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NewsWatch: How the ‘January Effect’ in stocks can help you pocket quick gains
Some stocks get chronically depressed at this time of year, says Nigam Arora.
Mashable
7 tech innovations coming to your next smartphone
Boring or not, smartphones aren’t going away anytime soon. Phones — specifically, Android phones — hit a new high in 2016, finally competing with the iPhone in many of the areas they usually fell short. But they’re about to get even better. Like Intel’s tight grip on the PC world, Qualcomm powers most…
Gizmodo
Watch This Moth Drive a Scent-Controlled Robot Car Because Anything Is Possible in 2017
We’re living in a brave new future here folks, and that means that moths can now drive tiny robot cars that are controlled by their own sense of smell.Read more…
RollingStone.com: Music
Review: Run the Jewels Expand Protest-Rap Palette on ‘Run the Jewels 3’
Run the Jewels 2 was the rare sequel that topped the original, as the skull-busting tag team of Atlanta street intellectual Killer Mike and Brooklyn indie-rap veteran El-P synchronized their punches with the aggro precision of a brilliantly choreographed superhero fight sequence. The third installment,…
TechSpot
Customs outages around the country leave international flyers stuck for hours
Travelers arriving to the United States on international flights were met with a nightmare situation at airports around the country. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency suffered a large computer failure Monday night. Passengers entering the U.S. from another country must go through Customs…
Ars Technica
Watch out hackers: Deploying ransomware is now a crime in California
(credit: Aurich Lawson) As of January 1, the delivery of ransomware is illegal in California thanks to Senate Bill 1137 going into effect. State prosecutors had previously brought such cases under existing extortion statutes, according to the Los Angeles Times, citing a prosecutor in Los Angeles…
Bloomberg
U.S. Stocks Start Year With Rally After Europe Shares Advance
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Dollar Advances to 14-Year High as U.S. Data Spur Confidence
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Microsoft-led team advances connected car experience
A group of technology partners led by Microsoft is using the upcoming CES show in Las Vegas as a venue for demonstrating their version of how cloud and artificial intelligence can be used to ensure a safe, connected and personalized autonomous driving experience in the not-too-distant future… …
Bloomberg Politics
Modi Closes In on $660 Million Weapons Deal
India is set to finalize a $660 million deal for mobile heavy artillery weapons — its third major gun purchase in the past year and a sign Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defense spending spree is far from over, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
BBC News – World
Man’s front door bricked up as he sleeps
A German resident is unable to leave his home as his front door is mysteriously bricked up overnight.
Business Insider
Trump’s strained relationship with Silicon Valley was ranked one of the biggest risks of 2017
Despite their meeting in December, looks like we can expect some bad blood between Silicon Valley and Trump for 2017.
Business Insider
Widespread backlash to fuel price hikes may spell doom for the current Mexican government
“[Peña Nieto] said that with the energy reform there would be no more gasolinazos and that is a lie, but we are going to remember it,” said one protestor.
Zero Hedge
Celebs Call On Congress To “Obstruct Racist, Sexist, Xenophobic” Trump
A number of disaffected Hollywood celebs, including Sally Field, Rosie Perez, “Westworld’s” Jeffrey Wright, and “Boardwalk Empire” actor Steve Buscemi, have utilized the former pro-Hillary social media group known as “Humanity for Hillary” to create yet another attack message aimed at President-elect…
CNET News.com
Kylo Ren meets a strangely satisfying end in hot-knife video – CNET
That’s hot! The Dark Side of the Force heats up in a short and sweet video that’s gratifying to anyone who’s still mad about you-know-what in “The Force Awakens.”
Lifehacker
Five Tips for When You Just Have Too Much To Do
Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With holiday events, shopping, travel, family visiting… things tend to pile on top of our already busy lives.This post originally appeared on Zen Habits.But…
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Qualcomm wants to make smarter cars by sharing sensor data
You don’t need us to tell you that modern cars aren’t just cars. They’re places to surf the web and watch movies, and they’re getting smarter by the day. With the launch of its new Drive Data platform, Qualcomm is trying to add another big role to th…
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Qualcomm plans to bring gigabit data speeds to your car
Remember last year, when Qualcomm pulled back the curtain on its X16 LTE modem? At the time, the chipmaker touted peak download speeds of up to 1Gbps for smartphones, even though gigabit speeds were (and are) basically impossible to experience in the…
Loudwire
Suicidal Tendencies to Embark on 2017 U.S. Tour With Crowbar + Havok
Suicidal Tendencies will hit the road in February with Crowbar and Havok. Continue reading…
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A Documentary Explores the ‘Best and Most Beautiful Things’
Best and Most Beautiful Things, from PBS’s Independent Lens, follows a young woman named Michelle Smith who is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. In this excerpt from the film, Michelle graduates from the Perkins School for the Blind—where Helen Keller famously attended, and whose well-known…
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Christians Control Congress Because Atheists and Agnostics Don’t Vote
The 115th Congress is back in session, and at least one thing looks the same as usual: 91 percent of its members identify as Christians. This proportion has basically remained constant for more than five decades, as long as this kind of data has been available, according to a new study from Pew Research…
TechCrunch
Houseparty now lets you chat without notifying all your friends
 Houseparty is a new group video chat app that was built by the founders of ex-livestreaming app Meerkat. The app provides a space to video chat with friends – once you open the app you can just pop in other friends group video chats, or wait for friends to join yours. But currently the app notifies…
Zero Hedge
Why Trump’s 4% GDP Will Remain Elusive
Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, For the umpteenth year in a row, mainstream economists and analysts are once again planting the seeds of hope for a return to stronger GDP growth. The White House has hoped for it for the last 8 years, and now President-elect Trump is all but…
SlashGear
Ford’s high-risk electrification plan is all-or-nothing
Ford’s seven-strong electrified vehicle announcement at CES 2017 this morning is the Detroit automaker’s biggest commitment to EVs to-date, and there are no half-measures. On the cards – and, indeed, on the roads within the next few years – will be hybrid versions of some of the blue oval’s biggest nameplates….
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2016 Warmest Year in Satellite Record: Global Temperature Trend Update
“Globally, 2016 edged out 1998 by +0.02 C to become the warmest year in the 38-year satellite temperature record,” notes Dr. John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center in a press release from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Christy adds, “Because the margin of error is about…
PCWorld
7 dazzling smartphone improvements with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip
Unparalleled improvements will come to smartphones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, a tiny chip with powerhouse features. Super-thin handsets will be as fast as PCs, LTE data transfers could be faster than a wired internet connection, and virtual reality will be in the palm of your hand. Top handsets…
Computerworld
28% off Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer – Deal Alert
Classic brews, iced brews, speciality brews and more. The Ninja coffee bar’s fully automated brewing technology is designed to deliver better tasting coffee in variable sizes and richness levels that are never bitter. Comes with an 18oz. Hot and Cold Tumbler, Glass Ninja Easy Milk Frother, 40 recipe…
Forbes – Markets
The Top Degrees For Getting Hired In 2017
Business Insider
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where each team stands going into the playoffs
The Patriots and Cowboys remain the strongest teams in the NFL as we head into the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Business Insider
Fractals show how 2016 has sown the markets’ seeds for 2017
“2016 has sown potentially earth-shattering seeds that should only fully bear fruit later in 2017 if not as late as early 2018”
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Retirement Income: The High-Yield Sustainable-Capital CEF Portfolio 2016 Report
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Williams Companies Investment Thesis For 2017
Fool.com Headlines
What Happened in the Stock Market Today
Image source: Getty Images.Stocks jumped out of the gate to start 2017, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) indexes each finishing higher by more than 0.5%.Continue reading
Digital Trends
Ahnu and Teva partner on new collection of outdoor shoes for women
Ahnu is turning over a new leaf in the new year. As of January 1, the footwear maker is discontinuing its men’s shoe collection and focusing on its women’s lineup of shoes. The company is partnering with Teva to produce the new Ahnu by Teva collection, which is available on Teva’s website. Ahnu footwear…
International Business Times
Who Is David Puckett? Body Of Lost Colorado Boy Discovered In Iced Over Pond
The body of a 6-year-old boy who had been reported missing since wandering off on New Year’s Eve in suburban Colorado was discovered Tuesday in a pond that had frozen over.  The temperatures outside that night were recorded to have been in the teens, while the boy was last spotted solely wearing a light…
International Business Times
Where Does The Royal Family Get Funding? Queen Elizabeth, Monarchy Too Costly For Taxpayers, Critics Say
From Buckingham Palace’s $450 million upkeep to Kate Middleton’s array of designer gowns and coats, royal family status involves a hefty price tag.
International Business Times
Reverse Racism Exists? It’s Real, ‘Too Close To Home’ Creator Tyler Perry Says
Season 2 of Tyler Perry’s “Too Close To Home” is slated to premiere on TLC Wednesday, but some people are confused why the filmmaker made a show that stars white actors. Perry is known for giving opportunities to black perforners. He said criticism of his new series was “reverse racism.”
International Business Times
Trump Inauguration Update: Latest Full List Of Celebrities Who Refuse To Perform
The inauguration of Donald Trump is just weeks away—and just when you thought the president-elect was through with hearing the word “no” from celebrities who’d refused to perform for him—George Lopez took to Twitter Tuesday to also turn down Trump’s invitation. The comedian and actor disclosed that…
International Business Times
Who Will Attend The Inauguration? Hillary And Bill Clinton Will Watch Trump Get Sworn Into Office
Despite losing the 2016 Presidnetial Election, Hillary Clinton will reportedly attend President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, is also expected to attend Trump’s swearing-in ceremony, according to a New York Magazine report Tuesday.
International Business Times
Is Russia A Threat To America? Republicans McCain, Graham Split With Trump On US Security
President-elect Donald Trump has appeared comfortable with the idea of cozying up to Russia when he is sworn into office later this month but his party isn’t all on board with that approach. As the Senate prepares for confirmation hearings on the incoming president’s cabinet picks later this month, including…
Business Insider
There’s a theory that a hypermassive black hole spawned our universe
The evidence that supports that theory is the singularity, an occurrence found in only two instances in the universe — the Big Bang and black holes.
Bloomberg
Case for Raising Turkish Rates Just Got Stronger With Inflation
Bloomberg
Asias Richest Families Are Abandoning Complacent Hedge Funds
Bloomberg
Asia’s Shipping Lines Are Facing More Mergers
Bloomberg
Why Audi Is Facing Dealer Discontent in China
Bloomberg
New Years Money Curbs May Prompt More Use of China Outflow Pipe
Tools and Toys
Baseball Stadium Blueprints
We are in the midst of winter, but baseball season will be here before you know it. UncommonGoods has some great looking stadium blueprints for sale. The museum grade digital prints are printed on archival paper and framed in black poplar wood. They don’t have every team, but they do have quite a few…
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Dell put a GTX 1050 GPU in a $799 gaming laptop
The race is on to build a really great gaming laptop around Nvidia’s new GTX 1050. Nvidia’s already greatly improved the headroom of gaming laptops by shipping basically unaltered 1080, 1070, and 1060 cards for laptops, instead of scaled down mobile versions. Now the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are continuing…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New research: Feral cats now cover over 99.8 percent of Australia
Feral cats cover over 99.8% of Australia’s land area, including almost 80% of the area of our islands.
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No Dow 20000 Yet, but Bitcoin Gets Its Milestone
The virtual currency bitcoin celebrated the new year by rising through the $1,000 mark.
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Fast Fashion For Long-Term Profits: Zara’s Parent Company Inditex
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Presenting: The ETF Monkey Millennial Model Portfolio
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The Concourse Trump Voters Explain Themselves | The Slot Andrew Cuomo Is a Fucking Snake | Gizmodo D
The Concourse Trump Voters Explain Themselves | The Slot Andrew Cuomo Is a Fucking Snake | Gizmodo Doctors: Seriously, Stop Sticking Q-Tips In Your Ears | Deadspin Curt Schilling Digs Hole Deeper |
Gizmodo
Woody Harrelson in Early Talks to Be Han Solo’s New Mentor: Report
Variety has sources saying that Woody Harrelson is in the early stages of negotiation to play the mentor of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) in the next standalone Star Wars movie. Read more…
Mashable
Periscope could be your 24/7 personal trainer in 2017
If your New Year’s Resolution was to feel mentally and physically healthier this year and to spend less time on your smartphone, you might want to reconsider the latter goal. Your phone can become a good part of your routine. Beyond running, calorie-counting and mindfulness apps, your phone can be a…
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Republicans Grapple With the Risk of Overreach
“Let us not be timid,” Paul Ryan exhorted members of the House on Tuesday, moments after 239 Republicans had, in near-unanimous fashion, re-elected him as speaker. He was girding his party for what he called “the opportunity of a lifetime”—the chance to remake Washington under President-elect Donald…
Business Insider
Trump’s call for a nuclear ‘arms race’ is the most dangerous thing he’s said yet
The future US president’s stance on nukes threatens to bring the world closer to the brink of a global catastrophe.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: Senate Republicans take first step toward dismantling Obamacare
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday took its first step toward dismantling the 2010 Affordable Care Act, introducing legislation that sets an aggressive timeline for repealing and reworking much of President Barack Obama’s signature health law.
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Noise cancelling wireless earbuds are about to get a lot smaller
We love wireless active noise cancelling headphones here at TechRadar, but they tend to be a little on the large side – and if you prefer earbuds you usually have to settle for some rather clunky designs. Not for much longer though.Chip maker Qualcomm has launched a new Bluetooth audio SoC (system-on-chip)…
BBC News – World
Police hunt $6m jewellery heist suspects
CCTV footage shows two men alleged to have stolen $6m (£4.9m) of jewellery from a wholesalers in New York.
Computerworld
67% off Canon MG6821 Wireless All-In-One Printer, Scanner, and Copier With Airprint – Deal Alert
Canon’s MG6821 all-in-one printer, scanner and copier features Airprint for convenient printing from your mobile device, and can print to Google Cloud as well. It features fast print speeds, sharp text, vivid colors, and can print 2-sided. It averages 4 out of 5 stars from over 500 customers on Amazon,…
Zero Hedge
Caught On Tape: How The Robots Are Taking Over Amazon
Over the past few years, as Amazon’s distribution network has grown at a near-exponential pace, so has its workforce. As the chart below shows, starting in 2010 and continuing through the third quarter, Amazon has seen a staggering increase in its mostly part-time employment: from 28,300 to over 306,000….
CNET News.com
VW banks on phone technology in the dashboard – Roadshow
Volkswagen vehicles will integrate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820A chipset, an automotive version of the chip currently powering phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, to power navigation, audio and other dashboard electronics.
CNET News.com
These slick shades pack the power of Android for AR – CNET
Get ready to watch films, experience augmented reality and virtual reality, and play games through a pair of slim sunglasses.
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Boston Properties: Quality? Check. Growth? Some. Value? Not So Much
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Financial freedom of travel
It’s winter. You live in Canada. Lately you’ve likely been spending 30 minutes of your morning scraping your windshield or crammed into the subway sweating through several layers of snow-soaked business casual. By the time you get home at 6 p.m., it’s pitch black, freezing cold, and all you want to do…
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Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Vehicle Deliveries Miss Guidance — What Investors Should Know
Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) fourth-quarter deliveries were below the company’s guidance, making it the third quarter during 2016 in which the company missed its own target for vehicle deliveries. The quarter’s miss also put the company below its guidance for the full year. Ahead of its planned Model…
Fool.com Headlines
My Worst Predictions for Biotech in 2016
It’s never fun to admit you’re wrong, but anyone who has been involved in the markets for years knows that, much like in baseball, failure is more common than success. Last year, my 5 Biotech Predictions for 2016, was filled with failure, including a doozy of a prediction that GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:…
The Awesomer
The Untold Story of Darth Vader
LinkWhile its title is a bit hyperbolic, Looper’s look at one of the most recognized and downright evil dudes in the history of movies is still a good watch, and provides at least a couple of tidbits about the character and the actors that portrayed him that we didn’t already know. More Awesome Stuff:…
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Trump Has Gotten Action So Far By Shaming Firms That Export Jobs
Analysts are watching to see whether the Twitter blasts continue and threatened tariffs emerge. The strategies could save jobs or could hurt the economy if other countries retaliate.(Image credit: Carlos Osorio/AP)
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Oil Economics – How Much Does An Oil And Gas Well Cost?
Mashable
These D.C. restaurants are donating inauguration weekend profits to charity
Though this year’s inauguration weekend will attract plenty of conflict, some local Washington, D.C., restaurants, bars and coffeeshops want to use the event as an opportunity to give back to the community.  As of Tuesday afternoon, 18 D.C. establishments have agreed to participate in the “All In Service”…
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Synaptics combines face and fingerprint recognition on your phone
Fingerprint readers and facial recognition techniques are good for adding a base level of security to your phone without sacrificing convenience. However, they have their limits. It can be hard to switch between methods on a whim, and dedicated intruders can get through if they either make you unlock…
International Business Times
Michael Costello, Brandon Maxwell, Bao Tranchi And More: Hottest Fashion Designers Of 2016
As we wrap up 2016, we can’t help but remember what a fabulous year in fashion it was.  Celebrities certainly stepped up their style, rocking creations from the world’s top designers. And while those haute household name labels such as Dior, Gucci and Prada were certainly seen, there were a number of…
Digital Trends
A fleet of windmills could help us thicken the ice in the Arctic
Climate change is something a whole lot of people are concerned about, and the answer that is often given for how to address the issue is to fix the Arctic. That’s because the Arctic is where temperatures are rising the quickest, sea ice is decreasing every year, and thawing permafrost is helping release…
Digital Trends
Mophie’s latest external battery puts a beautiful spin on the PowerStation XL
Mophie is gaining a strong reputation for its smartphone accessories, including its phone holders, and perhaps more importantly its external batteries. While those accessories have largely had pretty sleek and stylish designs, they’ve also been somewhat bland. But not anymore. In celebration of Chinese…
Gizmodo
New Genetically Engineered Brain Blobs Can Help Us Study Zika
Stem cells are dope as hell, and combined with gene editing techniques like CRISPR, it seems like there’s almost nothing you can’t just whip up in a lab. Tiny, folded blobs of brain tissue, for example.Read more…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Collectibles : Star Trek Vintage Style Brooch Set
Warp core brooch! Part of the ThinkGeek Star Trek Collection by Her Universe, these pins look equally at home putting the finishing touch on that fabulous scarf or hanging out with all your con badges on the strap of your laptop bag. $34.99
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Shell game: Understanding gene patterns behind mollusk diversity
From kids walking on the beach to major museums, the amazing diversity of conch shells have captivated the eyes of collectors.
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Yes, No, And: Three Words for a Creative & Purposeful Life | Kathleen Ballantyne | TEDxChemungRiver
Kathleen Ballantyne is a composer, music educator, and business owner who performed a year-long experiment to see what would happen if she chose to do the things she wanted to do instead of the things she was expected to do. In this talk, we are privledged to learn the results of this idea. Kathleen…
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Can Canada become the France of Pot? | Alan Gertner | TEDxChathamKent
We’re at an incredible turning point for marijuana as a global society. Already valued as a $100B industry, Canada is at the forefront of this evolution. With a sophisticated federally legalized medical marijuana program and access to legal marketplaces, Canada has a head start on the field. Dispensaries…
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Shortology, the power of synthesis | Matteo Civaschi | TEDxCrocetta
From rock drawings in caves, dating back thousands of years, to the latest iPhone icons, almost nothing has changed, just the context in which graphism is found. During this lapse in time Shortology was born. Powerfully struck by the first Van Halen album cover, Matteo decided to focus his his time…
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What does not reading do? | Shady Abdulhafez | TEDxDamanhur
what is the first thing come to your mind when you think about reading? Dr. shady shares his unique approach to reading and How people misunderstand the profound meaning of reading. Post Production Supervisor: Mosaab Khattab. Shady Abdulhafez is a pharmacist and a founder of the Cosmology Amateur…
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There’s no queue but chaos for refugees! | Kon Karapanagiotidis | TEDxDili
In this powerful talk, Kon argues that we spend so much time defending and excusing what refugees are not, though we stop talking about what they are. He proposes that we stop using narrative that dehumanize refugees. Asylum seekers are not illegals. The more we argue about what is right based on economics,…
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School gardening to tackle malnutrition | Ego Lemos | TEDxDili
Ego Lemos, a permaculture and musician discusses about his work to promote school gardening in primary schools throughout Timor-Leste. © TEDxDili 2016 videos’ jingle: Artwork by Nuno da Costa; Kaerkeit tune traditional from Atauro island played by Ignacio Cabeças, courtesy of the Tatoli ba Kultura…
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Learning Science and Mathematics with Grandma | Curt Gabrielson | TEDxDili
Curt’s talk focuses on using local customs and social norms to teach mathematics and science to young students in Timor-Leste. © TEDxDili 2016 videos’ jingle: Artwork by Nuno da Costa; Kaerkeit tune traditional from Atauro island played by Ignacio Cabeças, courtesy of the Tatoli ba Kultura archive….
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Preserving identity and culture through traditional music | Ros Dunlop | TEDxDili
In her talk, Ros discusses about the importance of reviving traditional music culture of Timor-Leste to preserve the identity of Timor. She calls for Timorese to be proud in acknowledging and owning to their traditional music. © TEDxDili 2016 videos’ jingle: Artwork by Nuno da Costa; Kaerkeit tune…
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Congress Clocks In
Today in 5 LinesThe 115th Congress was sworn in and in an emergency meeting, House Republicans voted to reverse Monday’s decision to dismantle the Office of Congressional Ethics after receiving criticism from Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump. House Republicans re-elected Paul Ryan to…
TMZ.com
Comedian Ricky Harris’ Funeral Interrupted by Fight (VIDEO)
Snoop Dogg’s bodyguard had to take down a mourner who was flipping out during actor and comedian Ricky Harris’ funeral. Family and friends — including Snoop and Sherri Shepherd — gathered Tuesday in Long Beach, CA to honor Ricky, who died Dec. 26…
Business Insider
Migrants document their trek to safety by taking selfies along the way
Migrants from Syria and elsewhere rely heavily on their smartphones to get them to safety and document the journey.
Business Insider
The Trump rally may already be running out of steam
“GS was one of the best Trump Trades out there. Alas, it too has started to peter out. GS is now down 2.5% from peak Trump-Trade, and other banks have followed”
Popular Science
MIT study shows Manhattan only needs 3,000 taxis
Cars With efficient carpooling, the Big Apple could get by with a third of its current fleet Ridesharing carpool services, efficiently plotted, could reduce number of vehicles needed to meet taxi demand in New York…
Mashable
Will universal basic income mean you can quit your job?
It’s not a new concept. In the late 1790s, American statesman Thomas Paine called for a universal payment of £15 per year to all his countrymen in exchange for the right to hold private property.   First suggested over 200 years ago, the idea of universal basic income never quite went away, and in many…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
How the U.S. could derail North Korea’s nuclear program by force
A so-called minimalist strike option would be the preferred strategy.
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Trees form friendships and remember their experiences
A forester and best-selling author makes the case for trees and their extraordinary abilities.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Bringing back extinct species – continuing progress towards restoring the Aurochs
What progress has been made since the first wave of media excitement about this project? We catch up on the news of efforts to breed an ancient species back from extinction
DiscoveryNews
Watch as a Massive Hawaiian Lava Viewing Area Collapses Into the Ocean
Watch as a Massive Hawaiian Lava Viewing Area Collapses Into the Ocean
Ars Technica
Google and Fiat-Chrysler will show off Android-as-a-car-OS concept
Enlarge / This is the current version of Uconnect, but the Android version should look a lot like this. (credit: FCA) At CES 2017, Google and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are demoing a concept infotainment system based on Android 7.0 Nougat. This isn’t the first time Android has been twisted…
Zero Hedge
Can Trump And Putin Avert Cold War II?
Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland’s Eastern shore. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that 35 U.S. diplomats…
Archinect – News
AIA study reveals architects want material manufacturers to step up their digital game
As any architect who has spent precious time trying to identify a chrome versus silver nickel plated kitchen faucet for a client can attest, outdated websites and their corresponding vague specifications from building products and materials manufacturers makes life unnecessarily tedious. This specifications…
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New York Governor Proposes Free College For Lower-Income Students
Democrat Andrew Cuomo says his plan would allow students from families earning less than $125,000 a year to attend state-run schools without paying tuition.(Image credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)
Lifehacker
Stop Being Chronically Late by Changing Your “Gotta Keep Busy” Mindset
There are a lot of reasons people are chronically late, but one of the most prominent might be your desire to constantly be productive or occupied. You need to find a way to be okay with doing nothing.Georgia Frances King at Quartz says she is constantly late, but she’s making an effort to change that…
Loudwire
Disturbed Unleash Live ‘Immortalized’ Video, Reflect on 2016 Touring
Disturbed have revealed a live video for the title track from the band’s ‘Immortalized’ album. Continue reading…
Inside Science
How Scientists Are Portrayed In The Big Bang Theory
Culture Physics Today magazine features a special article this month examining science stereotypes in the popular TV show 01/03/2017 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor https://www.insidescience.org/video/how-scientists-are-portrayed-big-bang-theory…
Business Insider
Ford CEO explains the real reason the company is killing its plan to build a factory in Mexico — and it’s not just because of Donald Trump (F)
Mark Fields spoke to Business Insider after announcing a $4.5-billion investment in new electric and autonomous vehicles.
Mashable
Mr. No Fun Paul Ryan shuts down kid who tries to dab
If you’re going to dab around Paul Ryan, you best not let him catch you. C-SPAN digital and social media specialist Jeremy Art captured an amazing and telling video of the Speaker of the House laying down the law at the swearing in of the 115th Congress.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump is selling the news…
Zero Hedge
Riot Breaks Out At Italian Refugee Center: Migrants Start Fires, Hold Staff Hostage
Migrants and asylum seekers at a refugee center in Cona near Venice, Italy set fires inside the facility and blocked the gates, forcing social workers to barricade themselves inside their offices, after a protest broke out over living conditions following the death of a young woman, Reuters reported….
PCWorld
HyperX expands into a new market with its new Pulsefire gaming mouse
Several months ago, HyperX was still predominantly a headset company. Sure, Kingston also made sure to slap the HyperX logo on sticks of RAM, but it was the Cloud line of gaming headsets that garnered the most attention.The release of the HyperX Alloy keyboard last October, however, heralded loftier…
TechCrunch
Qualcomm kicks its automotive ambitions up another gear, partners with VW and more
 While Qualcomm continues to work on closing its $47 billion acquisition of automotive chipmaker NXP, it’s also driving ahead with developing car technology on its own steam. Today at CES, the chipmaker unveiled several initiatives to drive further into the connected car space, including a partnership…
The Sweethome
The Best Cookware Set
After researching more than 50 cookware sets and rigorously testing 12, we concluded that the reasonably priced Tramontina 12-Piece Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set was the best. It’s one of the only sets we found to include the larger pot and pan sizes our pros recommended. The pieces in the Tramontina set…
BBC News – World
‘One Pound Fish’ man Shahid Nazir on life after going viral
Shabnam Mahmood catches up with Shahid Nazir, who earned international fame with his song ‘One Pound Fish’ before having to leave East London for Pakistan over visa issues.
Mashable
Janet Jackson gives birth to her first child at age 50
Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child today — a boy named Eissa Al Mana.  People reports that Jackson, 50, “had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.” SEE ALSO: These 10 classic bangers that all turn 10 in 2017 Last year, Jackson canceled the remainder of her Unbreakable…
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Has Four Main Options for Stopping North Korean Missiles
Kim Jong Un became the first head of state to grab President-elect Donald Trump’s attention in 2017, after the North Korean leader said he was close to test-firing a missile capable of hitting the continental U.S.
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Koolova Ransomware Decrypts For Free If You Read Two Articles About Ransomware
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: We have a new in-development variant of the Koolova Ransomware that will decrypt your files for free if you educate yourself about ransomware by reading two articles. Discovered by security researcher Michael Gillespie, this in-development ransomware…
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A Finger-Lickin’ Good Christmas, and a Well-Examined New Year
There are many strange instances of marketing and holiday traditions coming together. Let’s be more alert in 2017.Read More
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3 Stocks I’d Avoid at All Costs
Image source: Getty Images.At the right price, almost any stock can make for a decent investment. But there are some stocks that are better left alone. If the underlying company has a failing business model, excessive debt, or no real plan to turn things around, even a beaten-down stock price and a seemingly…
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How to Sign Up for a Merrill Edge Online Brokerage Account: A Step-by-Step Guide
Image source: Getty Images.The world of online investing isn’t always easy to navigate, and that’s why The Motley Fool has put together a few how-to articles to get your started. This particular guide will walk you through all of the steps to open up an individual Merrill Edge brokerage account. If you’re…
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UVify’s Draco drone is a racing quad for everyone
You might be pretty handy with your DJI Phantom, but flying a racing drone is something else. Most “consumer” drones are programmed to make flying a cinch, but the trade-off is a lack of agility and speed. Racing drones right now is akin to making your own gaming PC: You need to get your hands dirty,…
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The Science of Violence | Dinah Senior | TEDxDurhamUniversity
Dinah Senior shares her insights and personal perspective on the recent surge in violent crime across the UK and asks what role we play in breaking or perpetuating the cycle of violence. Dinah is an independent trainer and practitioner in the serious youth violence sector with over fifteen years’ experience…
Mashable
Smart bulbs bring Night Shift-like light to your whole house
If you’ve been paying attention then you probably already know that you shouldn’t be looking at screens at night. That’s because the blue light emitted by phones, tablets and televisions is likely disrupting your sleep.  Device makers have recently started to catch on with new features that change the…
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Osterhout Design Group’s launches new smart glasses as company bridges consumer, industrial applications
ODG is raising its profile with smart glasses aimed at consumers at CES 2017, but the real use cases reside with enterprises and government. We spoke with Pete Jameson, ODG’s operating chief.
The Awesomer
Aiopoly Vision
Price: Free  | Download | LinkAmazing assistive tech for the blind, visually impaired, and color blind to help identify objects. Aipoly’s app uses sophisticated computer vision and deep learning algorithms to identify objects in real time, then speak their names out loud. Works in seven languages. …
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JetBlue’s Fleet Plan Shows Growth Is Still on the Menu
Like many of its competitors, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has slowed its growth in the past few months. For Q4, the company expects to increase its capacity 3%-5% year over year, compared to its double-digit growth rate in the first three quarters of 2016.JetBlue has slowed its growth rate recently…
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Do Voters Care About Ethics?
In this week’s politics chat, we try to make sense of the aborted effort by House Republicans to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics. The transcript below has been lightly edited.micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Welcome to the first politics chat of 2017, everyone! Nate is off somewhere vacationing,…
Next Big Future
No desktop CPU performance gains and high memory prices
Intel’s latest desktop processor (Kaby Lake) offers no performance improvement over its predecessor.In a few years, Intel’s Optane, a superfast SSD (solid state drive) and DRAM replacement that could ultimately unify memory and storage, could cause a radical change in PC architecture. The first Optane…
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Trump said to hire Omarosa for White House job
Donald Trump once fired Omarosa Manigault from “The Apprentice,” but is now reportedly hiring her for a job in the White House.
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#UberChopper is the most Vegas way to book a ride this CES – CNET
Just order your UberX via your smartphone to take you to your personal chopper ride over the Las Vegas Strip. And just like that, we reached peak CES…
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Nike Shares Funny Apple Watch Nike+ Video Series Starring Kevin Hart
Nike today shared a series of humorous new Apple Watch Nike+ videos which star comedian Kevin Hart as “The Man Who Kept Running.” Hart is positioned as a Nike+ Apple Watch owner who was so taken with the device that he couldn’t stop running. In the first video, Kevin Hart is shown unboxing the new…
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For French Law On Right To ‘Disconnect,’ Much Support — And A Few Doubts
Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.(Image credit: Carlina Teteris/Getty Images)
Zero Hedge
Luxury Apartment Bust Spreads To Main Street
For months we’ve warned about the impending collapse of the luxury real estate markets in New York and San Francisco amid tepid demand and a supply glut that is getting ready to flood the market with new capacity (see here, here and here).  Of course, one of the first signs of excess capacity comes in…
Bloomberg
Asia Stocks Set for Gains as Japan Traders Return: Markets Wrap
Mashable
This digestive tracker can help you control your farts
LAS VEGAS — Nothing can stop you in your tracks faster than a bad case of the tummy rumbles.  We’ve all had an unfortunate bout of indigestion but this new digestive tracker may be able to help find out what foods are more compatible with your body.  SEE ALSO: 10 tech trends that will rule CES 2017…
Bloomberg
Czech Leaders Seize on Budget Surplus as Election Race Heats Up
Bloomberg
Swedish Six-Hour Workday Trial Runs Into Trouble: Too Expensive
Business Insider
Wendy’s is roasting people on Twitter, and it’s hilarious
The roast-spree started with a user who thought Wendy’s didn’t use fresh beef.
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Oh Jesus, Look at This Snake Eating a Wallaby
In many ways, Australia is great: Twisties, beautiful beaches, hot sports men. In other ways, however, it’s a nightmare hellscape dreamt up by a drunk Salvador Dali after a visit to Jurassic Park.Read more…
Lifehacker
Remains of the Day: Windows 10 Creators Update to Arrive in April
The next big update to Windows 10 is tentatively slated to arrive this April. Previously announced last October, the so-called Creators Update will include a newly revamped Paint program capable of 3D modeling. That and more in today’s news.MSPoweruser is reporting that the final build number of the…
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Get your CES 2017 liveblogs here!
CES 2017 starts here. Alongside reports, hands-on impressions, analysis and a live stage broadcast all week, we will be liveblogging all the major press events and keynotes. From Intel to Samsung, ASUS to Sony, these are the ones you can’t miss.
Digital Trends
Report says hackers have easy access to flight bookings due to legacy systems
Your flight itinerary for your next trip may be hacked. According to new research from SR Labs, the legacy systems for managing travel bookings are terribly insecure. At the recent Chaos Communication Congress, a cybersecurity conference in Germany, two researchers from SR Labs showed how the three…
Digital Trends
No, ‘Persona 5’ is not coming to the Switch or PC — for real this time
For those unfamiliar with the work of John Hardin, he’s a public relations manager for Atlus and he’s clearly very irritated with people asking him if Persona 5 is coming to Nintendo Switch. After being listed back at the hybrid console’s October reveal as a platform partner, it’s no surprise that Atlus…
International Business Times
Discrimination Against Muslims? Proposed Virginia Mosque Site Sparks Fierce Debate
Hundreds of Muslim worshippers in Northern Virginia say they hope 2017 is the year they can stop worshipping in rented hotel space, and start doing so at a proposed 22,400 square-foot mosque, the Washington Post reported Monday.
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Amon Amarth’s ‘Jomsviking’ was almost a film
The holidays are done, 2017 has kicked off and we have many things to look forward to in the world of metal. Slowly, as the gears of the industry start turning, we are starting to see how this year will play out. One such development (technically coming from 2016) comes from the Amon Amarth camp. […]
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Security system looks for “disturbances in the force”
Home security systems may bring peace of mind when it comes to detecting intrusions, but not everyone likes the thought of video cameras watching over them 24 hours a day. That’s why Cognitive Systems Corp created Aura. Instead of cameras, it uses a sensor to detect disruptions to wireless…
TechCrunch
Look out for Ultrahaptics haptic feedback in new cars this year
 Since Ultrahaptics was founded in 2013, the company has showed off a string of better and better technical demos. Which has been fun, but obviously where the rubber really hits the road (pun most emphatically intended) is when the products start showing up in the real world. 2017 may just prove to be…
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Today in ‘awww’; hearing-impaired baby loves Metallica
Y’know, the twelve days of Christmas started on December 25th, so today is only the tenth day. That’s why we’re sharing this pretty heartwarming story with you (and also because it’s kinda a slow news day). A two-month old baby named Lars Decker went to see Santa Claus last month. Little Lars is hearing-impaired…
The New Yorker
Inside a Meeting of the Society of Professional Investigators
Every month in the back room of Forlini’s, an old Italian restaurant just off Canal Street, the members of the Society of Professional Investigators, or SPI (pronounced “spy”), gather to dine on veal parmigiana and cannoli and to swap war stories, advice, and the latest breakthroughs from their never-dull…
Business Insider
Amazon is now bigger than most brick and mortar retailers put together
“The online retailer alone is worth $356 billion, making it one of the largest companies by market capitalization in the world.”
Quartz
If you make one health resolution this year, it should be to stop cleaning your ears
The best thing you can do to clean your ears is to leave them alone. No, really. On Jan. 3, the American Academy of Otolaryngology released updated guidelines about the treatment of impacted earwax, a condition characterized by a painful buildup of the substance that naturally coats our outer ear canal….
Quartz
Tiny solar panels under your skin are almost ready to power the next generation of medical devices
Light packs a powerful punch. If we could harvest a fraction of the photons striking our bodies each day, we could be cyborgs with medical devices powered by the sun. The concept took a step forward this week as Swiss researchers, publishing in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering on Jan. 3, showed postage-stamp…
Quartz
Joe Biden divulges after-office plans on a hot mic
After the Obama administration cedes the White House to Donald Trump, Joe Biden will head to the University of Pennsylvania to work in foreign policy and will continue the so-called Cancer Moonshot through an organization called The Biden Trust. The vice president all but confirmed his plans today while…
Quartz
The Quartz guide to CES 2017
Quartz technology reporters Dave Gershgorn and Mike Murphy will be spending all week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where they’ll be checking out the latest in electronics, cars, robots, and everything else the trade show has to offer. Be sure to keep checking back here; this page will…
MakeUseOf
Amazon Makes It Easier to Sell Used Goods
Amazon already sells used goods. If you look at the listings for a book you want, for example, you’ll usually find companies selling used copies for next-to-nothing, with a few dollars added for shipping. However, Amazon is now testing out new ways of letting us all sell used goods. As reported by Mashable,…
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Sensitive Data Stored On Box.com Accounts Accessible Via Search Queries
msm1267 writes: Last week Box.com moved quickly and quietly to block search engines from indexing links to confidential data owned by its users. That is after security researcher Markus Neis surfaced private data belonging to a number of Fortune 500 companies via Google, Bing and other search engines….
Mashable
Why you don’t need a law to turn off your phone
Just because France has officially added restrictions to work-related emails after hours, don’t hold your breath that your government will do the same. Instead, follow France’s lead and pretend your “right to disconnect” is a law and take it upon yourself to improve your work-life balance. Added bonus,…
Next Big Future
EMdrive ground experiments need more rigor or someone can pay for conclusive work in space
George Hathaway provides a detailed analysis of the EMDrive and the recent peer reviewed research paper that measured some thrust and tried to eliminate sources of error. Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum is the paper.Electrical engineer George Hathaway runs…
Lifehacker
Shine Up a Pair of Dress Shoes In Only a Minute With This Technique
A traditional shoe shine can take anywhere from five to 15 minutes, but if you don’t have the time to spare, this method gets your leather looking fresh in about a minute.As Antonio Centeno at the Real Men Real Style YouTube channel demonstrates, all you need is a horsehair brush (or very soft bristled…
The Awesomer
Making Lime Bast Rope
LinkSilje Ensby documented how ropemakers in Norway traditionally make rope out of the inner bark of the lime or basswood tree. The tedious process results in an inherently waterproof rope that also resists rotting. More Awesome Stuff: Making a Spear ThrowerMaking a Forge BlowerMaking a Grass HutMaking…
Zero Hedge
The War Against Alternative Information
Submitted by Rick Sterling via Strategic-Culture.org, The U.S. establishment is not content simply to have domination over the media narratives on critical foreign policy issues, such as Syria, Ukraine and Russia. It wants total domination. Thus we now have the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation…
VentureBeat
Reliefband Neurowave is a wearable that soothes your nausea
Reliefband Technologies has unveiled the Reliefband Neurowave, a wearable that offers drug-free relief for nausea. The company is also offering relief for people who get motion sickness from virtual reality headsets. VR headsets will have a huge presence at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas…
VentureBeat
Telegram Messenger now lets you delete sent messages within 48 hours
A series of new features were added to Telegram Messenger today, including the ability to delete or unsend a message within 48 hours of when the message was sent. Other standout new features include shortened urls for usernames and the ability to follow data usage rates within the app. The new features…
VentureBeat
Insta360 Pro is an 8K 360-degree virtual reality camera
China’s Insta360 has announced its 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The 8K-resolution Insta360 Pro camera is designed for shooting 360 films…
TechSpot
HP pulls into CES 2017 with a revised Spectre x360 2-in-1 packing a 4K display, larger battery
HP’s train rolled into CES 2017 today with a load of new technology including a refreshed version of the company’s popular 2-in-1 packing some curious changes.
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Heritage attack on state auto-IRA programs unfounded
Programs are not related to public defined benefit plans, will not undermine existing 401(k)s, and will have adequate protections.
Business Insider
It could be very hard to undo Obama’s offshore drilling ban
Obama cited his responsibility to “ensure that the unique resources associated with these canyons remain available for future generations.”
BBC News – World
Yemen conflict: The front line battle for capital Sanaa
The BBC’s Nawal Al-Maghafi visits the front line of the army’s battle for the capital of Yemen.
Digital Trends
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is at the forefront of light-based CPU design
Today’s processors, no matter how powerful, use transistor-based technology that’s been around for decades. These transistors have gotten smaller and smaller, and are now pushing the limits of what’s possible with this electron-based technology. In fact, Moore’s Law, which has predicted continued increases…
Digital Trends
This affordable robot arm can open bags, use cable ties, and build models of itself
People have had a pretty good idea that factory robots are dangerous since at least January 1979, when Ford employee Robert Williams became the first person in history to be killed by a robot. This may be the year that helps change that dangerous reputation, however, thanks to Munich-based startup Franka…
Digital Trends
Lost something? Find out exactly where with the new products from TrackR
Our absent mindedness is really giving a niche industry the opportunity to boom. In addition to Chipolo, Tile, and other such makers of small tags meant to help you find what you’ve lost, there is TrackR.  While its competitors might give you a general sense of where you left your wallet or your glasses…
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Capital Expenditures Could Play Role In Bullish Secular Shift Similar To 1982
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OWC reveals new ‘DEC’ attachment for 2016 MacBook Pro, brings 4TB of storage & additional ports
Popular aftermarket part and component supplier OWC has taken the wraps off of a new accessory that brings both more storage and additional connectivity to the new 2016 MacBook Pro. Called the OWC DEC, the attachment brings 4TB of storage, an SD card slot, USB Type-A, and a Gigabit Ethernet port to…
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New ‘Overwatch’ map lets you play in traffic
Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event may be over, but Blizzard has one more present in store for players: a new map. Blizzard’s been teasing the new control point map for a few months now, promising a new control point map with new environmental hazards and traversal options. Indeed, that’s all here –…
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Why iRobot Corporation Rose 65% in 2016
Image source: Getty Images.Shares of iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) gained 65.1% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The maker of robotic tools such as the Roomba automated vacuum cleaner was having a quiet year until October, where a fantastic third-quarter earnings report sent…
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Stranded Astronauts Adopt an Elaborate Coping Mechanism in Imaginative Short Scavengers
Marooned on a far-off but weirdly Earth-like planet, a pair of astronauts spend their days studying the very strange, surreal creatures that roam its surface. Their experiments may seem odd (and involve a lot of gooey slime), but there’s a specific goal at the end that has everything to do with good…
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LG’s Tone Studio neck speakers are less crazy than you’d think
When LG announced its neck-worn earbud/speakers, a collective groan went up in the Engadget Slack channel. The Tone Studio was ridiculous, or so it seemed. Well, about that: I just strapped on a pair and they’re actually a lot less ridiculous than yo…
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The Atlantic Daily: Turning Points
What We’re FollowingTragedy in Turkey: Authorities are still searching for the attacker who killed 39 people and wounded at least 70 in a shooting at an Istanbul nightclub early on New Year’s Day. Yesterday, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, describing the gunman as a “heroic soldier” acting…
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Hastens Vividus Bed
A luxury mattress custom built for unreal comfort.
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Here’s how to make traditional medicines safer for newborns
Pharmaceutical companies aren’t likely to make money by getting drugs approved for neonate use.
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Artist’s Impression Of Obama-Trump Transition
Pandora would be proud…   Source: Townhall.com
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World’s Purest Silver Producer To Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Bullion Banks For Price Rigging
Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com, Though Wall Street regulators and the mega-banks they purport to regulate have long said that there exists no manipulation in markets and that anyone making claims to the contrary is nothing short of a conspiracy theorist, recent revelations suggest that even…
Mashable
Here’s the first Periscope live 360 video taken underwater
If you wanted to immerse yourself underwater, look no further than Twitter.  Mitch Oates, a digital creator, photographer and surfer from Sydney, Australia, completed the first-ever 360-degree live video underwater on Twitter’s Periscope app Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: Periscope could be your 24/7 personal…
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These AR glasses contain the world’s most advanced mobile chip, and they’re still awful
At CES today, one of the most significant bits of 2017 hardware was officially announced and unveiled. The Snapdragon 835 is the next top-of-the-line system-on-a-chip from Qualcomm, the company dominating mobile processors outside of Apple’s iPhone and iPad realm. This 10nm chip is 35 percent smaller…
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Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s new president
Jovenel Moise won Haiti’s presidential elections with 55.6 percent of the first round vote held on November 20, according to official results released Tuesday.
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The Original Danish Dough Whisk
My girlfriend showed me this Danish Dough Whisk because I spent most of yesterday bitching about winter and how I’ll have nothing to do for the next 3 months but sit around and bake bread. I don’t know why I said that. I don’t know how to make bread dough or pizza dough or even really cookie dough from…
Computerworld
ZigBee’s Dotdot language aims for IoT harmony
As consumers watch another wave of home IoT devices emerge from CES this week, they’ll still be waiting for one technology that can make all those products work together. The ZigBee Alliance, a group of more than 400 companies that make things with the ZigBee wireless protocol, made a bid to provide…
VICE News
Before his arrest at sit-in protest, NAACP head says Sessions is not fit to be AG
Civil rights activists and members of the NAACP began a sit-in at the Mobile office of Alabama senator Jeff Sessions Tuesday morning, demanding that his nomination for U.S. Attorney General be revoked by President-elect Donald Trump. By Tuesday night, they’d been arrested and removed by police. “We’re…
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We Need Good Cities, Not Just Smart Cities
Simply building IoT-based applications for a city is sufficient to improve a citizen’s quality of life, is not really building a smart city.
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Australian independent calls on Ombudsman to weigh in on Centrelink debacle
As the federal government continues to tout its automated Centrelink debt recovery system as ‘working well’, independent politician Andrew Wilkie has called on the Commonwealth Ombudsman to investigate the ‘flawed’ process.
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Airbus And Boeing Single Aisle Production Rate Increases Look Unlikely
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Christopher Kai: “Catapult Your Career Opportunities” | Talks at Google
During his visit to Google’s Mountain View office, Christopher shares 7 insightful strategies on how you can catapult your career opportunities by understanding the art and science of successful relationship building. You can purchase the book at: christopherkai.com Christopher Kai is an entrepreneur,…
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Netflix has another app now, but it’s for DVD and Blu-ray movies
Last year, Netflix used its CES keynote speech to announce the launch of (nearly) worldwide access to streaming. This year it won’t take the stage directly, but ahead of the show it’s highlighting something a little more limited in appeal: an app built for its 4.2 million or so remaining DVD rental customers….
