Laundry Detergent (Ocean Mist, 57-Load) $12.99
Tide Pods Laundry Detergent (Ocean Mist, 57-Load) $12.99
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NERVANA Headphones Use Electric Stimulation To Sooth Your Nerves; Is On Sale For Just $249
Remember NERVANA? Longtime inStash readers will know that we covered it way back in March of 2016. Well, we’re happy to announce that those of you who … Read More
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Compass Stone Will Give You Directions Without A Screen
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting around a city you’re unfamiliar with and while we all have GPS devices, actually taking them out of your pocket when … Read More
SlashGear
Family Hub 2.0, cooking appliances join Samsung’s IoT bid
CES might be thought of as a time for all sorts of gadgets, trinkets, and, well, electronics, but lately it has also become a time for refrigerators, ovens, and cooktops. Yes, technology, and the Internet, as invaded the kitchen, and Samsung wants everyone to know that it’s more than ready for this Internet…
BBC News – World
India outrage after minister blames ‘Western dress’ for groping
Outrage in India as a minister blames “Western dress” for multiple reports of groping in Bangalore.
TechCrunch
Monese raises $10M Series A for its banking app targeting immigrants and expats
 Monese, the London-based fintech startup that offers a mobile banking app for immigrants and expats who might otherwise find it difficult to open a bank account outside of their originating country, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Read More
Fast Company
Are Open Work Spaces Actually Influencing Creativity Or Just Cheaper To Build?
Author and Podcaster, Gretchen Rubin, reflects on her experiences with open work space environments.
Digital Trends
Smanos all-in-one touchscreen controller will help get your smart house in order
Amsterdam-based Smanos, a wireless security and smart home component company, introduced a new unified smart home controller at CES 2017. The All-in-One Touchscreen Home Controller has a 7-inch LCD touchscreen for viewing security camera video, as well as data from other connected security and smart…
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New catalyst for the fight against smog
TSU chemists are creating a fundamentally new silver catalyst to purify the air, capable of decomposing toxic carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other harmful volatile substances into harmless components. This nanostructure catalyst may be effective even at room temperature and could be used as a filter…
TechCrunch
Meizu is the latest Chinese smartphone firm to sign a licensing deal with Qualcomm
 Qualcomm was hit by a near $1 billion fine for violating China’s antitrust regulations in 2015. That was rock bottom — and another example of a U.S. tech firm coming unstuck in China — but the chip-maker spent 2016 steadily sewing up licensing agreements, the latest being a deal with Meizu announced…
ArchDaily
Venice Isn’t Sinking, It’s Flooding – And It Needs to Learn How to Swim
Acqua Alta in Piazza San Marco (2016). Image © James Taylor-Foster “Will you look at that? St. Mark’s Square is flooded!” An Australian day tripper is astonished. “This place is actually sinking,” her friend casually exclaims. They, like so many I’ve overhead on the vaporetti, are convinced…
SlashGear
Blink Seecurity system, service plans to debut at CES 2017
By now, smart home security systems are a dime a dozen, but Blink always manages to set itself apart in some ways. It was one of the first, for example, to integrate with Amazon Alexa. It is also probably the only one with an outdoor security camera that runs on AA batteries. At CES 2017, it is taking…
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The best free media player 2017
The best free media player After 25 years of development, you might think Windows Media Player should have the power to handle all your video and audio needs. And yet, as you’ve probably noticed, it’s extremely limited, and won’t even play some common file types.Downloading an alternative media player…
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The best free torrent client 2017
The best free BitTorrent client BitTorrent is brilliant: torrent files turn your computer into part of a swarm where data is shared as it’s downloaded, so while you’re downloading something from other people you’re also helping others download the bits you’ve already got. The result is a very reliable…
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Lenovo Smart Assistant is like the Echo (but without the Amazon bit)
Fancy an Amazon Echo, but love brick-and-mortar bookshops too much to entertain putting another couple of notes in Jeff Bezos’ pockets? The Lenovo Smart Assistant, making its debut at CES 2017, may be what you’re after.Why? Because it’s basically an Amazon Echo clone, minus the Amazon branding.The Chinese…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers succeed in producing OLED electrodes from graphene
For the first time, it has been possible to produce functional OLED electrodes from graphene.
Fast Company
How Your Company Can Meaningfully Improve Diversity In 2017
It’s not enough to simply say you want your organization to be more diverse. Here are tangible ways you can make it happen. It’s not enough to simply say you want your organization to be more diverse. Here are tangible ways you can make it happen.In recent years, many companies…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: Tricks To Help You Keep Your Resolutions
According to Statistic Brain, just eight percent of Americans will succeed in keeping their New Year’s resolutions. Considering most of them focus on self-improvement, many are worthwhile attempts at betterment that should be kept for as long as possible…… …
MakeUseOf
3 Beginner Tips for Managing Worksheets in Excel
Excel can be tough to learn if you’re a complete beginner, even with helpful tips and tricks. It gets even more complicated when you start throwing multiple worksheets into the mix. Indeed, look at the bottom and you’ll see a tab bar where you can switch between sheets. This is even more evident if you…
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The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Welcome to 2017! Congratulations, you made it. It’s 2017 and time for CESHere’s what to expect at CES 2017 The Engadget team spent their New Year’s Day venturing to Las Vegas. That means it’s CES season, and a buttload of TVs, wearables, self-driving cars and countless stupid “smart” things.”…
Architizer
Liquid Envelopes: 8 Wondrous New Urban Aquariums
Aquariums are designed around new perspectives. Allowing observers to look at their world through a fresh lens, these projects use view, light and enclosure to orchestrate discovery. Displaying water-dwelling animals and plants, aquariums come in widely different sizes. Both private and commercial…
Computerworld
A potentially fatal blow against patent trolls
For years, patent trolls have been the best evidence that pure evil exists. And like most evil entities, they are almost impossible to stop. Even a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that was highly critical of patent trolls has done little to slow their slimy, reptilian-like existence. But a federal judge…
Macworld
The 10 Mac games you need to play from December 2016
December’s Mac gamesImage by Daedalic EntertainmentWe recently looked back on the year in Mac gaming, choosing 20 of the most exciting and essential releases of 2016—but game studios didn’t stop releasing games just because we were winding down for the holidays. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun looks…
PCWorld
Samsung unveils its Wisenet-SmartCam and BabyView home security cameras
Anyone looking to monitor their home’s security, toddler’s well-being, and everything in between will be pleased to know that Samsung’s adding a few new options to its already robust security camera portfolio at CES 2017.Whether you’re new to home monitoring, or you’re looking to replace your existing,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Eavesdropping reveals hidden marine mammal populations in the ocean
Acoustic monitoring of the calls of marine animals, such as whales and seals, could be the key to identifying new species, finding new population groups and mapping migration routes.
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Lessons in trust from America’s experience with electronic voting
It reads like a Hollywood movie. Elite hackers, allegedly sponsored by the Russian government, infiltrate the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee. Thousands of emails are stolen and published by WikiLeaks.
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Terrestrial Mesozoic ninja turtles
Turtles are an incredible evolutionary success story, with about 350 extant species that inhabit all major oceans and landmasses and from tropical to temperate climates. The fossil record of turtles is incredibly rich, and documents the adaptation of various sub-lineages to a broad range of habitat preferences,…
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Unique technology for diagnosing vestibular function disorders
Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) have joined forces developing technology for vestibular system disorders diagnosis and research. This is the first portable diagnosis technology using virtual reality.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Will Netanyahu be forced to resign? A guide to the investigation
What is Netanyahu suspected of? Is Israel heading toward elections? Who could possibly replace him as prime minister? As the investigation unfolds, here is a look at what may follow.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
victor castanera’s balance table lamp for oblure contains a harmonious tension
the sculptural design piece evokes a playful curiosity by achieving a harmonious tension between opposing elements. The post victor castanera’s balance table lamp for oblure contains a harmonious tension appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
inStash
Immerse Yourself In The 31.5-Inch Samsung Quantum Dot Curved Monitor
Looking to make an upgrade to a better monitor to ring in the new year? Look no further than the Samsung Quantum Dot Curved Monitor. With a … Read More
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The Method-2 Robot Suit Is A Sneak Peek Of Our Mech-filled Future
Mechs. It’s a concept that anyone who’s watched Gundam or Pacific Rim is probably familiar with. While they’ve been popular in anime and sci-fi for decades, no … Read More
SlashGear
Scribd calls it quits on comics in less than a year
Let’s be honest. It may have not been the perfect pairing in the first place. Except to its faithful fans, or what’s left of them after this, Scribd is perhaps best known for sharing documents, papers, even legal documents. It later broke out into the ebook and audiobook markets and then, February last…
Latest news
Year of upheaval: These are the trends shaping Middle East tech
Aside from headline-grabbing Hyperloop plans and government crackdowns on communications tech, what are the shifts that will really change the region?
Latest news
Under Armour at CES highlights digital transformation efforts as clothing, wearables, apps, data merge
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank will give a keynote at CES 2017. And why not? Data and technology are the enablers if Under Armour is going to hit the $10 billion revenue mark.
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Maillard Reaction Is Responsible For Flavors In?
The Maillard Reaction Is Responsible For Flavors In? Browned Food Peppers Vanilla HoneyThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
The Downsides of Open Source Software
CyanogenMod is dead, killed by parent company Cyanogen. The community is attempting to pick up the pieces and create a new project, LineageOS, based on the code. But it’s a reminder that open source software isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and stability: in fact, it can often be very messy.Click Here to…
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HyperX’s latest gaming headset makes 7.1 surround sound affordable
HyperX has unleashed what it claims to be is the first plug-and-play 7.1 Dolby surround sound headset – and at an affordable price.Meet the Cloud Revolver S, launching at CES 2017, which is an upgrade over HyperX’s older generic surround sound-capable Cloud Revolver gaming headset. The gaming peripheral…
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BlackBerry Press launching with keyboard and mysterious extras
The BlackBerry Press looks like it’ll be launching at CES 2017, coming with a fan-favorite keyboard but also some ‘glimpses of the future’.Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry DTEK60, a new phone has been leaked by Steve Cistulli the North American president of TCT, the brand now behind BlackBerry phones….
Computerworld
Lenovo primes to take on Microsoft’s next Surface tablet with Miix 720
The world is waiting for Microsoft’s next Surface tablet, but when it ships, it’ll have to contend with Lenovo’s new Miix 720, a 12-inch Windows tablet loaded with cutting-edge features. The Miix 720 and will ship in April with a starting price of $999. That’s about $100 more than the starting price…
BBC News – World
Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning
Syrian rebel groups suspend preparations for peace talks, alleging government ceasefire violations.
Computerworld
CES 2017: The PCs, gadgets, and gear we can’t wait to see
The tech that will matter at CESImage by Rob SchultzGoing to CES is like going into a wild, overgrown jungle: You need a machete and a good guide to hack your way out. That’s why we’re here. We’ve scouted out the big stories and cut through the hype so we can tell you what’s really worth seeing—the innovations…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Eco-driving and safe driving technology to save lives, environment and money
Road safety researchers at QUT are developing innovative in-vehicle technology to improve safety and save dollars at the petrol pump, and are looking to test it out on Brisbane drivers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Lizard learning ability not affected by home environment
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that the learning ability of a social, family-oriented lizard, the Australian tree skink, is not affected by the environment they were raised in.
MakeUseOf
Canceled Cable? 8 Streaming TV Apps to Fill the Void
Cutting the cord by canceling your cable has a lot of benefits: it can save you money, give you access to more quality programming, and expose you to considerably fewer ads. However, it isn’t without its disadvantages. One of the biggest is the loss of the “lean back” viewing experience. There are times…
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Dirty Money
The public health case for a cashless society — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ecotricity proposes “green gas mills” at every UK fracking site
Income for farmers, or fracked natural gas—will communities be allowed to decide?
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Tony Seba: All new vehicles, globally, will be electric by 2030
And they’ll mostly be supplied by solar power.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
wireless LG levitating speaker defies gravity at the CES 2017
at the CES 2017, LG presents its ‘levitating portable speaker’, which mesmerizingly hovers over the accompanying levitation station whilst delivering high quality audio. The post wireless LG levitating speaker defies gravity at the CES 2017 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
PCWorld
6 Android New Year’s Resolutions to start 2017 off right
It’s time to form some good Android habits.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
France’s left-wing presidential hopefuls unveil their platforms
Former prime minister Manuel Valls and Vincent Peillon, an MEP and former education minister, unveiled their respective presidential platforms Tuesday as they gear up to compete with five other left-wing contenders in France’s April-May elections.
Coolest Gadgets
Five Elements Robotics reveals Dash, the robotic shopping cart
When it comes to shopping, many of us have already made the migration towards online shopping. It is a no-brainer actually — there is no need to fight for parking, and neither do you get lost from trying to look for your vehicle after a particularly long and difficult shopping session. Not only that,…
Lifehacker
Five Resolution Alternatives to Start Your New Year Off Right
New Year’s resolutions have a high potential to fail, and that can make the end of every year a huge bummer instead of a celebration. Don’t stress over resolutions this year, and try these forward-thinking alternatives instead.Set an Intention Instead of a ResolutionResolutions are frustrating because…
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Discrete, Nonlinear and Disordered Optics
Workshop: 8 May 2017 – 12 May 2017, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Organized by Mordechai Segev, Alexander Szameit, Sergei Turitsyn.
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Frontiers in Water Biophysics 2017
Conference: 23 May 2017 – 28 May 2017, Erice, Sicily, Italy. Organized by Attilio Cesàro (University of Trieste), Lucia Comez (IOM-CNR c/o University of Perugia), Giancarlo Franzese (University of Barcelona).
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Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference 2017
Conference: 13 Sep 2017 – 15 Sep 2017, Barcelona, Spain. Organized by PREMC.
WIRED
Beautiful X-Ray Movies Reveal Skeletons Like Never Before
By layering a 3-D CT scan over a 2-D X-ray movie, researchers get a stunning look at bones in motion. The post Beautiful X-Ray Movies Reveal Skeletons Like Never Before appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The 7 Most Majestic Infrastructure Projects of 2016
And one more to look forward to in 2017. The post The 7 Most Majestic Infrastructure Projects of 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
How Long Would It Take to Scale a Mountain in a Human-Powered Chairlift?
How much power per person does a traditional chairlift need? What are some other options if we wanted to do something cool? The post How Long Would It Take to Scale a Mountain in a Human-Powered Chairlift? appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Play It Forward: Our 19 Most Anticipated Videogames of 2017
This year promises another bumper crop of games. Some will be great; others, not so much. Here are the ones on which we’ve pinned our highest hopes. The post Play It Forward: Our 19 Most Anticipated Videogames of 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Here’s What Happens to Tech in 2017 (Unless 2016 Was All a Dream)
Donald Trump takes office at the end of the month, and the great uncertainty begins. But that didn’t stop us from predicting what will happen this year. The post Here’s What Happens to Tech in 2017 (Unless 2016 Was All a Dream) appeared first on WIRED.
BBC News – World
Germany ‘pollution spike’ follows New Year’s Eve fireworks
New Year fireworks contributed to high pollution levels in German cities, official figures suggest.
The Next Web
How to balance security and usability with data analytics
Technology is a beautiful thing. It can make life more convenient by allowing people to push a button and get something good — a ride home, a vacation rental, or dinner. It’s also a powerful tool that can improve safety and security in ways not possible before. But as the fears of private information…
Digital Trends
British officials developing new tech to prevent Berlin-style terrorist attacks
Big cities like New York City and Moscow blocked roads with large trucks to prevent a Berlin-style terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve. The British government is responding differently to the threat, and it has allegedly hired a small team of scientists to secretly develop a remote kill switch capable…
Digital Trends
Mitsubishi could help Nissan develop its very first plug-in hybrid model
Unlike many of its rivals, Nissan chose to skip gasoline-electric hybrid cars and go straight to electric vehicles such as the Leaf. The company is now circling back, and one of its top executives has confirmed it’s preparing to introduce its first plug-in hybrid model. The company still believes that…
Digital Trends
Hackers are now using WhatsApp to target unsuspecting users
Looking to keep your digital information secure? In that case, you should avoid opening attachments you aren’t totally sure are safe. Hackers are using WhatsApp to send Word documents that look legit, but end up being viruses that can steal your personal information — including banking data and login…
Digital Trends
Flights delayed after computer glitch affects customs at U.S. airports
A United States Customs and Border Protection computer outage is affecting a number of computers at airports around the country, according to reports. The outage affected Miami and Atlanta airports in particular, but passengers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta are no longer being delayed….
Digital Trends
With every answer, search reshapes our worldview
If you asked Google “Did the Holocaust happen?” earlier this month, the search engine first directed you to Stormfront, a white supremacist organization that denies the genocide ever occurred. After initially defending its algorithm, Google eventually tweaked it to bury the offending result. But the…
New Scientist – Online news
Australia bans non-prescription codeine to fight opioid crisis
Codeine-related deaths have doubled in Australia since 2000. The country is following the US by making codeine prescription only, but the UK has no such plans
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Image: Interstellar filaments in Polaris
Just as the new calendar year begins, and with it a feeling of new beginnings, so this network of dust and gas shows a portion of sky where star birth is yet to take hold.
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Opinion: Should algorithms be regulated?
Accidents involving driverless cars, calculating the probability of recidivism among criminals, and influencing elections by means of news filters—algorithms are involved everywhere. Should governments step in?
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SpaceX finds failure cause, announces January 8 as target for flight resumption
After an intensive four month investigation into why a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded without warning on the launch pad last September, the company today announced the failures likely cause as well as plans of a rapid resumption of flights as soon as next Sunday, Jan. 8, from their California launch…
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Compound eyes for industry and smartphone
Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process enabling the production of a two millimeter flat camera. Similar to the eyes of insects, its lens is partitioned into 135 tiny facets. Following nature’s model, the researchers have named their mini-camera concept facetVISION. At the CES technical trade…
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More efficient vaccine production
Many vaccines contain viruses that are inactivated to prevent them from harming recipients. This is generally achieved by adding chemicals. Fraunhofer scientists are taking a different approach, using low-energy-electrons to irradiate the pathogens. The advantages of this new method are that it produces…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
To each driver the appropriate vehicle
Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical com- bustion engines and alternative drive systems, research establishments and companies are working on making more efficient use of vehicles. A new data logger…
Gadget Review
SimpliSafe Home Security System Review
SimpliSafe Home Security System Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site SimpliSafe is a home security system that truly lives up to the “simple” part of its name, with a plug and play security solution unlike anything else on the market. But is it possible for a security system to be a little too…
Mashable
These photos show the extreme measures migrants take to reach Europe
A picture of a sub-Saharan migrant hiding inside a suitcase in Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in northern Africa, is putting the spotlight again on the extreme measures migrants take to reach Europe.  SEE ALSO: Banksy is now being used as a logo for the French far-right The man, a 19-year-old from Gabon,…
The Manual
A Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Skiing
Backcountry skiing offers some of the best opportunities for deep powder out there. You need the right tools and skills to access it safely. The post A Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Skiing appeared first on The Manual.
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It’s Time to End Washington’s Bad Habit of Changing NASA’s Goals in Midstream
Donald Trump and Congress should end Washington’s bad habit of shifting our space goals — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
Architectural Research: Three Myths and One Model
<a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/522408/icd-itke-research-pavilion-2015-icd-itke-university-of-stuttgart’>ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14</a>. The annual ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion, completed by students at ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart, is an example of Christopher Frayling’s…
9to5Mac
PSA: If those spectacular iPhone photos of the new year’s eve fireworks inspired you to take your own, here’s how
Apple’s Shot on iPhone campaign certainly helps promote the capabilities of what has been described as the world’s most popular camera, and they can also inspire iPhone owners to up their own photographic game. In the latest offering (via CNN), Apple partnered with 15 photographers around the world…
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Chrysler’s Portal concept is your autonomous, biometric future – Roadshow
It’s not just an electric Pacifica. It’s way more than that.
Mashable
This moment between 2 quiz show contestants is so gloriously awkward
LONDON — When it comes to mildly awkward moments quiz shows are normally quite good value, but Monday’s episode of BBC regular Pointless took things to a whole other level. SEE ALSO: ‘University Challenge’ contestant proves quiz shows and a fear of buzzers don’t mix well If you’ve never seen Pointless…
SlashGear
Carpooling can cut traffic congestion by 75%, MIT study
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have been in the news a lot lately, but mostly because of their run ins with authorities and regulators. Few have probably given deep thought, not to mention devout an entire scientific paper, on their impact at large, for good or for ill. But that is exactly…
Lifehacker
Buy Forever Stamps Now Before They Get More Expensive On January 22nd
It may not cost much to mail a letter in the US, but that price is about to go up a tiny bit. The US Post Office is set to raise the price of its Forever Stamps from $0.47 to $0.49, so it’s a good time to get yours while you can.Forever stamps are a special kind of stamp that the Post Office issues that…
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Brazilian government to focus on 4G expansion
New national broadband plan intends to focus on mobile coverage to drive digital inclusion
Latest news
What Microsoft will be doing at CES 2017
Microsoft doesn’t need a flashy stand to be part of the important conversations at the key technology show.
Mashable
LG’s new 4K TVs employ ‘nano cells’ for better color accuracy
TV manufacturers seem to be a bit stuck on where to go next. 3D didn’t exactly take off, and 4K, while nice, has been around for years and there’s still not enough content for most users to really care.  So what’s next? If you ask LG, it’s nano cells. At CES in Las Vegas, LG unveiled its new lineups…
BBC News – World
Ferret smell could help protect New Zealand birds
Researchers say ferret smell could be used to aid pest-control efforts as it attracts other predators.
