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Bloomberg Politics
Roberts Belatedly Sees Conflict, Withdraws in Top Court Case
Chief Justice John Roberts withdrew from a U.S. Supreme Court patent case argued last month after belatedly discovering that his stock holdings had created a possible conflict of interest.
Metal Underground.com
Memories In Broken Glass Reveals “Enigma Infinite” Album Details
Masterfully syncopated rhythms, luxurious atmosphere, ear grabbing melodies, and a captivating voice: this is what Memories In Broken Glass delivers on a quest for total domination. The group has partnered up with Hammer Forged Records to release first full-length album “Enigma Infinite,” set for…
Metal Underground.com
Mike IX Williams Undergoes Liver Transplant Surgery
EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams has successfully undergone a liver transplant, with his new liver producing bile almost right away – an extremely good sign and enough for doctors to downgrade him to the hospital hotel. When reached for an update, the singer was in good spirits and jokingly replied,…
Metal Underground.com
Alesana Announces “Ten Frail Years” U.S. Tour Dates
North Carolina unit and Revival Recordings band Alesana is thrilled to announce the west coast “Ten Frail Years of Vanity and Wax” tour. Alesana will perform debut LP “On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax” in its entirety during this trek. The tour kicks off February 4th in Portland, OR at the Analog…
SlashGear
Maximus Smart Motion Security Light has a 1080p camera, motion detector
Maximus has introduced a new home security product, the Smart Motion Security Light, a connected floodlight with smart features like a two-way speaker, a WiFi camera, and other functions to help prevent thefts and other issues. The motion detector is able to detect motion in up to a 70ft range, triggering…
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AT&T aims for “effortless” IoT with new starter kits, consulting services
With the number of connected devices poised to take off, AT&T is taking a number of steps to ensure its network is supporting the new IoT ecosystem.
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December’s Most Important Boeing News
Forbes – Markets
The Real Reasons Rodrigo Duterte Flip-Flopped On South China Sea Disputes —
Beijing offered Manila what Washington Couldn’t Investors do not like flip-flops by country leaders. They raise political risks. That’s why Philippines’ financial markets sold off shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte flip-flopped on the country’s South China Sea policy. Last July Philippines…
TMZ.com
Doc Rivers Says George Karl’s Wrong Again … No Doping Problem in NBA (VIDEO)
Another NBA star shooting down ANOTHER claim from George Karl’s book — this time it’s Doc Rivers who says George is wrong … the league does NOT have a doping problem.  Karl wrote in his book, ‘Furious George,’ that it’s “obvious” players in…
International Business Times
What Is WikiLeaks? Anti-Secrecy Site Offering $30,000 For Information On Obama Administration Wrongdoing
WikiLeaks Wednesday offered a $30,000 reward for proof Obama administration officials are destroying proof of wrongdoing in the waning days of President Barack Obama’s presidency. The anti-secrecy website, which last year leaked more than 50,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and…
International Business Times
LIRR Derailment Cause: Train Crash Blame Is On Speed, Engineer Or Brake Failure, Officials Suggest
The commuter train that derailed and crashed at the height of morning rush hour in New York City on Wednesday was likely the result of fast speeds, the engineer, or both, a local transit official said hours after the accident. While the incident was under investigation to determine how the Long Island…
Gizmodo
This Stabilized Footage of a Drone Flying Up a Mountain Is Pure Gorgeousness
Damn. I feel like I’m watching the Paramount Pictures title sequence (you know, the one with the stars and the snowy mountain) come to life. Or, like, the opening sequence to a huge blockbuster movie right before it kicks off its first action scene. But I’m just watching a drone fly up the east ridge…
TechCrunch
Federal government improves encrypted web connections, but misses goal
 For over a year, the U.S. Government has worked to establish secure connections to all federal websites, protecting visitors from malware and tracking. And although it didn’t meet the White House goal of having all federal websites served over secure HTTPS connections by Dec. 31, 2016, the government…
Business Insider
Warren Buffett looks for these 3 traits in people when he hires them
“The secret lies in what Warren Buffett looks for in people when he hires them: integrity, intelligence, and energy.”