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Bloomlife’s baby bump wearable tracks your contractions
While there are several ways to entertain your unborn child with the latest chart toppers, the kind of technology that’s invaluable during pregnancy is typically reserved for hospitals and clinics. But a company called Bloomlife wants to bring one key piece of monitoring kit into the home. It’s created…
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NVIDIA Stock in 6 Charts
Graphics and mobile computing specialist NVIDIA Corporation’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) stock has been red-hot in 2016. The stock’s scorching 225% total return in 2016 made it the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 for the year.You might be wondering if it’s too late to invest in NVIDIA. These six charts…
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Delphi shows-off sharper visuals for in-car displays at CES – Roadshow
Multilayer screens add depth and high-definition imagery to car interiors.
Lifehacker
Save a Watery Pan Sauce With Butter and Cornstarch
Thin, watery sauces are just plain unappealing, but they aren’t quite the disaster they seem. To thicken up as sad sauce, you just need butter, cornstarch, and time.The video above can walk your through the steps, but you can take a pan sauce from sickly to silky in just three steps. First, you need…
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Ta+Too Saddle
Selle Royal has a very specific vision for bicycle riders in very specific urban environments. Bike seats are a particularly vulnerable part of a bicycle. Vandals, neighborhood punks, evil cats, and the ravages of the weather all conspire to wreak havoc with the upholstery on bicycle seats. If you’re…
Lifehacker
The Minimal Floating Monitor Workspace
Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It’s clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and oh hey—the PC is actually built into the desk. Here are some more photos.The Dell U3415W ultrawide being mounted to the wall is already a great start,…
Gizmodo
Smart ‘IQbuds’ Promise to Help Filter Out the Sounds Around You
One of the big trends we’re expecting at CES 2017 are “truly wireless” earbuds, much like Apple’s AirPods. But unlike others out there, the IQbuds from startup Nuheara have a bit of a twist. IQbuds aren’t just truly wireless earbuds for music, they can also be used to augment the sound happening around…
Gizmodo
D-Link Thinks Big Antennas Are Still the Way to Eliminate Wi-fi Dead Spots
Long gone are the days when you could get by with a cheap Wi-Fi router in your home. Mobile devices, TVs, wearables, and even appliances are all now dependent on a solid wireless internet connection, so D-Link is finally embracing the whole home wi-fi idea with its new Covr Wi-Fi System.Read more…
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The top architectural competitions in 2016 on Bustler
After revisiting the most popular/talked-about/award-winning Architects, Projects, and Events on Bustler in 2016 over the past few days, we’re closing out our look back with the top Competitions of the year.  Regulars will recognize recurring audience favorites from 2015, like eVolo’s annual Skyscraper…
Business Insider
New research suggests racial bias in criminal courts may be inevitable
In the criminal justice context, false findings can have far-reaching effects on the lives of people charged with crimes.
BBC News – World
Extra cool chromosome
Jamie Berube was born with Down’s syndrome – but thanks to his family’s love and early support he’s thrived.
BBC News – World
Period pains
A law that gives women in Zambia the right to take a day off work if they’re on their period is finally being discussed openly.
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Key2Wallet Functional Key Holder
Simplify your everyday carry with the Key2Wallet Functional Key Holder. Just like another of your luxurious accessories, this handy holder keeps your keys compact yet handy. Featuring stunning leather in ten styles, this key holder is for both men and women alike. The secret to the Key2Wallet is the…
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The Producer of Armageddon and Pirates of the Caribbean Just Signed On To a New Scifi Film
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been making memorable movies and TV shows for the past few decades. However, with a few exceptions (like Armageddon and the Pirates of the Caribbean films), he’s mostly stayed away from science fiction and fantasy. Now, he’s teaming up with one of his Pirates directors…
Bloomberg Politics
After Ripping Wall Street, Trump Taps Insider to Police Industry
Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail, and frequently criticized his political opponents for their ties to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Now, Trump is relying on a lawyer who has spent his career representing financial firms, and has his own close ties to Goldman, to lead Wall Street’s…
Digital Trends
Brightly colored mice and keyboards galore: Patriot unveils gaming peripherals
Gaming is definitely a major theme at CES 2017, with manufacturers leveraging Intel’s Kaby Lake processors and Nvidia’s Pascal architecture to push out new notebook and desktop gaming systems. But gaming systems need the best accessories to truly shine and this year’s event has that category covered…
Digital Trends
Nuheara blends streaming audio and real world sound with wireless IQbuds
Under-promise and over-deliver, that is what’s happening with Nuheara’s IQbuds. Starting on Tuesday, IQbuds are shipping to backers from the crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign and will be released to the general public in March. When we first wrote about Nuheara’s hearable in December, the company wouldn’t…
Digital Trends
Velux and Netatmo pair up to keep indoor air healthier and more comfortable
Home design company Velux said Tuesday evening it will partner with smart home device maker Netatmo for a line of smart devices that focus on improving indoor air quality to launch later in 2017. The devices will sell under the Velux brand and initially include a Wi-Fi gateway and controls for Velux’s…
Digital Trends
Bitdefender’s Box 2 promises to be the security solution for your smart home
Bitdefender on Tuesday announced the second-generation Box, a revamped security system for your home network and smart home devices. Promising to provide unparalleled protection from fraud, phishing, and network attacks, the Box 2 could be the security solution for your superconnected smart home. Smart…
Digital Trends
Bed light gets kids to sleep right: Teach good bedtime habits with Remi
A good night’s sleep for your children means a good night’s sleep for you, which means that you probably want to check out the Remi, branded as the first smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep well. This cute little nightstand character is fully customizable and serves as a baby monitor, speaker,…
TechCrunch
The da Vinci Nano is a full-fledged 3D Printer for $230
 Being a technology enthusiast and early adopter means being intimately familiar with the rate it takes for new technology to drop in price to a level where it’s sustainable as a true consumer product. Right now we’re seeing this happen with VR – in just a few years the barrier to entry has decreased…
International Business Times
How To Send Commands To Hyundai Vehicles Via The Google Assistant On Google Home
Hyundai has partnered with Google to make its vehicles compatible with Google Assistant. This will allow Hyundai vehicle owners to do things like ask Google to start their car, lock the doors or set the temperature car.
BBC News – World
Interrogating Saddam
Ex-CIA agent John Nixon describes how he interrogated former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein after his capture.
Bloomberg
Mnuchins Bank Broke Foreclosure Rules, Leaked AGs Memo Says
9to5Mac
Earin introduces new M2 wireless earbuds with touch controls & same 3 hour battery life, higher $249 price
Totally wireless earbuds are expected to be one of the biggest trends at CES this week, thanks in large part Apple’s new AirPods and decision to ditch the headphone jack with the iPhone 7. The AirPods weren’t the first pair of completely wireless earbuds to hit the market, though. For instance, we…
Business Insider
Here are the problems with helicopter money
“Helicopter money, which both Trump and the Fed may desire, could have far less potency and far greater unintended negative consequences than either may expect”
Business Insider
Trump may be ignoring conventional economic wisdom — and it could be a big mistake
Ignoring what economists have learned could be a big mistake.
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PayPal Is Powering Growth by Focusing on the Small Things
Image source: PayPal Holdings, Inc.PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) is a simple business to understand. In the last two quarterly earnings reports, after highlighting results for revenue and earnings per share, PayPal began discussing two financial metrics that drive everything management does to grow…
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Zika Linked to Variety of Birth Defects
Zika virus infection during pregnancy appears to cause a range of birth defects, such as joint, eye and ear abnormalities, in addition to microcephaly.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Holiday Spending on Mobile Games Nears $1 Billion
The weeks of shopping between Black Friday and the holidays are critical for videogame companies. For mobile game makers, the biggest cheer comes after the gifts are unwrapped.
Zero Hedge
Tucker Carlson Dismantles Smug University of Chicago Snowflake On Live TV
Happy New Year! I had to share this quick Tucker Carlson clip from the other night. His victim; Senior English Major Jake Bittle from the University of Chicago. Bittle, who also runs a retarded activist newspaper, took to social media to protest a UChicago campus visit by Trump’s new press secretary…
Zero Hedge
If 2016 Wasn’t the Epocalypse, What the Heck Was it?
This article by David Haggith was published first on The Great Recession Blog:                      So, 2016 wasn’t the predicted Epocalypse, but it sure was weird! Globally, it was a year of continued economic malaise and increasing financial risks. Most notably, though, it was a year of…
Mashable
Cheaper ‘mixed reality’ smart glasses that do both AR and VR are coming
LAS VEGAS — Smartphones aren’t the only gadgets Qualcomm wants to power.  The mobile chipmaker’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 processor will also power a new breed of augmented reality/virtual reality headsets that present mixed reality experiences similar to what Microsoft’s HoloLens offers — at a fraction…
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Owners of Tainted Volkswagen Diesel Cars Seek Compensation
Lawyers representing owners of tainted Volkswagen diesel-powered cars in Germany filed the first lawsuit seeking consumer compensation for damages from the car maker’s diesel scandal in a test case that could turn up pressure on it to compensate millions of European customers.
Business Insider
Video shows North Carolina police officer body-slamming a female high school student
The officer was placed on administrative leave after a video of the incident emerged.
Business Insider
Here’s how to recover if you overspent during the 2016 holiday season
More than half of shoppers failed to stick to their established spending limits.
Digital Trends
This wild new smartphone has a built-in spectrometer, can identify any material with a scan
What if you could flash your phone over anything –a banana, a pill, or even a piece of plastic– and instantly know its chemical composition? It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but thanks to a new partnership between Asian electronics manufacturer Changhong and israel startup Consumer Physics….
Digital Trends
New TempTraq temperature-monitoring patches last longer, offer remote alerts
When someone is sick — either a child or an adult — taking their temperature can be invasive and irritating. It often disturbs their rest at a time when they most need it. TempTraq‘s original 24-hour, wearable Bluetooth temperature monitor took away the hassle of individual temperature readings for…
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Distribution Cuts Open Opportunity For A 10.8% Yield At A 13% Discount
NYT > Business Day
2 Credit-Reporting Agencies Must Pay $23 Million for Deceptive Practices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined TransUnion and Equifax for deceiving customers about the usefulness of credit scores and the cost of obtaining them.
NYT > Business Day
With Choice of Trade Negotiator, Trump Prepares to Confront Mexico and China
Robert Lighthizer shares a view with the president-elect that the United States has prioritized the ideal of free trade over its own self-interest.
NYT > Business Day
Anchor Becomes the News as Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox News for NBC
The No. 2-rated cable television news personality will have a daytime talk show and a Sunday news show that will try to challenge “60 Minutes.”
Mashable
This cord-cutting company picks up where Aereo left off
Remember Aereo, the startup that tried to offer over-the-air TV via the internet only to have the Supreme Court shut it down? Well, another company is picking up the OTA dream where Aereo left off. Mohu, which describes itself as the “cord cutting company,” is launching a product called the AirWave…
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Using Historical Return Data To Guide Your Investing Strategies Leads To More Uncertainty, Not Less
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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…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: Jay Clayton said to be top contender for Trump’s SEC chief
Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton has emerged as the leading candidate to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and could be announced as the nominee as soon as Wednesday, according to an official working with the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump.
CNET News.com
Delphi’s self-driving car deals with rude drivers in Vegas – Roadshow
During a ride in Delphi’s latest self-driving research vehicle at CES in Las Vegas, it handles a tunnel, stop lights, a freeway merge and another driver cutting into the lane.
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Woody Harrelson rumored to be in Han Solo spinoff movie – CNET
Harrelson may play a mentor to young Han Solo in the upcoming stand-alone Star Wars film, directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.
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The Fuse wireless earbuds can be charged in wearable cases
The most common thing people ask me when I use, review, or even talk about wireless earbuds is that they’re afraid to lose them. It’s a problem that Bay Area startup Ashley Chloe is trying to solve in a pretty novel way with the $199 Fuse wireless earbuds, which we just took a look at here at CES 2017….
Zero Hedge
Trump Treasury Nominee Mnuchin Declines To Answer Senator’s Questions, Was Accused Of “Widespread Misconduct”
The confirmation of former Goldman Sachs Partner Steven Munchin, who is Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary, may have gotten just a little more problematic today, after Mnuchin declined to answer questions from Democratic senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio about his views on financial regulations, sanctions…
Gigaom
Will 2017 be the Armageddon for Online Ads?
  Online ads have taken up residence on countless web pages, often infuriating users, while untactfully trying to get the “please buy my product” message across to potential customers. Online ads, and associated online advertising campaigns, are projected to grow in frequency this coming year, despite…
Business Insider
Trump’s tax plan could sink real estate prices
“Could limiting or ending homeownership tax preferences have the side effect of lowering home values and selling prices? Academic researchers suggest yes”
SlashGear
New 7th gen Intel Cores put the focus on performance, gaming
If you thought that Intel was done with its Kaby Lake generation of Core processors, then its CES 2017 announcement just proved you wrong. Then again, it’s not surprising either. The first batch of 7th gen “Kaby Lake” Intel Core CPUs it announced back in August were part of its Y-series, focused primarily…
Business Insider
Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off
The new administration will also need to grapple with how local police involvement in immigration enforcement impacts the civil rights of Latinos.
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Moen’s new shower system lets you pre-heat the water from your smartphone
Nothing’s better than a warm shower to start your morning or end the day (your life, you do you) but many times we find ourselves sitting cold in the bathroom while waiting for the water to heat up. Moen’s new smart shower system wants to fix this by adding the ability to remotely start the shower from…
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Island puzzler ‘Rime’ is coming to the Nintendo Switch
It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard anything about Rime. The whimsical puzzle-adventure title was first shown off at Gamescom in 2013, with a young boy exploring a mysterious, tropical island. At the time it was a PS4 exclusive, however earli…
International Business Times
Hannity WikiLeaks Interview Live Stream: Julian Assange Talks Trump, Russia Email Hacks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was scheduled to appear in his first face-to-face cable news interview Tuesday with FOX News host Sean Hannity. Hannity, who recently traveled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London to speak with Assange, was set to air part one of his interview at 10 p.m. EST.
International Business Times
Sledgehammer Games Might Be Teasing A 20th Century Setting For ‘Call of Duty 2017’
Sledgehammer Games will be responsible for this year’s new entry to the “Call of Duty” franchise. In its cryptic New Year’s message, the developer may have teased that the upcoming first-person shooter could be set in the 20th century.
International Business Times
John Mayer To Release Four Songs Each Month From His Upcoming Album ‘The Search For Everything’
John Mayer is making music again. The singer-songwriter announced the news via Facebook. Mayer said he made so many songs that it did not seem practical to release them all at once, so he is going to put out four each month. The first wave of songs will be out on Jan. 20. They are titled “Love on the…
International Business Times
Kaitlin Olson Explains How ‘The Mick’s’ Mickey Is Different From Sweet Dee Of ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’
When “The Mick” premiered on New Year’s Day, some fans couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Kaitlin Olson’s role on the new FOX series and her character on the long-running FXX sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” But in a recent interview with New York Magazine, Olson said that…
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So Far, Things Don’t Look Good For Tesla
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5 Graphs For 2017: #4, The USD
Forbes – Markets
Globalization Has Done A Lot Of Great Things For Americans
Globalization, the increasing integration of world markets, has already done a lot of great things for Americans. It has helped America win the war on communism. It has freed Americans from government regulations and militant unions. It has assigned America the role of the world’s best innovator. It…
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Qarnot’s smart space heater has learned some new tricks
Anybody with a desktop tower (or a laptop running Chrome) knows how much waste heat processors can throw off during the course of their computing. Typically that heat is simply discarded, shunted from the processor’s surface through a complex series…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Samsung updates the Family Hub smart fridge recipe
Another year, another smart fridge by Samsung. After trying to make the refrigerator the center of the household at CES 2016, the company has now announced the second iteration of its Family Hub fridges. This year, the touchscreen and internet connectivity is rolling out to a wider range of…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Solar cells implanted under the skin can power pacemakers
It can be a hassle when your phone’s battery runs out of juice and you have to hunt down a power outlet to recharge, but a flat battery is an even bigger hassle in implanted electronic medical devices, such as pacemakers. It often means invasive surgery to replace the battery or the entire…
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Project Zero calls out Kaspersky AV for SSL interception practices
Using an SSL proxy that simplistically stored certificates, Kaspersky Anti-Virus left its users open TLS certificate collisions.
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CenturyLink: The 9% Dividend Steal
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Bits: Daily Report: An Ex-Apple Employee Firm, Far From the Tree
Pearl Automation’s staff learned design and teamwork at Apple. The workers want to forget about their old employer’s culture of secrecy.
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J&J Judge Slashes $1 Billion Verdict Over Pinnacle Hip Implants
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Orosound’s ‘noise-managing’ earphones hush unwanted sounds
Sometimes it’s nice to be able to hear clearly in a crowded and noisy environment. It can be extremely difficult to communicate with someone when you can’t pick up every word they’re saying. The chaos of a CES event is a prime example. Orosound is lo…
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China Warns May Dump Treasuries To Keep Yuan Stable, Prepares More Capital Controls
In China, announcing new (and ever more ineffective) capital controls has become a daily thing. Last week, Beijing unveiled its latest set of capital controls according to which Chinese banks would be required to report all yuan-denominated cash transactions exceeding 50,000 yuan (around 7,100 US dollars)…
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Why Asia-Pacific Is About to Be Huge for Facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Image source: Facebook.About half of Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) revenue comes from the U.S. and Canada, even though the two countries account for just 13% of the social network’s monthly active users. Not only is the U.S./Canada Facebook’s largest market by revenue, its average…
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The whole point of this wearable is to put you to sleep
2breathe’s sleep inducer is a companion app, wearable and lovely panpipe melody maker. While the company comes from a background in blood pressure lowering devices, its new bedtime wearable is all about putting you to sleep — and keeping you snoozing. (That’s apparently pretty important.) The…
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The NeOse smell recorder could help your fridge detect spoiled food
Computers have gotten more and more sophisticated at reading visual and audio cues, but they’ve lagged behind in one major, albeit quirky, area: scent. As Reuters explained in a piece last year, smell sensors work must do fundamentally different work than cameras or microphones, and the challenge has…
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Shure made a $100 Lightning cable with built-in DAC for its earbuds and the iPhone 7
Designing headphones with a detachable cable has its benefits; just take Shure for an example. At CES 2017 the company has announced its Remote + Mic Lightning Accessory Cable. It’s a straight-to-the-point, boring name, yes — but this $99.99 cable could ease the transition to the iPhone 7 for owners…
Business Insider
Australia’s east coast has a ballooning oversupply of houses
“Prices and rents will get hit as developers try to unload their apartments (condos) and as property investors will sit on vacant units”
Bloomberg Politics
House GOP Gives Staff Broader New Powers to Grill Witnesses
A little-noticed provision approved Tuesday by the U.S. House dramatically expands the powers of committee staff to haul private citizens and government officials to Capitol Hill to be questioned under oath — without any lawmakers present, in some cases.
International Business Times
‘Bates’ Motel’ Season 5 Premiere Date Revealed: What To Expect From The New Installment
A&E has set the premiere date for the fifth and final season of “Bates Motel.” According to Entertainment Weekly, Season 5 of the “Psycho” prequel series will premiere on Monday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. EST. The past four seasons of “Bates Motel” all premiered in March, so the newly announced release…
International Business Times
Police Brutality And Violence On Video: NYPD Beats Man Bloody In Bronx On New Year’s Eve
Two New York Police Department officers repeatedly slammed a man’s head into the ground while trying to handcuff him during a traffic stop on the morning of New Year’s Eve. Part of the encounter in the city’s Bronx borough was recorded on video from a bus as the officers could be seen taking turns delivering…
TechCrunch
UVify’s plucky little Draco drone hits speeds up to 100 miles an hour
 For all the grandiosity of its ancient Grecian name, the Draco is a fairly unassuming thing. It’s surprisingly small and unimposing in fact — and if it weren’t for those four rotors, it would fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. But UVify’s little drone has tremendous zip when pushed. In fact,…
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At Christmas mass, a 12-year-old girl becomes collateral damage in Duterte’s war on drugs
Laguna, Philippines Kimberly Sailog carefully wiped the coffin’s glass cover with a red t-shirt, looking lovingly at her daughter beneath it. Though small and slender, the white box filled nearly the entire first floor of the Sailog home, a small shanty cobbled together with metal and plywood in a village…
Quartz
How this Hyderabad resident built an illegal marijuana plantation in his three-bedroom apartment
Hyderabad resident Syed Shahed Hussain had a rough start to the new year. After receiving a tip-off, the police arrested Hussain while he was selling marijuana on Jan. 01. While in policy custody, the 33-year-old revealed the source of his weed supply: potted plants lined up on the floor of his bedrooms….
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It’s Not Just The Russians: Ex-CIA Chief Claims “More Than One Country Involved” In US Hacks
Following Trump’s earlier Tweet, the following from current House intelligence chair and a former CIA chief seem very notable… “I think the possibility that there’s more than one country involved is really there,” warned former CIA Director James Woolsey during a recent CNN interview, suggesting that…
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Al Hilal Bank Office Tower / Goettsch Partners
© Lester Ali Architects: Goettsch Partners Location: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates Area: 942.6 ft2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Lester Ali, Tom Rossiter Owner/Developer: Al Hilal Bank …
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The Fasetto Link puts 2TB of storage in the palm of your hand
The Fasetto Link is a miniature wireless storage device that offers extra portable storage for your computer or smartphone on the go. It’s a tiny, two by two-inch device that houses up to a 2TB SSD. It generates its own Wi-Fi network to stream content that’s stored on it, and can easily pull new images…
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CES 2017: Every CNET social media account you need to follow – CNET
You don’t have to keep hitting refresh on our CES 2017 page. Keep tabs on the biggest tech news from Las Vegas by following all of our social media accounts.
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Defacing the stone: a history of vandalism on famous architectural landmarks
For as long as there have been landmarks, there have been people willing to deface them in the name of politics, art, fame or sheer stupidity.From the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to the Trevi fountain in Rome, this Guardian article explores a brief history of temporary vandalism on famous landmarks…
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The Kolibree smart toothbrush uses AI to help you clean your mouth
Be honest, you probably don’t brush your teeth quite as often or as thoroughly as your dentist recommends. But that’s OK: With the Kolibree Ara AI-enabled smart toothbrush, you can keep up with your daily dental routine and know exactly where you’ve missed. The Ara uses a suite of 3D motion sensors…
Acquire
East Coast Defender’s Project Pedigree delivers classic looks with Corvette power
Call it automotive blasphemy, but if you ask us we’d take one in a heartbeat.East Coast Defender has unveiled its latest 110 build and they’ve taken it back to classic white-roofed, bronze green bodies you know and love. That two tone exterior wraps around an updated interior with seven seats, quilted…
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The Wair air mask has a built-in fan to stop pollutants and help you breathe fresh air
Wair is a scarf that actively blocks out pollution using a mix of hidden filters and fans. It’s also modular, so you can change out those filters and (thankfully) wash the scarf. Wair also looks pretty good as far as pollution masks go! Here’s the deal, according to the folks from France who are behind…
VentureBeat
5 consumer tech trends to watch in 2017
CES 2017 will feature a number of notable trends, including voice recognition as the next big user interface, massive growth in artificial intelligence, emergence of next-generation networks, transformation of transportation, and the digitization of the consumer experience. Those are the biggest consumer…
VentureBeat
Global tech revenues will likely fall 2% to $929 billion in 2017
The outlook for the technology market looks weaker in 2017, said Steve Koenig, director of research at the Consumer Technology Association, the group putting on CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Overall unit volumes will be flat, while revenues will hit $929 billion in 2017, down…
VentureBeat
Google app for iOS now comes with Gboard built in
Google today hid a fairly significant change in the new release of its Google app for iOS: the Gboard third-party keyboard. As long as you’re running the latest version of the app, you should be able to enable the keyboard without even having the separate — and still existing — Gboard app on your iOS…
VentureBeat
5 bots to try this week: Evabot, Madbot, Invisible Boyfriend, Opoid, and Radbots
What do you get if you cross Tinder with Yahoo’s @MonkeyPets bot? Why an invisible boyfriend, of course. The Invisible Boyfriend bot is “a digital version of a real boyfriend without the baggage.” Let the romance begin! (And yes, there’s also an Invisible Girlfriend bot.) Here are the five most popular…
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Samsung put a Chromecast clone inside its 2017 QLED TVs
Samsung today introduced its 2017 lineup of QLED televisions, which the company bills as having the “best picture quality — ever.” While the Q7, Q8, and Q9 displays are markedly improved, Samsung has also added an “invisible connection” cable with functionality akin to Google’s Chromecast, letting you…
Business Insider
Why privatizing the VA won’t do much to help veterans
Trump has promised to overhaul the Veterans Administration and make it one of his top priorities as president.