The Awesomer
How CRTs Worked
LinkWe’ve long since moved on to LCD and OLED displays, which render images a frame at a time, but for many years, televisions and monitors used cathode ray tubes. This slow-mo video shows how the picture was “painted” line by line using a scanning beam of electrons. More Awesome Stuff: Bullet vs…
Computerworld
The essential Apple users guide to CES 2017
While Apple won’t be at CES this year it will be watching news from the event.That’s because this year’s show is shaping up to be a testing ground for a range of new technologies just about emerging into Gartner’s ‘Plateau of Productivity’.Smartphones have shown what can be done with an intelligent mobile…
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Amazon sets up shop for individual sellers in India, will pack and ship packages for them
Amazon has launched a newly-branded “Sell as Individual” service in India, making it easier for users to sell secondhand goods like books, video games, and electronics. The company charges a small fee for each item sold based and its value, and to solve one of the major headaches for small sellers, will…
Cool Hunting
Creative Calendars and Planners for 2017: Snazzy options to help keep organized and inspired
Unless you were given a calendar, planner or agenda for the holidays, most people wait a few days into the new year before realizing it’s time to get organized. While there is a plethora of apps to help with scheduling and completing tasks, there’s…… Continue…
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NASA Plans to Build a Gigantic Space Telescope from 2 Tiny CubeSats
The distance between the satellites would serve as the telescope’s focal length — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Teclast TBook 16 Pro Hybrid Dual-Boot Tablet Review and Giveaway
The Teclast TBook 16 Pro is a hybrid tablet with detachable keyboard that dual boots both Windows 10 and Android 5.1. The tablet is available for around $200, while the keyboard is an additional $50 accessory. We’ve got a complete set to give away – enter below for your chance to win, and read on to…
Coolest Gadgets
5e NannyBot lets parents do their thing
Five Elements Robotics knows just how busy parents can get through the day, especially when they have a thousand and one things to take care of. Well, this means that they need all the help that they can get. This is also a time to pause and look at our grandparents in amazement, wondering how they raised…
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Small Businesses Win Some Regulatory Relief: New at Reason
A few of our more perceptive government officials seem to realize they’ve been choking off entrepreneurship. J.D. Tuccille writes: Christmas has come and gone, but anybody struggling to keep a small business afloat or pondering an entrepreneurial venture might be digging under the desiccated blue…
PCWorld
How to turn on the Ink Workspace in Windows 10
In Windows 10, Microsoft added a new feature for fans of digital pens called the Windows Ink Workspace. With this new feature, you get a centralized spot built into Windows 10 for your system’s pen-friendly apps.Many users will never see the Ink Workspace if they aren’t using a digital pen with their…
Macworld
How to change your default font for viewing and composing in macOS Mail
Mark Chayka writes in with a problem picking type for Mail in macOS: I would like to permanently change the default font setting from “Helvetica 14pt” to “Helvetica Neue Light 14pt” in my mail application so that my messages appear as this one does. (Trust me that his message did arrive in 14-point…
TechCrunch
Flytrex lands $3M to make drone delivery a thing
 Despite my early skepticism, I’m becoming increasingly convinced that commercial drone delivery will soon become a thing. Enter Israel’s Flytrex, which has just raised $3 million in funding to build out its drone delivery solution. Read More
Lifehacker
Pick a Side Hustle That Complements Your Career Goals
There are nearly limitless ways to make money in your spare time. If you want to get a better job, though, make sure that your side hustle is helping you get there.Read more…
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Roccat made a keyboard with pressure-sensitive QWEASD keys
We checked out Roccat’s frameless Suora mechanical keyboard back in June of last year and found it to be, frankly, wonderful. It’s a keyboard for “purists,” winning points on quality and attention to detail. The Isku+ Force FX is something completely different. Roccat has devoloped its own patented…
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Cut the Cord in 2017 with One of These Streaming Devices
Even if you have a smart TV or a game console, a dedicated streaming device is still worth the investment. …Read More »
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Sanitation and Running Water Make Mass Zika Outbreak in U.S. Unlikely
The United States harbors a wide range of environments of various climatic conditions, many of which are favorable to mosquitoes and the transmission of disease. Even more temperate climates, like New England, have shown themselves to be suitable for the transmission of mosquito borne illnesses during…
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AETHER SEEKER SNOW PANT
The Seeker is made of a 3-layer fabric that is seam sealed, waterproof, wind resistant, and breathable. This smart fabric adjusts its level of heat retention and breathability to the conditions, meaning it retains heat during times of inactivity and allows it to escape when you?re starting to…
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Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ becomes German bestseller: publisher
The first reprint of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in Germany since World War II has proved a surprise bestseller, heading for its sixth print run, its publisher said Tuesday.
9to5Mac
PDF-handling problems in Sierra that broke ScanSnap are back in 10.12.2, many apps affected
Back in September, a major bug with PDF-handling that led to Fujitsu temporarily warning ScanSnap owners to cease using their scanners with Sierra. The problem was later identified as a bug in the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12. Take Control of Preview co-author Adam Engst (via Daring Fireball),…
The Manual
Heighten Your ‘Basics’ with Clothes by Handvaerk
Clothing line Handvaerk-from the Danish word for “craft”-offers amazing “everyday” items that quietly ooze quality, craftsmanship and timelessness. The post Heighten Your ‘Basics’ with Clothes by Handvaerk appeared first on The Manual.
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Rubik’s Cube Mario Is The Hardest Game Ever [Video]
Apparently, the team behind the jugglersynchro YouTube channel didn’t think old school games were hard enough, so they crafted this stop-motion Super Mario sequence by reconfiguring a ton of Rubik’s cubes. At least it isn’t Battletoads. (via RocketNews) Send your tips to tips@nerdapproved.com….
Gizmodo
Get Fit In 2017 With Bowflex’s Absurdly Popular Dumbbells, Now Cheaper Than Ever
Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair), $236$236 is a lot to spend on a set of dumbbells, but these Bowflex adjustable models take up way less room than a full rack of weights, and certainly cost less over time than a gym membership. Read more…
Scientific American Content: Global
Veggies with Vision: Do Plants See the World around Them?
The concept of a “seeing plant” fell by the wayside in the early 20th century—only to reemerge in the past few years — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
Brexit: UK’s top EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers resigns
The UK’s top diplomat in Brussels, Sir Ivan Rogers, resigns months before Brexit talks begin.
CNET News.com
Jaguar Land Rover under investigation for vehicle rollaways – Roadshow
Once again, a rotary-style shifter is the subject of federal scrutiny.
Physics News
First experimental proof of a 70 year old physics theory
PARK Je-Geun, Associate Director at the Center for Correlated Electron Systems and collaborators have demonstrated the magnetic behavior of a special class of 2-D materials. This is the first …
The Awesomer
Ouroborus Infinite Skyscrapers
LinkArtist Mister Mourao created this series of intricate pen and ink drawings on wood, each of which envisions a circular building that has no beginning or end. Most of the pieces have been sold, but you can still find a couple of the originals in his shop. More Awesome Stuff: LUMES…
Lifehacker
The Lifehacker Money Challenge Is Back!
Welcome to the second annual Lifehacker Ultimate Money Challenge. After considering your feedback, we’ve decided to once again challenge you throughout the year with a new financial goal every month. This month’s? The 30-Day Savings Challenge.It works a lot like the 52-week challenge, except we’ve condensed…
Acquire
Mophie celebrates the Year of the Rooster with street artist Hua Tunan
You’ve never seen a battery quite like this.Mophie’s Powerstation batteries have served as the perfect easel for a number of strong collaborations, but their latest project with street artist Hua Tunan may be their best yet. The artist is helping ring in the Chinese New Year with a custom Powerstation…
Digital Trends
Synaptics’ new multi-factor biometrics engine can lock your PC like a bank vault
It’s more important than ever that we keep our devices secure, as the way tech is integrated into our daily lives makes the threat of a breach all the more worrisome. Now, human interface specialist Synaptics has announced a new multi-factor biometric fusion engine that should help discern exactly who…
9to5Mac
Around 3% of downloaders of Super Mario Run paid the $10 to gain full access, says research company
When Nintendo chose to release its first Super Mario title for iOS as a ‘free to play, one-time fee to gain full access’ game, the big question was how many players would hand over the $10 to unlock the app. Research firm Newzoo thinks it has the answer, estimating conversion at 3%, reports the WSJ….
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Detecting misinformation can improve memory later on
Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. Research shows that people who actually notice that the misinformation is inconsistent…
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Sex hormone-sensitive gene complex linked to premenstrual mood disorder
Researchers have discovered molecular mechanisms that may underlie a woman’s susceptibility to disabling irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period. In women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), they found dysregulated expression in a sex hormone-responsive…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Genes affecting our communication skills relate to genes for psychiatric disorder
By screening thousands of individuals, an international team led by researchers has provided new insights into the relationship between genes that confer risk for autism or schizophrenia and genes that influence our ability to communicate during the course of development.
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How Awe Shapes Views of Science
That feeling when we experience something bigger than us — and how it changes our thinking — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Gadget Flow
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Robot Vacuum
Clean your floors with minimal effort with the Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Robot Vacuum. Coming in at 28% thinner than previous models, this device packs a lot of power. The VR7000 Robot Vacuum is able to generate up to 20 watts of suction power. It also uses an Edge Clean Master feature that can pick up…
The Gadget Flow
Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor
Step into the future of computing with the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor. Measuring a full 27 inches diagonally, this HDR-supporting monitor is enticingly thin. In addition to the remarkably slim profile, it supports higher contrast and color range than others on the market. Amazingly, the Dell 27 Ultrathin…
The Gadget Flow
Apis Handmade Leather Boots
Take a step towards luxury with the Apis Handmade Leather Boots. This spectacular design showcases formal footwear at its best but without the hefty price tag. From the laces to the sole, the Apis Leather Boots are built to last both with style and wear. The boots feature an ultra strong stitching to…
Design Milk
Beauparlant Launches Open, Wall-Mounted Shelves
Designed for a custom kitchen in a private residence, the Wireframe Shelf is now being launched by the Toronto-based design studio Beauparlant. The wall-mounted design is not only practical for providing additional storage, they establish bold horizontal lines when installed in a space. The…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Creating a plasmonic nanolaser using nanoparticles
Researchers have developed a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.
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This in-ear fitness tracker can play music and track your body temperature
For professional athletes (and overly-zealous amateurs), measuring your core body temperature or CBT can offer useful information about workout performance and recovery from injury. Usually, though, tracking this bit of diagnostic data can be a bit tricky, relying on intrusive methods like ingestible…
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Helia’s smart lights are like Apple’s Night Shift for your home
Soraa, a lighting company that typically sells to corporate clients, plans to release its first smart LED light for general humans. Instead of relying on Wi-Fi and a hub, like other smart lights, the company’s Helia bulbs communicate with one another over a home’s existing electrical wiring. The technology,…
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How do you fix the Internet of Things? A better router
The Internet of Things is a security problem. The Mirai botnet attacks drove the point home in October, but security experts have been warning about these weaknesses for years, providing endless demos about how a hacker might break into your baby monitor or seize control of your thermostat. There are…
MakeUseOf
What Is Graphene? 7 Ways It Will Soon Revolutionize Tech
For the last few years, graphene has been something of a buzzword: a new material with remarkable properties promising to revolutionize everything about our lives. But is it all empty hype? What exactly is graphene and what can we really expect from it? Graphene is an unusual form of one of the most…
MakeUseOf
5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas From the World’s Greatest Minds
The start of a new year is the perfect time to set yourself some goals, attempt to quit some bad habits, and try to become a healthier person. Most of us struggle to come up with some less commonplace New Year’s resolutions. There are some overlooked habits that could be easier to achieve or make a bigger…
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CES 2017: the biggest events and live streams to watch for
It’s CES time again, which means that the week’s news will be dominated by a dizzying maelstrom of press conferences, product reveals, and other announcements timed to coincide with the happenings in Las Vegas. It is, as you might expect, pretty hard to keep up with. But with this handy list, you’ll…
Gizmodo
A Bed That Warms My Feet So I Fall Asleep Faster Is the Only Furniture I Need
Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night means you’ll spend at least a third of your life in bed. So if you’re going to splurge on a piece of furniture, it might as well be a bed that constantly adjusts its comfort to match your sleeping position and warms your feet so you can fall asleep…
The Gadget Flow
BlueRX Truly Wireless Earphones
You can finally cut the cables for good with the BlueRX Truly Wireless Earphones. Using the latest technology, these incredible earbuds can connect to your device from up to 10 meters away. Complete with a play/pause button right on the device, they also feature a microphone for hands-free calls. The…
The Gadget Flow
Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR Headset
Get set to experience VR in a smaller and lighter form with the Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR Headset. This working prototype will work with Microsoft’s Windows Holographic platform. The company made the headset pretty comfortable for regular use. The suspending lenses in front of the users’ eyes are…
The Gadget Flow
WeMo Smart Dimmer Switch
Your home just got a whole lot smarter thanks to the WeMo Smart Dimmer Switch. This isn’t an ordinary light switch. In addition to controlling brightness, you can also use this switch to work with any light. Working seamlessly, the WeMo Dimmer can precisely adjust the light levels without noise or flickering….
The Gadget Flow
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop
Maximize your workflow with the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop. Complete with an InfinityEdge display, this device has a border that measures only 5.2mm to give you the full picture. While impressive, what sets the XPS 13 2-in-1 apart is the hinge. In mere seconds, you can transform this laptop into four…
The Gadget Flow
TrackR atlas Indoor Mapping Device
Keep track of your stuff the easy way with the TrackR atlas Indoor Mapping Device. Plugging into a standard outlet, this device produces a virtual floor plan. Compatible with other TrackR devices, you’re able to see and locate any items you’ve misplaced. Whether you have a large home or a compact apartment,…
The Next Web
Samsung might bring Windows 10 Mobile’s best feature to the Galaxy S8
Taking a backseat to iOS and Android, Windows 10 Mobile has struggled to win over the trust of both manufacturers and consumers. But this is not to say that it doesn’t have some pretty nifty features – and it seems Samsung might be stealing one of these and bringing it straight to the Galaxy S8. All…
How-To Geek
How to Create a Plain Text List of All Windows User Accounts and Their Settings
You can always look up user accounts on a Windows system using the settings interface, but if you want to save a nice, printer-friendly file with that info, it’s easiest to turn to the Command Prompt.Click Here to Continue Reading
Architizer
The Art of Rendering: How to Emulate an Emotive Architectural Sketch in Photoshop
The workflow that Alex Hogrefe uses to recreate drawings follows a similar procedure as that of actually hand-rendering an image.
BBC News – World
Istanbul nightclub shooting: Kyrgyzstan rules out ‘suspect’
Kyrgyzstan discounts a man who media reports suggested was involved in the Istanbul shooting.
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SpeedX’s Unicorn bike knows how much effort you’re putting in
SpeedX is back with another “smart” road bike that promises to track your rides with a sleek, blemish-free design. The Unicorn is a sequel to the Leopard, which I took for a spin last June, and comes with a new, detachable bike computer on the stem. It has a 2.2-inch touchscreen and runs a custom version…
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Symantec’s Norton Core router aims to protect the connected home
Symantec’s mostly known as the makers of Norton AntiVirus, which is probably one of the most popular antivirus software in the world despite the, uh, occasional slip-up. Now, the company is venturing into hardware, with the release of the Norton Core. It’s a mobile-enabled WiFi router that touts machine…
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Altec Lansing’s SmartStream speakers are another Sonos alternative
While Sonos remains the go-to option for multi-room audio, a number of companies have debuted similar devices over the last couple of years. 2016 saw the likes of Sony, Vizio and others introduce WiFi-connected speakers that allow you to control music all over your house with a mobile app. At CES, Altec…
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Flow tracks air quality for crowdsourced pollution maps
You might not have heard of Plume Labs, but you can probably recall their pollution monitoring pigeons that flew over London earlier this year. The part research project, part publicity stunt was designed to drum up interest in a new air quality sensor the company has been working on for two years. Now,…
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Audeze modified its in-ear planar magnetic headphones for VR
When Audeze announced it’s iSine in-ear planar magnetic headphones last summer, the company also touted the device’s ability to play nice with the Oculus Rift. Here at CES, Audeze is officially announcing a dedicated VR version of the TIE fighter-esque audio accessory. The iSine VR, as it’s called, will…
Fast Company
Popular Data-Driven Weight Loss App Mixes AI And A Human Touch To Boost Success
Startup Noom reveals 4 key tips to help you keep that “New Year, New You” slim-down resolution. Startup Noom reveals 4 key tips to help you keep that “New Year, New You” slim-down resolution.So 2017 is finally here and once again you’re determined to get healthy and drop those…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Why odds are against a large Zika outbreak in the US
Is the United States at risk for a large-scale outbreak of Zika or other mosquito-borne disease? While climate conditions in the US are increasingly favorable to mosquitos, socioeconomic factors such as access to clean water and air conditioning make large-scale outbreaks unlikely, according to new analysis…
Reason.com Full Feed
Drug War Is Over (If You Want It!): Hollyweed Edition
Over the New Year’s weekend, pranksters found their way to the Hollywood sign and mocked it up to pay tribute to Calfornia’s November vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Here’s a map via Governing magazine that lays out where pot is legal and under what circumstances. It’s interactive, so click…
Gizmodo
We May Need to Wait a Little Longer for the Han Solo Movie
Iain Glen talks bringing more characters together for the climax of Game of Thrones. Get a look at a new alien from Valerian. Jeremy Jordan teases what’s in store for Winn on Supergirl. Plus, new behind the scenes footage from The Great Wall, and a suitably strange teaser for the return of Agents of…
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Load Up Your Kindle With James Patterson’s BookShots, Just $1 Each Today
James Patterson’s short (~130-160 page) “BookShots” novels are self-contained stories that you can finish in a couple of hours, and you can load them onto your Kindle for just $1 each today as part of a Gold Box deal. Over two dozen options are available, so go enjoy a little digital shopping spree while…
Newswise: SciNews
Learn More About Florida’s Water Resources with New UF/IFAS Website
Are you concerned about how your water tastes? Do you want to know how much you use, or whether we’ll have enough water for the next generation? A new UF/IFAS website links users with UF/IFAS programs on how to preserve and, perhaps improve the quantity and quality of water in Florida.
Mashable
This German chef knife is made out of wood
‘//SKID’ is a knife made entirely out of wood and features a high alloyed carbon steel blade. Its creators, a German company called Lignum, say it’s the first of its kind.  Read more…More about Chef S Knife, Real Time Video, Real Time, Japan, and Germany
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Report: How to deliver a comprehensive big data analytics framework to communication service providers
Our library of 1700 research reports is available only to our subscribers. We occasionally release ones for our larger audience to benefit from. This is one such report. If you would like access to our entire library, please subscribe here. Subscribers will have access to our 2017 editorial calendar,…
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This new earbud could unlock your fastest runs ever
A new hearable will offer a new level of information to help you run faster, cycle harder and generally be fitter – if it lives up to the promises of its CES launch.BodyTrak is a wireless, in-ear device that can monitor not only heart rate and fitness, but also core body temperature, allowing you to…
Digital Trends
Lawsuit alleges unintended acceleration in the Tesla Model X
Updated on 1-3-2017 by Stephen Edelstein: In addition to claiming that the sudden acceleration was caused by Son pressing the accelerator pedal, and not by any fault of the car, a statement from a Tesla spokesperson said the following: “Before filing his class action lawsuit against Tesla, Mr. Son had…
Acquire
The Park Hyatt adds a luxurious new property to Bangkok’s skyline
Set to open in mid-2017.Set to open in the middle of this year, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is the company’s latest luxury property spanning 222 rooms, which include 32 suites, 2 Diplomat Suites, and one Presidential Suite. The standard rooms will be some of the largest in the city and each room will feature…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Using polymers to control the organizational behavior of nanoparticles
In order to create new nanomaterial technologies such as next-generation lighting, fundamental challenges underpinning the science and engineering of nanoparticles must be resolved. For example, many proposed technologies hinge on the organization of particles into layers, called films, that have a precise…
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Astronomers detect a strong outburst of an embedded young stellar object
(Phys.org)—Astronomers from the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory in Armenia have discovered a strong outburst of the embedded young stellar object (YSO) designated UKIDSS-J185318.36+012454.5. This newly detected event could provide important insights for the understanding of eruptive variability of…
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California snowpack surveyed as indicator of drought
Surveyors will plunge poles into the Sierra Nevada snowpack near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, taking the season’s first measurement by hand of the snow’s water content as California flirts with a sixth year of drought.
BBC News – World
UK’s ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns
The UK’s ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, resigns months before Brexit talks begin.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bats avoid collisions by calling less in a crowd
In the warm summer months, bats go about their business each night, flying and gobbling up insects (a benefit to us). Using echolocation (making calls and listening for returning echoes to figure out where objects are) they can hunt and navigate around obstacles in total darkness, often in large groups….