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How to Sign Up for an OptionsHouse Online Brokerage Account: A Step-by-Step Guide
Image source: Getty Images.It’s not always fun or easy to set up online accounts — especially when the process involves investing jargon and questions about financial regulations. That’s why The Motley Fool has put together a series of how-to articles for setting up online brokerage accounts.This particular…
TechCrunch
Delphi’s self-driving car takes us on a stress-free tour of Las Vegas
 Delphi has been coming to CES for 21 years as of this year, the company’s CTO Jeffery Owens told me on Tuesday before we embarked on a short tour of downtown Las Vegas aboard an Audi equipped with Delphi’s latest self-driving tech. In the beginning, Delphi had to work pretty hard to get its automaker…
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The Leka smart toy is a robot for children with developmental disabilities
One of the biggest and most biting criticism of modern tech is the industry’s excessive push to solve trivial problems. Nowhere is this theme more apparent than among the sea of forgettable gadgets at CES, itself a trade show that revels in the opulence of Las Vegas and the often hollow promise of our…
Computerworld
Smart city tech growing in the U.S.
The adoption of smart city technology to manage traffic, water supplies, air pollution and other needs will see an upswing this year in U.S. cities, according to AT&T’s smart city executive and a market research analyst.IBM and Cisco have been pitching the themes of a smarter planet and the internet…
Zero Hedge
In Massive Blow To California Unions, A Second Court Rules That Pension Benefits Can Be Reduced
Back in September, we noted that, in a surprisingly logical decision particularly for a state like California which is typically devoid of all reason, a court upheld the rights of Marin County (and it’s taxpayers) to reduce final year salary levels utilized to calculate pension payments.  The ruling…
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Lush 2D Animated Film Reflections Examines the Many Stages of Heartbreak 
Morgan Gruer’s fluid Reflections is made up of 1,100 individual drawings—it looks exactly like a watercolor painting come to life. Just as striking as the artwork is the subject matter, as a woman endures rapidly shifting emotions (and, for a moment, questions the nature of reality) after a sudden breakup.Read…
Metal Underground.com
Sepultura Posts “Machine Messiah” Track-By-Track Video
Sepultura just released the first in a series of track-by-track videos online. This debut clip covers the lyrics and music from the first five tracks on new album, “Machine Messiah,” which is due out January 13th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album’s full track listing is as follows: 1. Machine…
Business Insider
Sears is closing 150 stores — here’s where they will shut down
Sears will have 60% fewer stores than it did in 2011.
Techbargains.com
Killerspin JET800 SPEED N1 Table Tennis Paddle $69.99
Killerspin JET800 SPEED N1 Table Tennis Paddle $69.99
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DJI Mavic PRO Mini RC Quadcopter Drone w/ 4K Camera, $50 Newegg Credit $999
DJI Mavic PRO Mini RC Quadcopter Drone w/ 4K Camera, $50 Newegg Credit $999
DiscoveryNews
These Stunning Shadow Maps Show Where Sunlight Does Not Fall
These Stunning Shadow Maps Show Where Sunlight Does Not Fall
Digital Trends
RunIQ smartwatch is a wearable device made by runners, for runners
Wearable tech can be great, but such products are often designed for general use. When a runner needs a smart device, however, they seek something more tailored for that activity. With that in mind, New Balance has created RunIQ, an Android Wear smartwatch for runners, by runners. Made in collaboration…
Digital Trends
AT&T is applying its communication expertise to Ford and Honda vehicles
Apart from autonomous vehicle technology, connectivity and communication are among the biggest growth areas in automotive. AT&T’s specialization in these systems is a considerable asset for carmakers, which is why Ford and Honda have partnered with the telecommunications company on two independent…
Digital Trends
Unicorn smartbike from SpeedX helps even amateur cyclists train like the pros
When SpeedX first revealed its Leopard smartbike last year, there was a lot excitement within the cycling community. After all, the new bike integrated a high-tech cycling computer right into its design, allowing riders to train and track their performance better than ever before. On top of that, the…
Digital Trends
Microsoft accidentally released developer version of ‘Forza Horizon 3’
When PC players downloaded the January car pack for Forza Horizon 3, they wound up receiving much more than expected — in both good and bad ways, depending on how you look at it. According to a recent post on the Forza Motorsport official forum by community manager Brian Ekberg, PC players were forced…
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Dirty money and kind deeds: the lessons of the local idiots | Tatyana Zarechneva | TEDxVladivostok
Tatyana Zarechneva brings up the impolite topic of making money and criticizes the mentality of non-commercial projects. Copyrighter, translator, creative director, and territorial branding expert This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a…
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Art as an overbiological human need | Maxim Zhuk | TEDxVladivostok
In his profound and funny talk, professor of history of foreign literature Maxim Zhuk explains why we, pragmatic human beings, need something that does not have any direct pragmatic value and is as expensive and time consuming as art in our lives. Professor of history of foreign literature This talk…
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The cost of a photograph | Vitaly Berkov | TEDxVladivostok
Do we still consider a photograph posted on the web to automatically be in the public domain? Vitaly Berkov shares the stories of his hard work as a landscape photographer, explains what it really takes to make great photographs and what he feels seeing his pictures illegally used for commercial purposes….