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Motiv crammed a full fitness tracker into a ring
Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen at this point, with Fitbit dominating the market. But as long as wearable gadgets have been in vogue, the concept of a “smart ring” has made the rounds in various forms. Here at CES, it looks like Motiv is the closest yet to cracking the puzzle of building a ring that’s…
Big Think
Is It Rational to Have Virtuous New Years’ Resolutions?
Here’s what we need to remember about the history and logic of “cardinal virtues.”Read More
International Business Times
TCL Executive Teases Return Of Physical QWERTY Keyboard For BlackBerry Mercury
BlackBerry may have stopped making phones, but Chinese manufacturer TCL is now in charge of the smartphone brand. A TCL executive recently teased a new BlackBerry smartphone showing the brand’s signature QWERTY keyboard. President and general manager of TCL Communication Steve Cistulli shared a video…
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More Details About Deep Purple’s ‘InFinite’ Album Emerge, Lyric Video for ‘Time for Bedlam’ Released
We’re learning more about Deep Purple’s upcoming record, ‘InFinite.’ Continue reading…
Forbes – Markets
2017 Energy Outlook: 4 Must-Follow Sectors For Investors
As energy investors consider the market for 2017, they should not forget to keep track of how even small moves by OPEC, shale oil, energy service providers and renewable energy policy can impact the market.
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Technical recreation of the coveted IBM “Model M” clicky keyboard ~$100
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This wearable uses tiny needles to analyze glucose levels
There are a lot of things that suck about being diabetic. At the top of the list is having to prick your finger several times a day to check your glucose level. Yes, I’m speaking from experience. Continuous glucose monitors that constantly beam stats to your phone via Bluetooth are already on the market…
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The Bixi gesture controller is getting an E Ink and Alexa-infused successor
Bluemint Labs’ Bixi, a device that lets you add gesture control to smartphones and smart home gadgets, is expected to ship in March after finishing a Kickstarter campaign last year. But Bluemint Labs isn’t stopping there, and has already announced the successor — Bixi 2.0 — at CES 2017. The Bixi 2.0…
Gizmodo
Seeing the Aurora Borealis’ Reflection on Water Is So Cool
I was going to say my New Year’s resolution (and everyone who’s able) should be to see the Northern Lights in person but I’m not sure seeing them with my own eyes can actually top the electric timelapses and stunning low light photography of them. This one by AD Photography shows the Aurora Borealis…
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This smart strap transforms any watch into a smartwatch – CNET
But it’s bulky, expensive and not worth it.
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This ultra-thin sticker can add wireless charging to your iPhone – CNET
Energysquare promises to add wireless charging to all of your devices.
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A whirlwind tour of Faraday Future’s ambitious new SUV
“Just a quick reminder that there are no pictures during today’s tour.” Faraday Future has had its share of bad press. Right before Christmas it invited a group of journalists to tour its headquarters in Gardena, California. The new company was unve…
Gizmodo
A Suggested Itinerary for Mark Zuckerberg’s Cross-Country Vision Quest
Mark Zuckerberg is considerably better at New Year’s resolutions than you are—last year, he built his own home AI, voiced by Morgan Freeman, and ran all over the world. This year, Zuck’s New Year’s resolution is more noble, more selfless. He wants to get offline and immerse himself in the nitty-gritty…
Bloomberg
China Said to Consider Options to Support Yuan, Curb Outflows
Digital Trends
Swarovski will debut an Android Wear ‘smartwatch for women’ in March
Swarovski will soon join the smartwatch market thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm and Google — but we won’t learn more until the “smartwatch for her” is unveiled at Baselworld 2017 in Switzerland. Qualcomm and Swarovski offered a teaser of the announcement at CES 2017, and what we know at this point…
SlashGear
Samsung’s QLED TVs wow with Quantum Dot 4K and easy mounts
Forget OLED: Samsung’s big TV ambitions are all about QLED now, with Quantum LED making its big, colorful debut at CES 2017 today. It might sound like another buzzy acronym, but Samsung is pretty insistent that its quantum dot technology is a big deal in the living room. Think ridiculously accurate colors,…
Mashable
A teen just bought a newspaper, because why not
They say millennials don’t read newspapers, but one just bought a small-town weekly. A 19-year-old purchased the Central Delta Argus-Sun, a weekly newspaper serving a small county east of Little Rock, Arkansas, for an undisclosed amount.   The paper is one year older than its new owner, Hayden Taylor,…
Bloomberg Politics
Trump’s Hacking Feud Risks Alienating Intel Agencies He’ll Need
President-elect Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of the U.S. intelligence community, suggesting the agencies he’ll count on for briefings on everything from terrorist operations to foreign military maneuvers don’t have enough evidence to back up their conclusion that Russia hacked the U.S. election…
Gizmodo
Cyborg Elmo Wants to Teach Kids to Code, Not Exterminate Humanity
Elmo is now a robot who wants to teach toddlers to code. He sort of looks like the terminator, but really, he just wants to teach kids basic logic and problem solving skills, instead of the standard A-B-Cs.Read more…
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The Miraxess Mirabook is a laptop shell for your smartphone
As the gap between smartphone and laptop performance dwindles and the size of phones grows, there’s decreasing need for casual users to have both on hand at the same time. The Maxiss Mirabook crosses that division by providing a laptop-like computing…
Financial Times
Calling stockpickers: investors need you in 2017
Investors will no longer be able to rely on central banks to support asset prices
Gizmodo
There is Now a Wearable For Babies Before They Are Born
There are literally wearables for everyone, even people who haven’t technically been born. A startup called Bloomlife is at CES with what it says is the first pregnancy wearable.Read more…
Big Think
Researchers Discover a New Organ Inside Human Bodies, Creating a Whole New Science
Four-year research concludes there’s a new organ inside the body, creating a new field of science.Read More
PCWorld
LG taps quantum dots for its 2017 Super UHD TVs
We mentioned in our review of Samsung’s SUHD KS9800 smart TV that we saw more detail in that TV’s picture than in most OLED models. LG might have noticed that same thing, because its new SJ9500, SJ8500 and SJ8000 Super UHD TVs will feature nano crystals—aka quantum dots—the same magic behind Samsung’s…
Zero Hedge
There’s A Massive Restaurant Bubble, And It’s About To Burst
In January 2009, just three days after his inauguration, an arrogant President Obama, a “community organizer” and one-term senator from Illinois, proclaimed to then Republican Whip Eric Cantor that “elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”  Unfortunately, he was absolutely right…
Zero Hedge
Morgan Stanley Warns to Sell the Inauguration While Greatly Increasing 2018 Earnings Forecast
Morgan Stanley is out with a helter skelter note of caution on markets, warning investors to sell the Trump inauguration while upping earnings estimates by 18% for 2018 — citing material upside in earnings and multiple contraction.   Plainly, if what Morgan Stanley says comes to fruition, stocks should…
GearBest Blog
New Giveaway from ZanFlare official page! 14 Lucky Guys will be published on Jan 13th!!!
Good News! ZanFlare official page is offering a giveaway!!! And 14 lucky guys will be published on Jan 13th. Entry Link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/649ce649291/Prize:1st : ZanFlare F1 Flashlight & Liitokala Charger2nd : ZanFlare F1 LED Flashlight3rd : $10 Gift Card for zanflare F1You…
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Polaroid aims to bring affordability to the third dimension
Already an old household name, Polaroid was the first company to make 3D printing “a part of everyone’s everyday life”. And to further that goal, the American electronics company announced a new range of 3D printers and 3D pens at CES 2017 today — all easy-to-use and priced affordably to make 3D printing…
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BenjiLock uses a fingerprint to keep your gym locker secure
Fingerprint readers are already a staple feature of many smartphones, and here at CES we found the technology built into what looks like a traditional padlock. The BenjiLock, designed by a startup from Los Angeles, supports up to four different fingerprints and saves them in an encrypted chip for easy…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Kim Kardashian returned to Twitter and Instagram — here’s how much money she lost by staying off social media
The reality TV star went into virtual hiding after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October.
International Business Times
‘Shadowhunters’ Season 2 Spoilers: Did Jace Cross Over To The Dark Side In Episode 1? [RECAP]
“Shadowhunters” Season 2 has finally returned, and it’s as exciting as ever.
International Business Times
‘Suits’ Season 6 Spoilers: Is Mike Getting A New Job Outside Pearson Specter Litt?
Although Harvey (Gabriel Macht) offered Mike (Patrick J. Adams) the opportunity to be a consultant for Pearson Specter Litt following his prison stint, the former fake lawyer will still try to look for a new position outside the law firm when “Suits” Season 6 returns to USA Network later this month….
Gizmodo
These Are the Only Cables Coming Out of Samsung’s New TV
The idea is so simple it’s kind of amazing no TV maker thought of it before. A TV mounted on the wall should, theoretically, look gorgeous, but the tangle of cords jutting out of the back of the TV, pushing it away from the wall and then dangling down to wherever the cable box, PS4, and Wii U reside,…
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The first available smart mirror has a narcissistic sequel
Just a few months after hitting the market, there’s already a new model of the first smart mirror you can actually buy. The HiMirror Plus boasts incremental upgrades that make it a better companion for selfie and beauty lovers. It costs $259 — that’…
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NuCalm’s acoustic kit is designed to tweak your brainwaves
Millions of Americans live with chronic or episodic anxiety. While technology has become one of the main contributors of that stress, it also has the potential to provide the solution. NuCalm, from Solace Lifesciences Inc., is a patented technology that draws from neurophysiology and biochemistry to…
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Lawmakers are going after Trump for questioning US intelligence agencies
Lawmakers don’t think President-elect Donald Trump is taking the intelligence community seriously.
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LG Stylo 3 hands-on: tiny stylus, no Note 7 kill
This evening we’ve had a little bit of time to experience the LG Stylo 3, aka the LG Stylus 3, a smartphone with a built-in stylus. This is the third edition of the device, as the name implies, and it’s ready to do the basics. It’s not ready to be a Galaxy Note killer – but once again it’s possible ……
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WooHoo is an Echo with a touchscreen, facial recognition and more
We’re beginning to see a trend here at CES. A ton of companies are either injecting their tech with a dose of Alexa or building their own Amazon Echo competitors from scratch. SmartBeings falls into the later category, but its WooHoo device packs a l…
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Childhood poverty can rob adults of psychological health
A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults.
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Research on sweat glands suggests a route to better skin grafts
Scientists have discovered the signaling pathways that help hair follicles and sweat glands form during development, and identified the mechanism that allows both of these features to coexist in human skin. The findings may improve the methods used to grow tissue used in grafting procedures.
Mashable
Snoop Dogg gives best bud Willie Nelson the perfect Christmas sweater
Normally, a colorful Christmas sweater wouldn’t be considered the coolest gift. Unless it’s from Snoop Dogg, and you happen to be country legend Willie Nelson.  Obviously, the two men have one special interest in common: making great music.  SEE ALSO: Snoop Dogg’s 2016 recap is a thing of beauty Oh…
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The Titanic Sails At Dawn: Warning Signs Point To Danger Ahead In 2017
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ? Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and…
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CES 2017: kuri robot is your small but highly intelligent personal buddy
the smart ‘kuri’ robot can understand context and surroundings, recognize specific people, and respond to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and unique sounds. The post CES 2017: kuri robot is your small but highly intelligent personal buddy appeared first on designboom | architecture…
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Interview with Physics Mentor: Stevendaryl
Give us a brief history on stevendaryl I was born and raised in the American South, mostly living in Georgia. It’s a Southern tradition, for some reason, for kids to be called by their middle name, so my friends call me “Daryl” even though my first name is “Steven”. I grew up in a family […]
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Gaming your brain to treat depression
Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.
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Sevenhugs made a smart remote that’s truly universal
Those “universal remote controls” that control just your home entertainment center? They might need a new name. Meet the Sevenhugs Smart Remote, which not only controls your TV, but also your Nest thermostat, Philips Hue lights, Sonos speakers and, well, nearly 25,000 different connected devices. Not…
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ReNu is an acoustic kit that sends calming vibes to your brain
Millions of Americans live with chronic or episodic anxiety. While technology has become one of the main contributors of that stress, it also has the potential to provide the solution. The market for stress-reducing technologies has been booming for…
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Stuttering linked to reduced blood flow in area of brain associated with language
A new study demonstrates that regional cerebral blood flow is reduced in the Broca’s area — the region in the frontal lobe of the brain linked to speech production — in persons who stutter. More severe stuttering is associated with even greater reductions in blood flow to this region.
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Toshiba Shares Recover From Early Plunge on Accounting Report
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Trudeau Hails Canada-U.S. Ties as Trump Notches Auto Victory
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5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017
Expect to see better language understanding and an AI boom in China, among other things.
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The Hypersuit looks like hyperfun – CNET
A French startup is developing this VR simulation rig, which is expected to hit the market in mid-2017.
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Coming to Carnival Cruises: A Wearable Medallion That Records Your Every Whim
The system, inspired by bracelet technology at Walt Disney World, is an advance in serving guests and tracking their wants.
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A closer look at the eye: New retinal imaging technique
Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that allowed the first glimpse of individual cells in the retina, a layer of tissue at the back of the eye. The new technique could allow earlier diagnosis and treatment for diseases like glaucoma and prevent vision loss caused by death of these retinal…
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Aira uses smart glasses to help blind people navigate the world
Aira is designed to make life a little easier for blind and visually impaired people. Using a pair of smart glasses or a phone camera, the system allows an Aira agent to see what the blind person sees in real-time, and then talk them through whatever…
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Canadian National Rail Beats Canadian Pacific Rail
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SpeedX’s Unicorn bike comes with smarts already installed
If you’re serious about cycling, you’ll want to track every ride. How far you went, the amount of calories you burned — that sort of thing. Until now, that’s meant equipping your bike with a slew of third-party sensors and a less than sleek cycle computer on the handlebars. Not so with SpeedX. The Chinese…
Bloomberg
Forget Latin America, Asia Is the Biggest U.S. LNG Buyer Now
International Business Times
The Game Disses ‘Fake’ Friends In New Year’s Resolution; Rapper Prioritizing Kids This Year
The Game, born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is sick and tired of having to deal with his “fake” friends, so the famous rapper has decided to cut all ties with them as his New Year’s resolution this 2017. The “92 Bars” hitmaker voiced out this strong message via social media this week.
Business Insider
‘It’s a bad idea’: CNN commentator says Trump should stop questioning US intelligence agencies
Timothy Naftali said about Trump, “the intelligence community has information about him,” and said the president-elect shouldn’t mock them.
Metal Underground.com
SwampCult Premieres New Music Video For “Chapter III – Al-Azif Necronomicon” From Latest Album “The Festival”
Netherland’s Lovecraftian metal outfit SwampCult premieres a new music video for “Chapter III – Al-Azif Necronomicon”, taken from the band’s latest album “The Festival”, out in stores via Transcending Obscurity Records. Check out now “Chapter III – Al-Azif Necronomicon” below. Read More/Discuss…
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What Is This “Neutral” Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksWhat Is This “Neutral” Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?Money and Banking 0 Views There’s a lot of talk these days about the so-called “neutral” (or “natural” or “terminal”) interest rate projections of the Federal Reserve. In fact,…
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Second Month of Contraction Seen for Indias Key Services Sector
WSJ.com: Asia Home
Shipping Alliances Shore Up Industry, Worry Customers
Three shipping alliances born of industry travails are poised to dominate ocean trade for years to come, worrying customers about the prospect of fewer sailings and higher rates.
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French Presidential Candidate, Embracing His Catholicism, Challenges Secular Tradition
François Fillon, a French presidential contender, has tapped conservative voters newly motivated by Christian heritage, spurred by social issues such as opposition to gay marriage and rising nationalism after Islamist terror attacks.
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More Chinese Send Younger Children to Schools in U.S.
In their quest for a U.S. education, more Chinese families are sending their children to America, and they are coming at an ever younger age.
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Israel’s Netanyahu Says Misconduct Allegations Are ‘Persecution’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled allegations of his misconduct in office as “persecution” and repeated that a criminal investigation into his affairs would come to nothing.
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Turkey Extends State of Emergency
Turkey’s parliament voted to extend the government’s state-of-emergency powers following the deadly New Year’s attack claimed by Islamic State, as the country struggles to contain rising terrorist threats.
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Qualcomm to Invest in SoftBank’s Technology Fund
SoftBank Group has lined up chip maker Qualcomm as an investor in the Japanese firm’s new technology fund, helping the portfolio reach its $100 billion goal, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Senate Moves to Dismantle Health Law
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday took its first step toward dismantling the 2010 Affordable Care Act, using its initial day in office to introduce a measure that sets an aggressive timeline for repealing much of President Obama’s signature health law.
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China Inc.’s Debts Fuel Beijing’s Efforts to Bolster Yuan
The large pile of foreign debt owed by Chinese companies, from state-owned banks to airlines, is giving added impetus to Beijing’s efforts to keep the yuan from falling too steeply against the rallying dollar.
Physics News
Airthings wants you to measure the Radon in your house
 We have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that live in our house, sniffing the air for nasties, and beeping loudly if something has gone horribly wrong. Norwegian company Airthings …
Digital Trends
Goal Zero’s next-generation Yeti Lithium power stations packed with new features
Portable power and solar energy pioneer Goal Zero took the wraps off its next-generation Yeti Lithium charging solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday. The new generators feature a long list of improvements over the company’s previous models, including a more powerful AC inverter, a smart…
The New Yorker
How to Stop a Trump Supreme Court Nominee
President-elect Donald Trump will soon announce his nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Once he does, we’ll know within just a few hours whether there is any chance that the Senate will reject his choice. That’s because the politics of Supreme Court appointments operates at the speed…
International Business Times
‘Elementary’ Season 5 Spoilers: James Kyson’s Guest-Starring Role Revealed
James Kyson’s guest-starring role in Season 5 of “Elementary” has been revealed. According to TVLine, James Kyson — who is best known for his role as Ando Masahashi in NBC’s “Heroes” — will play Joey in episode 14 of the CBS crime drama series. The news outlet described Joey as the fast-talking CEO…
Metal Underground.com
I Am Debuts New Song “Sacred Cries” From Upcoming New Album “Life Through Torment”
I Am debuts a new song titled “Sacred Cries”, taken from the upcoming new album “Life Through Torment”, which will arrive in stores February 10th. Those in the Dallas area can catch the band live playing its record release show on February 11th at Prophet Bar. Check out now “Sacred Cries” below. …
Quartz
The death of a young man in police custody is rattling the trust of China’s middle class
On the surface, the death of a man in police custody in China would be considered unremarkable, if still unsettling. But the recent case of Lei Yang, a 29-year-old researcher at Beijing’s prestigious Renmin University, has rattled the Chinese public, as it exposes how China’s law enforcement agencies…
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Trump, White House Clash Over Fate of Guantanamo
President-elect Donald Trump clashed with the White House over President Barack Obama’s efforts to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. terrorism detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in another source of friction between the incoming and outgoing presidential administrations.
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Paul Ryan Re-Elected House Speaker
Rep. Paul Ryan won re-election as House speaker Tuesday in a 239-189 vote that showed House Republicans to be unified as their party takes the reins of power in Washington.
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Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland Expires
U.S. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court expired at noon Tuesday, clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to fill the vacancy.
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Donald Trump to Hold Jan. 11 Press Conference in New York
Donald Trump will hold a “general news conference” on Jan. 11, the president-elect announced Tuesday on Twitter.
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Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Start Meeting With Senators
At least 16 of President-elect Donald Trump’s selections for cabinet and senior-level posts are meeting with senators this week in an effort to speed up their confirmation votes, but Democrats are trying to slow the process.
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Trump Puts Auto Makers, Trade Policy in Spotlight
President-elect Donald Trump took aim at General Motors over Chevy Cruze cars that it imports from Mexico, while Ford scrapped plans for a new small-car factory in Mexico that Mr. Trump has criticized.
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Trump Knocks U.S. Spy Agencies Over Russia Hacking Review
The president-elect accused the intelligence community of delaying a meeting with him over the hacking of emails linked to the Democratic Party, saying on Twitter that “perhaps more time needed to build a case.”
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Senate Moves to Dismantle Health Law
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday took its first step toward dismantling the 2010 Affordable Care Act, using its initial day in office to introduce a measure that sets an aggressive timeline for repealing much of President Obama’s signature health law.
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Traffic Deaths: Technology is at Fault
Today’s cars have too many distracting controls, and then there are cell phones and texting.
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Indonesia Cuts Ties With J.P. Morgan Over Downgrade
Indonesia’s government has cut its business partnerships with J.P. Morgan Chase, faulting a recent equities downgrade by the U.S. bank that officials say could destabilize the nation’s financial system.
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The Best Winter Boots of the Season
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Everything Good from the Last 365 Days
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Third Wave Water Is Here to Improve Your Morning Coffee
Third Wave Water sets out to prove that great coffee is about more than just good beans. …Read More »
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5 Workouts You Should Start Doing This Year
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Canada’s fintech startups thrive as funding in U.S. sector slows
(Reuters) – Venture capital-backed investment in Canadian financial technology companies hit its highest level in almost two decades last year, even as the flow of funds into major fintech markets like the United States declined, according to sector data. Fintechs, or companies that use innovative technology…
Mashable
Millions of cows to be tagged with unique 12-digit numbers in India
After its people, India now wants its cows and buffaloes to have a unique numerical identity. The government has rolled out an extensive project, wherein 1,00,000 technicians have set out to tag 88 million cattle with a 12-digit unique identification number, the Economic Times reported.   SEE ALSO:…
Digital Trends
ODG’s new augmented reality glasses are cheaper and better than the Microsoft HoloLens
ODG is making augmented reality more accessible for the average person. Well, the average rich person, that is. The wearables company known for its medial devices has announced two pairs of AR glasses aimed at a wide audience at CES 2017. The glasses are called the R-8 and the R-9, and while they certainly…
International Business Times
Climate Change Affecting Vermont Moose Population? Multi-Year State Herd Study Started
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is starting a three-year study of the state’s moose population. Beginning this month and running through 2019, the study is aimed at understanding the impact of climate change on Vermont’s moose herds.
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Chinas Stocks Rise as Rail Companies, Liquor Makers Lead Gains
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In Apple-Spotify World, SoundCloud Cant Find Room
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Positioning Portfolios For 2017
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Global Manufacturing Ends 2016 With Fastest Growth In Nearly 3 Years
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Prosperity Bancshares: Another Expensive Piece Of Texas
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Economic Data Kicks Off 2017 On A Positive Note
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Tesla reports 64 percent surge in vehicle production in 2016
Tesla has reported fourth quarter deliveries that fell short of its own forecasts due to production challenges, but managed to hit its 2016 production target.