Cool Material
The Best Drone Photography of the Year
Drones will one day deliver our packages and even transport us short distances. Until then, the coolest thing they can do is take unique pictures and videos. Some drone pilots have gotten pretty good at the whole photography thing, and Dronestagram is honoring them with their collection of the 20 best…
The Awesomer
Super Mario x Rubik’s Cubes
LinkWe can’t imagine how many hours it took the guys from juggling troupe Synchronicity to create this stop-motion Super Mario Bros. tribute video, created entirely by rotating the faces of hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes. Though this isn’t exactly the first time they’ve done this. More Awesome Stuff: Super…
Lifehacker
Starting Strength Is an Awesome Weight Training Program for Beginners
You’ve heard that lifting weights is good for you and makes you stronger, more confident, and generally more bad-ass. But maybe you’re not sure what to do. That’s okay, no one is perfect when they start. If you’re just beginning, there’s the perfect weight training program for you.The Starting Strength…
Science | Smithsonian
Meet the Researchers Who Scour the World’s Most Dangerous Corners in Search of Biological Riches
Militants, malaria and pirates are just some of the challenges these scientist-explorers face in their quest to map the world’s diversity
9to5Mac
AirBar converts MacBook models to touchscreen for just $99, starting with 13-inch MacBook Air [Video]
If you’ve ever wished your MacBook/Air/Pro had a touchscreen, you’ll soon be in luck – at least if you have the 13-inch MacBook Air. AirBar is a plug-and-play infrared device which allows you to use touch on your MacBook Air simply by magnetically attaching the device to the bottom bezel of your screen…
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Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener believes people will still drive their autonomous cars
When Gorden Wagener, the Mercedes-Benz design chief, enters one of his design studios, he fast-forwards into the future. In December, The Verge spoke with Wagener about the way car design is evolving. “Every car is finished up to 2020 and then we have platforms that go up to 2035 or so,” he said. “As…
Reason.com Full Feed
Less Than One-Third of Americans Want to See Roe v. Wade Overturned
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade, the seminal 1973 case affirming a right to legal abortion across America. If it happens, it won’t be a popular move. According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, less than one-third of…
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UK vinyl sales hit a 25-year high in 2016
We hardly need more convincing of vinyl’s resurgence over the past few years, but a report from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) today details that more records were sold in the UK in 2016 than have been for the past 25 years. Based on Officia…
Latest news
Big Data 2017: The future is cloudy
While machine learning and IoT grab the headlines, in 2017, cloud adoption will become the sleeper story of Big Data.
Latest news
How many of these does your boss do? Four ways to create a happy and creative team
A happy team is a productive team. Here are four ways to keep to keep staff engaged.
Latest news
Three new year’s resolutions Google needs to keep in 2017
From AI to TV, Google has its work cut out for itself as it gets more serious about its own hardware.
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.Welcome to 2017.13 percentPercentage of American private-sector workers who have a traditional pension, down from 38 percent in 1979. Now 401(k) plans are the common retirement strategy for Americans, and some of…
FiveThirtyEight
As Obamacare Faces Repeal, Its Legacy Is Still Up In The Air
When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. was in trouble — 50.7 million people were uninsured, the largest number in history. Mortality rates were on the rise, even as health care spending grew faster than the nation’s economy. Obama was always going to address the situation through some type…
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Dark Matter Hunters Are Hoping 2017 Is Their Year
It can be unsettling to realize that only five percent of the universe is made of the kind of matter we know and understand—everything from the planets and stars, to trees and animals and your dining room table. Roughly one-quarter is dark matter. This is thought to knit the galaxies together, and…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The enzyme that makes physical activity healthy: AMPK
Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin. Thus, physical activity helps to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, while also reducing the effects of diabetes if it does…
TechCrunch
GM counters Trump’s Twitter claim about Chevy Cruze being made in Mexico
 On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump tweeted that the Chevrolet Cruze sold in the U.S. is being manufactured in Mexico and sold tax-free via dealers across the border in the U.S. GM responded to the claim with a statement clarifying exactly where it makes the Cruze it retails in the U.S., which it turns…
Slashdot
Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth In Less Than a Decade
Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere, reports Bloomberg. From the article: In 2016, countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
New Sci-Fi Artwork From Simon Stålenhag
Odds are you are familiar with the art of Simon Stålenhag as his work has been all over the Internet for years now. He has books and an upcoming RPG but, seriously, somebody needs to contact this guy about a movie. At any rate, he’s released some new pieces on his Tumblr page, and they are spectacular….
Curbed National
Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people
Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds everything…
Gizmodo
Eerie Time-Lapse Shows Beijing Engulfed by a Relentless Wall of Smog
A new time-lapse taken over the course of just 20 minutes shows the mind-boggling extent of Beijing’s ongoing pollution problem. Read more…
Gizmodo
What to Expect at CES 2017
It’s that time of year again—time for the biggest technology companies in the world to gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The week-long gadget extravaganza always proves to be a complete circus. It’s the one place can go to see the newest technology in basically every imaginable…
Gizmodo
Baggage Handler Locked in Cargo Hold Gets Free Ride on United Flight 
A United Express flight that took off from Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday afternoon landed in Dulles Airport in northern Virginia with some unexpected cargo: a baggage handler.Read more…
Lifehacker
Cover Citrus Fruit With a Bit of Plastic Wrap for Mess-Free Squeezing
A squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice can enliven almost any dish, but these squirts of citrus have a way of making their way onto tables and into eyes. Luckily, Alton Brown has a clever trick for getting the juice exactly where you want it; you just need a piece of plastic wrap.The above video demonstrates…
Digital Trends
Roku TVs are gaining momentum, and the company has no plans to slow down
Roku made its name as one of the first companies to offer streaming media players, and it still makes some of the best available, but for the past two years, it has also been partnering with TV manufacturers to offer Roku-branded TVs. Teaming up with companies like Hisense, Insignia, Sharp, and TCL seems…
Digital Trends
Soraa’s Helia bulbs eliminate blue light without the yellow hue
Tech companies have been adding measures to limit exposure to blue light before bed — Apple’s iOS has Night Shift, Google’s Android 7.0 offers Night Light on select Android phones, and Amazon rolled out Blue Shade for its tablets. LED manufacturer Soraa doesn’t think it’s enough — it’s going a step further…
Digital Trends
Don’t just follow your Drop recipe, use it to control your connected GE oven
Why just use a tablet to read a recipe when you can also use it to control the oven from within the recipe? GE Appliances‘ newest way to control the company’s connected wall ovens is from within Drop recipes displayed on a tablet. More than 500 interactive Drop recipes empower home cooks with GE connected…
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…
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Tesla delays UK price hike until mid-January
Tesla has put its UK price increase on hold until January 15th, giving potential customers another couple of weeks to order an EV before the hike goes into effect. The company said late last year the prices of custom orders (read: showroom and pre-ow…
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Techradar pro: tell us what you think about DevOps to download an exclusive guide
Every now and then, old concepts in tech are rehashed and repackaged into something, well, more up to date. Some might argue that hyperconverged storage is a bit like storage virtualisation or that Internet of things is a superset of embedded.The same is true for Devops which, for many, is another term…
Reason.com Full Feed
Democrats Defect from Obamacare: New at Reason
For practically all of the Obama administration, the partisan battle lines over the Affordable Care Act were clear. Democrats love it. Republicans want to kill it. End of story, right? Not so fast, writes Peter Suderman: More and more, Democrats have stopped defending the actual legislation as it…
Mashable
Legal marijuana sales topped $5.8 billion in 2016
Legal marijuana is growing fast.  Sales of the newly legal-for-many drug topped $5.8 billion in the United States in 2016, and $6.7 billion in North America, according to a new report. That’s a 30 percent jump to sales in North America, according to Forbes. U.S. sales in 2015 came in at $5.4 billion,…
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Stanley STMT72645 252-Piece Mechanics Set $39.97
Stanley STMT72645 252-Piece Mechanics Set $39.97
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Think chicken—think intelligent, caring and complex
Chickens are not as clueless or “bird-brained” as people believe them to be. They have distinct personalities and can outmaneuver one another. They know their place in the pecking order, and can reason by deduction, which is an ability that humans develop by the age of seven. Chicken intelligence is…
TechSpot
Microsoft expected to launch Surface Pro 5 in early 2017
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet has long been in need of a refresh. The last generation Surface Pro 4 was released back in October 2015 and much has changed since then. A report from DigiTimes citing China’s Economic Daily News tells us that Microsoft is planning to launch the new Surface Pro 5…
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Singapore Is Putting the US to Shame with Water Conservation
Water conservation is becoming a key issue across the globe, even in areas that aren’t stricken with drought. Even though more countries are taking notice, one tiny country is putting much of the world to shame by stepping up their water saving methods.Singapore, the island business hub south of Malaysia,…
TechCrunch
Applications are now open for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in D.C. and Miami!
 It’s a new year, and with it comes brand new locations for the world-renowned TC Meetup + Pitch-off. This year, we’re coming to Washington D.C. on February 21 and Miami on February 23! For those of you that don’t know, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is our opportunity to get to know the local tech scene…
TechCrunch
Paytm, India’s top mobile payments firm, gets approval to launch its own digital bank
 India leading mobile payments company Paytm has announced that it has formally received permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to launch a digital bank. Read More
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Using hands-free phone while driving is just as dangerous and as a hand-held phone
New Australian study finds that drivers are just as distracted
MakeUseOf
How to Create & Mount Disc Images on a Virtual Drive
Remember when digital media used to come on CDs? These days, everything is obtained through downloads instead. And if you ask me, that’s the better way to go because optical drives are pretty much obsolete now. With CDs and DVDs, if the disc breaks, you’re out of luck — it’s gone forever unless you happened…
MakeUseOf
Are You Accidentally Encouraging Your Teenager to Hack?
The New Year has arrived, and the Christmas hubris is fading. Children have returned to their respective corners clutching shiny new technologically advanced toys and gadgets. What did you get your kids? Did they ask for a new laptop? Or did they ask for something unexpected, like a new router and a…
Scientific American Content: Global
Carl Sagan’s Extraordinary Career
He died 20 years ago, but while he is widely remembered as a brilliant communicator, he was no less brilliant a scientist — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Macworld
Groundhog year: iPhone production cuts are brand new every year
No, you’re not still seeing double after that New Year’s Eve bender, the Macalope is actually writing yet again about the annual overreaction to iPhone production cuts.Hey, it’s job security.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and manufactured hysteria circus, Ewan Spence describes how “Disappointing…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A new direction in ophthalmic development: Nanoparticle drug delivery systems
The purpose of this review is to indicate how nano- and microcarriers of drug substances can solve the problems with the drug delivery in the ocular tissues, to indicate the possible hazards and side effects, depending on the polymer nature and route of administration, and to visualize the future potential…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Controlling the organizational behavior of nanoparticles with polymers
By harnessing the intrinsic organizational properties of polymeric tethers, nanoparticles can be programmed to self-assemble into a variety of micron-sized domain structures in a reversible way.
Techbargains.com
Ryobi 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 5-Tool Combo Kit (Drill, Impact Driver, Reciprocating Saw, Circular Saw, Work Light) $149.99
Ryobi 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 5-Tool Combo Kit (Drill, Impact Driver, Reciprocating Saw, Circular Saw, Work Light) $149.99
Mobile Magazine
The Review of the Google Wi-Fi Mesh Router Sees a Balance with Performance and Convenience
The router has transformed from a utilitarian computer hardware with antennas sticking out of it to multiple, sleekly designed pods that are placed throughout the house. This method of using more than one device as a wireless access point is known as a mesh system, and it promises to fix those dead zone…
Mobile Magazine
These Electric Skateboards Will Let You Skate with No Effort
Transportation technology is always evolving, slowly, but surely, and often wayward or radical. Even leisure transportation isn’t spared the magic spell of technology. The electric bicycle is one example, and this was followed by the electric scooter, electric motorcycle, and then the electric car. Now,…
Mobile Magazine
With Slack Calls You Can Now Have Face-to-Face Group Video Calls
Slack recently introduced voice calls back in March of 2016 with the promise that video calling would follow in its footsteps. Last December, the company finally rolled out a video calling feature that allows up to 15 people in a group to video chat simultaneously for companies on Slack’s paid plans….
Mobile Magazine
You Can Now Shazam a Song Even While Using Snapchat
And it’s as simple as just pressing and holding down the camera screen. Imagine that it is a Saturday night in one of the city’s best dance bars with great lights and DJ electronic music. You whip out your smartphone and you’re ready to snap a picture and use Snapchat. Suddenly, you hear a familiar […]
Lifehacker
A Yoga Routine for People Who Work on Their Feet
If you work as a waiter, hair stylist, sales clerk, stocker or other job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you know how tired your feet and leg muscles get from just one shift. Try this yoga routine to stretch and help those muscles recover at the end of the day.15 minutes is all it takes…
SpaceNews.com
Bridenstine emerging as leading candidate for next NASA administrator
Congressman Jim Bridenstine is emerging as the leading candidate to be the next NASA administrator. Bridenstine, an Oklahoma Republican active on space issues in the House, has reportedly talked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence about the position, although no final decision has been made by the…
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Carrie Fisher’s last Harrison Ford story isn’t romantic, it’s tragic
In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s unexpected death at age 60, her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, is an unexpectedly emotional read. But the emotions aren’t grief and nostalgia so much as alarm and sympathy. Early in the book, she tells a thoroughly appalling story that she presents as a cheery little…
VentureBeat
3dRudder Wireless lets you control VR games — with your feet
3dRudder wants virtual reality users to get off on the right foot. The New York startup has created a wireless foot-powered controller for PC games, mobile apps, and VR headsets. The company unveiled what may be the strangest product at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. But hey,…
VentureBeat
Hubblo portable 360-degree camera enables personal VR broadcasting
Hubblo is launching a new 360-degree camera to enable personal virtual reality broadcasting. Hong Kong-based Hubblo is announcing the Hubblo VR camera — a 3D livestreaming device that can stream at 4K — at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The all-in-one camera will shoot 4K…
VentureBeat
Mayfield Robotics launches $700 home robot Kuri
While robots have already infiltrated manufacturing and business — from self-driving cars to automated workplaces — it’s the consumer space that is ripe for these machines. One area particularly suited is the home, and while we likely won’t see Rosie the Robot Maid from The Jetsons in the immediate future,…
VentureBeat
Coffee Meets Bagel taps Spotify and Yelp to make your first date a success
Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel today announced two web apps, Mixtape and DateSpots, both aimed at helping singles improve their first date experiences. The startup is billing the move as an expansion — instead of simply helping people discover others online, Coffee Meets Bagel wants to also drive offline…
VentureBeat
RAM Mounts creates docking stations that support USB Type-C phones
RAM Mounts has created new covers and docking stations that support USB Type-C devices, so those working with a top-of-the-line mobile device outdoors or in an industrial setting can protect their investment. The new IntelliSkin covers and GDS docks are available for preorder today and will support phones…
VentureBeat
Roost sends you alerts when it detects water leaks and freezing temperatures
Roost launched its smart battery for smoke alarms last year, and now it’s moving on to a device that can notify you when it detects leaks and freezing temperatures. The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector will send a notification message to your smartphone as leaks or freezing temperatures happen…
VentureBeat
Keyshare Technology debuts Kimon selfie drone
Drones can do a lot of things, but perhaps we have finally discovered their true purpose: as a new way to take selfies. Keyshare Technology has announced its Kimon “selfie drone” today at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Selfie drones are multiplying, but the company hopes…
VentureBeat
Polar unveils connected sports shirt with built-in heart-rate monitor
If 2016 saw the emergence of a host of new and random internet-connected products, just three days into the new year, the Internet of Things onslaught is showing no signs of subsiding. Polar, a company known for a range of sports training computers, such as activity-trackers and Wi-Fi scales, has announced…
The Awesomer
VINTA S-Series Camera Backpack
Price: $249  | BuyInspired by military packs, but with modern touches like magnetic snaps, a laptop compartment, and padded interior dividers. Holds a DLSR w/ 3 to 5 lenses, and converts to a travel pack. Made from waterproof fabric with leather accents. In charcoal, black, or green. More…
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Final reminder: Donate and you may win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes
Enlarge / Just some of the prizes you can win in our Charity Drive Sweepstakes. As we near the finish line for this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes, we’re also closing in on a new record for the generosity of Ars Technica readers. As of this writing, more than 700 entrants have donated…
Gizmodo
Fox News Says Assange Had No ‘Soviet Source’ For DNC Leaks 
Tonight, Fox News will air Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange—the Wikileaks founder who’s currently hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Fox & Friends talked about the interview this morning, but if you take a look at the banner above, it’s pretty clear we’re deep into the second Cold…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
New Horizons now just two years from its next target—a dark, mysterious rock
Enlarge / An artist’s concept of what MU69 might look like. (credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)) New Horizons continues to deliver the goods. Having sent back all of the data collected during its Pluto flyby in 2015, the spacecraft is still speeding along at a velocity of 14.32 kilometers per…
Acquire
Kuri brings us one step closer to R2-D2
Our robot overlords are here and damn, they are cute.Think of Kuri as R2-D2 realized, but without the hovering and lightsaber compartment. What you do get is what may be the beginning of home robots becoming mainstream. As Kuri learns the layout of its new home, she (yes, she) is loaded up with mics,…
New Scientist – Online news
Sustainable tuna fishing is bad for climate – here’s why
Fishing methods meant to keep marine ecosystems healthy may unintentionally aggravate climate change
Slashdot
AMD Debuts Radeon FreeSync 2 For Gaming Displays With Stunning Image Quality
AMD announced Tuesday it is introducing Radeon FreeSync 2, a new display technology that will enable monitors to show the exact intended image pixels that a game or other application wants to. The result will be better image quality for gamers, according to AMD. From a report on VentureBeat: With the…
PCWorld
Google Home will soon be able to start your Hyundai Sonata
Over the past few weeks, Google Home has been picking up the ability to do things like order pizza and play games, but a new partnership with Hyundai looks to expand the power of the voice-powered speaker beyond our living rooms. At CES this week, Hyundai is showing off a new integration with Google…
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Saving Leopards Is Hard, Especially with All the Landmines
Wilpattu, Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park, was once a warzone. The fighting between the Sri Lankan state and the militant separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that began in the 1980s had spilled over into these wild lands.Wildlife researchers Anjali Watson and Andrew…
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Domainr — Instant Domain Search & Discovery
Finding a good domain for your project is harder than it should be. Domainr makes it easier. Domainr is the best tool to brainstorm names for your new business, project, or startup. With instant domain search and real-time availability, you can search with ease and discover the perfect name. We’ll…
Tools and Toys
The Bonavita Variable-Temp Gooseneck Kettle Review
Dipping one’s toes into the world of coffee nerdery for the first time can feel so overwhelming. There’s a lot to think about: essential gear, brewing methods, coffee bean sourcing, tasting notes, artisanal canvas aprons… Okay, that last one was a joke, but people do take this stuff pretty seriously….
How-To Geek
How to Use the Built-in Calculator in LibreOffice Writer
If you’re working in a LibreOffice Writer document, and need to do some simple calculations, instead of opening the Windows Calculator, you can perform the calculations directly in Writer.Click Here to Continue Reading
Curbed National
Obama adds two new national monuments to environmental legacy
The move will protect sacred Native American sites as well as hundreds of thousands of acres of environmentally significant land Just before the new year, President Obama designated two more national monuments—Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada—extending an impressive track record for protecting…
Computerworld
17% off SteelSeries Nimbus Gaming Controller, Play New Minecraft Apple TV Edition – Deal Alert
One of the biggest games in recent history is now even more widely available. Minecraft was just released on Apple TV (see review here on TechConnect), and no, you don’t have to control it with that little silver remote. Take full control of the game with this Bluetooth gaming remote from SteelSeries,…
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Pioneer Andrew Jones Dolby Atmos Add-On Speakers $69.99 ($190 on Amazon!)
Pioneer Andrew Jones Dolby Atmos Add-On Speakers $69.99 ($190 on Amazon!)
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First real-life study to provide data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells
The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Chemically modified insulin is available more quickly
Replacing a hydrogen atom by an iodine atom in insulin, the hormone retains its efficacy but is available more rapidly to the organism. Researchers were able to predict this effect based on computer simulations and then confirm it with experiments.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks
A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks.
Physics News
Zinc eaten at levels found in biofortified crops reduces ‘wear and tear’ on DNA
A new study by researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Research Institute (CHORI) shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive …
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How to Make Your E-Mail Really Secure
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Big Think
Believe It or Not, Science Deniers Aren’t Stupid
Are people with blatantly un-scientific views stupid? The authors of Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us have a different view. Read More
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
DIY Papercraft Panda Head
Give your home a crafty touch by hanging up a DIY papercraft panda head. This downloadable file comes with a pre-drawn design that you print, cut, and fold along the dotted lines to construct your very own friendly looking panda ornament. Check it out $6.99
GearHungry
Helixot XO 6.2 Waterproof Backpack
No, it won’t fit your laptop or tablet, but then again neither device is conducive to being very active. The Helixot XO 6.2 Waterproof Backpack does however liberate you from having to worry about water seeping into and ruining your personal items while sailing, surfing, whitewater rafting, kite surfing,…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Danger lurks around every corner, that’s why you need to read The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. The book comes chock-full of life-saving information to help you overcome situations like escaping quicksand, land a plane, or wrestle a gator. Check it out $11.90
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Minimalist Titanium Humidor
Keep your stogies in the perfect conditions year-round by storing them inside this minimalist titanium humidor. It boasts a sleek design composed of CNC machined titanium and tempered glass that combine to form an elegant box with space for more than 40 pieces. Check it out $15,000.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Patriot Campers LC79 Super Tourer
Take on Mother Nature’s toughest terrain with ease while sitting behind the wheel of the Patriot Campers LC79 Super Tourer. It’s built with a lightweight aluminum body capable of handling heavy loads and can be outfitted with features like an on-board tent. Check it out $90,660.00
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Wrist Water Gun
Single-handedly fire off deadly streams of water using this wrist water gun. Unlike traditional hand-pump models, this water gun mounts over your wrist while a compact pump fits in the palm of your hand so you can easily pump and shoot water by squeezing your hand. Check it out $11.66
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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill pens tribute to Carrie Fisher – CNET
Hamill shares memories of working with Fisher and why making her laugh felt like “a badge of honor.”