Next Big Future
US Army ramping up combat lasers on trucks and at forward bases
The US Army’s aim is to develop an 18-kilowatt laser for the M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle (FSV) by 2018. The FSV is the vehicle that calls for friendly artillery, so it sort of makes sense that it would be responsible for shooting down enemy artillery. It has a thermal imager/day camera that could…
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Satellite photo reveals multiple fires burning in Argentina
Bahia Blanca, Argentina (UPI) Jan 3, 2016 Argentina is on fire. NASA has the proof. Last week, the Operational Land Imager, the camera on NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite – part of the Earth Observatory mission – snapped a natural color photograph of several wildfires burning in Argentina. One especially…
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Chickens are smarter and more complex than given credit for
Watkins Glen, N.Y. (UPI) Jan 3, 2016 The chicken isn’t as dull or dumb as most people think, according to Lori Marino, senior scientist for the Someone Project – a research effort focused on the psychology, behavior and emotions of domestic farm animals. The chicken, Marino argues in a new study,…
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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…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
A trip to the land of endangered ancient olive trees
Traiguera, Spain (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 The sun sets in eastern Spain and dozens of ancient olive trees cast long shadows on the ground. Once dug up and sold as luxury items for the wealthy, they are increasingly protected as farmers and authorities realise these trees, some of which were planted…
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Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley
Syracuse, NY (SPX) Jan 04, 2017 Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have published new details about the evolution of the East African Rift (EAR) Valley, one of the world’s largest continental rift zones. Christopher Scholz, professor of Earth sciences, and a team of students and…
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Chinese official sentenced 10 years in vaccine scandal
Beijing (AFP) Jan 3, 2017 A former official of China’s Food and Drug Administration has been jailed for taking bribes from vaccine manufacturers, reports said Tuesday, in a case with echoes of a major scandal that rocked the Asian country last year. Yin Hongzhang, the former deputy director…
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Tsunami threat passes after 7.2-magnitude quake off Fiji
Sydney (AFP) Jan 3, 2017 A shallow 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was lifted. The quake hit at a depth of 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) some 221 kilometres from Nadi and 283…
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Study predicts more extreme storms for California in the future
Boston (UPI) Jan 3, 2016 Scientists believe a warmer climate will deliver more extreme storms to California, like the one that dropped three inches of rain on San Francisco in just an hour in 2014, triggering flooding and mudslides. According to new models developed by scientists at MIT, a rise…
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Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University. In a model of the forest industry,…
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Floods hit Malaysia, thousands evacuated
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Jan 3, 2017 Emergency services in Malaysia deployed boats and trucks Tuesday as thousands of villagers were stranded after four days of heavy rain caused flooding in east coast states, officials said. Floods in Terengganu and Kelantan states forced authorities to shut down…
Zero Hedge
What 12 ‘Financial Experts’ Predict For The Economy in 2017 (Spoiler Alert: It’s Ugly)
Submitted by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, What lies ahead for the economy this year? Will the economy finally collapse as predicted by many or will the early positive signs in stock markets around the world continue and the global economy will flourish? I’ve taken a lot of heat for being…
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Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing
Princeton NJ (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers at Princeton University have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to a particle of light. The particle of light, or photon, can then act as a…
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Smart tech: This year’s CES big on artificial intelligence
Las Vegas (UPI) Jan 3, 2016 The first week of every new year brings a slew of eye-opening technology for gadget lovers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and the 2017 edition will open Thursday. The exhibition provided a preview on Tuesday, which revealed that this year’s show will…
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NASA testing SLS for transonic behavior
Hampton VA (SPX) Jan 04, 2017 Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel has hosted hundreds of NASA projects, recently welcoming its latest guest, a 10-foot model…
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Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere’s oxygen?
Madison WI (SPX) Jan 04, 2017 For the development of animals, nothing – with the exception of DNA – may be more important than oxygen in the atmosphere. Oxygen enables the chemical reactions that animals use to get energy from stored carbohydrates – from food. So it may be no coincidence that animals…
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Image-based modeling
Norman OK (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 A team of researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ in collaboration with their colleagues from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, OK have demonstrated a novel image-based simulation approach consisting of Bone Tissue Engineering…
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Mission contracts secure Commercial Crew operations for coming years
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jan 04, 2017 NASA took another big step to ensure reliable crew transportation to the International Space Station into the next decade. The agency’s Commercial Crew Program has awarded an additional four crew rotation missions each to commercial partners, Boeing and…
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Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jan 03, 2017 Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. Taking a deeper look at photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films – the use of intense…
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3-D images reveal features of Martian polar ice caps
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jan 04, 2017 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…
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Argentina Gets A Little Riskier In 2017
The Next Web
Netflix is still renting out DVDs to millions of customers in 2017
It’s been nearly 20 years since Netflix launched an online DVD rental service for movie buffs. That was in 1998; the company has since shifted its focus to streaming TV shows and films, as well as producing original content and making its service available worldwide. However, the company isn’t yet done…
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Nemonic is like Post-It notes with IoT smarts
 Mangoslab showed off its first product today. Nemonic is a $120 thermal printer that prints on sticky notes from your phone. That’s right – everyone’s favorite tool for passive-aggressively leaving notes on a colleague’s computer monitor is now weaponized with all the powers of IoT combined. Ladies…
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Hark – New Single Streaming Online
UK sludge/stoner metallers <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=8168&bandname=Hark>Hark</a> have released another single from their upcoming album <i>Machinations</i>. The new song is entitled “Disintegrate” and is currently streaming <a href=”http://www.terrorizer.com/news/listen-new-track-hark-disintegrate/”>over&#8230;
Next Big Future
2000 Multi-passenger coordinated Ridesharing minibuses could replace 95% of New York Taxis, keep travel time close and reduce traffic by 75%
A MIT team found that 95 percent of demand would be covered by just 2,000 ten-person vehicles, compared to the nearly 14,000 taxis that currently operate in New York City.Carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the number of vehicles on the road 75 percent without significantly…
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Skechers: A Strong Bull Case For 2017
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MacBook Pro accessory adds ports that the 2016 model lacks
As you know by now, you have to learn to embrace dongle-city if you want to buy Apple’s latest products. A component supplier called OWC has unveiled a different kind of expansion solution for the 2016 MacBook Pro’s lack of ports, though. It’s called…
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Winter 2016 Investor Letter: Rising Confidence And The Populist Movement
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U.S. Currency Crisis Coming In 2017
Mashable
Hackers target India’s defense, intelligence personnel via WhatsApp
Indian security forces have been alerted by central intelligence agencies that a WhatsApp virus is threatening to hack into their personal information and banking data.  Two malicious files circulating on the messaging platform falsely bears the names of elite organisations like NDA and NIA, the Press…
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Songbirds divorce, flee, fail to reproduce due to suburban sprawl
Suburban development is forcing some songbirds to divorce, pack up and leave and miss their best chances for successful reproduction.
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Male pipefish pregnancy, it’s complicated
In the upside-down world of the pipefish, sexual selection appears to work in reverse, with flashy females battling for males who bear the pregnancy and carry their young to term in their brood pouch. But new research shows even more factors appear to play a role in determining mating success.
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North-South divide in science may hinder action on climate change
Northern domination of science relevant to climate-change policy and practice globally and lack of research led by Southern researchers in Southern countries may hinder development and implementation of global agreements and nationally-appropriate actions.
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Researchers explore link between tropical glaciers, water supply
Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are closer to understanding how the loss of glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru is affecting water resources in a region responding to global climate change.
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The Latest at CES: From drones to A.I., top CES 2017 trends
The Latest on CES gadget show in Las Vegas (all times local):
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Cruise company Carnival gets personal with concierge tech
What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?
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California snowpack measures low, but big storms coming
The first manual survey this year of California’s snowpack revealed Tuesday that it holds about half as much water as normal, casting a shadow on the state that’s hoping to dodge a sixth straight year of drought, officials said.
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Company stands by plan to bury nuke waste near Lake Huron
A Canadian company that wants to bury waste from nuclear power plants near Lake Huron said Tuesday a study of alternative sites had found none better than a location already targeted, which has drawn strong opposition on both sides of the border.
International Business Times
Mark Hamill Reveals Why ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Was A ‘Gift’ For His And Carrie Fisher’s Friendship
Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher became really close friends while filming and promoting the original “Star Wars” trilogy from the late 1970s to early 1980s. Though the two remained friends, Hamill admitted that their closeness died down a bit after those years. This is why Hamill couldn’t be more…
Brain Pickings
Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Selfhood, the Crucible of Identity, and What Makes Life’s Transience Bearable
“It is crucial to understand that experience itself is not merely an empirical process of appropriating or digesting blocks of life. Experience is rather a journey of transfiguration. Both that which is lived and the one who lives it are transfigured.” “There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a…
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Dubais DFM Plans to Start Short Selling in Coming Months
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Next Lowers Profit Forecast and Warns of Difficult Year Ahead
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Next Big Future
Possible timeline for the emergence of a true space age in the 2020s
Here is a possible timeline for the emergence of a true space age over the next 20 years.In 2017 and 2018, we see Spacex complete the development of the Raptor engine and the launch of the Falcon Heavy.The Raptor has about four times the thrust of a Merlin 1D engine.Starting in 2020, Bigelow expandable…
TechCrunch
Tencent launches venture to find new music, video and writing talent in Southeast Asia
 Platforms like Musical.ly and Vine have helped find the next-generation of internet stars, and Chinese internet giant is aiming to ride that digital media wave to help grow its presence in Southeast Asia. Read More
Architizer
Hall Within Cloud-Art Studio of Xu Hongquan – Artistic Living in Suburban of Beijing
Doctor XU Hongquan is painter and a literati who is good at writing books, calligraphy and literary review. Mr. Xu found us through friends this summer to make this reconstruction of the old factory building, which will be used as his studio and home in the future: Hall Within the Cloud. Through…
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Matthew Lynn’s London Eye: Five terrible investments of 2016 that could come back in 2017
The worst performing investments of 2016 could be the best in 2017, according to Matthew Lynn.
TMZ.com
Ronda Rousey’s Coach Breaks Silence on Ronda & His Haters (VIDEO)
Ronda Rousey’s coach is trying his best to stay positive in the wake of her crushing defeat at UFC 207 … and tells TMZ Sports he’s tuning out the hate.
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Africa’s Next Retail Giant?
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Euro Growth Greets 2017 With A Bit Of A Bang
New Scientist – Online news
There are five times more urban foxes in England than we thought
There may now be some 150,000 foxes living in English cities, up from 33,000 in the 1990s. That’s one fox for every 300 urban residents
Zero Hedge
Bitcoin: The Best Performing Currency For A Second Year In A Row
Bitcoin is no stranger to extreme fluctuations. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, for each of the last four years, the cryptocurrency has either been the best or the worst performing currency – with nothing to be found in between. Luckily, for those that follow the digital currency closely,…
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2016 Q4 In Review – ‘Easy’ Money Is Over
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3 Top Balanced Mutual Funds For 2017
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The EcoQube C Is A Filterless Aquarium That Uses 50% Less Energy & 90% Less Water
The most popular aquarium to ever be launched on Kickstarter is now on sale on the inStash Shop! Centered around an aquaponics filter, integrated into the tank … Read More
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Over 100 armed men linked to a Muslim rebel group attacked a Philippines jail and freed prisoners
A two-hour long firefight broke out when more than 100 armed men attacked the jail, overwhelming prison guards and giving inmates an opportunity to escape.
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Take a look at how to take a smarter shower – CNET
The U by Moen is a connected shower that puts the controls and customizations in your hands.
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Conflicting Indicators For The New Year
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A 19-year-old Syrian suspected of being an ISIS scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial in Germany
It will be the country’s first trial of a suspected ISIS militant deployed to Germany from Syria during the chaotic 2015 refugee influx.
WSJ.com: Markets
Macau Still Gambling King, Even Without High Rollers
Growth is back in Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub. But not all will benefit.
Business Insider
Big banks are gearing up to fight the Volcker rule
Half a dozen industry lobbyists said they began meeting with legislative staff after the US election to discuss matters including a rollback of Volcker.
Digital Trends
Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel taps Yelp, Spotify to help plan your first date
Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is launching two new web apps to help you discover the ideal location for a first date and to let you collaborate on a soundtrack for the proceedings. The first of the two offerings is Date Spots: a site that provides first date locations (such as bars, coffee shops, and…
International Business Times
Cough Syrup Does Not Really Help Cure Cough, Research Finds; It Could Help You Sleep, Though
The market for over-the-counter medicines to treat cold and cough was valued at over $9.5 billion in 2015 in the United States alone, with several more billions spent on treating this common ailment around the world. And this, despite the fact that a report compiled by Drug Store News in February 2016…
International Business Times
Who Is Jay Clayton? Wall Street Lawyer Could Be Trump’s Pick For SEC Chairman, Reports Say
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could be another Wall Street face — lawyer Jay Clayton — reports said Tuesday, with the announcement expected to come as soon as Wednesday.
Quartz
China’s anti-corruption agency just released a TV series about corruption in the agency
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Chinese Communist Party is the agency that steers president Xi Jinping’s ruthless anti-corruption campaign that has netted thousands of party officials in the past years. But the graft-buster is itself corrupt. A new TV series, titled To…
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Parkinson’s Treatment Lasts 24 Years
Over 90 percent of the donor cells remained healthy.
Discover Magazine
Pluto’s Hidden Ocean
Pluto is more active than scientists dreamed.
Discover Magazine
Plenty of Room at the Bottom
The entire Library of Congress in a space smaller than a dust mote.
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Wiping Your Financial Slate Clean
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The Legacy of Mao Zedong is Mass Murder
According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China.
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How to Set a Slideshow Screensaver in Windows 10
A screensaver seems like an old-fangled topic to fuss about. It’s not like the good old days when having the coolest screensaver on your desktop was a nerd statement. Most of us never knew that they existed to solve the image burn problem on the CRT screens of the day. Now you can use them just for aesthetic…
Business Insider
Samsung’s business has already bounced back from the pain caused by the exploding Galaxy Note 7
The company is likely to forecast its best quarterly profit in nearly three years, analysts say.
TMZ.com
Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds Public Memorial to Feature Meryl Streep
The family of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is planning a public memorial which will become a grand Hollywood event, and we’re told they’ve reached out to Meryl Streep for the keynote eulogy. Family sources tell us there will be a private…
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Heavy Duty Entry Mat
We live and work on a farm so every entryway is a dirt funnel. We have found a cost effective solution — a rug made by Apache Mills. I have used these mats for over a year now. They are unusual in my experience with recycled materials. The underside of the mat looks like crumb rubber that has been bonded…
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Asia Markets: Nikkei soars to start new year with a 13-month high
Japanese equities kicked off the new year sharply higher on Wednesday, leading the region’s gains amid a robust outlook for the U.S. economy, coupled with expectations of continued yen weakness.
VentureBeat
Logitech’s G533 wireless gaming headset is for serious mainstream gamers
Logitech is unveiling a new wireless gaming headset that it is aiming that mainstream gamers. The Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset for the PC is being unveiled at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. It’s for gamers who want advanced audio performance and are tired of long…
Zero Hedge
America’s Lynch Mob ‘Democracy’
Submitted by Finian Cunningham via Strategic-Culture.org, The dark, infamous days of American lynch-mob rule and burning witches at stakes are back as never before. But not in backwater enclaves of benighted bigotry. Oh no, the modern lynch mobs are running amok in Washington’s seat of government,…
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Instead of Rent: January, 2017
The moderately and (very) immoderately priced goods that I’d rather spend it on this month. Quartz Co. Will Parka Waterproof / breathable 100% herringbone polyester shell with DWR finish 250 gm Isosoft #304 insulation Detachable raccoon fur trim Made in Canada $719.00 CAD / $535.00 USD at Quartz Co….
Financial Times
Indonesia halts military co-operation with Australia
Move follows revelation of ‘offensive’ training material at an Australian base
SlashGear
AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 brings HDR to PC gaming without the lag
HDR is the new frontier and buzzword when it comes to visual entertainment, from HDR TVs to HDR videos to, of course, HDR games. Consoles have recently jumped on that train, particularly with more recent iterations like the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro. PC gamers, on the other hand, are in a…
TechCrunch
Snow, the Asian Snapchat clone Facebook tried to buy, claims 40-50M monthly users
 Asian Facebook clone Snow caught the attention of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who tried unsuccessfully to buy it last year, and it is continuing to grow steadily. The app’s Korean parent Naver today confirmed it crossed 100 million downloads in December, with 40-50 percent of its userbase active on…
Bloomberg
Euro-Area Economy Ended Year With Strongest Growth Since 2011
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MD Anderson and Affimed Announce Clinical Immuno-Oncology Development Collaboration
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Affimed N.V., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing highly targeted cancer immunotherapies, today announced an exclusive strategic clinical development and commercialization collaboration to evaluate Affimed’s…
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The Ideological Reasons Why Democrats Have Neglected Local Politics
After making it to the top, Barack Obama is looking down. In October, the outgoing president signaled that he will focus on state-level politics when he leaves office. This promise took on new urgency after the election, which left Republicans in control of 32 statehouses and 33 governor’s mansions,…
Digital Trends
Casio’s WSD-F20 smartwatch adds GPS functionality, runs Android Wear 2.0
Casio joined the Android Wear family last year with the WSD-F10, a smartwatch that distinguished itself with its focus on outdoor features. At CES, the company has now unveiled the WSD-F20, which improves on its predecessor by adding GPS functionality. The WSD-F20 will run Android Wear 2.0, an upcoming…
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Tech outlook dampened by political uncertainty
As tech industry leaders gather for an annual extravaganza showcasing hot new products, political uncertainty is casting a cloud over the sector.
Latest news
Samsung unveils new quantum dot powered QLED TV
The third-generation quantum dot (QD) premium TV line-up boasts 100 percent color volume with a new slimmer design and smart TV features.
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Louisiana History Washes Away As Sea Levels Rise, Land Sinks
Louisiana’s coastline is disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico, taking with it many historic sites. Archaeologists are scrambling to document what they can before it’s gone.(Image credit: Tegan Wendland/WWNO)
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Dakota Pipeline Protesters, Nearby Residents Brace For 2017
While some protesters are staying in North Dakota to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents feel mixed about their new neighbors. One Bismarck resident says she just wants her “hometown back.”(Image credit: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)
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5 Graphs That Explain Financial Markets In 2016
Bloomberg
Seeing Demand, Morocco Approves First Islamic Banks
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Turkey Detains Five Islamic State Suspects Linked to Nightclub Attack
The Next Web
Build stunning chart-topping apps with the 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle (87% off)
There may be more Android users worldwide, but Apple’s iOS 10 is still the gold standard of mobile operating systems. So dive into everything you need to know about creating for the Apple environment with this full-stocked 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder course bundle. It’s a nine-course meal of app-powered…
Fast Company
How Even Your Crappy Memory Still Helps Your Brain
For your brain to hang on to a memory, it sometimes has to fudge the details. For your brain to hang on to a memory, it sometimes has to fudge the details.Just admit it: Your memory’s going—or you sometimes worry it is, anyhow. Even if you tend to remember things better than others,…
Fast Company
The Wireless Router Renaissance And Where It Will Take Us Next
Eero, Plume, and others are trying to remove Wi-Fi’s pain points, but better reception is just the beginning of a broader strategy. Eero, Plume, and others are trying to remove Wi-Fi’s pain points, but better reception is just the beginning of a broader strategy.For a technology…
Fast Company
7 Ways To Talk About Your Athletic Experience On A Job Interview
Athletes know a thing or two about how to achieve goals as a team. Athletes know a thing or two about how to achieve goals as a team.As the typical job interview evolves, job seekers may have more opportunities—and more reasons—to rethink the ways they talk about their experience….
Fast Company
Three Email Mistakes To Avoid The Week You Come Back From Vacation
Reverse chronological order is no way to plow your way through an overstuffed inbox. Reverse chronological order is no way to plow your way through an overstuffed inbox.Ideally, your time away from work was (at least, somewhat) relaxing. But that post-vacation zen can go right…
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Is 2017 The Year For Global Investing?
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Has Caterpillar Run Too Far?
Mashable
Device lulls you to sleep with relaxing scents
LAS VEGAS — Sleep is a precious commodity that every human needs, and a new device promises to help you get it through the power of smell.  Sensorwake has already reached headlines with its quirky alarm clock that releases scents to wake you up, but now the company is trying to do the exact opposite….
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Zigbee crafts a universal language for smart home devices
As seamless as smart home technology is becoming, the devices still tend to sit in isolated ecosystems. Zigbee-based gadgets don’t normally know how to use Nest’s Thread protocol, for example. That’s where the Zigbee Alliance wants to help. It’s launching Dotdot, a “universal language” for Internet of…
New Scientist – Online news
Woman hit by lightning loses synaesthesia – but then it returns
Medication, meningitis and being struck by lightning have all affected one woman’s synaesthesia, but remarkably it soon returned in exactly the same form
Zero Hedge
Turkey, Russia Unleash Over 100 Airstrikes On ISIS Targets After Nightclub Attack
Following the horrific New Year’s Day attack on an Istanbul nightclub which left 39 people dead (which ISIS claimed responsibility for), Turkish jets have carried out a number of airstrikes against suspected ISIS group positions in Syria. Aerial footage released today showed more than 100 suspected militant…
International Business Times
Pokémon Go Spring Event Update: Legendary Pokémon Might Roll Out In May
Niantic rolled out a slew of updates to Pokémon toward the end of 2016. But, it seems 2017 might not see a similar flow of constant updates to the game. Mobilenapps says that even though Niantic is silent about the timing of its next Legendary Pokémon update, indications are that the update might be…
International Business Times
Suburban Development Affecting Songbirds’ Reproduction Ability, Study Finds
Other than rodents, songbirds are often the only sign of non-human life in urban areas, and they may be fast disappearing. The spread and development of suburban sprawls are affecting their ability to reproduce successfully, a study found.
International Business Times
George Michael Death Update: ‘Careless Whisper’ Hitmaker’s Music Sales Jump Nearly 3000%
Late pop icon George Michael’s music is climbing up the charts after his death on Christmas Day last year. Sales of Michael’s albums and songs have soared nearly 3,000 percent since Dec. 25, 2016. The British pop legend’s music sales rose by 2,678 percent in the week ending Dec. 29, Billboard reported…
Fast Company
How This Columbia Professor Stays Optimistic While Researching Cancer
Author and professor at Columbia University, Siddhartha Mukherjee, discusses what keeps him motivated amidst writing about heavy topics.
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Wide World Of Sporting Goods Retail Profits Depends Upon The Play
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5 Awesome Exfoliating Scrubs to Help Smooth Things Out
It’s a tough job. The post 5 Awesome Exfoliating Scrubs to Help Smooth Things Out appeared first on The Manual.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Outside the Box: Easing this bank lending rule could spur small business growth
Regulatory pressure on banks to collect more documentation from borrowers can be onerous for small firms, writes Andrew Sutherland.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Forget Buffett — four unsung investment gurus are picking these eight stocks for 2017
They’re among the best-performing investment-newsletter writers, says Michael Brush.
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Alien Buffalo Tent Keeps Up To 14 Sleepers Comfortable While In The Great Outdoors
Looking to reconnect with the great outdoors this upcoming Spring? You’ll probably want to look at buying the Alien Buffalo Tent. At over 9 feet tall and … Read More
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Crystal Viper – New Album Update
Polish metal maniacs <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=2929&bandname=Crystal+Viper>Crystal Viper</a> decided to reveal one more secret about their new <a href=”/events/news_comments.php?news_id=30677″>album</a>! As it’s already a tradition that they pay tribute to heavy metal…
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Tau Cross – Complete New Album
Crust punk/heavy metal act <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=8834&bandname=Tau+Cross>Tau Cross</a> have recently completed recording their sophomore full-length tentatively titled <i>A Pillar Of Fire</i>. Good news for the fans who enjoyed their self-titled debut released in…
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atelier vecteur carves an oscillating timber tunnel through nantes, france
atelier vecteur suggests an earthy alternative to the pervasive steel scaffolds that line our city streets. The post atelier vecteur carves an oscillating timber tunnel through nantes, france appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Polk Audio S50 Small 2-Way HiFi Home Theater Tower Speaker (Pair) $329.99
Polk Audio S50 Small 2-Way HiFi Home Theater Tower Speaker (Pair) $329.99
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Long And Short Picks For 2017
Bloomberg
Euro-Area Inflation Outpaces Expectations as Oil Prices Surge
Bloomberg
Best Economic Forecasters Lay Out 2017 Calls
Business Insider
Myanmar faces growing danger from ISIS supporters as persecution of Rohingya Muslims continues
Malaysia has detained a suspected ISIS follower planning to head to Myanmar to carry out attacks and anti-terrorism officials expect others will follow.