Gizmodo
Article From 1917: Don’t Worry About Coal, They’ll Definitely Be Using Something Else By 2017
In the fall of 1917, a severe coal shortage hit the United States. Riots even broke out over the lack of energy as the nation went into the winter months. Some people were calling for conservation, but one snarky newspaper article insisted that conserving was for suckers. Why? People of the future—specifically,…
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Samsung goes big on smart fridges with 10 new models
Samsung must have done alright with its crazy WiFi-connected smart fridges last year, because it’s launching six more in 2017, for a total of 10. That includes both three-door, four-door and four-door “flex” models with dual freezers (shown above). It’s also updated the fridge’s OS to Family Hub 2.0…
Mashable
Taco Bell teases a hungry nation with spicy lava chicken chips
It’s not even the end of the first week of 2017 and Taco Bell has already ushered in yet another reason your pants won’t properly zip this year.  The restaurant chain is currently testing a new product called Volcano Crispy Chicken Chips in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, reports Brand Eating.  SEE…
TEDTalks (video)
Are you a giver or a taker? | Adam Grant
In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these workplace personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.
Curbed National
’50s rancher with excellent wallpaper asks $675K
Like going to grandma and grandpa’s house Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location: Denver, Colorado Price: $675,000 Like stepping into the untouched…
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Get Your Cords Under Control With 50 Cable Ties For $7
You know that rat king of cords that’s tangled behind your desk and home theater? You can get them under control with a pack of 50 velcro cable ties for just $7 (with code IU2238M9). They’re just as easy to use as zip ties, and you can reposition and reuse them as often as you want.Read more…
SlashGear
Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee
Smarter routers with swifter response to malware and IoT exploits are a growing segment now, and Norton is wading in with its own striking wireless router. The Norton Core not only looks like a miniature Spaceship Earth from Epcot, but inside the geodesic dome there’s a mixture of parental filters, real-time…
BBC News – World
Trump criticises new Republican Congress over ethics vote
Donald Trump questions why Republicans in Congress have voted to weaken an ethics watchdog.
Acquire
Lenovo’s next-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ideal ultraportable for power users
Who says USB C and USB 3.0 can’t live in harmony?The ThinkPad might not be wearing an IBM these days, but that doesn’t mean Lenovo hasn’t been pushing the envelope with its ultraportable flagship. The new X1 Carbon gets even lighter weighing 2.51 lbs and with some engineering magic, the computer loses…
Lifehacker
“Pessimism Is the Cure for Anger”
We tend to think of anger has a negative, pessimistic feeling. It’s actually linked to optimism, though. Anger is often a reaction to being let down after we’re optimistic about something.As the School of Life explains, we often feel angry because we’re hopeful about a situation but it veers from that…
Reason.com Full Feed
Why State Colleges Shouldn’t Be Free (From a State College Grad)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is about to announce plans to gift tuition at State University of New York (SUNY) schools to members of in-state households that make less than $125,000. That hefty income level is the same one that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton pledged to while running for president…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children’s neural basis of empathy
Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child’s susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, including social withdrawal, poor emotion regulation, and reduced empathy to others. Since 15-18% of women in industrial societies and up to 30% in developing…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A social reboot for illegal downloaders
Unauthorized downloading of digital goods, including copyright music, videos, computer games, and images has become an increasing problem for content providers and those who hold the copyright on such goods and expect remuneration for distribution. A new research study suggests that content providers…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The beating heart of solar energy
Using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power a typical pacemaker.
Techbargains.com
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 1yr Magazine Subscription $6.99
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 1yr Magazine Subscription $6.99
Gizmodo
How to Turn YouTube Into the Ultimate Music Player
YouTube’s not just for toy dissections and mannequin challenges, it’s the world’s biggest jukebox too, though it may lack some of the refinements of your favorite desktop music player. Here’s how to queue up an endless list of songs you’ll love, old and new, without having to constantly search for and…
Gizmodo
Trump Pundit Bill Mitchell Burns His Life Down With Pepe Tweet
Bill Mitchell is the host of a conservative online talk radio show and one of the few pundits to accurately predict the rise of Donald Trump. In post-election retrospect, the man Buzzfeed says “owned” the liberal media seemed to possess some sort of awful precognitive powers. Turns out he was just a…
Mashable
Toddler’s misunderstanding inspires the perfect New Year’s family tradition
Toddlers say the dardest things, are we right CBS? Reddit user littlasskicker uploaded a picture of their daughter making a serendipitous mistake on New Year’s Eve. SEE ALSO: Mariah Carey rep claims she was ‘set up to fail’ at New Year’s Eve performance After some very lovable confusion over…
GearCulture
TaylorMade Golf M1 Irons
Legendary TaylorMade’s legendary M family is complete with the release of the TaylorMade Golf M1 Irons which promise to perfect everything about your pre-putting performance. Among the many technological tricks is the locating of the center of gravity less than 1mm from the center face, whose flexibility…
Slashdot
Programmer Finds Way To Liberate Ransomware Affected Smart TV, Thanks To LG
Television production factory LG has saved Darren Cauthon’s new year by providing hidden reset instructions to liberate his Google TV from ransomware. From a report on The Register: The company initially demanded more money than the idiot box was worth to repair the TV and relented offering instructions…
Reason.com Full Feed
Andrew Cuomo Vetoes Bill Aimed at Stopping NYPD’s Unjust ‘Gravity Knife’ Arrests
Last week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill aimed at stopping trumped-up arrests of innocent people for possessing tools that police arbitrarily identify as prohibited “gravity knives.” Cuomo acknowledges in his veto message that the current application of the state’s ban on gravity knives,…
Latest news
IoT in 2017: Why usage is going to grow, despite the security risks
Organisations want to increase investment in IoT to boost efficiency, despite suspicion about what it means for enterprise cybersecurity.
Latest news
iOS 10.2: Tips and hidden secrets
Most of these tips should work on all iPhones or iPads that support iOS 10.2, but note that some are only available on newer devices.
Latest news
At CES 2017, Amazon revs Alexa everywhere strategy
A bevy of vendors are integrating Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant technology. Artificial intelligence matters, but distribution, developers, and integration may matter more.
Scientific American Content: Global
Climate Change Is Raising Flood Risk in the Northern U.S.
Shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground are likely causes for the heightened risk — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
3-D Ocean Map Tracks Ecosystems in Unprecedented Detail
The new tool, which divides water masses into precise categories, could help in conservation planning — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Does Science Support Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine was practiced for thousands of years before anyone invented the placebo controlled experiment. How has this ancient system held up to modern scientific scrutiny? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Deals
Stick a Motion-Sensing Light In Any Closet For Just $13
If any of your closets or cabinets don’t have lights built in, this LED light strip is just as good. For $13, it can stick to any surface, recharge over USB (and run for six months thereafter), and even includes a motion sensor to turn itself on whenever you open the door.Read more…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
First observation of magnetic phase transition in 2-D materials
Scientists have demonstrated the magnetic behavior of a special class of 2D materials. This is the first experimental proof to a theory proposed more than 70 years ago.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Random access memory on a low energy diet
Researchers laid the foundation for a new memory chip concept. It has the potential to use considerably less energy than the chips produced to date.
Uncrate
Lenovo Smart Assistant
It may remind you of an Amazon Echo. There’s a good reason for that. Developed in collaboration with Amazon, the Lenovo Smart Assistant packs Alexa’s smarts into a more decor-friendly…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
MakeUseOf
The Busy Student’s Guide to Finding More Time for School
For many students, 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week are simply not enough! I’m currently in my second year of grad school, so I definitely understand the craziness of student life. During my undergrad I tried all sorts of unsustainable ways to balance my time between three part-time jobs, classes,…
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SAMSUNG FAMILY HUB REFRIGERATOR
Last year Samsung entered the smart fridge market with the debut of its Family Hub Refrigerator, a four-door fridge with Wi-Fi connectivity, a king-sized touchscreen loaded with apps, and cameras on the inside to help you keep track of your groceries. Now, the brand is doubling down on the idea,…
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How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want
Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking compared to the thousands of apps available on the Google Play Store. With a little tweaking, though, you can run any Android app on them. You can even get…
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Bacteria Can Collectively Resist Antibiotics Study Finds
“A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century.” Read More
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Trump tweet-slaps China and North Korea – CNET
Commentary: The president-elect speaks out on issues of worldwide importance — including his unhappiness with a picture of him on a book cover.
Cool Material
8 Better New Year’s Resolutions
Exercise. Eat right. Make more money. Most New Year’s resolutions fail, in part, because they’re bland and/or devoid of actionable steps. Make 2017 the year you choose something a bit easier to stick to and a bit more enjoyable. Need help coming up with good New Year’s resolution ideas? Let us help with…
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Tuesday Link Roundup
Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
From photosynthesis to new compounds for eye diseases
Researchers have succeeded in using X-rays to minutely observe a photosynthesis reaction and produce a movie of the event. The findings will aid understanding of similar processes in the human eye.
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Roccat is promising zero lag in its new wireless gaming mouse
Wireless gaming mice are great for comfort and convenience, but for gamers the lag that often accompanies them is a significant drawback. That might be about to change, though, if Roccat’s latest gaming mouse can live up to its promises. Revealed at CES 2017, Roccat’s new gaming mouse called Leadr uses…
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Motiv is a ring that thinks it’s a fitness tracker
Face it, we all feel like crap right now. Christmas and New Year have taken their toll and we are all back to work, a little fatter and not so much fighting fit but fighting off colds that all our workmates seem to want to give us.With this in mind, fitness is in all our thoughts right now – how can…
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Download of the day: Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker may be getting on a bit – Microsoft hasn’t updated it in four years, although apparently a big update is coming this year – but it remains one of the easiest ways to edit video on a PC. Unlike many other free apps it doesn’t blast you with ads or otherwise annoy…
Gear Patrol
The World Champion’s New Bike Is Here. And It’s Gorgeous.
A first glimpse at World Champion cyclist Peter Sagan’s new race bike. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: January 3, 2017
A rugged one-handed camera strap, a bed tent, a futuristic electronic keyboard and much more. …Read More »
9to5Mac
Opinion: Why the LG 5K UltraFine isn’t the MacBook Pro display I’m looking for
When I decided the time had come to spend a lot of money on a shiny new MacBook Pro, I was tempted to get all the expense out of the way at once and upgrade displays at the same time. The problem is finding someone to take my money … I currently use an Apple Thunderbolt Display in my home office,…
Digital Trends
Grit and historical documents helped Lamborghini restore a one-of-a-kind Miura
Lamborghini’s heritage-focused Polo Storico division has wrapped up the complete restoration of a 1971 Miura SV. The Miura stands out as one of the most desirable — and expensive — classic sports cars, but the example brought back to life by Polo Storico is even more special because it’s a one-of-a-kind…
Digital Trends
Mercedes teases a styling update for its GLA-Class crossover
Like the previous Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be an SUV-fest. Some of the reveals already confirmed include a new version of the Chevrolet Traverse, a seven-seat version of the Volkswagen Tiguan, and a luxury SUV concept from Infiniti. Now Mercedes-Benz is joining…
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Vantrue’s $9 Magnetic Vent Mount Is the Most Adjustable Model We’ve Seen
Magnetic smartphone vent mounts are some of the most popular deals we post, but Vantrue’s newest model is the first we’ve seen that features adjustable mount thickness, allowing you to get a perfect fit on nearly any air vent.Read more…
Mashable
Here’s your first peek at Lenovo’s low-cost VR headset
One of the first of the virtual reality headsets using Windows Holographic, promised by Microsoft last year, has finally debuted at CES.  Lenovo’s VR headset (no name has been announced) made a surprise appearance on Tuesday in Las Vegas.  SEE ALSO: 5 VR safety tips to stop you from destroying your…
TechSpot
Liberty City is coming to ‘Grand Theft Auto V’
The team behind popular Grand Theft Auto modding tool OpenIV recently announced that it is nearing completion on a mod that will bring Liberty City, the massive New York City-like map from earlier Grand Theft Auto games, into Rockstar’s latest franchise entry.
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Today’s archidose #936
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Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic?
The central, overarching conflict of the first six Star Wars movies is that a democratic republic devolves into an authoritarian dictatorship. A key part of that political coup is Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader. The way the story is told implies that the fall of the…
PCWorld
Android Auto jumps from phone to dash in new Chrysler-Fiat concept
With the launch of a standalone app last fall, Android Auto removed the need to purchase a new car to take advantage of its hands-free navigational tools. Soon, you might not even need a phone. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is showing off a new collaboration with Google at CES that will use Android to…
Mashable
New foldable bike lock is designed to be hassle-free
The ‘Foldylock Compact’ uses the same technology found in car lock systems. Its foldable design gives it a cool look and makes it easy to carry.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Foldylock Compact, Foldable, Compact, and Lock
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2016 was Disney’s year at the movies, whether you like it or not
In 2016, Disney owned the box office. A media company formerly best known for children’s entertainment has rapidly grown into a media juggernaut. This isn’t a coincidence; it’s the culmination of more than a decade of meticulous strategizing, bold investing, and franchise-building unlike anything that…
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ADIDAS SAMBA ADV
Adidas Skateboarding have presented a skate-ready interpretation of the classic Adidas Samba soccer shoe originally introduced in the 1950s. The new Adidas Samba ADV features the same look of the original Samba loved across the world for decades (keeping the classic T-toe and tan gum sole), but…
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KOSMOS PEN
Kosmos Pen is the proud owner of the prestigious Red Dot award for best pen. That?s got to mean something, right? Well, this sleek pen radically removes the ubiquitous clicker mechanism for something far simpler, instead revealing the ink tip when the cap is shifted towards the back using a…
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CORNWALL WOODEN HOME
Husband and wife Tom and Danielle Raffield had already set up a successful business using steam to bend wood into beautiful furniture. Now they have decided to turn their talent into creating a spectacular family home with a wraparound balcony, spa-like bathrooms and glass corridors. As with…
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Publicly-Funded Stadiums ‘Completely Ruled Out’ By Missouri’s Governor-Elect
Missouri’s Governor-elect Eric Greitens told reporters yesterday that he has “completely ruled out state funding for stadiums.” Greitens—who takes office next Monday—had recently affirmed his opposition to public funding for sports arenas, which he called “welfare for millionaires,” in a post to his…
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New Study Estimates Frequency of Flight-Disrupting Volcanic Eruptions
Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds across Northern Europe might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency
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Samsung’s Upcoming Galaxy S8 Smartphone Could Run a PC – Report
Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone could give users the ability to plug it into a screen and turn it into a desktop personal computer, according to a media report. From the article: The All About Windows Phone blog posted a leaked slide from a presentation showing a Samsung smartphone being…
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Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Amazon Beauty, ASOS, Banana Republic, GAP, and More
Amazon Beauty boxes with credit, extra savings at GAP and Banana Republic, up to 75% off at ASOS and more lead Tuesday’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
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Modern house combines art gallery and swanky home
We’d live here The phrase “living in a museum” is scarcely a compliment, and calls to mind the decaying home and grounds of, say, Grey Gardens. That’s a far more traditional—and dispiriting—image than this cool geometric modern house created by Spanish studio 05 AM Arquitectura to serve as both a private…
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Bomb Pops & Freedom Shirt
Price: $45  | BuyRSVLTS presents a vibrant celebration of America with this red, white, and blue short sleeve button-down shirt, featuring images of the Statue of Liberty those deliciously patriotic frozen treats that turn your tongue purple. More Awesome Stuff: NFL Name & Number CollectionDeal:…
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Knorks
Knork: it’s the camping-ready Spork’s urban, cutting edge cousin. Here to help you slice and pierce your filet mignon with a single hand and a simple rocking motion. Perfect for the knife-renouncing avant-garde, plus those too lazy or clumsy to operate two utensils at once. Rather than adding a blade…
Mashable
You can buy Sling’s 4K streaming video-local broadcast combo box right now
Right before the holidays, images and basic specs of Dish’s Sling TV-centric 4K streaming box, the AirTV Player, popped up unannounced online. The full release was confirmed on Tuesday, and the AirTV Player is out and available for purchase right now.  SEE ALSO: LG’s new 4K TVs employ ‘nano cells’ for…
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Deciphering Donald
What does Donald Trump’s tweet on North Korea mean?
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Major French newspaper drops opinion polls ahead of 2017 elections
The editor of one of France’s most popular newspapers has said he will stop commissioning opinion polls ahead of next year’s presidential election, citing pollsters’ failure to predict Brexit or November’s US election.
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LG is bringing advanced AI technology to its home appliances
LG is showcasing a new line of home appliances that make use of advanced machine learning technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Called “deep learning” the technology is already being researched and used by tech giants such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google who see it as useful…
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Mini metro maps
Mini Metros features small and simplified maps of over 200 metro and light rail systems from around the world. Many of the systems are small and simple themselves, just a single line or two, like in Edmonton, Mumbai, Seville, and Qingdao. Others, like in Munich, Shanghai, Tokyo, London, Seoul, and…
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Amazon’s Back At It Again With a Pair of Prime Pantry Promotions For January
Amazon’s Prime Pantry service has kicked off the new year with a pair of special promotions.Read more…
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Today’s Best Deals: The Smallest Car Charger, Adjustable Dumbbells, Short Novels, and More
Your favorite car charger, the most popular dumbbells, and Sheer Strength supplements lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more…
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Tronsmart Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3-Port USB Car Charger $6.99
Tronsmart Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3-Port USB Car Charger $6.99
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A Popular Lava Viewing Area Just Collapsed Into the Ocean
“Lava viewing area” sounds like a feature of your favorite Super Mario game, but it’s also a real thing in Hawaii, where you can watch the Kilauea shield volcano spew its fiery guts right into the ocean from a cliff. Or at least, you were able to do that, until the cliff in question crumbled into the…
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Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017
Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines.Nature 541 9 doi: 10.1038/541009a
BBC News – World
Istanbul attack: Inside Reina nightclub
The BBC’s Mark Lowen is one of the first journalists to access the site of Istanbul’s deadly New Year attack, which left 39 people dead.
Architecture Lab
Keeping The Heat In This Winter With Just A Few Changes
Winter may already be upon us, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t fight the cold. Most homes lack the heating required to continuously provide a comfortable living temperature, on their own … The post Keeping The Heat In This Winter With Just A Few Changes appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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HP’s OMEN X 35 curved monitor invites you to “never stop gaming”
Many of HP’s CES 2017 reveals have been centered around the consumer and professional markets, but what about you enthusiast gamers? HP isn’t leaving you out in the cold, announcing its new OMEN X 35 curved gaming monitor. This beast of a display clocks in at 35-inches, and HP invites you to give it…
New Scientist – Online news
Largest lake in southern Europe under threat from “eco-resort”
One of the most biodiverse lakes in Europe, home to many species found nowhere else, is under threat from the development of a resort and hydropower dams
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Tuomas Kuure’s Art-Driven Wooden Furniture
Finnish born designer Tuomas Kuure now resides in Bilbao, Spain where he began handcrafting his unique art-driven pieces of furniture made from wood. While navigating a design’s function, Kuure manages to elevate each piece’s purpose by making it a piece of art and calling it “art furniture“….
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STEM Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Niespolo
“Rocks are like time capsules, chapters in Earth’s history book. But, you have to be able to read the rock record to understand what it is telling you about the past” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Cool Hunting
ListenUp: Dan Deacon: Opal Toad Segment
Off a forthcoming experimental music compilation, I Said No Doctors!, from NYC-based music label Dymaxion Groove, musician Dan Deacon’s “Opal Toad Segment” conveys a different sort of chaotic charm than we’ve come to expect from the mastermind. Here…… Continue…
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PANATEA Instant Matcha
We all know the health benefits of Japanese green tea, but PANATEA Instant Matcha takes it up a good few notches. Per gram, it boasts more than 14 times the antioxidant activity of wild blueberries, is sugar- and calorie-free, supports metabolism while providing a natural dose of caffeine without the…
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How to come up with better passwords to keep your information safe
New year, new passwords.
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Michigan bans bans on plastic bags, takeout food containers, styrofoam cups and just about anything else
Restaurants win; Great Lakes lose.
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Save $15 On Tickets To Nearly Anything With This Discounted StubHub Gift Card
If you ever buy tickets to sporting events or concerts from StubHub, this gift card can save you $15 on your next night out, which should (hopefully) be enough for a stadium Bud Light.Read more…
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Kanex launches three new Thunderbolt 3 products at CES 2017
Apple peripheral maker Kanex has launched three new Thunderbolt 3 products that will surely be of interest to new MacBook Pro owners. The products, just announced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, include a Thunderbolt 3-enabled eSATA+USB Adapter, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, and a Thunderbolt 3 Travel Dock. more…Filed…
Gizmodo
Samsung’s New Washer Lets You Drop Two Loads at Once
The worst part of doing laundry isn’t the folding or the sorting or the inevitable ironing because you piled it all on that one chair in your bedroom instead of hanging it in your closet. It’s the time spent doing load after load of laundry. Samsung wants to change that with a new system that would let…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Hyperprecise measurement with Bose-Einstein condensates
New atom interferometer could measure inertial forces with record-setting accuracy.
Uncrate
Death Machines of London Moto Guzzi Airtail Motorcycle
Built from a 1981 Lemans Mk II, this Death Machines of London Moto Guzzi Airtail Motorcycle is an original work of functional minimalism. The process began with the complete disassembly…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Dell’s Latitude 5285 looks just like a Surface Pro
This might sound familiar: Dell’s newest PC is a tablet with a built-in kickstand, that’s meant to be used with a soft keyboard cover, and supports input from a stylus. Yeah, it’s the exact formula behind Microsoft’s Surface. It even looks just like Microsoft’s Surface. But in this case, it’s Dell’s…
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The Verge and JetBlue are turning flights to CES into VR getaways
Imagine this: a plane full of people staring into hot pink Google Cardboard sets, virtual worlds apart from one another. It was too good a mental image not to try and create, so we’ve partnered with JetBlue to make it a reality on select flights heading to CES, the world’s biggest tech show. This Wednesday…
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HP made a laptop slightly thicker to add 3 hours of battery life
When predicting a company’s next product, the easy guess is always: it’s slightly thinner, and maybe slightly worse off for it, too. Usually that’s right, but it’s nice to see HP taking a different approach. For one laptop it’s unveiling at CES today, a new version of its 15.6-inch Spectre x360, HP…
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Sportes FIREWAALL-003 Portable Fire Heating Tool
Setting up a fire pit just got easier.
PCWorld
Intel’s new NUC mini-desktops get Kaby Lake, Optane, and Thunderbolt 3
A lot of cool technologies are coming to Intel’s latest NUCs, which are powerful mini-desktops that now boast the company’s latest Kaby Lake chips.A NUC  packs all components tightly in a small PC that is light enough to be held  in one hand. These mini-PCs are easily customizable and considered desktop…
Architizer
Winners of the 2016 Designer Dream Bath Competition Announced
Most designers have an idea of what constitutes a dream bath, whether for themselves or for a client. When it comes to the Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition, designers who share their vision can win big. For the fourth year, the manufacturer held this growing residential design competition,…
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Samsung Quantum Dot Curved Gaming Monitor
Take your gaming to the next level with this monstrous computer monitor.
PCWorld
LeEco’s smart bicycles with Android OS will be hard to steal
Conventional bicycles are undergoing a radical technological makeover that could change the way people ride and protect their bikes. LeEco isn’t reinventing the wheel with its new Smart Road and Smart Mountain bikes, but infusing them with dazzling technology derived from smartphones and self-driving…
CNET News.com
GM fact-checks Trump tweet about the Chevy Cruze – CNET
Commentary: The president-elect threatens General Motors with punitive measures, claiming that the Chevy Cruze is made in Mexico and imported tax-free.
Gear Patrol
A New Office-to-Gym Duffel Bag, Now in Stock
All you have to do is make it to the gym. …Read More »
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Winner Announced: The Weekender You Need This Winter
Our gift to a lucky reader. …Read More »
Ars Technica
AMD’s FreeSync 2 brings smooth HDR gaming to PC
FreeSync, AMD’s variable refresh rate tech for gaming monitors, now comes in a slicker, and potentially more compelling version. FreeSync 2, which will coexist alongside FreeSync, combines variable refresh rates with the many HDR displays…
Computerworld
Ransomware arrives on smart TVs
It took a year from proof of concept to in-the-wild attack, but ransomware for Android-based smart TVs is now here. As one victim discovered this Christmas, figuring out how to clean such an infection can be quite difficult.Ransomware for Android phones has already been around for several years and security…
Mashable
This revolutionary printer doesn’t use any ink to print
The technology for inkless printing was invented by a recent Indian graduate at a university in the Netherlands.  Venkatesh Chandrasekar says he hopes the invention will revolutionize the printing industry by making cartridges and toners obsolete. Read more…More about Inventions, Technology, Paper,…
Mashable
Finland is the first major country to trial giving free money to citizens
Finland is offering free money to some citizens as part of an experiment aimed at cutting government red tape, reducing poverty and boosting employment.  Starting this Monday, the two-year trial will see 2,000 randomly-picked unemployed citizens receive €560 (£477/$587) each month, with no constraints…
Mashable
Mark Hamill’s column on Carrie Fisher will give you many, many feelings
While Mark Hamill has continually memorialized his close friend and Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher in the days since her death, he shared a longer piece about Fisher and their friendship in a special, emotional column on Monday.  SEE ALSO: A life in the stars: Carrie Fisher in pictures The column,…
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Jimco Spec Trophy Truck
Beyond beastly in the unforgiving Baja desert.
Physics News
Rolling out an e-sticker revolution
The healthcare industry forecasts that future wellbeing will be monitored by wearable, wirelessly networked sensors. Manufacturing such devices could become much easier using decal electronics. …
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Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate
The first day of 2017 starts off for Linux users with the release of the second RC (Release Candidate) development version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself. From a report on Softpedia: As expected, Linux kernel 4.10 entered development two weeks after the release…
Physics News
A New Optical Chip Makes Light Work of Optimization Problems
Hewlett Packard Labs has developed a complex processor that uses light to outperform regular chips on tasks like the traveling salesman problem.
Digital Trends
The Vobot Clock is the first timepiece to be controlled by Amazon’s Alexa
Looking to build upon the holiday popularity of the Amazon Echo and other Amazon Alexa enabled devices is Vobot Inc., a startup specializing in AI and acoustics. At this year’s CES, Vobot is debuting the latest in its smart-home lineup — the Vobot Clock, branded as the first Amazon Alexa-enabled timepiece…
Digital Trends
Roccat innovates at CES 2017 with new keyboard tech and more responsive mice
Keeping ahead of the competition in the PC gaming peripheral space is no easy task. Introducing new, world beating, underlying technologies is hard, but that doesn’t mean some aren’t going to try. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roccat has debuted a new optical sensor and pressure…
Digital Trends
7th-gen Intel Core boosts clock speeds, includes overclock-ready Core i3
Intel’s 7th-generation Intel Core processor line, code-named Kaby Lake, technically launched at IFA 2016. But it was a limited launch focused on mobile, dual-core processors. Most of the Intel product line remained on 6th-generation technology. Until now. On January 3, Intel announced its full line…
Digital Trends
Dashlane teams up with Intel SGX for hardware-based password security
Password manager Dashlane has announced a new partnership with Intel that will see Dashlane use Intel’s SGX for added hardware-based security. According to the company, the collaboration allows users to “seal” their data to their devices to avoid tampering. Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) is…
Digital Trends
Travel on or off the trail with these smart road and mountain bikes
Trail riding is about to get a whole lot smarter. Thanks to new smart bike designs by LeEco, cyclists will be able to experience smart features whether they prefer riding on the trails or off. Within the second quarter of 2017, LeEco plans to release two different smart-bike models, the Road or Mountain…
Digital Trends
K’Track wearables monitor physiological markers by painlessly penetrating skin
Steps. Distance. Calories. Heart rate. In terms of the physiological markers they’re capable of measuring, smartwatches these days are pretty darn predictable. Wearables like the Apple Watch lack the components necessary to record more than basics. If biomedical firm PKvitality has its way, that won’t…
TechCrunch
Here’s who fared best on dating apps in 2016
 It’s the end of 2016, and the two most popular dating apps – Bumble and Tinder – have released some fun user information which gives us a glimpse into which type of people are most sought after on the dating apps. First Tinder gave us info on the most right-swiped names of 2016. In the United States,…
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Hey Media: Let’s Not Turn Russian Hackers into the Next WMDs, Okay?
Russian government hackers have taken control over our power grid! Oh, wait … no … never mind. A laptop not connected to the power grid at all had some malware on it that does not appear to be connected to the Russian government after all. You’ll be forgiven for having ignored this final absurd international…
Computerworld
12 things Kaby Lake-based PCs will offer
Amazingly thin Windows 10 laptops and tablets will soon become available with Intel’s new Kaby Lake chips, which were announced at CES. These chips, called 7th Generation Core, will extend laptop battery life to new highs, and bring new capabilities like 4K video. You’ll also enjoy VR by connecting…
SciTech Daily
NEOWISE Mission Spots One Comet, Maybe Two
NASA’s NEOWISE mission has discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet. An object called 2016 WF9 was detected by the NEOWISE project on November 27, 2016. It’s in an orbit that takes it on a scenic tour of our…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Worries about food waste appear to vanish when diners know scraps go to compost
Diners waste far less food when they’re schooled on the harm their leftovers can inflict on the environment. But if they know the food is going to be composted instead of dumped in a landfill, the educational benefit disappears.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Germanium’s semiconducting and optical properties probed under pressure
Germanium may not be a household name like silicon, its group-mate on the periodic table, but it has great potential for use in next-generation electronics and energy technology.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
After financial setback, $305M Miami science museum rises
A new $305 million science museum in Miami that officials say will be one of the nation’s most sophisticated is on target to open in the spring, after surviving a financial setback that had threatened to derail the project.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Biodiversity project in Azores delivers detailed abundance data for 286 arthropod species
In 1999, a long-term biodiversity project started at the Azores Islands (Portugal, Atlantic Ocean), the Biodiversity of Arthropods from the Laurisilva of the Azores (BALA) project (1999-2004). Its aim was to obtain detailed distributional and abundance data for a large fraction of arthropod fauna, living…
TechSpot
Latest Acer Predator monitor packs 30″ ultrawide with 200Hz refresh rate and eye tracking
Acer has launched a new high-end ultrawide monitor that caters to those who prefer high refresh rates above everything else. The Predator Z301CT is a 30-inch display with an 1800R curve and a modest resolution of 2560 x 1080, but the star of the show here is a refresh rate that…
Gizmodo
Why Scientists Want Trump to Stick to the Iran Nuclear Deal
Dozens of scientists have signed a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking him to honor the Iran Nuclear deal, saying it’s the country’s best chance at preventing Tehran from developing the bomb. Read more…
TechCrunch
Altec Lansing will release its first turntable this holiday season for $199
 The Stealth is Altec Lansing’s first shot at the turntable market. Priced at $199 and slated to be released during the holidays in 2017, it ships with a pair of 50 watt speakers that connect to the deck. The speakers also have bluetooth built in, so you can wirelessly transmit music from your phone…
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Gun violence is the least-studied cause of death in America
Gun violence is the least-researched cause of death in America, researchers say. It’s badly understudied and underfunded compared to research on other ways US citizens die. Gun violence had only 1.6 percent of the funding predicted based on how common gun deaths are — in other words, $1.4 billion should…
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BlackBerry isn’t giving up on physical keyboards
TCL, the Chinese company that now owns the exclusive rights to product BlackBerry-branded phones, has put up a teaser video of a new smartphone. But it’s not so much a teaser of the smartphone as it a teaser for the keyboard. There are still humans who prefer a physical keyboard on their phone to a touchscreen…
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The Alpha Shovel
An all-weather aluminum shovel with serrated teeth.
The Manual
David Coggins Explores How Men Dress and Why in Men and Style
Coggins interviews some of the world’s most dapper men and leading tastemakers. The post David Coggins Explores How Men Dress and Why in Men and Style appeared first on The Manual.
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Dell takes aim at gamers on a budget with a new Inspiron gaming laptop
Although Dell owns an entire gaming hardware division in the shape of Alienware, it has always produced one gaming laptop of its own. Now, going into 2017, the company is introducing a unique Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming series notebook.The newest Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, rolling out at CES 2017, looks unlike…
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Acer’s thin, suave gaming laptops pack a huge graphics punch
For the last two years Acer has been proving its gaming hardware chops with some larger than life laptops and desktop rigs, but now the Taiwanese PC-maker is introducing a thin-and-light gaming notebook we’ll actually want to carry.Meet the brand new Acer Aspire VX 15. Unlike Acer’s brickish Predator,…
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HP announces the longest lasting business 2-in-1 laptop ever
The EliteBook Folio G1 was one of the thinnest laptops HP ever introduced, but it was ultimately marred by short battery life. Now the company is hoping to fix that problem with a new convertible version that claims to offer over 16 hours of battery life.To achieve this bold claim, the HP EliteBook x360…
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Intel’s new Kaby Lake vPro CPUs offer storming performance and security
Intel has added to its seventh-generation Kaby Lake and Xeon processor lineup with fresh models, boasting vPro technology and aimed at mobile workstations, unveiled at CES 2017.As you would expect, there are CPUs catering for a variety of performance and power efficiency demands, with the most frugal…
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Ford is trialling electric car park spaces that wirelessly charge your vehicle
Wireless charging is already solving one of the more annoying aspects of owning a mobile phone and now car manufacturer Ford has announced it’s planning to upscale the technology to improve the experience of owning an electric car.In a new pilot scheme across the US and Europe, Ford is launching wireless…
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If you had both “Dress Better” and “Spend Less” on your resolutions list, this ASOS sale can knock those both off. The UK brand is marking down hundreds of items, from shoes to outerwear and everything in between. But if your resolution was “Don’t Buy More Clothing or Shoes,” I can’t help you there.Read…
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Argentina’s researchers occupy science ministry
Young scientists angry at budget cuts say they have been denied permanent jobs.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21242
Latest news
CES 2017: The 4 business tech themes to watch
What often gets lost in the bright lights and big TVs of CES is the practical advances in business tech. That’s what ZDNet and TechRepublic will be digging up.
Latest news
Three New Year’s resolutions Microsoft needs to keep in 2017
With Windows 10, Microsoft has shown it can incorporate new interface technologies while not leaving behind its installed base. This year, the company has a chance to get back in the mobile game with Cortana IoT integration, sleeker affordable 2-in-1s, and possibly a Surface phone.
Latest news
CES 2017: Asus debuts sub $1,000, VR-ready compact PC
It’s a VR-ready system that doesn’t need an entire desk and which costs well under $1,000.
Latest news
This Android-infecting Trojan malware uses your phone to attack your router
Switcher Trojan reroutes your DNS to hand attackers information about every activity which takes place on the infected router.
How-To Geek
How to Turn Your Computer Screen Into an Animated GIF
If you’ve ever wondered how to record your computer screen and then turn it into an animated GIF, then wonder no more. Here’s everything you need to know about creating GIF screencasts on Windows and Mac.Click Here to Continue Reading
9to5Mac
9to5Toys Lunch Break: MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $150 off, 27″ Retina 5K iMac $1,700, Spigen iPhone 7/Plus cases from $5, 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: Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now $150 off in both capacities,…
SciTech Daily
MIT Study Predicts Frequency of Heavy Precipitation with Global Warming
Researchers from MIT reveal that extreme precipitation events should become more frequent as the Earth’s climate warms over this century. On December 11, 2014, a freight train of a storm steamed through much of California, deluging the San Francisco Bay Area with three inches of rain in just one…
The Next Web
Mattel’s Aristotle is a $300 child-friendly Echo alternative
Young people are voracious consumers of technology, but ensuring their experience is one that’s safe and appropriate is pretty hard. A great example of this went viral just a few days ago, when an Amazon Echo Dot reeled off a list of adult-oriented search results to a bemused toddler, and was captured…
GearHungry
Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry Laundry System
It’s been a Samsung-heavy week, but with CES around the corner that’s to be expected. The upcoming Samsung FlexWash + FlexDry Laundry System innovates by including not one washer and one dryer but rather two of each. Their FlexWash front-loading washing machine already features a class-leading 5 cubic-foot…
SlashGear
Lenovo Windows Holographic VR headset hands-on: affordable release
The first of the Windows Holographic VR (or mixed reality, if you prefer,) headsets comes from Lenovo, and we’re getting up close and personal this week. Lenovo’s Windows Holographic headset is light, far lighter than the HTC Vive, close to the size of the Oculus Rift – and seemingly far more magical….
The Verge – All Posts
Lenovo got almost everything right with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon
IBM’s ThinkPad has always been my paragon for what a good laptop should be. Never mind the general perception of ThinkPads as boring and frumpy machines for office types; I’ve always loved the reliability and unrivaled durability of those IBM designs. But I’ve spent the past decade happily residing in…
BBC News – World
Gambia’s electoral commission chief ‘goes into hiding’
The Gambia’s electoral commission chief has gone into hiding, his family tells the BBC.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Tiny activity tracker gets into the ring
A major shortcoming of fitness trackers is that they aren’t always that fashionable. One startup is addressing the problem by making what is probably the smallest full-featured activity tracker we’ve seen yet. The Motiv Ring is exactly what it sounds like, a device to track your sleep, heart…
Mashable
Volvo wants you to never miss a meeting again. Thanks so much, really
LAS VEGAS — The best thing about being out of the office is being unavailable for certain meetings. Evil geniuses Volvo and Microsoft are about to end all that. The two companies have collaborated on an in-car solution to this office absentee problem: integrating Skype for Business in a Volvo car. SEE…
Mashable
Bitcoin may be the biggest winner of 2017 so far
Bitcoin is having a good 2017.  The digital currency traded at $1,029 on Tuesday, its first day of trading in the new year. The price was bitcoin’s first over $1,000 in three years.  The jump in value was attributed to increased demand in China, which is where most bitcoin is traded. Analysts speculated…
Mashable
Watch the exact moment this pickpocketer realizes he’s on CCTV
Word to the wise: The next time you’re thinking about committing a crime, maybe check to make sure there aren’t cameras around first. In this video, a man appears to pickpocket a customer at an ATM and then realizes the great error he’s committed. The video may very well be staged — but if it…
TechCrunch
Acer’s Predator 21 X gaming laptop with a curved screen is currently unlike anything else
 This is insanity, otherwise known as the Acer Predator 21 X, a gaming laptop with a 21-inch, G-Sync curved screen at 2560 x 1080 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s undeniably worthy as a desktop replacement (on paper), but something out of a sci-fi or action movie. Acer opted for dual NVIDIA GeForce…
Scientific American Content: Global
Eating These Foods May Make Men More Attractive to Women
Women prefer the scent of men who eat diets rich in certain foods—including garlic!  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Lifehacker
A 25-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do With Your Kids
Exercise is good for everyone. We know that, but it’s difficult to get that workout in when making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or watching Dora the Explorer takes precedent. So rather than ditch exercising altogether, why not get your kids involved too?Read more…
Curbed National
Ford announces details of $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicles
The U.S. automaker unveiled plans for new hybrid and electric models, as well as a wireless vehicle charging station During a press conference this morning held at the company’s Flat Rock production facility in Michigan, Ford released more details about its previously announced $4.5 billion commitment…
SlashGear
Ford cancels $1.6b Mexico plant, will invest $700m in Michigan plant instead
On top of revealing a slew of new electric vehicles today, Ford also made a rather major announcement in that it will be cancelling plans to build a new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. That planet was expected to cost $1.6 billion, but with that money now freed up, Ford will be investing some of it…
Digital Trends
Alienware boosts laptops with 7th-gen Intel Core, Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming gets an upgrade
Just ahead of CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell has revealed its refreshed lineup of Alienware gaming laptops along with a new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming series laptops. There are a total of five base models in the following pages, packed with Intel’s latest seventh-generation “Kaby Lake” Core processors, and…
Digital Trends
Dell’s Latitude 5285 2-in-1 is a hybrid workhorse for users on the move
Dell has unveiled a new hybrid PC ahead of CES 2017. The Latitude 5285 2-in-1 has been designed to offer all the utility and horsepower of a conventional laptop, along with the ease of use and enhanced portability of a tablet. It also boasts advanced networking features to maintain productivity while…
Digital Trends
Toshiba unveils a robust 2-in-1 PC aimed at professional users
Over the past few years, the success of Microsoft’s Surface line has demonstrated a growing demand for hybrid computers, particularly among the professional crowd. Now, Toshiba has announced a new 2-in-1 PC aimed squarely at that audience. The Portégé X20W in a 2-in-1 convertible that combines the convenience…
Digital Trends
4K Leagues Under the Sea: The PowerRay drone scouts and even baits fish
Fish finders are so 2016 — PowerVision, the company behind the PowerEgg drone, on Tuesday announced the PowerRay, an underwater drone that tracks, photographs and even baits fish. With a sonar add-on, the underwater drone can detect fish, photograph them in 4K, then beam that information to a smartphone…
Digital Trends
Hyundai working on bringing convenient Google Home integration to its cars
Hyundai is pushing the boundaries of the connected car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The South Korean company is working on making its Blue Link infotainment system compatible with Google Home and Assistant. Owners of eligible Hyundai models could soon be able to use Google’s…
Digital Trends
The best free-to-play games you can try right now
With hundreds of great free-to-play games to choose from, it’s possible to never spend a nickel in your efforts to thwart alien invasions, destroy evil orcs, and deliver a beating to unsuspecting opponents. “Free-to-play” no longer indicates a low level of quality, either, and we’ve played plenty of…
ArchDaily
6 Practices Recognized as Social Design Innovators by Curry Stone Design Prize
© José Bastidas. Courtesy of Curry Stone Design Prize. ImageCustomized size and shape basketball court. La Ye 5 de Julio, Petare, Caracas In the past 10 years, the Curry Stone Design Prize has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent awards honoring socially impactful design professionals…
Next Big Future
US Military plans to demonstrate missile defense with mach 3 hypervelocity projectiles starting in 2018 and then deploy new HVP to over 1000 5 inch and 155mm guns
The US Navy is accelerating developmental testing of its high-tech, long-range Electro-Magnetic Rail Gun (EMRG) Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) — such that it can fire from existing weapons platforms such as an Army Howitzer.The Pentagon and Army are now firing the Hyper Velocity Projectile from an…
Macworld
Sylvania’s Smart Multicolor A19 light bulb is HomeKit compatible, but it doesn’t require a hub
Good news, everyone! In an effort to shield us from the existential dread that comes from having to turn on the lights in your home with a switch on the wall—like an animal—LEDVANCE has given us a HomeKit and Siri-controlled lightbulb: the Sylvania Smart Multicolor A19.You won’t find it on the CES show…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
VIdeo: Does cough syrup really work?