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Kamakura Reports Decline In Worldwide Corporate Credit Quality In December
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Primer: Inflation Versus Rising Prices
Fast Company
This Is How AI Will Change Your Work In 2017
Don’t fear artificial intelligence. It’s what’s going to help you do your job faster and better in 2017. Don’t fear artificial intelligence. It’s what’s going to help you do your job faster and better in 2017.Artificial intelligence is growing fast. Recent research puts it as a…
International Business Times
Conservatives Outnumber Liberals 36% To 25% In US: Gallup Poll
More Americans identify themselves as political conservatives as opposed to politically liberal or moderates, according to data crunched by a new nationwide Gallup poll. The polling firm, which claims to be measuring the political ideologies of Americans since 1992, found that the difference between…
International Business Times
Astronomers Discover PGC 1000714: A Rare Kind Of Hoag-Type Galaxy
The observable universe has over 100 billion galaxies. Of these, roughly 0.1 percent are believed to belong to a class of objects known as Hoag-type galaxies — named after the American astronomer Arthur Hoag, who discovered them in 1950.
International Business Times
Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt Update: Actress Upset Over Pitt’s Claim She Made Divorce Details Public, Report Says
Angelina Jolie has agreed to seal the documents in her divorce and custody case against Brad Pitt, TMZ reported late Tuesday. However, the feud between the former couple is far from over as Jolie reportedly expressed her anger over Pitt’s claim that the actress made details of their divorce public. According…
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MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Market Snapshot: U.S. stock rally set to continue with FOMC minutes ahead
The Dow average is inching closer to the closely watched 20,000 level as bank stocks continue to rise, with updates on auto sales and the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting due later in the day.
SlashGear
T-Mobile debuts IoT Access packs with module and wireless data
US carrier T-Mobile has used CES 2017 to announce a new addition to its “Un-carrier” initiative. Dubbed IoT Access packs, they’re designed to offer an easier and cheaper solution for both customers and business to dive into Internet of Things development. The packs come in two price options, each with…
Bloomberg Politics
Trump’s Efforts to Undo Obamacare Will Be An Early Lesson in the Pace of Congress
Donald Trump promised voters an immediate repeal of Obamacare, but Republicans in Congress likely won’t have a bill ready for him on Day One. Or Day Two. Or perhaps even his first two weeks.
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Tariff on GM Would Violate Nafta. That May Not Stop Him
As president, Donald Trump won’t be able to punish General Motors Co. for building cars in Mexico without violating Nafta. That may not stop him from taking an unprecedented step against an American company.
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Are You Stressed? This Song Can Reduce Anxiety by 65%
Now that we’re in the new year, we all have a bunch of resolutions that we want to stick to. For me, I’ve been working way too hard, so one of my resolutions is to work less and stress less. But as you likely know, that’s easier said than done. There are many ways to beat stress, such as practicing yoga,…
Bloomberg
British Airways Faces Strike Next Week as Crews Reject Pay Deal
Bloomberg
U.K. Consumer Borrowing Surges Most in More Than a Decade
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[Flash Sale] SD – 401 EMS Muscle Training Device
No time to exercise? No excuses or no worries, lose weight and shape figure, here we go! Time waits for no man, but SD – 401 EMS Muscle workout device here never give you up. It exercises your body anytime and anywhere, exercising while reading, doing household chores, or even during your business or…
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AfterMaster box promises to upgrade all your audio
There have been many attempts at improving the quality of audio sources, but they tend to be limited by where you’re listening. Your headphones might automatically tune their sound, but that’s not very useful in front of your TV; your television may have a voice booster mode, but you can’t take that…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Hey, good morning! Welcome to the start of CES 2017! It’s the morning after the first barrage of CES news, and we’ve seen plenty of laptops, the cars of the future and Intel’s latest chips. How’s that for Day One of CES 2017? Tomorrow it gets really busy: we’ll be liveblogging direct from ASUS, LG,…
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True wireless charging is almost ready
Three years running, I’ve visited Energous at CES to be pitched on its wireless vision for the future of charging. This time, things are a little different. It’s not announcing a manufacturing milestone or touting independent verification of its WattUp charging tech. Instead, it’s actually launching…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Best places in America for first-time home buyers
When shopping for your first home, it’s easy to fixate on price and neighborhood. But other factors also determine the best place for this milestone purchase.
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6 Biggest ETF Stories Of 2016 Worth Watching In 2017
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Jiangnan Group: Play On Green Energy And Industry Consolidation
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3 Contrarian Forecasts For 2017
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Quant Strategies: 2016 Performance Review
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ChefLand Stackable Beverage Cup Plastic Tumbler (16oz, 12-Pack) $11.89
ChefLand Stackable Beverage Cup Plastic Tumbler (16oz, 12-Pack) $11.89
Fast Company
How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year
You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits. You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to…
Fast Company
10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2017
None of these skills will appear in a job description, but they can help make you one of the most indispensable people in the office. None of these skills will appear in a job description, but they can help make you one of the most indispensable people in the office.You may have…
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Chip Sales Grew Sharply in November
Semiconductor sales posted the largest year-to-year sales increase in two years in November, increasing the likelihood of that 2016 sales will match 2015.
Architizer
Let the Light in: 7 Rejuvenating Apartment Renovations in Barcelona
Barcelona is lauded for its vibrant, creative approach to urbanism and as a result, often acts as a city-building model around the world. In many instances, the city is discussed as not only being functional, but also as one that holistically considers the citizen as a stakeholder in its planning…
Business Insider
New EU president says countries unified on dealing with Brexit: ‘I have never seen such a convergence within the European family’
The EU says it will not begin negotiations until Britain formally invoked Article 50 of the EU treaty triggering withdrawal.
Business Insider
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to face a key test after his shock move to ban all high-value notes
Five Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months.
PCWorld
The Maximus Smart Motion Security Light looks like it could light up a prison yard
$250 is a lot of green to drop on any lighting fixture, indoors or out. But if you really want to light up your front porch (or prison yard), the Maximus Smart Motion Security Light should do the trick. Controllable via Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant or via the Kuna app available for Android and…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
5 easy steps to better online security
Here are 5 fast action steps to take to protect yourself in the online world from identity thefts, frauds and other cybercrimes.
Master Feed : The Atlantic
TV Shows to Look Forward to in 2017 (So Far)
More and more, superheroes are encroaching on the world of TV (though not as much as film). But there’s plenty else to look forward to on the small screen in 2017: debuts of promising original shows, new seasons of critical favorites like The Leftovers and Fargo, and the long-awaited return of Star Trek,…
Newswise: SciNews
Scientists: Observing Fear in Others May Change Brain
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Wall Street Breakfast: New Year Brings New Gains
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Why Government Solutions Usually End In Inflation
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
E Ink’s latest ePaper module debuts in 42-inch digital whiteboard
E Ink has revealed what it’s calling the world’s largest commercially available active matrix ePaper module at CES 2017. Though primarily aimed at the digital signage market, its first application is actually destined for conference rooms and classrooms. QuirkLogic’s eWriter connected writer…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Ultra-light micro-camper provides a Homie away from home
Those who liked the cute styling of the bike-towable Wide Path Camper but don’t have the thighs of steel required to pull it now have another option. A new car-towable version, dubbed the Homie, is available, and includes a dining table, seating and a bed. It can also operate off-the-grid with…
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Windows 10 tip: The fastest, smartest ways to open a Command Prompt window
Every Windows power user knows that a Command Prompt window is often the quickest way to get things done. For some tasks, in fact, it’s the only way. Here’s a collection of ways to get to the command line quickly.
Computerworld
Chrysler unveils a high-tech car for millennials
Chrysler is betting millennials will want to be as connected in their cars as they are at home with a new concept car that mixes high-tech gadgetry with a head-turning design. The Portal concept was unveiled on Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas as Chrysler’s proposal to the millennial generation and is…
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Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X phone could arrive later this year
We’ve been hearing about a foldable Samsung phone since at least 2011, but the company might finally be close to launching one.The latest rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy X (the rumored name attached to Samsung’s folding phone), will be launching in either the third or fourth quarter of 2017 – so the…
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An antivirus company just released a router with a killer design
At CES, Symantec has unveiled a new Wi-Fi router which puts a premium on security while still delivering on the performance front – and it looks pretty smart, or certainly unusual.The Norton Core router is built from the ground-up with the security of the connected home – and all the smart IoT gadgets…
SlashGear
Galaxy Note 8 is still a thing, coming with 4K screen, Bixby
Why throw the baby out with the bathwater? That might be the very question crossing Samsung execs’ mind in trying to decide the fate of its Galaxy Note brand. After the utter mess that was the Galaxy Note 7, there have been repeated calls for dumping the Note brand, believing it to be cursed, or at least…
International Business Times
How To Travel For Cheap: 7 Ideas For Going On An Affordable Vacation
The warmth and cheer of the holidays have departed, leaving much of the U.S. with at least three more months of face-numbing winter. But vacations to warmer destinations don’t need to be exclusively reserved for the significantly well-off. Read on for seven ways to travel without having to live on ramen…
International Business Times
7 Nokia Android Phones Releasing In 2017: Reports
HMD Global seems to have pulled out all stops for the Nokia comeback in the 2017. This year, we might see more Nokia Android phones than expected. Nokia is making its comeback at the MWC event in February 2017. The information was revealed in a slide shown off by Avaxx, a Nokia/Microsoft distributor…
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Prospects For International Stocks, Value Stocks, And Bonds In The New Year
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Wolfheart – Reveal New Album Cover, Title, Release Date
After <a href=”/events/news_comments.php?news_id=30626″>releasing the first single taken from their upcoming album</a>, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=7964&bandname=Wolfheart>Wolfheart</a> have recently revealed all about their next musical offering. Below you can see the…
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A self-made millionaire reveals the ‘magic formula’ for building financial security for life
A self-made millionaire says the only way to be successful is to automate your financial life.
Computerworld
Uncertainty clouds debate on Russia’s suspected role in election hacks
How do you prove Russia meddled with the presidential election? That’s a question the U.S. government is facing, but may never fully answer, at least not publicly.  Last week, the U.S. punished Russia, claiming the country’s cyberspies hacked Democratic groups and figures during the election season….
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Asus’ new 14-inch business laptop is even lighter than Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Along with a slew of other PC announcements at CES this year, Asus has unveiled a handsome-looking 14-inch “business notebook” that it claims is the world’s lightest — weighing in at just 2.3 pounds. That’s lighter than even Lenovo’s 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2.5 pounds) which also has a 14-inch display…
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Detailed 3D ocean map can help with marine conservation
We’ve explored such a small part of the ocean that we know more about the moon and Mars. This new three-dimensional map can help us get more acquainted with the body of water that occupies most of our planet, though. It sorts water masses around the…
How-To Geek
What Is a “Precision Touchpad” on Windows PCs?
Windows PCs have historically had worse touchpads than Macs. Microsoft is trying to fix this problem with “precision touchpads”, but not every PC manufacturer is on board. Some PCs ship with precision touchpads, but others include older, traditional technology instead.Click Here to Continue Reading
BBC News – World
Mayor of Panzhihua, China, ‘shot by senior official’
A high-ranking official in Panzhihua, China, reportedly shoots the mayor and local party secretary.
BBC News – World
Turkey nightclub attack: Gunman identified, says minister
Turkey says it has identified the chief suspect in the Istanbul nightclub attack but does not reveal his name.
Zero Hedge
Risk On: 2017 Stock Rally Continues As Global Inflation Accelerates
Following another day of upbeat economic data, with growing signs that inflation on both sides of the Atlantic is accelerating, investors rediscovered their faith in the Trumpflation rally, pushing global stocks and US equity futures higher, fuelling a second day of 2017 equity gains ahead of today’s…
Financial Times
EM exports ‘to rise for first time since 2014’
But expected sharp rebound in Q1 may peter out as year progresses
SlashGear
Toshiba reveals Portege X20W tablet-laptop hybrid boasting 16-hour battery
At CES 2017 this week, Toshiba unveiled the latest in its 2-in-1 convertible notebook line: the new Portege X20W. The Windows 10 Pro device features a dual-action hinge with 360 degrees of rotation, allowing it to easily switch between a thin and powerful laptop and a 12.5-inch tablet with support for…
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Business Insider
There’s more evidence tying Anis Amri to the deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin
A gun fired at Milan police by Anis Amri was the same one used to kill the driver of the truck that ploughed into revelers in Berlin.
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Scientists should not resign themselves to Brexit
Leaving the European Union is not yet a done deal, and UK researchers must look past a pay-off and take a stand, says Colin Macilwain.Nature 541 6 doi: 10.1038/541006a
Digital Trends
Does Bentley’s mysterious new model signal the end of the Continental GT?
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing, but Bentley is already looking ahead to the upcoming Geneva Auto Show that opens its doors in early March. The company has published a brief teaser video on its official Twitter account to preview its most extreme model ever. The film does…
Digital Trends
Digital Storm’s pint-sized Bolt X packs liquid cooling of cutting-edge hardware
Most commonly known for its luxury lineup of boutique gaming rigs, Digital Storm is back at it again with the Bolt X, a design the company calls the “most advanced” small form factor PC on the market. Combining a ventilated base and Digital Storm’s signature HydroLux cooling system, the Bolt X is apparently capable…
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Video: 105-year-old French cyclist set to break world record
Robert Marchand is chasing another world record when he jumps on his bike to compete in the senior hour endurance on Wednesday.
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‘Link’ packs a 2TB SSD and LTE hotspot into a two-inch cube
Amidst the CES madness, a company called Fasetto has unveiled a pretty interesting mobile storage product. The Link, first seen in prototype form at CES last year, gives you up to 2TB of storage via an app and WiFi connection to your smartphone, came…
Quartz
Finland is starting a national experiment to try and prove a basic income doesn’t make people lazy
By now you’ve probably heard of universal basic income. Giving everyone a set amount of money is billed as the solution to the the changing nature of work, when automation renders large swathes of the population unemployable. It has a surprising amount of political support, with proponents saying it…
Quartz
This is the first home robot you might actually want
Las Vegas, Nevada The Roomba might have been the first robot to prove its use in the home, but Kuri is the first you might actually want to spend time with. Mayfield Robotics, the maker of Kuri, has a different approach for a home robot. Rather than controlling internet-connected devices or answering…
Quartz
In 2017’s “new normal,” luxury brands will have to work a lot harder to sell their pricey goods
Last year a bad one for many companies selling expensive fashion, handbags, and jewelry. For the first time since the financial crisis of 2008, the global market for personal luxury goods failed to grow, stalling at €249 billion (about $258 billion). The good news is that 2017 should see a return to…
Quartz
Trump’s tweets suggest he’ll make the familiar, false assumption that China can keep North Korea in check
On Jan. 1 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un revealed in his annual New Year’s address that the country had reached the final stages to prepare for a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. As news of the speech spread overseas, US president-elect Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, his preferred…
Quartz
The US navy is retraining its mine-hunting dolphins to help save an elusive, endangered species
Everything is fair in war, even deploying dolphins. Since the 1960s, the US navy has run a marine-mammal program that trains dolphins and sea lions to achieve feats that even the best machines can’t: sniffing out mines, navigating when lost in the open sea, and acting as security guards for strategic…
ArchDaily
How the NMAAHC Carves Out a “Space of Resistance” on the National Mall
© Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC This article, originally titled “The Space of Resistance,” was originally published on Lance Hosey’s Huffington Post blog. It is part of a four-part series about the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.The city can be a powerful form of…
International Business Times
Trump Inauguration Update: Jill Stein’s Green Party To Join Inauguration Day Protests
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein rang in the New Year announcing her support for the Occupy Inauguration protests organized for Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. The initiative, which has garnered support from a range of groups and movements, including Occupy Wall Street and Veterans For Peace,…
International Business Times
‘Scorpion’ Season 3 Spoilers: Episode 13 To Be Delayed Due To Possible Series Cancellation?
“Scorpion” Season 3, Episode 13 is supposed to air on Jan. 9, but CBS has once again pushed the installment to Jan. 16. Season 3, Episode 12, titled “Ice-Ca-Cabes,” originally scheduled for late December 2016, was only aired on Monday, Jan. 2. As of late, it is unclear why CBS has been pushing the…
International Business Times
IoT Devices’ Security: Federal Trade Commission Launches Public Competition, Prize Money Of Up To $25,000
In these constantly connected times, as more and more of our electronic devices, gadgets and machines on our person and inside our homes become connected to the internet, security concerns are growing rapidly. And this security vulnerability is most manifest in smart devices and the internet of things…
International Business Times
‘Bones’ Season 12 Spoilers: Showrunner Teases New Serial Killer, Will Zack Be Back In Fox Series?
[Warning: This articles contains major spoilers from the Season 12 premiere of “Bones.” Proceed with caution.] Fox series “Bones” returned Tuesday with an episode that proved former squintern Zack Addy (Eric Millegan) isn’t the notorious serial killer known as The Puppeteer. It was actually his therapist…
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Bloomberg Politics
Trump Transition: GOP Panic, Mnuchin Foreclosures
Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports on the latest developments surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s transition, his relationship with the GOP, and new information about his pick for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Ars Technica
You can’t unsee Tedlexa, the Internet of Things/AI bear of your nightmares
Enlarge / Alexa, how do I create something that combines AI with a creepy 1980s toy? (credit: Sean Gallagher) It’s been 50 years since Captain Kirk first spoke commands to an unseen, all-knowing Computer on Star Trek and not quite as long since David Bowman was serenaded by HAL 9000’s rendition…
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Panasonic brings 4K Blu-ray to the masses and HDR to OLED
CES 2017 has only just begun but it’s already revealed a number of new and, frankly, pretty awesome home technology advancements. But none have been for the everyman – until now.Panasonic has unveiled a bevy of new UHD Blu-ray players, meaning no matter your budget, there should be one that’s right for…
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The latest free downloads on TechRadar
Every day, we update our software database with the latest free software releases. Here are some of today’s highlights. Stickies 90.d When you want to make a quick note on your desktop or create a brief to-do list, Stickies is the perfect tool. Just type into the virtual sticky note and position…
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Enable Speech-to-Text and Voice Control by Setting Up Speech Recognition in Windows
Cortana’s voice commands have been stealing all the headlines recently. She can do everything from taking notes to reminding you about upcoming events with nothing more than a verbal instruction. But all the focus on Cortana has shifted attention away from another excellent Windows 10 feature: Speech…
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Tax Guy: How to invest in alternative assets — like real estate — in your IRA
Certain IRAs will allow you to invest in things like IPOs and mortgages held for investment. Here’s what you need to know.
Reason.com Full Feed
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Minnesota’s Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders
Yesterday a federal appeals court upheld a Minnesota program that indefinitely detains sex offenders after they have completed their prison sentences under the guise of treating them for mental illnesses invented by the state legislature. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit overturned a 2015…
Coolest Gadgets
Casio Edifice EQB500 and EQB600 add some style to your wrist
You might have updated your wardrobe for the new year, but what about the rest of your fashion accessories? You might want to take into consideration picking up something that does not lean towards the luxury timepieces line, and yet does not look out of place. The Casio Edifice EQB500 and EQB600 are…
Discover Magazine
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the “Star Wars Scroll Illusion” was discovered.
If you believe everything you see, you are unwise to lower your defenses! You will find that it is you who are mistaken… about a great many things. IT’S A TRAP! Now, witness the power of this Illusion:

The Star Wars Scroll Illusion. “The…

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Dirty kids are healthy kids
Science is telling parents that keeping kids clean is not the best thing for them.
Macworld
Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes libraries on the new MacBook Pro, orderly audiobook playback
Did Santa bring you a new MacBook Pro for Christmas? If so, you may have a problem that a number of readers have been asking about lately. With no hard drive option in these new Macs, what do you do if you have a large media library and don’t want to pay the SSD tax? After a long examination of that…
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This smart toothbrush claims to have its very own ‘embedded AI’
In 2013’s Her, retro teddy bear Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with an artificial intelligence that lives in his ear. At CES in 2017, tech company Kolibree is asking, “what if you fell in love with your toothbrush instead?” Well, sort of. The company has unveiled its latest…
NYT > Business Day
Help Wanted: Someone to Soothe the Restaurant Line
Fast-casual food outlets are creating a new class of servers to give waiting customers a more human touch.
NYT > Business Day
Law of Averages: It’s Time to Ignore Advice About Which Stocks to Buy in 2017
The temptation for financial experts to offer stock tips is almost irresistible, but history shows why taking them is a bad idea.
Lifehacker
Five Ways to Make Extra Cash While You Travel
Some jobs come with a built-in requirement for travel, like teaching a language abroad or working in sales. But if you want to travel for fun and earn some extra cash in the process, there are a few options for that, too. You won’t get rich with these side gigs, but they might pay for a fancy dinner…
Business Insider
We now know how Wall Street banks stack up in dealmaking, and it isn’t even close (JPM, GS)
The results are in, and really it isn’t even that close.
WSJ.com: US Business
Sharp’s Planned U.S. TV Revival Blurred by Chinese Rival
Leading iPhone assembler Foxconn wants to use Japan’s Sharp to build its own global electronics brand. There is one major snag: In the U.S., the right to sell Sharp-brand televisions belongs to a Chinese company.
WSJ.com: US Business
Lego Bricks Come Alive
Lego Boost kits, launching in the second half of this year, bring motors, sensors and the basics of coding to the beloved building sets.
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Apple Watch store-in-a-store in London’s Selfridges closes as Galeries Lafayette expected to follow suit
Updated with Apple statement, below. Upmarket London department store Selfridges has closed its Apple Watch store-within-a-store. The dedicated area was part of its Wonder Room, a room devoted to watches and jewellery and described by the store as ‘a unique destination that plays host to the world’s…
WIRED
Cement Is Stronger When Its Molecules Are Busted
New research shows that molecular imperfections make cement more resilient to shock. The post Cement Is Stronger When Its Molecules Are Busted appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
We’re at CES, Touching All the Gadgets You’ll Buy This Year
Follow our liveblog from CES in Las Vegas, which kicks off with a day of press previews. Get an early look at all of 2017’s hot products. The post We’re at CES, Touching All the Gadgets You’ll Buy This Year appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The 11 Best Gadgets We’ve Seen at CES So Far
So many things we want! The post The 11 Best Gadgets We’ve Seen at CES So Far appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
China’s Sinuous ‘Lucky Knot’ Bridge Has No Beginning and No End
Its steely, 600-foot spine swoops into an infinite loop. The post China’s Sinuous ‘Lucky Knot’ Bridge Has No Beginning and No End appeared first on WIRED.
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Today’s News: Jan. 4, 2017
—Dylann Roof speaks to the jury. More here—An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who had been disarmed has been convicted of manslaughter. More here —We’re live-blogging the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). Read On »
Zero Hedge
Offshore Yuan Soars Most In One Year On Fears Of Capital Controls
Following last night’s trial ballon by the PBOC, when as reported overnight the PBOC was studying possible scenarios of yuan exchange rate and capital outflows in 2017 based on models, stress tests and field research, and is preparing contingency plans, the Offshore Yuan has reacted accordingly, and…
VentureBeat
Hello Egg is an AI-based meal-planning and cooking gadget
Tech startup RnD64 revealed its Eggspert app and Hello Egg smart kitchen assistant to help automate your food routines, such as planning meals and grocery store visits. It’s one more Internet of Things application, where you make everyday objects smart and connected. RnD64 announced the new solution…
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We Need to Teach Kids How to Be Skeptical of the Internet
The internet is a beautiful escape, the world’s most wide-reaching communication device, the biggest business ever conceived, and a leveler of who has the tools to create art. But it’s also a perfectly-honed propaganda machine that bounces back our biases so often it’s become a hazard to the future….