What do you do when you have a bad cough? If you reach for the yummy, cherry-flavored cough medicine, you’re not alone. Every year, people spend billions of dollars on these over-the-counter remedies. But do any of them work? In this week’s Reactions video, we explain the chemistry behind cough medicine,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astronauts’ No. 1 New Year’s resolution: Ace spacewalks
Astronauts up on the International Space Station are starting the new year with a pair of spacewalks.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hawaii residents renew push for stricter pesticide rules
Hawaii residents concerned about pesticide use by major agriculture companies on the islands are planning a push to strengthen regulation over chemicals they fear harm their health.
BBC News – World
Son of murdered Pakistani governor may face charges over ‘offensive’ video
Son of Pakistani governor killed for criticising blasphemy laws faces charge over “offensive” video.
Gizmodo
Dish Made a Slick Cordcutter Box That Lets You Watch Local Channels
There are a bunch streaming boxes available for cord cutters, but the new AirTV box from Dish has a very cool twist: integration with local, over-the-air (OTA) antenna channels. It also streams in 4K.Read more…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ticks that carry Lyme disease found in Eastern US national parks
Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national parks.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How to 3-D print your own sonic tractor beam
After demonstrating the first acoustically driven tractor beam platform, researchers develop a simpler, cheaper version using 3-D printable parts and open-source electronic components for the maker community.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat
Researchers put forth the notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. After review of current data and scientific studies they argue how, in addition to most of those who are overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category include normal-weight…
Slashdot
Facebook Is Sorry for Taking Down a Photo of a Nude Neptune Statue
Facebook has apologized for mistakenly blocking a photo of a famous statue for being “sexually explicit.” From a report on Fortune: The social media giant flagged a photograph of a 16th-century statue of the sea god Neptune in the Italian city of Bologna. The picture of the sculpture — which was created…
PCWorld
Sylvania’s Smart Multicolor A19 light bulb is HomeKit compatible, but it doesn’t require a hub
Good news, everyone! In an effort to shield us from the existential dread that comes from having to turn on the lights in your home with a switch on the wall—like an animal—LEDVANCE has given us a HomeKit and Siri-controlled lightbulb: the Sylvania Smart Multicolor A19.You won’t find it on the CES show…
Cool Material
BMW Glober
It’s early in 2017, but we can already tell you that the ER Motorcycles BMW R100 GS Glober is going to be one of our favorite bikes of the year. Built by ER Motorcycles out of Slovenia, the “Glober” was developed for a client that wanted a bike that would get him through a South […]
The Verge – All Posts
Nissan teases Microsoft’s Cortana assistant in its cars
Nissan appears to be preparing to announce Microsoft’s Cortana integration for its cars. The motor company tweeted a short video with Cortana checking a schedule and teasing some “exciting announcements” for Nissan’s CES keynote on Thursday. It’s not clear exactly what Nissan will announce, but the company…
Gizmodo
You Can Pre-Heat This Shower From Your Smartphone While You’re Still in Bed
There are a million reasons to want to stay in bed every morning, not the least of which being stepping into a cold shower that isn’t as warm as you thought it would be. BRRRR! But with the new U by Moen shower, you can use your smartphone to start and pre-heat the water so that it’s guaranteed to be…
HiConsumption
Scoured: Best Gear On Amazon
Gear up and take on all of your new years resolutions.
Cool Hunting
Link About It: Must-See Space Events of 2017
From the moon and Jupiter getting extra close in April, to a total eclipse of the sun set to cross the USA in August, and the always-spectacular annual Geminid meteor shower (where up to 120 shooting stars fly across the sky), 2017 is set to be yet…… Continue…
Archinect – News
The logistics of building NASA’s carbon-dioxide insulated, “Ice Home” on Mars
If you don’t think you can handle another year on Earth, the possibility of dwelling comfortably on another planet is closer than you might expect. After announcing a winning design from Clouds Architecture Office and Space Exploration Architecture last October, NASA has released more detailed logistical…
Popular Science
Astronauts could live inside ice domes on Mars
Space Home is where you hang your pressurized helmet Home is where the protective ice dome is…
Popular Science
SpaceX aims to launch the Falcon 9 again this Sunday
Space Now with less explosive helium tanks SpaceX is ready to resume launching again, after a September 1 explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket, its payload, and the launch pad it was sitting on.
Deals
Treat Your Teeth Better In 2017 With a $30 Sonicare 2 Series
If you want to take better care of your teeth in 2017, buying a Philips Sonicare 2 Series toothbrush for $30 (after $10 coupon) would be a great start.Read more…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Streamlining the Internet of Things and other cyber-physical systems
Computer engineers have laid out a framework to improve research on cyber-physical systems. They encourage combining model-based design with data-based learning: in other words, merge two existing paradigms into one practice.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Inflammation halts fat-burning
Scientists have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells. In a recent study, the university researchers show why the inflammatory responses that often occur in overweight people block this kind of fat…
Lifehacker
Make One of These Small Changes for Better Health Instead of a Resolution
Now that the chaos of the holiday season is over, a lot of us are vowing to make changes for our health—but we know that ambitious resolutions don’t always work out so well. So instead of saying you’ll “lose weight” or “eat better,” try one or two of these simple, concrete changes.Read more…
How-To Geek
How to Add Your Own Custom “Start” Menu to the macOS Dock
If Windows 8 taught us (and Microsoft) anything, it’s that users really love the Start menu. If you’re switching to the Mac, you might wonder why macOS doesn’t offer one, or really anything quite like one.Click Here to Continue Reading
Newswise: SciNews
Additive Manufacturing: A New Twist for Stretchable Electronics?
Electronic components that can be elongated or twisted – known as “stretchable” electronics – could soon be used to power electronic gadgets, the onboard systems of vehicles, medical devices and other products. And a 3-D printing-like approach to manufacturing may help make stretchable electronics more…
Newswise: SciNews
UWM Physicists’ to Use Their Unique Tool to Improve Neonatal Health
In neonatal health, knowing the exact time of conception saves lives. Two data scientists at UWM have a mathematical solution to rectify rough estimates.
VentureBeat
Machine learning: What, how, and why you need it now (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Machine learning isn’t just self-driving cars and personal assistants — companies like Netflix, Facebook and eBay use it to predict customer behavior, prevent fraud, improve the supply chain, boost customer retention and more. For insight into how you can leverage the power of machine learning,…
VentureBeat
Amazon brings Fire TV OS to Element, Seiki, and Westinghouse 4K TVs
Amazon today announced its first licensing relationship with a television manufacturer to enable native integration of the Fire TV. This first partnership is with the parent company of Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element and makes it possible for viewers to watch live shows and stream movies and series…
VentureBeat
Speak Music launches Melody, a voice-powered app that streams music through Bluetooth speakers
Speak Music has launched an iOS app called Melody, which lets you play music using voice commands and stream tunes through your phone or Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Available for free, it lets you broadcast music stored locally or pull from YouTube, iHeartRadio, or Spotify (if you have a premium subscription)….
VentureBeat
Acer’s C731 is an 11-inch Chromebook with 12-hour battery life, starting at $230
Acer today expanded its 11-inch lineup with the Chromebook 11 N7 (C731), available later this month. Still priced at $230, like its C730 predecessor, the new model adds durability features, a fanless design, and a longer battery life. The Taiwanese company is hoping the C731 will be picked up by schools…
VentureBeat
HP refreshes 15.6-inch Spectre x360 with 7th-gen Intel chip, 16GB RAM, starts at $1,280
HP is refreshing its 15.6-inch Spectre x360 laptop to make it more appealing to creators. Billed as the “most powerful” Spectre, this touch-friendly convertible laptop builds on its 2016 predecessor with a 7th-generation Intel chip, fast-charging support, a larger battery, and an ultra high-definition…
VentureBeat
Smarter’s FridgeCam can guess when your food expires
Smarter is unveiling its FridgeCam, a refrigerator camera that can tell you when your food is about to expire or when you are running low on groceries. The London-based company unveiled the product — which is part of the ever-growing Internet of Things (making everyday objects smart and connected) —…
VentureBeat
HP unveils Omen X 35-inch curved display for gamers
HP is trying to get in good with gamers. Its latest effort is the Omen X 35-inch curved display that goes with the Omen X gaming computer launching in 2016. The display is designed to immerse gamers with a screen that covers their whole field of vision. The UWQHD 21:9 display offers 34 percent more…
VentureBeat
HP unveils Sprout Pro G2 to spread creativity around
HP aimed to start a revolution in creativity when it launched the Sprout by HP creativity computer in 2014. And the company is continuing that push with the unveiling of the Sprout Pro G2, a creativity computer that expands the market to business, education, and manufacturing. The company unveiled the…
VentureBeat
Dell launches 4 Inspiron and Alienware gaming laptops with Intel Kaby Lake processors
Dell is launching four new gaming laptops today based on Intel’s newest Kaby Lake processors. The Round Rock, Texas-based company unveiled the laptops at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The models include the Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop, as well as three Alienware gaming…
VentureBeat
CES 2017: Tobii Brings Eye Tracking to PC Gaming, Consumer Notebooks, VR & Smartphones
PRESS RELEASE: STOCKHOLM & LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 3, 2017– Tobii, the global leader in eye tracking, is poised for another year of industry-leading innovation as it brings eye tracking solutions to multiple new consumer technology categories including VR, personal …
VentureBeat
Acer debuts a 21-inch curved screen gaming laptop for $9,000
Acer is debuting two new gaming laptops at CES 2017, including a 21-inch model with a curved screen. The Taiwanese company announced the laptops at the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The Acer Predator 21 X Notebook comes with a curved screen. It also features Tobii eye tracking, dual Nvidia…
VentureBeat
The latest HP Envy is an all-in-one PC with a 34-inch curved screen
HP has taken the wraps off the HP Envy all-in-one PC with a 34-inch curved display. While the Envy looks like a curved display, it is a full-fledged computer with an Intel 7th-Gen Core i7-7700T processor or optional Core i5 processor. The screen is a micro-edge curved WQHD display, and there’s an integrated…
VentureBeat
PlayStation Plus free games for January are now live: Day of the Tentacle and 5 more
If you got a new PlayStation 4 for Christmas and have a PlayStation Plus subscription, here’s an easy way to get a bunch of games for the console. This month’s PlayStation Plus games for Sony’s systems are now available. You can download these if you pay for the premium version of the PlayStation Network…
The Verge – All Posts
Say hello to Circuit Breaker’s gadget bot on Facebook Messenger
I’m proud to announce a new experiment we’re trying at CES this year: a Facebook Messenger bot of marginal utility. If you hit up Circuit Breaker on Facebook Messenger, you’ll be talking to a robot. Ask for “gadget” and you’ll get a random Circuit Breaker post, a great way to cut through the noise of…
Well Spent.
Blue Blue Japan Long Sleeve Heavy Jersey Tees
I love long sleeve tees because they’re deceptively formal. Like, if you roll up in a regular short-sleeve tee and jeans, people might think you’re lazy or a slob, but if you roll up in one of these Blue Blue Japan Long Sleeve Heavy Jersey Tees, they’d think you totally had your shit together. There’s……
The Awesomer
Deal: Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 PC
Price: $189  | BuyThis pocket-sized device contains a complete Windows 10 compatible PC system. It’s not much bigger than an iPhone 7 Plus, but packs a complete computer with two USB ports, HDMI output, a MicroSD card slot, and aux in/out ports. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome Stuff:…
Digital Trends
A hybrid Mustang and an electric SUV are just the start of Ford’s electrified offensive
Ford has revealed important new details about its upcoming electrified car offensive. The Blue Oval is gearing up to launch no less than seven electric or hybrid models across the globe before the turn of the decade. Surprisingly, one of these vehicles is a hybrid version of the iconic Mustang. The…
Digital Trends
Asus goes compact with powerful VivoPC X gaming system
Alongside its heftier gaming desktops, Asus is looking to offer something new and exciting to the space-saving gamers of the world at this year’s consumer electronics show. To that end, it’s introduced the VivoPC X, a compact gaming system with an innovative cooling system, and enough power under the…
Digital Trends
Apps could track Pixel users from the camera’s serial number, fix on the way
Google Pixel and Pixel XL’s well-received camera could be allowing third-party apps to track each user individually. Google recently identified the security loophole on the smartphones with a fix already in the works. Each smartphone’s built-in front-facing camera has a unique serial number, which means…
Digital Trends
ModiFace software platform for smart mirrors to be unveiled at CES
You’ve never seen your face like this. No, it’s not makeup or a new surgical technique — rather, it’s a universal software platform for smart mirrors from ModiFace, which promises to provide clinical skin analysis, skin visualizations, beauty product recommendations, and live makeup simulation for your…
Digital Trends
Maximus combines a floodlight with a security camera to better protect your home
Lighting manufacturer Maximus on Tuesday debuted its third smart home product at CES 2017, a $250 floodlight that is set to launch in the spring and includes an integrated security camera and two-way speaker. The camera is capable of 1080p HD video, and the included motion sensor is able to detect motion…
Digital Trends
GeniCan makes any trash can smart enough to create updated grocery lists
We’ve all done it. You get home from grocery shopping and realize you forgot to put something on the list? With GeniCan‘s eponymous smart garbage can device, you can keep a running, updated shopping list so you’ll never run out of salsa or toilet paper again. The Wi-Fi-enabled GeniCan attaches to the…
Digital Trends
Eyesight takes us closer to our ‘Minority Report’ future with its second-gen Singlecue
After using EyeSight Technologies’ new SingleCue gesture-based smart controller, you might feel a bit like like Tom Cruise as he appeared in Minority Report. Minority Report featured its main characters interacting with their computers via gestures. While EyeSight’s Singlecue can’t exactly project those…
Mashable
Donald Trump is selling the news over Twitter—and everyone’s buying
It took American media outlets two hours into the 2017 work-year to bungle coverage of Donald Trump.  On Tuesday morning, the president-elect fired off a few tweets on the recent move by Congress to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. Monday’s surprise vote yielded loud criticism that the Republicans…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Severe Bolivian drought hurts crops, threatens capital
Last year, the flowering quinoa plants painted Florencio Tola’s farmlands in vibrant sepia and ochre tones.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
FDA probes dangers of exploding e-cigarette batteries
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing the dangers of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, following dozens of reports of devices that have combusted, overheated or caught fire and sometimes injured users.
The Verge – All Posts
Nest Protect can now turn off GE connected ovens when smoke is detected
Nest’s smoke detector is picking up some abilities today that could actually help to prevent a fire. It’s gaining an integration with GE’s line of connected ovens, allowing the Nest Protect to disable them when it detects smoke. Since the Nest Protect can tell when no one’s home, it’ll also send the…
TechCrunch
This electric bus company just raised $140 million
 According to Proterra, a Burlingame, Ca.-based company, its zero-emission electric buses can drive a stunning 350 miles one charge — and on city streets, no less. With that kind of claim, it’s no wonder investors just poured $140 million into the outfit, which began garnering heightened press attention…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Using immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs
Biomedical engineers have created a smart, targeted drug delivery system using immune cells to attack cancers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Probing ways to turn cement’s weakness to strength
Scientists show how cement particles can handle stress by gradually passing it from one layer to the next and turning weakness to strength.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease
A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese mice.
PCWorld
Qualcomm accidentally outs Asus’ Snapdragon 821-powered ZenFone AR
Asus had already teased the announcement of a new smartphone set to debut at CES this week, and now we know what it’s going to be called. Thanks to an accidental early post of a press release by Qualcomm, the new phone is the ZenFone AR and it will be the second handset to be built on Google’s Tango…
Ars Technica
HP at CES: More sleek new laptops and a huge curved all-in-one
With its Thunderbolt 3, sleek good looks, and solid keyboard the, 13-inch HP Spectre x360 was one of our favorite laptops of 2016. If that laptop didn’t quite fit your needs, at CES today HP unveiled a couple of new systems that might. …
Techbargains.com
Amazon up to 70% off Golf Jacket Sale
Amazon up to 70% off Golf Jacket Sale
Deals
Banana Republic and GAP Are Starting the Year Off With Major Discounts
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Banana Republic and GAP are in cahoots when it comes to sales; they are owned by the same company, after all. But with 40-50% off coming from both retailers, maybe you can tack on another resolution to the list: get a whole new wardrobe.Read more…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
“Mythical” bike features built-in computer and power meter
It was in late 2015 that SpeedX launched a crowdfunding campaign for the SpeedForce, a handlebar stem with a built-in cycling computer. After considerable success with that project, the company went on to launch another campaign for the Leopard, an aero road bike that incorporated the SpeedForce….
Scientific American Content: Global
Obese Mice Can Move, But They Don’t
Changes in brain chemistry blunt and restore movement — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gizmodo
America’s Scientists Are Terrified by Trump
On Monday, 37 top scientists signed a letter to President-elect Donald Trump imploring him to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact. The pact, said the group—which includes Nobel laureates, various nuclear experts, and the president of the Federation of American Scientists—is a “critical U.S. strategic…
Mashable
This smart ring wraps fitness tracking and more right around your finger
If a wrist wearable to track your workout is a bit too conspicuous for your taste, a solution might be here: just wrap Motiv around your finger. The smart ring packs just about everything you could hope for in a fitness tracker into a tiny circular package — minus a display, of course. But if you’re…
Ars Technica
Gemcoin, cryptocurrency that never existed, was a scam all along
Enlarge (credit: USFIA) The trial of a Southern California-based financial scam is now set to go to the penalty phase next Tuesday to determine how much the company and the scheme’s architect, Steve Chen, should pay the Securities and Exchange Commission. Last month, a federal judge ruled that…
GearHungry
Lenovo Smart Assistant
Lenovo’s getting into the business of making a home assistant, but not in the way you might think. The Lenovo Smart Assistant actually runs Amazon’s Alexa instead — likely to show up in others products shortly. The cylindrical speaker functions just like Echo but features upgraded looks and hardware,…
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The HandsOn Grooming Gloves tackle Spring shedding
When the weather changes, our beloved furry friends shed their coats to grow new ones. It helps regulate their temperature and keeps them happy, which we definitely want for them, but at the cost of finding hair in every nook and cranny of our home. You can try your best to brush off some of the excess,…
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Nearly half of Tumblr’s users end up seeing porn – CNET
An Italian study looks at just how much adult-oriented content was on the social network — it’s a lot.
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Mio’s Slice fitness tracker wants you to stop counting your steps – CNET
The Slice ditches the 10,000-step goal for a new personalized metric based on heart rate.
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Hear the Star Wars ‘Imperial March’ played on an arc lighter – CNET
Darth Vader’s theme song gets a spirited rendition from a modified arc lighter that has gone to the Dark Side.
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Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability
A study shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate room.
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Economics made simple with physics models
Both physical and economic phenomena may possess universal features that could be uncovered using the tools of physics. The principal difference is that in economic systems — unlike physical ones — current actions may be influenced by the perception of future events. The latest issue of EPJ Special…
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Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients
Immunotherapy is a fast growing area of cancer research. It involves developing therapies that use a patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer. Medical researchers are working on a new vaccine that would help early-stage breast cancer patients who have HER2 positive disease.
Man of Many
The Wind Up – Watch News #34
Merry Christmas guys! I truly hope you enjoyed the last couple of days with your family and friends. But as the year draws to an end, it doesn’t mean that the horological world stops spinning. Quite the contrary, in fact. So in this issue, we have several interesting timepieces from around the world…
Mashable
YouTuber dives deep to examine the madness that is Trump’s Twitter
President-elect Donald Trump has baffled the minds of people across the world with his favored approach to communication: rampant… expressive tweets. Curious as to how Trump captures the minds of social media users, YouTuber Nerdwriter1 decided to parse Trump’s tweets to uncover more about the…
Curbed National
London won’t order any more Thomas Heatherwick-designed buses
The ‘why’ of it is a bit muddled In what London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, is billing as a plan for moving toward more sustainable vehicles on the city’s streets, there will be no more Thomas Heatherwick-designed double-decker buses ordered for the English capital, Dezeen reports. Instead, money that would…
Mises Institute
Restaurants to Eliminate More Waiters in Response to Minimum Wage Hike
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentU.S. EconomyRestaurants to Eliminate More Waiters in Response to Minimum Wage Hike 0 Views Colorado was among the four states where voters approved a minimum wage hike in November. Among the specific provisions for the new wage hike was…
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Windows 10 for nothing? It’s not too late for a free upgrade
Remember that Windows 7/8.1 users could upgrade for free to Windows 10 for the first year of the new operating system’s existence? That offer officially expired at the end of July last year, but reportedly it’s still perfectly possible to make the leap to Windows 10 without paying a penny.You may recall…
Lifehacker
TraffikCam Fights Human Trafficking with an App You Can Download
Web/Android/iOS: Human trafficking is a massive, global problem—one that an app alone won’t solve, but one that this app may be able to help with, just a little bit. TraffickCam asks you to snap pictures of your hotel room, creating a database that can be matched to rooms in photos with trafficking victims.The…
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Infant’s prolonged infection reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotics
A life-threatening infection in an infant with leukemia led to a discovery of how prolonged infection sets the stage for bacterial persistence despite antibiotic susceptibility.
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Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings
Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.