NYT > Business Day
2016 in Charts. (And Can Trump Deliver in 2017?)
The numbers show a strong economy in 2016. Will Trump really make good on his pledges to the people who elected him in the coming year?
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Bellatrix Exploration: Future Increasingly Tied To Natural Gas Prices
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Box, Inc.: SaaS With Misunderstood Business Model
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Construction Spending Is Picking Up Speed In November
BBC News – World
China officials try to rein in ‘bride price’
Officials in eastern China want to limit amount grooms must pay out to brides’ families.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Natural disaster damage hits 4-year high: Munich Re
Natural disasters including storms and earthquakes caused $175 billion of damage in 2016, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said Wednesday, the highest level since 2012.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA selects mission to study black holes, cosmic X-ray mysteries
NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.
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300 tonnes of oil spills after Malaysia ship collision
Almost 300 tonnes of oil spilled into Malaysian and Singaporean waters after two container ships collided in a Malaysian port, officials said Wednesday.
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Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney’s ‘Moana’
UCLA mathematics professor Joseph Teran, a Walt Disney consultant on animated movies since 2007, is under no illusion that artists want lengthy mathematics lessons, but many of them realize that the success of animated movies often depends on advanced mathematics.
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Research reinforces role of supernovae in clocking the universe
How much light does a supernova shed on the history of universe?
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Czechs detect bird flu on two farms, in dead swans
Czech authorities on Wednesday said they had detected highly-contagious bird flu at two small poultry farms and in dead swans in the first such cases in a decade.
Mashable
French newspaper has a radical idea after polls failed to predict Trump
One of the biggest shocks of 2016 was the failure of opinion polls to predict the Brexit referendum results and the victory of Donald Trump at the U.S. elections.  SEE ALSO: How the ‘L.A. Times’ poll was the only one to predict a Trump win For this reason, one of France’s most popular newspapers has…
Digital Trends
Three new mid and high-end HD security cameras round out D-Link’s home lineup
D-Link debuted three new HD security cameras Wednesday at CES 2017, expanding options for smart home consumers looking for mid and high-end models. The three cameras will range in price from somewhere around $69 to as much as $250 when they launch in the spring. The budget-minded DCS-8000LH (around…
Popular Science
Yes, it’s possible to charge a phone using train tracks
DIY But please, please don’t try it But please, please don’t try it. Read on.
TechSpot
10 Tech Predictions for 2017
Predicting the future is more art than science, yet it’s always an interesting exercise to engage in as a new year comes upon us. So with the close of what was a difficult, though interesting year in the technology business, here’s a look at my predictions for the top 10…
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The Remarkable Timing of Seals
Some marine mammals can compare time periods and sense milliseconds of difference — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
OWC DEC is an inconspicuous dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro
Among the things the latest MacBook Pros have been criticized for, aside from the debatable battery life, is Apple’s abandonment of traditional ports and connectors in favor of going all out with Type C Thunderbolt 3, which are, in shape and compatibility, USB-C holes. Sure, there are dozens of hubs…
Mashable
A new kind of router turns your Wi-Fi network into a fortress
LAS VEGAS — Smart devices have a problem. Most of their magic requires that they connect to the internet, but the internet can be a dangerous place. Malware is everywhere, and when it infects connected gadgets, it can be a problem for everybody.  But a new class of device is rising to combat this trend,…
International Business Times
Apple iPhone 8 Rumors: Fast Charging, Tap To Wake
The buzz about an iPhone 8 release in 2017 is getting stronger as more leaks and rumors about the device emerge. The newest leak about the smartphone entails that the iPhone might finally get two features that Android users have had for a long time – fast-charging and tap-to-wake functionality.
International Business Times
Where Are Americans Moving In 2017? South Dakota Becomes Nation’s ‘Top Moving Destination’: Report
South Dakota, for the first time, has become the nation’s “Top Moving Destination” after it narrowly edged out Oregon, which had been retaining its position at the top for three years, in the 40th annual United Van Lines Annual National Movers Study that tracks state to state migration pattern.
International Business Times
Was 2016 A Bad Year? Natural Disaster Damages Highest Since 2012, Munich Re Insurance Report Says
Natural disasters caused $175 billion worth of damages in 2016, the highest cost associated with natural catastrophes since 2012. German reinsurance giant Munich Re Group added that 30 percent, or $50 billion, of the total losses incurred in the past year was covered by insurance.
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USD/JPY – Yen Quiet Ahead Of Federal Reserve Minutes
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Lear Corporation: Top Idea For Automotive Exposure, 25-50% Upside
Business Insider
Here’s when the major central banks will deliver their monetary policy decisions in 2017
These days will move the markets.
Business Insider
A big deal in the options trading business just went down
Dash was set up in 2011 by Peter Maragos and David Karat, and it sets out to provide transparency in an increasingly complex options market.
The New Yorker
The “Generation KKK” Fiasco
Within a week, the television network A&E announced a new documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan, “Generation KKK”; changed the name of the series after a backlash against the subject matter; and then suddenly cancelled the show for ethical reasons. Participants in the show now allege that producers…
The Next Web
Hands-on: This self-cleaning shirt repels stains and bad odors
Being as clumsy and absent-minded as I am, I try to refrain from wearing light-colored clothing as it tends to get dirty fairly easily. White button-up shirts have always appealed to me, but I remain reluctant to blow money on attire that I will end up irreparably staining within a week or two. So when…
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Currencies: Dollar retreats from 14-year high ahead of Fed minutes
The U.S. dollar pulls back from a 14-year high on Wednesday as investors await minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting.
Business Insider
UBS: The Trump rally has its risks, but now is not the time to be a contrarian
Extreme bullishness is taking hold.
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Live NBA is coming to Google’s Daydream VR platform
NextVR has expanded its NBA virtual reality coverage, now offering it on more than one headset and in countries other than the US. Along with the current Samsung Gear VR offering, you can now catch broadcasts on Google’s Daydream platform. In additio…
Lifehacker
This Spreadsheet Calculates When You’ll Pay Off Debt With the Snowball Method
The snowball method is the best way to pay down your debt. If you’re skeptical and want to see how it will work, this spreadsheet will calculate exactly how long it will take to be debt free.Read more…
Mashable
We guarantee you’ll play this oddly hypnotic sound over and over again
Winter isn’t all bad, you know. Sure, it’s cold, and icy, and miserable and stuff. But there is one hidden perk: in what other season can you listen to the delightfully melodic sound of ice shattering on a frozen pond? SEE ALSO: This frozen lighthouse looks like a fairytale castle “I’m an Australian…
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Secular Bull Market For Equities Still Very Young
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Stay Hungry For Wendy’s Stock In 2017
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Outlook For Healthcare In Trump’s America
9to5Mac
Garmin’s latest in-car satnav units use iPhone connectivity for live traffic, parking & tracking
Garmin has announced new versions of its Garmin Drive range of in-car satellite navigation devices, using Bluetooth connectivity to an iPhone or Android phone to provide additional functionality. Most are available in a choice of 5- and 6.95-inch models, somewhat confusingly indicated by 51 and 61…
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Congress Could Dampen The Trump Rally – Cramer’s Mad Money (1/3/17)
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Live Ventures: Vintage Stock Acquisition Should Drive Share Price Higher As Company Positions Itself To Become A Diversified Conglomerate
Digital Trends
Stay in touch from anywhere with the Garmin InReach SE+ and Explorer+
Last February, GPS manufacturer Garmin raised eyebrows in the outdoor community when it announced it was purchasing DeLorme, a company best known for creating products that allow explorers, backpackers, and world travelers to stay in contact while venturing off the grid. At the time, there was a lot…
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Emiratis banned from keeping wild pets: reports
The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates, where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some, reports said Wednesday.
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Image: Cloud activity returns to Titan’s northern latitudes
Floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan’s northern latitudes.
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New report calls for increased monitoring of US drinking water supplies
Monitoring of U.S. drinking water supplies for chemical and microbial contaminants should be increased, especially for vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, infants and young children, according to the final report from a panel of scientists and engineers that advises President Obama.
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An app to crack the teen exercise code
Pokémon GO has motivated its players to walk 2.8 billion miles. Now, a new mobile game from UVM researchers aims to encourage teens to exercise with similar virtual rewards.
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NASA adds up heavy rainfall from southeastern U.S. severe weather
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and generated flooding rainfall over the Southeast on Monday evening, Jan. 2, 2017. Using satellite data, NASA analyzed the rainfall from the outbreak and found up to a foot of rain had fallen over a five-day period.
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NASA’s Webb Telescope to resume vibration testing in January
Vibration tests are one of the many tests that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight. During routine testing of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, an unexpected response occurred from several of the more than 100 devices designed to detect small changes in the motion…
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Why SodaStream International Ltd. Skyrocketed 142% in 2016
Image source: The Motley Fool.SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) was the comeback kid of 2016, surging 142% according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence after two difficult years.The stock had struggled after misplaying the American market, but a revamp as a sparkling water brand…
Metal Underground.com
New Song “Mars Exult” Streaming From Pestifer
Portuguese death metal triumvirate Pestifer is streaming a new song entitled “Mars Exult,” which you can enjoy in the player below. The song was lifted from the band’s debut album “Execration Diatribes,” which is due to drop on February 14th via Lavadome Productions. The album’s full track listing…
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Damnesty Signs On With Sliptrick Records For New Album
Finnish groove metal artists Damnesty signed on with Sliptrick Records for the release of the sophomore album “The Grand Delusion.” The album is expected to drop in the coming months, with more detailed information expected shortly. Damnesty was formed in Rauma, Finland in 2009. The band self-released…
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The Wall Street Journal: Trump rally’s biggest casualty may be this hedge fund
The flagship hedge fund at Horseman Capital Management Ltd. was one of the world’s worst-performing hedge funds last year, posting a big loss in the wake of Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory.
International Business Times
Where Will The Queen Be Buried? Funeral Plans Include Lying In State At Westminster Hall, Vigil Of The Princes, Ceremony At Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth’s health has been a cause of concern over the past few weeks after she missed Christmas church service for the first time in nearly 30 years. With the queen down with a heavy cold, the future of the British monarchy came under the scanner with speculation over what will happen if the…
International Business Times
Who is Elor Azaria? Israeli Soldier Convicted Over Death Of Palestinian
Elor Azaria, a 20-year-old Israeli soldier, was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker who had been disarmed of the knife he was wielding. Sergeant Azaria shot 21-year-old Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in the head March 24, 2016.
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Curing Blandness with Balance
The driving concept behind the Balancing Home, a project of Luigi Rosselli Architects, is simple: Infusing the comforting collective memory of tradition with a modern understanding. Part of a growing suburb on Sydney’s North Shore, the Balancing Home Creates an equilibrium between traditional architectural…
How-To Geek
Is Snapchat Really Deleting My Snaps?
Snapchat is a chat app and social network that’s super popular with millennials and teens. It’s main feature is that every “Snap” (aka photo or video) is automatically deleted after a certain amount of time.Click Here to Continue Reading
Business Insider
The 3 plays in sports everybody will be talking about today
These are the plays your friends and coworkers will be talking about on Wednesday.
RollingStone.com: Music
Diplo, Nas to Perform at Rolling Stone’s Big Game Bash
When the biggest sporting event in the United States touches down in Texas in 2017, Rolling Stone will host one of the most highly anticipated parties of the year, presented by Mercedes-Benz.On February 4th, Rolling Stone will take over the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) — one of the 10 largest art museums…
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Like the sound of 10-gigabit internet everywhere? Then move to Estonia
Nokia and Starman are working away on building Europe’s first nationwide 10-gigabit residential network, which will cover Estonia.
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This ransomware targets HR departments with fake job applications
Campaign targets those who most often need to open attachments from unknown sources.
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10 Useful Xbox One Settings You May Have Missed
There’s never been a better time to buy a game console, and with the Xbox One besting the PS4 for a few months, you may have picked up one for yourself recently. If you’re short on games, we’ve shown you the best games for Xbox One owners. What you might not know is that the Xbox One’s menu contains…
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2016: A Rebound Year For Commodities
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Adjusting Portfolios Based On 2016 U.S. Stock Performance
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Market Extra: Top 2017 surprise will be Trump backing off extreme positions, says Blackstone’s Wien
Wall Street veteran Byron Wien believes 2017 will bring a change of heart by President-elect Donald Trump, as well as good times for the U.S. economy and S&P 500.
Quartz
Want to earn more money? This data says don’t quit your job yet
For today’s workforce, the temptation to jump quickly from one role to the next has significant appeal, whether it’s the instant gratification of a signing bonus, a title change, or a longer-term salary bump. However, candidates that frequently job hop are becoming less appealing to employers. Job-hopping…
Quartz
Watch NASA’s amazing visualization of global CO2
When we think of the carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere, it’s sometimes difficult to imagine all that odorless, invisible gas causing global climate change. But a new NASA supercomputer project uses satellite measurements of CO2 to model how this critical greenhouse gas moves through the atmosphere….
Quartz
You’ll never be able to reach your goals if you can’t forgive yourself for failing at them
Many of us will start out the New Year by making a list of resolutions—changes we want to make to be happier, such as eating better, volunteering more often, being a more attentive spouse, and so on. But, as we know, we will often fail. After a few failures we will typically give up and go back to our…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Discovery of new crystal structure holds promise for optoelectronic devices
A research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes and lasers.
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Self-assembled 3D antibody arrays offer better sensing
Exploiting a process known as molecular self-assembly, chemical engineers have built three-dimensional arrays of antibodies that could be used as sensors to diagnose diseases such as malaria or tuberculosis.
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14 Social Security Stats That Will Blow You Away
More than 65 million people depend on Social Security for some or all of their income, but Social Security’s financial shape is expected to deteriorate over the coming decades. Here are some eye-opening statistics about the current state of Social Security, its beneficiaries, its financial state, and…
PCWorld
JBL reveals its Cinema SB450 sound bar with wireless sub, Playlist speaker with onboard Chromecast, and a wacky portable subwoofer it calls the BassPro Go
Harman subsidiary JBL took the wraps off nine new audio products at CES on Wednesday, but we think this trio is the most interesting of the bunch: The Cinema SB450 sound bar is a 2.1-channel home theater system with a wireless sub, the Playlist is a table-top speaker with integrated Chromecast audio-streaming…
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Harman’s Ignite platform helps your car talk to your house
Whether you want it or not, your car is getting smarter. Between GPS, satellite infotainment systems and cloud-based services like OnStar, automobiles are becoming increasingly connected to the world around them. Here at CES, Harman unveiled a cloud-controlled development platform that aims to be a one-stop…
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Vivint’s Sky is an effort to turn the remote-control home into an actual smart home
Vivint, a smart home service provider, is today announcing Sky, an artificial intelligence package for its smart home system. The company says Sky uses machine learning algorithms and the data collected by the various smart home devices installed, such as thermostats and cameras, to adapt to the home…
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Energous still isn’t delivering truly wireless charging, but says it’s coming later this year
Energous has been promising to deliver truly wireless charging to all the gadgets in our lives for a few years now, but the company still isn’t ready to deliver it. In a phone call ahead of CES, Energous CEO Steve Rizzone said that wireless charging transmitters, which can charge devices wirelessly…
Coolest Gadgets
Kanex Magnetic Charging Stand and Portable Keychain Battery caters for the Apple Watch
When it comes to accessories for Apple device, you can bet your bottom dollar that there are dime a dozen models to choose from, not to mention many manufacturers know that it is a simple way to make money. This means it is also pretty dangerous, trying to figure out just which particular accessory is…
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How to connect another building on your property to your house over Wi-Fi
Mary Schroeder writes in with a common query about extending Wi-Fi: We have a workshop on our property as well as our house, and are trying to get the Wi-Fi signal to the workshop. The workshop is about 200 feet away from the house—we have pine trees all around us. We have two Apple routers. We have…
A Daily Dose of Architecture
Vote for Building of the Year
At American-Architects – the U.S. platform of World-Architects – I oversee the Building of the Week feature. As in past years, the beginning of the year entails voting for the “Building of the Year” from the year before. So click here or on the image below to browse through the projects and vote for…
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The Trump Years: New at Reason
The Trump era starts soon. John Stossel writes: Two more weeks until the new administration begins! I wonder if President Donald Trump will stick to his campaign promises—like reducing immigration and slamming consumers by imposing a 35 percent tariff. Hope not. But it could have been much worse….
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Harman’s Ignite platform helps your car talk to your house
Whether you want it or not, your car is getting smarter. Between GPS, satellite infotainment systems and cloud-based services like OnStar, automobiles are becoming increasingly connected to the world around them. Here at CES, Harman unveiled a cloud-…
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Indian Police Will Investigate New Year’s Assault Reports
After a public outcry, police in Bangalore said they are investigating wide-ranging reports that a number of women were molested during street celebrations on New Year’s Eve.
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Afghanistan Struggles With Wave of Returning Refugees
A breakdown in Afghanistan’s relationship with Pakistan has driven a flood of Afghans living there to return, severely straining their war-ravaged homeland’s resources just as it is experiencing an escalation of violence.
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Brazil Scandal Leaves Dreams Undone in Venezuela
Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez gave Odebrecht SA of Brazil $11 billion in contracts to build megaprojects, but those dreams melted and the company is now mired in scandal.
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Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter in Palestinian Death
Sgt. Elor Azaria found guilty in the shooting of the disarmed man in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Fast Company
These Books Hold The Key To Truly Immersive Storytelling
A character’s subway card? A handwritten note? Publisher Melcher Media incorporates wildly imaginative found objects and Easter eggs to make fictional worlds feel real.
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Airbnb set to lose millions in revenue after cities crackdown on rentals
As cities around the world clamp down on Airbnb rentals, the new regulations will hit not only those offering up their homes, but the San Francisco startup as well, as new figures released this week suggest reservations in London alone in 2017 could be over $400 million less than expected. As the company…
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Colored Finishes
The highlighting process polishes the tops of Rigidized textures to expose the base metal and can be applied to all colored and powder-coated Rigidized textures. Powder coatings are extremely durable, electronically charged and baked on polyurethane enamels.
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The Canadian dollar is climbing
The Canadian dollar is climbing on Wednesday.
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5 Top Stock Picks You Can Buy Now
Hunting for new stocks to tuck into your portfolio? Then it might be worth your time to consider these five stocks.Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEMKT: SLV), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD), The Priceline Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN), and Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG)…
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Did Biogen Just Throw in the Towel to Celgene?
Image source: kb3training.com Specialty medicines are only used by 1-2% of the U.S. population, but they’re downright costly. In fact, in 2015 specialty drugs represented 37% of nationwide drug spend, and this figure is expected to reach 50% by 2018. With inflammatory conditions and multiple sclerosis…
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3 Key Factors Practically Guaranteed to Move Gold in 2017
Image source: Getty Images.The curse has been lifted, for now at least. After putting in three consecutive losing years following more than a decade-long streak of gains, gold regained its luster in 2016 with a 9% year-over-year increase. Of course, gold’s gains were considerably higher earlier in the…
Zero Hedge
Bitcoin China Soars To Record High Amid Capital Control Concerns
While Yuan rallied following last night’s trial balloon by the PBOC – when as reported overnight the PBOC was studying possible scenarios of yuan exchange rate and capital outflows in 2017 based on models, stress tests and field research, and is preparing contingency plans – Bitcoin in China soared to…
Zero Hedge
The Next Market Move is Going to Crush Consensus Thinkers… Buckle Up.
Here’s a chart your broker won’t show you. The entire move in the S&P 500 since the November 8 election has been driven by the move in the $USD/Yen pair. As you can see, these two items (USD/YEN and S&P 500) are essentially the same trade. “So what, who cares?”, you might be asking. Everyone…
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Video Clip For New Song “At One With The Poisoned Seed” Issued By Totalitarian
Italian Black/death act Totalitarian released a video clip for the new song “At One With the Poisoned Seed.” The song will appear on the 56-minute debut opus entitled “De Arte Tragoediae Divinae,” which is expected to drop early this year. More information is imminent. Totalitarian is driven by hatred…
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Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base
Last week, upon leaving the president-elect’s office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump “was very interested in a man going to the moon.” Before that point, the entirety of Trump’s utterances of space policy consisted of two sentences: “Honestly I think NASA is wonderful!”…
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The Republicans Who Want Trump to Fight Climate Change
Not everyone interested in curbing climate change is tearing their hair out about Donald Trump’s election. Though the president-elect seems to be packing his administration with climate deniers and fossil fuel industry veterans, a small, unconventional band of environmentalists sees potential.“We hope,”…
Financial Times
Isis attacks unlikely to alter Turkey’s goals in Syria
Erdogan keeps to the script in the face of bloodiest period in recent Turkish history
Lifehacker
Avoid Anxiety-Inducing Topics of Conversation Right Before You Go to Bed
Right before you climb into bed with your partner, or say good night to your roommate, what’s the last thing you talk about? If it’s something that gets your anxiety or your anger up, you might be better off switching topics.Read more…
Computerworld
Seagate, DJI to create new type of storage for drones
Drones can generate a lot of data when in flight and, especially when collecting video, need a lot of on-board storage. Seagate estimates a 25-minute flight could generate 120GB of data, and the company wants to create new type storage for drones to capture and protect the data. The company is working…
Computerworld
Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 APs gain ground
Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 access points doubled in volume in the third quarter of 2016, as the newer wireless technology begins to reach further into the mainstream. According to statistics from IHS Markit, the new tech accounted for about 10% of all wireless access points shipped during the third…
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80% of Companies Don’t Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals
Manufacturing used to be highly vertically integrated in the U.S. For example, Ford’s River Rouge plant not only assembled cars but also made its own steel, glass, fabrics, power, and cement on-site. But since outsourcing has become an increasingly common approach to cutting costs, many producers now…
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How To Protect Your Deck This Winter
The deck is one of the most brilliant additions to the home, thanks to its numerous uses. It is a great place to entertain your visitors … The post How To Protect Your Deck This Winter appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Phys.org: Physics News
Electrons ‘puddle’ under high magnetic fields, study reveals
Olympic figure skaters and electrons have a lot in common. In figure skating competitions, the “free skate” segment gives the skater the flexibility to travel in whichever pattern he or she chooses around the rink. Similarly, in metals, electrons in outer orbitals can wander fairly freely.
The Next Web
4 badass ways digital media can beat ad blockers
Browsing the Web without advertisements is nice. No obnoxious popups stealing your screen. No autoplaying videos slowing down page load times. And no creepy invasion of privacy. In fact, 89 percent of people who install adblocks do it to improve their user experience. So really, what’s not to love about…
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Are Corn Prices Set To Rebound In 2017?
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The false choice of basic vs. applied research
A new call to abolish the concept of “applied research” comes from a surprising source: the founding dean of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Corporal punishment viewed as more acceptable and effective when referred to as spanking, study finds
Parents and nonparents alike feel better about corporal punishment when it’s called ‘spanking’ rather than ‘hitting’ or ‘beating,’ according to a new study by researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
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Smart prioritization of visually important data to improve video streaming
By prioritizing the delivery of rich visual data, A*STAR researchers have demonstrated that the quality of streaming video can be vastly improved on even the most crowded wireless networks.
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Social instability lies ahead, researcher says
Cliodynamics is a new “transdisciplinary discipline” that treats history as just another science. Ten years ago I started applying its tools to the society I live in: the United States. What I discovered alarmed me.