Digital Trends
Lenovo’s smart glasses pair augmented reality and AI to appeal to technicians
Lenovo is entering the augmented reality market, but unlike the original intent of Google Glass, the New Glass C200 isn’t meant for the average consumer. The New Glass C200 looks like a Google Glass prototype, with straps that rest on the top and back of the head. It features a monocular “Glass Unit,”…
Digital Trends
Rollercoaster Tycoon developer suing Atari for alleged unpaid royalties
Planet Coaster launched back in November to a very positive reception from longtime Rollercoaster Tycoon fans, who hailed the game as a worthwhile successor to the classic series. The game’s creator, Frontier Developments, was previously responsible for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and it now claims that…
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The ASUS VivoPC X is a compact box designed for virtual reality
Right now, going all-in on PC virtual reality means going big: you need a big space for room-scale VR, a big, powerful gaming PC and a big wallet to buy it all with. ASUS wants to make one of those things smaller. Unfortunately, it’s not the price. The new ASUS VivoPC X is a compact gaming desktop that’s…
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DISH reveals Alexa Hopper skill, DISH Music, and Sling TV certification for devices
DISH announced its AirTV streaming device earlier in the day, but the CES 2017 reveals don’t stop there. Chief among these reveals is a new Hopper skill for Amazon’s Alexa devices, namely the Echo and Echo Dot. If you have one of those and a Hopper DVR, you’ll soon be able to pair your DVR with your…
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Researchers create a tiny laser using nanoparticles
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.
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Two year old rescues twin brother from fallen dresser
A two-year-old boy from Utah rescues his brother from under a fallen chest of drawers.
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iDevices wireless Instant Switch makes connected homes simple
iDevices has introduced a new product that makes it easy to add smart connectivity to one’s home. The iDevices Instant Switch is a wireless wall switch that doesn’t require any home wiring or other installation troubles — rather, consumers just stick it to the wall thanks to Stick-on Command adhesive….
TechCrunch
How to fix agile teams that are notoriously bad at hitting release dates
 Many of today’s best software companies tout agile development as a way to release software early and often. Yet IT projects using agile still hit delays and exceed budgets. Our development team was able to triple productivity by looking outward for inspiration, and found that the project planning methods…
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ExoLens Case protects your iPhone while you shoot like a pro
Ever since olloclip popularized attachable lens accessories for smartphones, there has been an explosion of similar trinkets, especially for iPhones. While the iPhone 7’s camera might already be commendable, but you can only cram so much camera hardware inside an ultra thin smartphone. For some more…
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CES 2017: Dell’s Latitude 5285 2-in-1 is serious competition for Microsoft’s Surface Pro
It’s hard to tell the difference between Dell’s new Latitude 5285 2-in-1 and the Microsoft Surface Pro. But there is one crucial difference.
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How to break into the mobile app business with little cash and no programming skill
Think you can make a bajillion dollars creating an app? David Gewirtz shows you how to get started. He doesn’t guarantee you’ll make any money, but with this step-by-step guide, at least you’ll know where to begin.
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Dropped your phone into water, mud, soup, or even beer? Here’s how you might be able to save it
Here’s a service that boasts a success rate of 84 percent, which is a much higher chance of saving your phone than the popular internet trick of putting it into a bag of rice.
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Samsung Galaxy S8: A rumor roundup
We round up the latest rumors for Samsung’s next flagship, believed to be called the Galaxy S8. Samsung needs a hit after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
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How NASA’s Longest Space Dweller Sees Earth
“Jeff’s Earth.” Video: NASA Johnson/YouTubeEarth was first imaged from outer space in 1946, with a Devry 35-millimeter motion picture camera strapped to a modest V-2 rocket. The photograph series was black-and-white and grainy, but our planet’s serene beauty was obvious even then.First photo of Earth…
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Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II
A TOS1. Image: Vitaly Ragulin/WikimediaPresident Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II. And experts say President-Elect Donald Trump will most likely…
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Geek deals: Save 92% on five web app automated testing courses
A vital part of the creation of any web app is thorough testing. Without a barrage of automated tests, your web app is bound to be full of substantial bugs at launch. Thankfully, […] The post Geek deals: Save 92% on five web app automated testing courses appeared first on Geek.com.
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Amazon’s Drones, Robots and Blimps Are Shaping the Future of E-Commerce
Amazon’s Drones, Robots and Blimps Are Shaping the Future of E-Commerce
Design Milk
Sky Villages: An Interactive Children’s Installation
James Paulius appeared on Design Milk several years ago as part of the Metaproject 03 student challenge at the Rochester Institute of Technology where his Blockitecture wooden blocks won. As a result, the blocks are now sold at Areaware. His latest project, Sky Villages, builds on the same…
Mashable
Atmospheric river events will dump 15 feet of snow on California
California has suffered through a seemingly perpetual drought that has lasted more than half a decade now. There were high hopes that the drought fever would break last winter, thanks to an El Niño-related weather pattern. But alas, those rains and mountain snows never materialized.  Enter this winter. …
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What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
Each year, Edge has asked a group of scientists, philosophers, musicians, writers, and designers a simple but provocative question and collects the answers on their website. Past questions have included: What do you think about machines that think? (2015)What have you changed your mind about? Why?…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model
Using atomic quantum-simulation to replicate the properties of a topological insulator, a team of researchers has directly observed for the first time the protected boundary state of the topological insulator trans-polyacetylene. The transport properties of this organic polymer are typical of topological…
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Accessories : Irregular Choice Adhesive Sole Protectors
Who’s scuffy-lookin’? (See what we did there?) How do they work? Well, Irregular Choice Adhesive Sole Protectors are clear, textured, and flexible. You get two in a pack and cut them to fit your particular sole (flats usually have a larger surface area that needs protecting than heels). $5.99
Science | Smithsonian
There’s a New Tool in the Fight Against Elephant Poaching
An American biologist wields an innovative weapon against the illegal trade in African ivory
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Kosmos Pen
Inspired by nature and styled to perfectly match the sleek gadgets you already carry, the Kosmos Pen makes a great addition to your EDC kit. Its Red Dot Award-winning design…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Man of Many
Xiaomi Mi Drone
The Xiaomi Mi Drone, as hobby level UAV enthusiasts will tell, you packs a terrific punch for the price range. To begin, it offers some interesting flight features that you don’t see on many other drones, such as the navigation lights that tell the operator what the drone’s orientation is- orange and…
BBC News – World
Jailed Iranian activist ends hunger strike after wife freed
Activist Arash Sadeghi is taken to hospital after 71-day hunger strike over wife’s imprisonment.
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Will climate change leave tropical birds hung out to dry?
The future of the red-capped manakin and other tropical birds in Panama looks bleak. A research project spanning more than three decades and simulating another five decades analyzes how changes in rainfall will affect bird populations. The results show that for 19 of the 20 species included in the study,…
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All The Coolest Tchotchkes Are On Sale at Uncommon Goods
Whenever anyone asks me where to get cool, unique gifts (it happens much more often now that I’m working here), I always tell them Uncommon Goods. They have something for everything, and right now, those somethings are up to 70% off. Read more…
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This week’s picks for London architecture and design events
Hello 2017! Perhaps your resolution this year was to see more of London and its unique design scene? This year, with the recent additions of The Design Museum, Newport Street Gallery, and the infamous Switch House extension, means that there has never been a better time for design in this city and we…
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Trump’s properties have suddenly become potential targets for terrorism
Even before Donald Trump became president-elect, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for his name to be scrubbed from Istanbul’s Trump Towers. Erdogan pinned his plea to Trump’s Islamophobia, saying that the candidate “has no tolerance for Muslims in America.” Now that Trump is weeks from assuming…
Lifehacker
This Discounted Zojirushi Cooks Your Rice With the Power of Magnets
Zojirushi NP-GBC05-XT, $187Zojirushi makes your favorite rice cooker, and 3-cup induction model is down to an all-time low price on Amazon today.Unlike most rice cookers that use a heating element on the bottom of the pan, this induction model uses magnetic coils to turn the entire rice pan into its…
Inside Science
How Scientists Are Portrayed In The Big Bang Theory
How Scientists Are Portrayed In The Big Bang Theory Physics Today magazine features a special article this month examining science stereotypes in the popular TV show How Scientists Are Portrayed In The Big Bang Theory Video of How Scientists…
Gizmodo
Why Cities Are Where They Are in the World
Have you ever wondered why the world’s largest cities sprout up where they sprout up? It has a lot to do with water, natural resources, history, and being in the northern hemisphere.Read more…
Mashable
Girl Scout cookie season has finally begun, with 2 new treats on the lineup
Clear off a shelf and and gird your sweet tooth, everyone: Girl Scout cookie season has arrived. January 3 marks the official start of the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies — an annual tradition since a troop in Oklahoma held a school bake sale in 1917. SEE ALSO: Watching desserts bake is strangely…
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Dewalt 20V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (2-Tool) + 200-Piece Mechanics Tool Set $199
Dewalt 20V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (2-Tool) + 200-Piece Mechanics Tool Set $199
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Get the Best Bread Without Sacrificing Convenience by Slicing, then Freezing, a Fresh Whole Loaf
The best toast starts with the best bread, but bakery-fresh or homemade bread has a tendency to stale and mold more quickly than the pre-sliced bag stuff. To get really good toast everyday without wasting a single crumb, slice, then freeze a fresh, whole loaf.Read more…
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Legendary film composer Hans Zimmer will perform at Coachella this year
The lineup for the 2017 Coachella music festival has just been announced via Twitter, with Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead set to headline. None of these are surprising choices, though film fans were quick to pick up on one surprise: composer Hans Zimmer’s name. Zimmer has been perhaps the most…
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Intel Core I7-7700K Kaby Lake Review By Ars Technica: Is the Desktop CPU Dead?
Reader joshtops writes: Ars Technica has reviewed the much-anticipated Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake, the recently launched desktop processor from the giant chipmaker. And it’s anything but a good sign for enthusiasts who were hoping to see significant improvements in performance. From the review, “The…
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Audeze LCD-XC Closed-Back Circumaural Leather Headphones w/ Bocote Wood $1299
Audeze LCD-XC Closed-Back Circumaural Leather Headphones w/ Bocote Wood $1299
Digital Trends
Image & Form’s next SteamWorld game will steam into the world in 2017
SteamWorld franchise developer Image & Form revealed that a new series sequel will launch in 2017, following up on its previous multiplatform releases SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist. Currently known  by the placeholder name of SteamWorld Project 2017, the upcoming game will make its first public…
Digital Trends
AMD takes aim at HDR gaming, high-end PC market with FreeSync 2 tech
AMD announced a new version of its popular FreeSync technology on Tuesday, as it looks to build on the success of the existing technology while also introducing some new features that will make high-end PC gaming a little easier. The aptly named FreeSync 2 will improve upon its predecessor by offering…
Digital Trends
Newly redesigned web app aims to make social media graphics simple
Graphics on social media tend to have a much greater reach than text-only posts — and one Romanian startup is aiming to make the process of creating those graphics as simple as possible. PixTeller is a web-based graphic design platform intended to be simple enough for anyone to use, from making Facebook…
Mashable
E Ink produces an HDTV-sized ePaper display
LAS VEGAS – Traditional HDTVs aren’t the only things getting bigger and bigger.  Thanks to E Ink, we now have a 42-inch high-definition ePaper display that the company unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas.  SEE ALSO: Amazon Voyage Is So Ready for Your Reading Trip Each display is 25.9 in. wide x…
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NASA plans to resume testing of the James Webb Telescope this month following weird readings
NASA plans to resume preflight tests on the James Webb Space Telescope soon, after the spacecraft had a small hiccup during a test at the end of last year. The telescope had an “unexpected response” to a vibrational test in December, prompting NASA to put testing of the spacecraft on hold until the agency…
ArchDaily
These Graphics Imagine Unrealized Architectural Plans as Beautiful Snowflakes
Courtesy of KOSMOS Much like snowflakes, the most beautiful architectural plans consist of complex relationships between geometries – and no two are exactly alike. In this spirit, KOSMOS Architects has created a series of planimetric graphics of some of the most notable architectural projects…
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Oldest Puget Sound orca, ‘Granny,’ missing and presumed dead
The oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is now likely dead, bringing the toll of dead or missing whales to seven in 2016, researchers in Washington state reported.
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3-D images reveal features of Martian polar ice caps
Three-dimensional subsurface images are revealing structures within the Martian polar ice caps, including previously obscured layering, a larger volume of frozen carbon dioxide contained in the south polar cap, and bowl-shaped features that may be buried impact craters within both polar caps. This information…
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Coachella 2017 lineup features Beyoncé, Radiohead and…Hans Zimmer?
Be sure to drink a refreshing glass of lemonade to beat the heat at Coachella this year — Beyoncé will be headlining the second day of the festival.  Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar are also headliners. Lorde, the XX, New Order, Bon Iver and Gucci Mane are among the other noteworthys acts making their…
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Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress $173.50
Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress $173.50
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Discover A World of Hidden Stains With This $6 Blacklight Flashlight
Blacklight flashlights are great if you want to spot hidden stains on train seats, hotel sheets, or (gasp) even in your own house…if that’s something you want to do.Read more…
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5 Republicans Liberals May Learn to Love in the Trump Era
Since the election, many Democrats have been wondering how to slam the brakes on the Trump train. A good way to start is by getting to know the conservatives who will be allies in that fight. Here’s a list of five longtime Republicans liberals may learn to love in the Trump Era. Written by Matt…
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The Alpha Shovel
After a successful Kickstarter for their Stealth Shovel, DMOS is back with something bigger and badder: The Alpha Shovel. It’s the most badass shovel ever. The all-terrain, all-season shovel makes quick work of dirt, snow and ice thanks to the toothed design and the ability to work as a rake or hoe….
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Even smart toothbrushes have AI now
Before the likes of Oral-B started selling Bluetooth-enabled, app-connected toothbrushes, there was Kolibree. The startup developed one of the first “smart” toothbrushes that incentivized regular brushing and documented oral hygiene habits. We caught the first Kolibree brush at CES several years ago…
Next Big Future
World Nuclear Energy in 2016
Global nuclear generating capacity increased slightly in 2016 to 391.4 GWe net, up from 382.2 GWe at the end of 2015, according to data from the World Nuclear Association. Construction of three large reactor projects also started during 2016, while three units were permanently shut down.Ten new nuclear…
Next Big Future
Carnival of nuclear energy 339
The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 339 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima CommentaryNeutron Bytes – Toshiba’s Financial Meltdown Puts Its Nuclear Projects at Risk WorldwideToshiba overpaid for its acquisition of Westinghouse in 2007, then wrote down half of the value in 2014. It is currently mired in…
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This $99 gadget gives your MacBook a touchscreen
Apple’s steadfast refusal to outfit its MacBook line with a touchscreen option is a well-known industry holdout. We’d much sooner get a massive, 15-inch iPad Pro than the company go back on its years of anti-Microsoft marketing, and the awkward half measure of the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar. So for…
Lifehacker
Rainmeter 4.0 Is Now Available, Packs In New Skin Creation Tools
Windows: Rainmeter is hands-down the most popular tool for customizing the look of your Windows desktop and it’s hitting version 4.0 with some new skin creation tools.The biggest new tool here is the shape meter. This allows you to create vector graphics, adding a whole new level of customization for…
Computerworld
Review: Microsoft Windows Defender comes up short
Microsoft’s latest version of its anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, is a frustrating product to evaluate. Yes, it is perhaps the best antivirus tool to come from Microsoft, with a series of noteworthy improvements. Yes, it provides good enough protection for your family’s PCs. And yes, it could…
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Republicans reverse plans to gut independent congressional ethics office
US House Republicans scrapped Tuesday a controversial rules change that would have gutted a congressional ethics office, after President-elect Donald Trump rebuked the strategy hours before lawmakers were to vote on the measure.
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Ford to roll out new electric SUV with 300-mile range – Roadshow
A $700 million plant investment allows for production of more electrified and autonomous vehicles in Michigan.
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Astronaut Mannequin Challenge finishes the meme in microgravity – CNET
It’s time to put the Mannequin Challenge to bed now that it’s been conquered in space by free-floating astronauts.
Mashable
Gun violence spreads like an infectious disease, new study finds
Gun violence in Chicago spreads like an infectious disease — and now, researchers have figured out a way to predict who’s most likely get sick next. With infectious diseases, predictions are fairly simple: The more relationships an individual has with sick people, the more likely he is to be infected….
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LE 6 Pack 65W 2700K Incandescent Bulb Equivalent $14.39
LE 6 Pack 65W 2700K Incandescent Bulb Equivalent $14.39
Mises Institute
Why Government Solutions Usually End in Inflation
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentBooms and BustsWhy Government Solutions Usually End in Inflation Monetary Theory 0 Views An essential element of the “unorthodox” doctrines, advanced both by all socialists and by all interventionists, is that the recurrence of depressions…
Curbed National
7 new ski hotels to stay at this winter
From pricey remodels to new builds, here’s what’s fresh in lodging Thanks to a shorter construction season and an array of challenging zoning laws to navigate, the pace of ski town development can seem slow moving. But with most ski town economies now fully recovered from the Great Recession, a new crop…
The Awesomer
The Biggest Tsunamis
LinkRealLifeLore terrifies us with mind-boggling tsunamis. Imagine if the sky in that picture was a wall of water. That’s the smallest tsunami on the list. This summer, the wall is going to build itself. Nicholas Cage and Dwayne Johnson star in… Canary Islands. More Awesome Stuff: Diving Between…
BBC News – World
Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News
Popular Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly, who has worked at the channel for 12 years, is to join NBC.
SlashGear
Earin’s M-2 Earbuds challenge Apple AirPods for wireless dominance
Earin is looking to follow up on its M-1 wireless earbuds by introducing the next iteration, appropriately named the M-2, at CES 2017. These wireless earbuds give a fresh spin on the design of the M-1 earbuds, and are being revealed at a time when Apple’s own wireless AirPods are experiencing stock shortages….
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The Other Way the Debate About Russian Hacking is Like the Debate About WMDs
The debate about Russia’s alleged hackscapades has a lot in common with the debate about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. That’s not just because, as Scott Shackford pointed out today, in each case we’ve been asked to put our faith in government sources who may not deserve it. It’s because…
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HP’s Sprout Pro looks nicer (and works better) than the original
In 2014, HP unveiled the original Sprout — a unique all-in-one with a projector and camera extrusion that turns the surface between you and the display into an interactive space. It was designed for creative professionals and hobbyists, and a later version released in 2016 targeted the classroom. This…
Digital Trends
Lenovo gives a peek at the first Windows Holographic VR headset at CES 2017
Microsoft made it known at its Windows 10 Creators Update event that it’s serious about virtual reality (VR) solutions. While its intentions in leading the way in augmented reality (AR) solutions was made crystal clear with HoloLens, Microsoft also wants to make sure that Windows 10 dominates in VR as…
Digital Trends
Modder adds ‘Pokémon Sun’ and ‘Moon’ characters to ‘Smash Bros. Wii U’
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U modder Scorpob has hacked in a selection of new character models in recent weeks, replacing the game’s standard roster with Pokémon Sun and Moon characters like Popplio, Incineroar, and Gladion. Scorpob also released a new character model for Pokémon Sun and Moon‘s Aether…
Digital Trends
3D-printed bionic hand is phase one of a modular humanoid project
2017 is only a couple of days old and already we’re excited to see some of the innovations it’ll have for us. An early sample to get your pulse racing? Youbionic Hand, a 3D-printed robotic hand that’s currently available for shipping at the surprisingly affordable price of 1,200 euros, or about $1,250….
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Whirlpool’s new smart appliances can be controlled with Alexa
Whirlpool is showcasing new washers, dryers, refrigerators, and ovens at CES this week, and their most interesting feature is the ability to be controlled by Amazon’s Alexa. Through the Echo, Echo Dot, or other Alexa-enabled devices, owners will be able to control some of the core functions of these…
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How Uber could combat its single biggest challenge when it comes to the “existential” threat of self-driving cars
I’m going to be completely honest with you: This post came to me in a dream over the holidays. Yep. I dream about startup strategy and venture capital. Even on the one week of the year we don’t publish. I’ve been doing this too long, and I’m a gigantic nerd. Let’s review a few points we’ve discussed…
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E-Ink and Quirk Logic look to replace whiteboards with 42-inch Quilla displays
 What would you do if you had an e-reader the size of a TV? Probably not read books. E-Ink and Quirk Logic think you’d write on it, and that’s what they hope you’ll do with the Quilla, a 42-inch display that works as both signage and a digital whiteboard. Read More
How-To Geek
How to Configure Your Pen and Its Buttons on Windows 10
Windows 10 gained a new pen settings panel with the Anniversary Update. If your device has a pen or another type of stylus, you can customize exactly how it works and what its buttons do from the Settings window.Click Here to Continue Reading
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CloudFlare Was Hit By Leap Second, Causing Its RRDNS Software To ‘Panic’
Reader Mickeycaskill writes: The extra leap second added on to the end of 2016 may not have had an effect on most people, but it did catch out a few web companies who failed to factor it in. Web services and security firm CloudFlare was one such example. A small number of its servers went down at midnight…
Dornob
Steam-Bent Wooden Home Adapts Furniture-Making Techniques for Architecture
Ever wonder how furniture makers get stiff, sturdy wood to adopt the kinds of elegant curves…
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Hanes Red Label Men’s 3-Pack Comfortblendt Tee Starting at $6.96
Hanes Red Label Men’s 3-Pack Comfortblendt Tee Starting at $6.96
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Beyond Is the Perfect Scifi Show to Have on While Cleaning Your Home
Freeform (née ABC Family) has invested a fair amount of time and money into Beyond, which premiered on TV last night and whose whole first season is already available online. So should you go run out and binge it? Not really. But if you’ve exhausted all the other shows you want to watch and you need…
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Kingston’s new 2TB USB stick can store days of 4K video
You might feel high and mighty with your 128GB flash drive, but the latest from Kingston proves that it might be time for an upgrade. At CES 2017, the company announced the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte, a flash drive that packs an insane 2TB of storage inside of a fresh, streamlined design….
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Want to ride a smart bike? LeEco has two new models for you to try
CES 2017 promises to show us the future of tech, and naturally devices that get us from Point A to Point B are part of the equation. But smart cars aren’t the only form of transportation innovation we’re in for at CES, at least not on LeEco’s watch. The Chinese firm has unveiled two new smart bikes at…
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Forget a streaming stick: These 4K TVs come with Amazon Fire TV inside
Good news: You won’t have to buy that Amazon Fire TV you’ve had your eye on – it will soon come built right into your TV with Alexa in toe.Seiki, Westinghouse and Element announced today at CES 2017 that they will each offer a range of TVs for 2017 that will, among other features, include Fire TV OS.The…
Talks at Google
Daniel Amen: “The Brain’s Warrior Way” | Talks at Google
Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, professor, TV producer, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on using brain imaging tools to help optimize and treat patients. He is founder and medical director of Amen Clinics, which has…
Computerworld
Intel unveils its Optane hyperfast memory
Intel today announced that its upcoming Optane non-volatile memory will ship in the second quarter of the year as 16GB and 32GB M.2 expansion cards. Optane memory will be available as an option for new Intel-based client platforms, including Intel 7th Gen Core (Kaby Lake), and as a standalone component….
Architizer
The 22 Best Architectural Drone Videos on YouTube
If you can’t wait to get away to the sunny climes of Rio, Dubai or Macao this winter, you can experience them via stunning aerial views thanks to drone videographers (and the internet).
Mashable
Mars, Venus and the moon are having a cosmic meet-up this week
The moon, Venus and Mars are getting close in the night sky this week.  Mars and Venus will appear just next to the crescent moon in a coincidental planetary meet-up Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: A comet will fly past Earth on New Year’s Eve. No, it’s not a sign of the apocalypse. You should be able to see…
Next Big Future
President Trump creates holding company structure for the White House
President elect Trump has re-organized the White House structure into a holding company like setup.Last week, a new White House entity called the National Trade Council (NTC) was unveiled to oversee many of the same responsibilities of the NEC (National Economic Council) and the USTR (United States Trade…
PCWorld
Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics cards bring desktop-level gaming to laptops
One of the worst-kept secrets in PC gaming became reality on Tuesday, as Nvidia officially announced that its GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics are coming to laptops.PCWorld named the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti the new budget gaming champions, hands-down, when the desktop graphics cards crossed our…
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Kuri home robot can read to your kids and watch your home
You may not have to wait for the likes of ASUS’ Zenbo to cross the ocean before you can get an affordable home robot. Mayfield Robotics (one of Bosch’s startups) has taken the wraps off of Kuri, a 20-inch-tall robot companion that promises to play nicely with your smart home. It can answer questions…
Techbargains.com
MTM ACR7-18 Ammo Crate Utility Box (890 cu in) $13.29, ACR8-72 (1370 cu in) $15.29
MTM ACR7-18 Ammo Crate Utility Box (890 cu in) $13.29, ACR8-72 (1370 cu in) $15.29
The Next Web
Acer’s new Chromebook is built to survive even the clumsiest owner
Laptops are easily broken. Just one spilled soda, or one dropped computer can spell disaster. There are some ruggedized machines, but they’re pretty expensive. The Panasonic ToughBook, for example, is a military-grade machine that packs a premium pricetag. For budget-conscious, yet accident-prone consumers,…
BBC News – World
Trump inauguration: Clintons and Bushes to attend ceremony
The Clintons and Bushes will put a bitter election behind them by going to Donald Trump’s swearing-in.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Self-adjusting bed shifts for comfort, gives snorers a nudge
Bedmaker Sleep Number arrived at last year’s CES with a smart bed in tow, which tapped into data on a user’s physical activity during the day and tailored its firmness accordingly at night. Now, the company has taken things one step further, this year bringing an even cleverer bed that tracks…
Well Spent.
Monitaly Vancloth Angled Zipper Bomber Jackets
First off, Happy New Year, everyone, and thank you for sticking with us through one of the trashest years in our lifetime. Obviously, there’s a lot from 2016 we’d all love to leave behind, but there is one thing that’s not going anywhere: Nick Grant is gonna talk about some bombers. Monitaly’s Angled…
Deals
Stock Up and Save an Extra 20% on Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap
Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap is incredibly popular (at least judging by online reviews), and Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off 3-packs today. The coupon will work whether you use Subscribe & Save or not, but of course, you’ll save extra if you subscribe, and you can always cancel after your first delivery.Read…
Reason.com Full Feed
How Crony Capitalism Works
Higher campaign contributions by companies helps them to secure more federal government contracts at better terms that yield higher profits, says a new working paper from researchers associated with the Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University. In “It’s a Sweetheart of a Deal: Political…
Techbargains.com
APC 6-Outlet Surge Protector with Coax (2-Pack) $14.95
APC 6-Outlet Surge Protector with Coax (2-Pack) $14.95
Digital Trends
Apple manufacturer TSMC preparing to deliver processors for the 2018 iPhone and iPad
2018’s iPhones and iPads could use a pretty powerful new processor architecture. Apple manufacturer TSMC is reportedly on track to deliver the first prototypes chips using a 7nm architecture in the second quarter of 2017. Following the delivery of prototypes, the manufacturer will then be ready to enter…
Digital Trends
Dish serving up multiroom audio powered by DTS Play-Fi to its Hopper DVRs
Multiroom audio is quickly becoming a major feature in audio products like A/V receivers and Bluetooth speakers, and now Dish is bringing its DVRs into the mix. It announced today that it will be adding DTS Play-Fi to some of its hardware, allowing various models to function as streaming zones within…
Gizmodo
Chemists Explain Why You Probably Shouldn’t Bother With Cough Syrup
Every year, people spend billions of dollars on cough syrup. But is it really effective? A new video by the American Chemical Society explains why most cough medicines don’t actually work as advertized. Read more…
Tools and Toys
Mazama Wares’ Large Mugs
After my review of the Bonavita variable-temp gooseneck kettle went up this morning, I got to thinking, “I should post an item that goes perfectly with that kettle.” The folks at Mazama Wares have just the thing: a line of large mugs in a variety of styles. Each one holds 12 oz. of your favorite drink…
Big Think
Your Mortality Rate Is Affected By the Gender of Your Doctor
A new study reports that 32,000 lives could be saved annually if every doctor in the U.S. was female. What can this teach medical institutions about best practices?Read More
Uncrate
AirTV Player
Televisions used to be simple. Just flip on the set and channel surf. And while it’s great to have loads of options, switching inputs and remotes can be a real…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Mashable
How the NAACP protests in the digital age
The NAACP is sitting in at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Mobile, Alabama, office until he pulls out as nominee for Donald Trump’s attorney general. And their showing off their peaceful protest on Facebook Live. As NAACP president and CEO Cornell Brooks tweeted Tuesday, the protesters are “occupying” his office…
Ars Technica
Snapdragon 835 promises 27 percent more performance with 40 percent less power
Enlarge / On the left, Qualcomm Vice President for Product Management Keith Kressin. On the right, Samsung Senior Vice President for Foundry Marketing Ben Suh. In their hands, the ever-so-tiny Snapdragon 835 processors. (credit: Qualcomm) When Qualcomm and Samsung together announced the existence…
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Quitting is for winners | Victor Haghani | TEDxASL
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are…
CONTEMPORIST
This new lamp has an unconventional way of turning it on and off
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets
The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows.
The Awesomer
RediTape Pocket Duct Tape
Price: $6 – 2/pk.  | BuyDuct tape is one of those amazing products which can be used for all manner of fixes, and even work as a survival tool. Now you can keep some duct tape with you everywhere you go, with these flat, pocket-sized packs which each contain 5 yards of the sticky stuff. More…
Latest news
PC makers hybrid laptop happy at CES 2017
Tech vendors are all in on 2-in-1 laptops because that’s where the growth is.
Latest news
Amazon pushes Alexa integration further with 4k Fire TV partnership
The Amazon Alexa voice assistant is popping up into more devices, and subsequently, your home.
Latest news
Intel acquires 15 percent ownership stake in mapping firm HERE
Intel will work with HERE and its consortium of automaker owners to design, test and deliver proof-of-concept architecture supporting real-time, high-definition map updates.
Motherboard RSS Feed
Fitness Streaming Services Make New Year’s Resolutions Easier Than Ever
One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to get in better shape. And why not? It’s a great time of the year to look in the mirror and commit yourself to a goal of working hard to look great. Plus, it’s much easier nowadays to fit a great workout into your busy schedule.Back in the day, there…
Lifehacker
Show Facebook Computer Vision for Chrome Reveals Facebook’s Hidden Photo Tags
Chrome: Tons of photography apps, like Google Photos and Apple Photos, try and automatically make sense of objects in your photos and add automated tags, and it turns out Facebook does that too, even though you’d never know it. Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags is a Chrome extension that reveals all…
io9
Doctors: Seriously, Stop Sticking Q-Tips In Your Ears
I tingle just thinking about the full-body sensation accompanying a Q-tip exploring the inside of my ear canal. But the guilt-ridden pleasure is always followed by a nagging mother whisper: “don’t put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear!” Well, scientists have decided to amplify that whisper.Read…
GearHungry
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
Dell’s XPS 13 notebook hits the sweet spot between portability and power, and now the newly released Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 throws in greater versatility as well. While the line has been available with a touchscreen for some time the new model boasts a convertible design that switches from laptop mode to…
FiveThirtyEight
Low-Wage Workers Are Getting A Raise, And Economists Are Getting An Experiment
The new year brought raises — sometimes big ones — to millions of low-wage workers. It also begins the country’s first large-scale experiment in the economic effects of a double-digit minimum wage.According to data collected by the National Employment Law Project, a workers’-rights advocacy group, 19…
The Verge – All Posts
Ford investing $700M in Michigan factory is a PR win for the Trump administration
Ford is investing $700 million to expand operations at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan and build autonomous and electric vehicles, creating 700 new jobs over the next four years. The company also announced that it was canceling a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in favor of…
Newswise: SciNews
Ceramic Matrix Composites Take Flight in LEAP Jet Engine
A quarter-century ago, the Department of Energy began a program, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to support U.S. development of ceramic matrix composites. In 2016 a new aircraft engine became the first widely deployed CMC-containing product.
Newswise: SciNews
University of Washington-Led Study Shows New Global Evidence of the Role of Humans, Urbanization in Rapid Evolution
It has long been suspected that humans and the urban areas we create are having an important — and surprisingly current and ongoing — effect on evolution, which may have significant implications for the sustainability of global ecosystems. A new multi-institution study led by the University of…
Newswise: SciNews
TSRI Scientists Take Step Toward Mapping How the Brain Stores Memories
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on how the brain stores memories. The research, published recently in the journal eLife, is the first to demonstrate that the same brain region can both motivate a learned behavior and suppress that same behavior.
CNET News.com
Rare video captures brown snake swallowing python whole – CNET
Snake catchers called to an Australian home wait around for hours for the snake to complete its meal, but finally slide it into a bag before it finishes.
Quanta Magazine
3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems
If you came across an animal in the wild and wanted to learn more about it, there are a few things you might do: You might watch what it eats, poke it to see how it reacts, and even dissect it if you got the chance. Mathematicians are not so different from naturalists. Rather than studying organisms,…
Mashable
Mustang Hybrid among 13 new electric Ford cars that will soon be a reality
Ford is building 13 new electric cars, including groundbreaking models like a 300-mile electric SUV and a hybrid Mustang. Seven of the new 13 models will be released by 2020, and an F-150 Hybrid pick-up and Mustang Hybrid are among those soon to come, the company announced on Tuesday. Ford is currently…
Slashdot
Linksys Latest Company To Unveil a Wi-Fi Mesh System
From an Engadget report: Mesh networking has become trendy for folks looking to fill every nook and cranny of their homes with Wi-Fi. So it should be no surprise that the makers of the most iconic router ever is unveiling its own system. The Linksys tri-band Velop setup is a modular system that the company…
TechCrunch
How to follow TechCrunch at CES 2017 in Las Vegas
 We’ve landed in Las Vegas, and we’re going to be bringing you coverage from CES 2017 all week long. From quirky and innovative startups to our Hardware Battlefield competition, we’ll have plenty of exciting features for you to enjoy. Every person has a slightly different way they like to consume TechCrunch,…
TechSpot
Synaptics’ new biometric solution combines fingerprint authentication with facial recognition
Synaptics is looking to take the lead in mobile security in 2017. After announcing an optical reader that can scan fingerprints through glass last month, the human interface solutions developer on Tuesday unveiled a multi-factor biometric “fusion engine” that’ll offer users a variety of authentication…
Mises Institute
Prosperity = Abundant Work + Low Cost of Living
Tags A A Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyHome | Feed | Blog.rss Prosperity = Abundant Work + Low Cost of LivingPolitical Theory 0 Views 2 hours agoAn economy that only serves the prosperity of the protected top 5% is an economy doomed to rising inequality, stagnation and widespread social…
Curbed National
Driverless train in Hong Kong offers a peek into the future
When will more U.S. public transit systems go autonomous? New York City’s Second Avenue Subway wasn’t the only big public transit project to open over the weekend. Hong Kong celebrated a splashy opening of its own when the South Island Line debuted as one of the newest routes in the world to feature…
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Hyundai’s connected cars now work with Google Assistant
Hyundai is giving you another way to shout orders at its connected Blue Link cars shortly after it revealed an Amazon Alexa partnership. The company is teaming with Google, letting you give commands to Sante Fe, Sonata or other compatible models via its voice-controlled Assistant. Using a Google Home…
9to5Mac
Majority of readers who are not buying AirPods claim ‘too expensive,’ here are some affordable alternatives
Our recent poll asking readers why they’re holding out on Apple’s AirPods after they’ve received overall good reviews has revealed the majority feels they’re ‘too expensive.’ The second most common reason is long shipping times (currently still 6 weeks on Apple’s website). Here are some reasons why…
CONTEMPORIST
Small Apartment Design Idea – Raised bedroom allows for storage underneath
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Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Pitching A New Lifestyle in Kansas City
When designing Madison Residence in Kansas City, Missouri, the architects at KEM Studio sought to create something inspired by the owners’ lifestyle.Three main directions were identified during the research process: “The first was for the new house to be modern, minimal and sustainable: focus on the…
Big Think
Stanford Has Released a Free Series of Talks on Buddhism
Add to playlist! Stanford University posts its Ho Center for Buddhist Studies series of talks on YouTube.Read More
Physics News
Gut Decision: Scientists Identify New Organ in Humans
A mighty membrane that twists and turns through the gut is starting the new year with a new classification: the structure, called the mesentery, has been upgraded to an organ.
SlashGear
Roccat unveils new gaming keyboards and mice at CES 2017
Roccat has introduced five new products at CES 2017, a trio of gaming mice, a new mouse sensor technology, and two new gaming keyboards. All of these products will be launching in early 2017, though Roccat hasn’t given a specific date yet. When that time rolls around, you’ll be able to get the new Isku+…
Digital Trends
A slew of new Tango augmented reality apps coming to Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro
Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro is a remarkable — if flawed — smartphone. It’s one of the largest phones we’ve ever seen, for starters, measuring more than 6 inches across. And it’s one of the world’s first to ship with Google Tango’s augmented reality sensors on board, meaning it can can track objects in three-dimensional…
Digital Trends
Aura is a two-piece security system that can monitor your entire home
Cognitive Systems today announced Aura, a unique, two-piece security system that can detect motion throughout an entire home using nothing but wireless signals. The company touts the $499 system as being a discreet alternative to existing home security devices, one that avoids the privacy concerns of…
Digital Trends
Mattel’s new Aristotle smart baby monitor wants to make parenting easier
Maybe parenting doesn’t have to be so hard in 2017. Leveraging technology for the sake of weary (and wary) mothers and fathers everywhere is toymaker Mattel, who has debuted a new device that is meant for baby, but benefits mommy and daddy. It’s called the Aristotle by Nabi, and it’s a $299 version…
Digital Trends
The Apple Watch Series 3 could launch with two major improvements
The Apple Watch is the best-selling smartwatch ever released, however there’s always room for improvement. While the Apple Watch Series 2 did improve on the Series 1 in a few key areas, some are looking to the Series 3 to offer what they really want to see. But what exactly will the release of the Apple…
Digital Trends
The way artists paint could be an early indicator of neurological diseases
From smart breathalyzers to checking your Instagram pictures, there are a bunch of unusual tools researchers are using to help diagnose disease. Well, here is another to add to the collection — the way that people paint. The results of an almost decade-long study by investigators at the U.K.’s University…
The Gadget Flow
Droneball Crash Resistant Drone
Record your adventures with peace of mind with the Droneball Crash Resistant Drone. Complete with protection on all sides, this system goes where no drone has gone before. The Droneball features 6-axis gyro stabilization as well as a radio control system. With this, you can precise and accurate control…
Engadget Full RSS Feed
ASUS lays claim to the ‘world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop’
If weight is your biggest concern when buying a laptop, you’ve probably grown used to 11- and 13-inch ultraportables. If you’re looking for something a little bigger, but still light, ASUS may have something for you. Weighing in at 2.31 pounds, the company’s new 14-inch ASUSPro B9440 claims to be the…
The Verge – All Posts
Why not turn your garbage can into a smart device?
The GeniCan is a smart accessory for converting your boring, analog garbage can into an internet-connected smart trash can of the future. Look, smart devices are going to enter every facet of your house anyway, and when you actually think about it, a smart garbage kind of makes sense. GeniCan automatically…
Computerworld
Microsoft’s browsers may have hit rock bottom
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers may be near the bottom of their unprecedented crash in user share, measurements published Sunday show. Analytics vendor Net Applications reported that the user share of IE and Edge — an estimate of the proportion of the world’s personal computer…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Shares New ‘Best of 2016’ Video
Apple today added a new video to its YouTube channel, highlighting some of the best apps, songs, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts released during 2016. The video focuses on all of Apple’s editorial picks for top content, which were first announced in early December, along with some new additions….
BBC News – World
Syria war: Air strikes kill 25 jihadists in Idlib province, monitors say
A base used by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, formerly known as Nusra Front, is hit, monitors say.
physicsworld.com: news
Optical clock mimics spin–orbit coupling
Simulation could shed light on topological insulators and superconductors
Gizmodo
Trump Voters Explain Themselves
Last week, I asked people who voted for Donald Trump to write in and explain why they made that choice. They did!Read more…
Techbargains.com
WD Blue 250GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) $76.99
WD Blue 250GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) $76.99
Curbed National
What city real estate markets can expect in 2017
Experts weigh in with predictions on what to expect in a shifting urban market After some collective year-end reminiscing about a tumultuous and unpredictable 2016, it almost seems quaint making prognostications about 2017, a year expected to be just a volatile and surprising. But with so many potential…
Curbed National
New skyscraper is China’s second, world’s fifth-tallest
It’s 100 meters shorter than Shanghai Tower Things are looking way up in China—and not just on the bridge front. International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, which is based in New York City and designed Flatiron’s tallest building, has finished construction on a towering 530-meter-tall (1,739 feet)…
Uncrate
ABC of Death
How do you make death and autonomous driving systems humorous? Well filmmaking duo Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz have done just that. From the same agency that brought you Johnny…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: 4 reasons why driverless cars aren’t everywhere yet
Okay, we’ve all heard the hype about driverless cars, but where are they? Why aren’t we seeing them everywhere?To hear Google (whose self-driving car project is now called Waymo) explain it, self-driving cars are already a reality, and they should have been populating our streets and revolutionizing…
DudeIWantThat.com
Schmitz Mittz Super Duty UtilityArmor Gloves
Schmitz Mittz calls their gloves “hard hats for your hands.” These Super Duty versions of their UtilityArmor Waterproof line add abrasion-resistant Kevlar fourchettes* as reinforcement between the fingers (the standard pairs have microfiber) to the standard Schmitz Mitt hardiness of: An Armortex Kevlar…
How-To Geek
Is It Better to Purchase Single Keys or Replace an Entire Keyboard?
While we do what we can to protect our laptops, there are times when the keyboards get damaged no matter what precautions we take. Is it better to only replace the keys you need or the entire keyboard? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice regarding a reader’s keyboard woes.Click Here…
Deals
Madewell’s Big Sale Means Additional Savings on All Sale Styles
Every time there’s a sale at Madewell, it’s hard to resist not putting 17 things into my cart. Right now, use the code BIGSALE and you’ll get an extra 30% off all sale styles. There is a really great amount of winter staples, like outerwear and boots, and a decent amount of warmer weather styles as well.Read…
CNET News.com
CES 2067: Welcome to the future – CNET
CES started back in the summer of 1967, showcasing with such cutting-edge gear as transistor radios and reel-to-reel tape recorders. This fictional “what if?” imagines what it will be like to attend the show 50 years from now.
Archinect – News
Can 1970s sustainability practices enhance Canada’s 2017 architecture?
Did architects have sustainability figured out in the 1970s, and can the lessons they learned help contemporary architects design for the challenges of climate change? In an attempt to answer this question, Canada is taking a closer look at its previously built sustainable architecture during the energy…
Lifehacker
Bypass Amazon’s $25 Add-On Minimum With Alexa
Amazon’s $25 minimum on their add-on items can be a bit of a bumm
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