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Why Exact Sciences Corp. Shot 44.7% Higher in 2016
IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.Soaring sales following the launch of its colon-cancer DNA test, Cologuard, led to Exact Sciences’ (NASDAQ: EXAS) shares surging 44.7% higher in 2016, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.Continue reading
Zero Hedge
Goldman-Affiliated Wall Street Lawyer Is Trump’s Top Candidate For SEC Chair
Donald Trump is preparing to appoint another Wall Street proxy to the top Wall Street regulation, supervision and enforcement post.  According to the WSJ, Wall Street M&A and IPO lawyer, Jay Clayton, is Trump’s leading candidate to become chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and could…
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Why an Indian State Is Paying Farmers to Go Organic
It’s a sunny day at Rosie and Peter’s Kitchen Garden and Food Forest in Anjuna, a village in the coastal state of Goa, India.Long after the harsh summer, a torrential coastal monsoon, and the dreaded October heat have come and gone the farm reveals abundance. Verdant, almost overgrown, it requires careful…
Business Insider
A fast-food chain is gaining on McDonald’s and Burger King by going after inebriated customers
Jack in the Box’s tacos are a hit because drunk and high customers love the somewhat disgusting fast-food item.
Mashable
Artist finds brilliant way to mess with facial recognition technology
Facial recognition technology is booming both for commercial and security purposes, from Amazon scanning faces in its grocery store to police using the software on 117 million Americans. SEE ALSO: 11 technologies to watch in 2017 But a Berlin-based artist has found a way to confuse these computer vision…
Forbes – Markets
Wal-Mart Stores a Top 25 Dividend Giant With 2.92% Yield (WMT)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has been named as a Top 25 ”Dividend Giant” by ETF Channel, with a whopping $5.66B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ”DividendRank” statistics including a strong 2.92% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ”DividendRank” report. The…
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10 Jobs With The Highest Annual Cash Bonuses
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My Favorite Hedge Fund Story Of 2016
Sharpe ratios aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but the investor desire for returns seems stronger than ever – which fits my view that 2017 is the “Year of the Active”.
Gizmodo
Will The Trump Tweet That Starts World War III Have a Typo?
Donald Trump just sent out a tweet and deleted it. The tweet quoted Julian Assange favorably, and insisted that the Russians didn’t give the DNC’s hacked emails to Wikileaks. Why did the president-elect delete the tweet? Did he suddenly realize that it looks rather un-presidential to contradict your…
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Guns and Tasers Have No Place in Hospitals
Tasers and guns issued to security guards do more harm than good — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Take an Extra 40% Off Sale Styles at Anthropologie
Anthropologie will always be a good destination to start looking for something unique. With an extra 40% off sale styles with the code TAGTIME, that uniqueness is that much more affordable. Or you could end up doing what I did and get lost in the world of redecorating your place when you see all the…
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Incase introduces a new line smart carry-ons
The new carry-ons feature USB-C power banks and adjustable wheel designs.Incase is bringing some new models to its luggage lineup with two new designs that are aimed at the connected traveler. The carry-ons feature USB-C power banks that’ll keep your devices fully charged beyond your destination. In…
Bloomberg
U.K.s Leadsom Pledges to Cut Agricultural Red Tape After Brexit
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Le Pen Says Trumps Ford Victory Is Proof Protectionism Works
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Libya Oil-Export Terminal Said to Re-Open as Crude Output Rises
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There’s an Early Sign OPEC’s Push to ‘Fast-Forward’ the Normalization of the Oil Market May Be Working
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Why Did Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. Shares Jump 20% in December?
Dave & Buster’s has put up some very solid numbers. Image source: Dave & Buster’s.In a difficult market for restaurants, Dave & Buster’s  (NASDAQ: PLAY) has found a formula that works. The company had a very strong quarter that pushed its stock to big gains in December.Continue reading
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Just over the border, some Mexicans hope Trump’s wall will bring ‘less chaos,’ but others are wary of blowback
Ciudad Juarez has long found itself divided from the US by fencing and walls, and feelings are mixed about the effect of building more barriers.
TechSpot
Mark Zuckerberg says his 2017 challenge is to visit all 50 states and speak with Facebook users
2016 wasn’t the best year for Facebook. While the social media giant continued to increase its number of monthly users and remain at the top of the app charts, the last 12 months were marred by the fake news saga, accusations of censorship, and the trending topics incident. In an attempt…
Business Insider
Bitcoin is going bananas
Bitcoin is already up 15% in 2017.
TechCrunch
What can we learn from Magic Leap’s latest PR trip?
 Stealthy mixed reality startup Magic Leap has been having a bit of a tough time on the publicity front of late… which likely explains why CEO Rony Abovitz felt the need to leapt into 2017 by penning a blog post aimed at putting some positive puff back into Magic Leap’s image. Read More
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Don’t Forget Your Vitamins: Amazon’s Running a One-Day SmartyPants Sale
You’re never too old for gummy vitamins, and Amazon’s offering solid discounts on several varieties of SmartyPants multivitamins for men, women, and children, today only. Just click here to see the entire selection, and remember that these prices will return to normal at the end of the day.Read more…
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No-Minimum Brokerages: Capital One vs. OptionsHouse
When you’ve built some savings and have some extra room in your budget, it might be smart to open a brokerage account to start investing for the future. If you’ve done your homework, you’ve probably discovered that there are seemingly as many brokerages as there are investments. It can be overwhelming.Today…
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3 Top Stocks to Buy for Your Grandkids
A great way to get kids interested in money, investing, and the importance of saving early in life is to give them some hands-on training. If you’re considering gifting some money to your grandchildren, you might want to consider giving them stock, rather than cold, hard cash.Our top Motley Fool contributors…
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Here Are Some of Steam’s Top Sellers of 2016
It was a great year for gaming in 2016, and if Steam’s top 100 best sellers of the year when it comes to PC gaming is any indication, there were plenty of titles […] The post Here Are Some of Steam’s Top Sellers of 2016 appeared first on Geek.com.
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Russia says it’s ready to offer sophisticated weapons and be a ‘close friend’ to the Philippines
So Russia is ready to become a new reliable partner and close friend of the Philippines,” the Russian ambassador to the Philippines said.
Lifehacker
Break Your Long-Term Goals Down Into Individual Steps
Setting a long-term goal is an easy if vague way to plan your life. You know you want to lose weight or pay off debt. If you really want to reach those goals, though, you need individual steps to get there.As CEO of productivity app Handle Kris Gellci explains on Medium, setting a goal is a bit like…
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Comment: OWC’s ‘DEC’ attachment highlights the portability progress Apple has made with the MacBook Pro
Amid protests from some professional users of the MacBook Pro that they need the ports Apple dropped from the 2016 models, OWC has announced a solution in the form of a tailor-made accessory called the DEC. Attaching to the underside of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and said to exactly match both the footprint…
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What is a Bathroom Vanity?
  A bathing room mirror can be described as the mixture of the bathing room drain or sink and the […] The post What is a Bathroom Vanity? appeared first on Founterior.
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Here’s Another Chance to Save $50 on an Xbox One
If you didn’t get the Xbox One you were hoping for during the holidays, Amazon’s giving you another chance to buy it at a $50 discount, for a limited time. $249 gets you the 500GB white model with a copy of Battlefield 1, the same price most stores were charging on Black Friday, albeit without any extra…
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Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems Help in Ophthalmic Development
Topically administered drug formulations (e.g. eye drops) are used to treat most ophthalmic diseases. One main disadvantage in using these drugs is the short time of contact with the eye, which…
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Researchers Produce Silver Nanowire Inks for Low-Cost Printing of Circuits
Duke University scientists have been brewing up conductive ink-jet printer “inks” to print customizable, low-cost circuit patterns on any surface. To do this, they suspended tiny metal…
Digital Trends
Chipolo Bluetooth trackers are the solution to your absent-mindedness
Your lost items will always be found thanks to a couple new trackers branded as the world’s tiniest and thinnest solutions to absent-mindedness. Meet the Chipolo Sticker and Chipolo Clip, two new Internet of Things tags that will keep tabs on your important belongings, no matter how small they may be….
Digital Trends
Fisher-Price’s Think & Learn Smart Cycle exercises preschoolers’ bodies and minds
Since preschoolers are drawn to technology in the form of smartphones and tablets, Fisher-Price has leveraged that fascination to help children learn and exercise. The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle is focused on keeping both the bodies and minds of preschoolers active. According to Fisher-Price’s…
PCWorld
Nortek’s GoControl 500-series lighting and appliance controls can be programmed to respond to taps
With the announcement of six new additions to its popular GoControl line of lighting automation and connected home control devices, Nortek Security and Control has managed to make old-school light switches, dimmer switches, and manual control of small home appliances seem just a little bit more lame.Nortek…
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Three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries
Nanoparticles containing three different layers of material can help to boost the performance of a zinc-air battery, A*STAR researchers have found.
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New Svalbard avalanches revealed by satellite
Svalbard has experienced an unusually mild and rainy autumn and this has taken its toe on the vulnerable arctic Svalbard-nature.
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Hikers discover menorah and cross etched into cave walls in Israel
(Phys.org)—A group of hikers exploring caves over Hanukkah week in the Israeli Judean Shephelah lowlands has found what appear to be ancient religious etchings on the walls of a cistern,an underground reservoir holding rainwater—initial analysis of the etchings, a menorah and a cross, by experts with…
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Blocking mechanism used by a mysterious class of retroviruses to force hosts to allow them to replicate
Viruses hijack a body’s cellular machinery for their own reproduction. Scientists have shown how one class of virus uses a trick to override natural signals that would otherwise stop them from replicating.
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Integrated management of stink bugs in beans
In many tropical countries, stink bug infestations are a severe problem in common bean production. A new study looks at an integrated management system to control this agricultural pest.
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Brexit, Trump and ‘post-truth’—the science of how we become entrenched in our views
Finally a new year is here after the most politically divisive 12 months in a very long time. In the UK, Brexit shattered dreams and friendships. In the US, the polarisation was already huge, but a bitter election campaign made the divisions even deeper. Political rhetoric doesn’t persuade evenly. It…
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How Many Bank Stocks Are on the S&P 500?
To figure out bank stocks, it helps to come up with ways to organize them. Image source: iStock/Thinkstock.You can slice and dice bank stocks a number of different ways. In the past, I’ve done so based on their size, type, how much capital they have, and whether they’re considered too big to fail. All…
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No Boys Allowed: The New Rule of Co-Working Spaces
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Anti-surveillance apparel hides your face from facial recognition software
Privacy advocates have long feared the risk facial recognition technologies pose to ethical surveillance practices, but soon there might be a high-tech garment solution that can hide your face from being recognized by computers. The Guardian reports Berlin-bound artist and independent researcher Adam…
International Business Times
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Spoilers: Will Gus Fring Appear In New Episodes? Exec Producer Talks About ‘Breaking Bad’ Character
If there is one character “Breaking Bad” fans want to see in “Better Call Saul,” apart from Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston), it’s Los Pollos Hermanos owner Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).
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3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable
There are three big factors that contribute to the sustainability of our individual and collective diets—and one or two of these often gets overlooked — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Google Really, Really Wants To Bring India’s Small Businesses Online
An anonymous reader shares a report: Millions more Indians are now coming online, but India’s small businesses — including everything from decades-old mom and pop stores to neighborhood bakeries — are lagging behind. Google wants to change that. At an event in New Delhi today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai…
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SuperCute Plushies Line Kicks Off With Disney Princesses
Just when you thought Funko couldn’t find more ways to separate you from your money, they go and introduce the new SuperCute Plushies line. As you can see, the new 7-8″, plushies are, indeed, super cute. The first wave is all about some of our favorite Disney ladies; Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Mulan,…
How-To Geek
How to Display a Message During Windows Startup
If you use a company-owned PC, you may have seen a legal notice displayed before you sign in to Windows. Here’s how you can do the same thing on your own PC and display a message with any text you want.Click Here to Continue Reading
TechCrunch
Fitbit announces integration with a nutrition service and a virtual reality bike
 Fitbit’s already got some of the top-selling fitness trackers on the market, but as the space faces a potential over-saturation, continued success lies in partnerships. As such, the wearable maker’s been building up its Works With Fitbit ecosystem one piece at a time. In the past year, Fitbit has added…
Design Milk
Poppy: Oil Lamps for Outdoors
Norwegian brand Frost Produkt sought inspiration in a field full of poppies when it came time to design the Poppy series of outdoor oil lamps for Northern Lighting. Their simple silhouettes reference the stems and crowns of the poppy flower resulting in a beautiful alternative to outdoor candles…
9to5Mac
Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock packs two TB3 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, more
Elgato is introducing its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES 2017 this week. The new hardware works with new MacBook Pros and includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports plus various video and audio ports. more…Filed under: Apple
The Gadget Flow
Team Pro Smart Shirt by Polar
Track your fitness metrics with precision with the Team Pro Smart Shirt by Polar. Coming in a sleeveless design, this shirt is designed to be worn under your gear. Under the shirt are two powerful sensors that remain in contact with your skin. They’re responsible for keeping tabs on your heart rate….
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Norton Core Threat Intelligence Router
Keep your home secure with the Norton Core Threat Intelligence Router. This product comes from Symantec, the leader in antivirus software. Putting this technology in a physical device will save your systems from digital threats. Looking more like a decoration, the Norton Core Router has a geometrical…
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SmartStream Multi-Room Audio System
Surround yourself in rich sound with the SmartStream Multi-Room Audio System by Altec Lansing. Pairing with an app, you can control this system from anywhere in the house. This audio system is available in three sizes; the SmartStream, the SmartStream X, and the SmartStream XL. The SmartStream Speakers…
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Awesome Party Lights
Transform your space for any ambience with the ZOBO Full-Color LED Spotlight. Quick and easy to set up, this light can produce any color you can imagine. The ZOBO Spotlight plugs directly into your existing socket. Connecting with the intuitive app via Bluetooth, you can control and adjust the color…
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Sensorwake Oria Olfactory Sleep Enhancer
Rise and shine while feeling rested with the Sensorwake Oria Olfactory Sleep Enhancer. The creators of the olfactory alarm clock are back with this incredible night time device. Using patent-pending sleep enhancing scents, this device ensures you get a good night’s sleep every night. Backed by scientific…
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Fuse Wireless Earbuds with Wearable Charger
Always have your tunes at the ready with the Fuse Wireless Earbuds with Wearable Charger. With a pendant necklace or bracelet option, these earbuds can be recharged while you wear them. This ingenious design ensures that the Fuse Earbuds can last through your commute and your workout with ease. The Fuse…
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Flow Air Quality Wearable
Conquer the world one deep breath at a time with the Flow Air Quality Wearable from Plume Labs. Effortlessly attaching to you and your gear, this attractive device conceals a powerful air sensor. The wearable can measure dust, exhaust fumes, harmful gases, and even household chemicals. While tracking…
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Withings Hair Coach Smart Brush
Take your hair care to the next level with the Withings Hair Coach Smart Brush. Teaming up with L’Oreal, this smart tracking company has produced a revolutionary brush. Connecting to your device, the Hair Coach Smart Brush uses sensors to give you feedback on your hair. With each stroke, the device captures…
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Genican Barcode Scanner for Garbage Cans
Grocery shopping will be easy and hassle-free with the Genican Barcode Scanner for Garbage Cans. This smart device adds barcode scanning to your garbage bins. It takes the process of making grocery lists to a completely new level altogether. All you have is attach the Genican on your garbage can. Whenever…
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iGrow Hair Growth System
Give yourself the hair (and the confidence) you’ve always wanted with the iGrow Hair Growth System. This incredible device works with Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) which combines red laser and LED light diodes. This technology stimulates and energizes cellular activity on your scalp. The result? The…
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Ahh Hah! Personal Finance Organizer Kit
Wealth starts with a plan. But you already knew this. Where to begin is the biggest hurdle! Our Personal Finance Organizer provides a professional and simple starting place. Yes, there are a bunch of programs and apps out there to help you, but ALL of them require you to assemble your paperwork in one…
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U by Moen Smart Shower
Controlling your shower just got a whole lot easier with the U by Moen Smart Shower. The customizable shower technology and mobile app make it a perfect must have for your everyday life. Now you can customize your shower even before stepping in. All you have to do is control the settings from your smartphone….
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NewsWatch: This techie ‘Dog of the Dow’ is about to get unleashed
The Trump rally is trying to resume this week after taking time off, and today we’ll see if the latest Fed minutes can help. Rates aren’t going to a lot, and investors still are going to have to search for yield in stocks, such as the “Dogs of the Dow.”
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7 Facts About Mortgages You Didn’t Know
Applying for a mortgage is a complex process, and there are some things about mortgages that many people don’t understand well, particularly those who have never bought a home before. With that in mind, here are seven facts about mortgages that could save you money and help your mortgage process go more…
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The most critically acclaimed TV shows of 2016 weren’t on HBO
The data confirm reports of HBO’s creative demise. Prestige television was once the sole domain of HBO, but according to ratings from the website Metacritic, it’s no longer even America’s best channel for scripted drama. Most ways you cut the data, that distinction goes to FX. The following table shows…
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The best foods to eat before bed to get a better night’s sleep
These 4 foods are the ally of sleep.
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Trump cites Julian Assange as proof that Russia didn’t hack Democrats, flouting US intelligence reports
“Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta’ — why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” Donald Trump tweeted.
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The new Onewheel+ is faster, quieter, and easier to ride
Future Motion unveiled the original Onewheel prototype at CES in 2014, and the final production version at CES in 2015. So it’s only fitting that the company just introduced a new version of this weird little self-balancing electric skateboard — the Onewheel+ — here at CES 2017. For the unfamiliar,…
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Mossberg: The Trump effect
A couple of weeks ago, President-elect Donald Trump summoned the leaders of top tech companies to his New York skyscraper for a meeting. He showered them with praise. “There’s nobody like you in the world,” he said in the public portion of the session, adding, “we’re going to be there for you.” But,…
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House Republicans vote to fine lawmakers who live stream from the floor
In a vote along party lines, House Republicans approved new rules last night that impose fines for live-streaming from the floor of the House, after lawmakers used apps like Periscope as a form of protest earlier this year. Offenders can be fined $2,500 Lawmakers can now be fined $500 for a first offense…
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Canon’s latest premium point-and-shoot is the G9 X Mark II
Canon is refreshing its premium line of point-and-shoots with the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a sleek camera with a decent set of specs. Notably, there’s a 1-inch 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Digic 7 image processor, coupled with a 3x optical zoom lens (28-84mm) and a 3-inch LCD. You’ll also find an 8.2…
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Adequate Man Shelled Vs.
Adequate Man Shelled Vs. Unshelled Peanuts… Who Ya Got?! | Jezebel Teen Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against the Texas Officer Responsible for Violent Pool Party Arrests | Sploid Pool-Jumping Daredevil Needs New Feet After Gruesome Accident | Jezebel Get Some Tissues and Watch the Trailer for Bright Lights,…
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Blade Runner 2049 May Bring Back Another Character From the Original Movie
We might know when to expect the return of Twin Peaks. Rob Liefield is crafting his own comic book cinematic universe. Duncan Jones talks what might have been for Warcraft 2. Plus, new looks at the cast of Time After Time and Riverdale, and a new clip from Agents of SHIELD. Behold, spoilers!Read more…
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LINK Ultra Compact SSD
Carry all your data in the palm of your hand with the LINK Ultra Compact SSD. The 48-layer solid-state V-NAND drive provides greater speed and reliability. The fast read/write speeds will also enable you to download 5GB HD movies in seconds. In addition, the super compact design and non-moving parts…
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HP 15-inch Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop
If you need more real estate for your laptop, the HP 15-inch Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is definitely worth going for. It’s a 15.6-inch edition of the new Spectre x360. This laptop features a 4K IPS-based touchscreen and has better graphics. The laptop brings back the missing ports from the previous…
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Linksys Velop Mesh Router System
Maximize the Wi-Fi connection in your home with the Linksys Velop Mesh Router. As a multi-router system, this device spreads the internet into every nook and cranny of your house. In addition to connection, it gives you a more even speed no matter which room you’re in. Inside each tower is a Wi-Fi radio…
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Kuri Intelligent Home Robot
Embrace the future of robotics with the Kuri Intelligent Home Robot. Complete with a delightful demeanor, this robot offers true interaction for your family. Incredibly, Kuri can respond to voice commands thanks to a four-microphone system. This means the robot can pick up your audio from any direction…
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A connected cooktop could keep you from burning breakfast
The world needs an app-connected hotplate like… well, I’m not sure if we need one, but we’re getting one regardless. FirstBuild, the company responsible for a $250-to-$500 coffeemaker, is back at it with the Paragon setup. Promising precision cooki…
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Bond Report: Treasury yields tick higher as inflation outlook brightens
Treasury yields edged higher on Wednesday as expectations for an aggressive pickup in consumer prices weighed on fixed-income markets.
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Pink-Collar Work: Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women
When men take so-called pink-collar jobs, they have more job security but they also feel stigmatized.
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Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem
Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of new technologies, and the…
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Preconfigured Z-Wave gear will save installation time
The next time an installer comes to set up a Z-Wave internet-of-things device in your home, it might take a lot less time. Sigma Designs, the company that makes most chips for Z-Wave wireless networks, is introducing a system at the CES trade show that lets service providers configure IoT devices…
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Report: How to resolve cloud migration challenges in physical and virtual applications
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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Microsoft’s Old-School Database Was the Surprise Software Hit of the Year
Microsoft SQL Server grew faster in popularity than any other database product—and the company’s long-deferred embrace of open source might be why. The post Microsoft’s Old-School Database Was the Surprise Software Hit of the Year appeared first on WIRED.
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Resolved to be better with money? Clarity Money launches with an app for that
 Americans suck at managing their money. As the country heads into the New Year, it’s clear that more than 57% of us are struggling financially, according to a study from the Center for Financial Services Innovation. And many of us will make New Year’s resolutions to be better about it. We’re planning…
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Mistakes in ‘Paleo’ Eating
Advertising is screaming at us: New year, new you. New, new, new. Everything will be better when it’s new. The old you was probably great, but it’s harder to sell things to people who honestly believe that.The most common January undertaking in that quest is dietary—shifting the actual molecules that…
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Argonauta Records Signs Drive By Wire
Dutch psychedelic stoner rockers Drive By Wire is now part of Argonauta Records family. The band will re-release the latest album “The Whole Shebang” during 2017 and have a new album out by the end of the year. The band offers an intriguing and unique mixture of fuzz-laiden desert/stoner rock grooves…
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Disney World Finally Hits Capacity at Its Top Park
Image source: Author.It took a bit longer than usual, but Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) Magic Kingdom finally got so crowded this holiday season that it had to turn some guests away. It happened just before noon on New Year’s Eve, historically the resort’s busiest day in terms of guest counts.Continue reading
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Why the Price of Gold in 2016 Disappointed Precious-Metals Bulls
For the first dozen years of the new millennium, the price of gold soared, creating a huge commodities boom that energized the precious-metals sector. Yet in 2013, gold started falling from that level, and poor performance in 2014 and 2015 left many gold investors wondering whether the yellow metal would…
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Prepare for the Future or Grow While You Can? Biology’s Central Dilemma
Natural selection is a rigorous master, demanding tough choices and efficiency of all living organisms. Even when things are good and the living is easy, trade-offs are required. For example, as a microbe is enjoying a nutritionally replete buffet, it begins to grow, laying the groundwork for proteins…
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Mohu’s wireless AirWave antenna makes cord-cutting simple
We got a peek at Mohu’s wireless TV antenna last night, and this morning the company is releasing a few more details. The AirWave promises free TV “everywhere” across a variety of mobile and connected TV devices, since it catches the OTA signal and t…
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Car makers can let Alexa ride shotgun later this year
Amazon’s Alexa assistant can already communicate with some cars, but the conversations are a little one-sided. You can tell your home-bound Echo to start warming up your Hyundai on a frosty day, for example, or send directions to your BMW ahead of se…
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F-35 pilot: Here’s what people don’t understand about dogfighting, and how the F-35 excels at it
It may be news to “Top Gun” fans, but the idea of a “dogfight” long ago faded from relevance in the world of aerial combat.
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Greif Is Starting To Look Interesting – Just As Analysts Are Bailing