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The body is a vehicle for life | Uliana Polyanskaya (Dzyuba) | TEDxVladivostok
In this video, dance therapist Uliana Polyanskaya helps us to acknowledge and restore lost connections with our bodies and explains how being more conscious about our «vehicles for life» can benefit us. Psychologist, dance therapist This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format…
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A Curious Choice | Nancy Depcik | TEDxTinleyParkLibrary
Life can take unexpected twists and turns, sometimes leaving individuals feeling helpless and powerless. The words we choose to describe these situations can drastically alter our outlook on life and restore our feelings of control in the midst of chaos. A powerful and motivating keynote speaker, communication…
ArchDaily
Footscray Apartment / BoardGrove Architects
© Haydn Cattach Architects: BoardGrove Architects Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Area: 95.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Haydn Cattach Metalwork: Ivanoff Design Consultants Corian…
MakeUseOf
The 10 Most Disliked YouTube Videos of All Time
YouTube is a weird and wonderful place. We’ve recently shared the top 10 YouTube videos of 2016, as well as taken a trip to the weird side of YouTube to check out crazy channels. People love their videos, and YouTube provides a hub for them. In 2010, YouTube changed its rating system from a 5-star scale…
BBC News – World
Mexico and Mr Trump: What will happen to trade ties?
Caroline Bayley reports on the impact the Nafta trade deal has had in Mexico, and what its potential demise under US President-elect Trump would mean for the country.
Lifehacker
Sow Your Seedlings Now, in Winter, for a Healthier Garden in the Spring
Winter is the ideal time to plan your garden. If you’re planting outdoors, it’s also a good time to clear out weeds to keep them from seeding in your soil when the weather turns warm. It’s also a great time to sow next year’s seedlings.Read more…
TMZ.com
Amanda Nunes Blasts Ronda Rousey … She’s Always Been Overrated (VIDEO)
Amanda Nunes can’t understand why so many people LOST to Ronda Rousey — telling TMZ Sports the UFC star is incredibly overrated and the fight was WAY EASIER than she thought it was gonna be.  Nunes joined the guys on the “TMZ Sports” TV show…
TMZ.com
Jennifer Lopez Gets Restraining Order Against Transient with Alleged Violent Past
Jennifer Lopez just got a restraining order against a guy she claims has been stalking her … and even worse, he’s got a violent past. J Lo filed legal docs Wednesday claiming Timothy McLanahan has followed her from L.A. to Vegas, attended her…
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What Is Next For Cempra After The CRL For Solithromycin In Adult Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia?
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Google wants to help you buy a BMW – CNET
The search giant and the automaker are unveiling an app that tries to make it easier to shop for a car.
Mashable
Samsung says it will release a report on the Note7 ‘soon’
LAS VEGAS — Samsung says it will finally be revealing its report on what went wrong with the Note7 “soon.” Speaking at a press event Wednesday, COO of Samsung America Tim Baxter confirmed the company would have a report on the phone “very soon,” though he didn’t give an exact timeframe. SEE ALSO: Samsung’s…
TechSpot
MacBook Pros get third party dock and clever USB-C adapter to put your dongle troubles to rest
Since their introduction last October, Apple’s new MacBook Pros have been the subject of a slew of criticism from consumers all over, complaining about the lack of full-sized USB ports, built-in media card reader, and deficient battery life have spelled frustration, if not outrage, among Mac power users….
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Sky Mobile launches in the UK today
Sky has announced that Sky Mobile is launching today, offering up a flexible mobile service with some interesting additions for those that already subscribe to the company’s television offering. After announcing the service late last year, Sky has wasted no time in rolling out Sky Mobile. Price-wise,…
Bloomberg
Ruling Urges Canada to Hit U.S. With Lower Drywall Dumping Duty
The Awesomer
Machining a Swiss Cube
LinkThis video from the Crown Point High School machine shop works on multiple levels. It’s not only a cool demonstration of how to create a complicated metal sculpture, but we’re also convinced the school has developed the ability to time travel back to the 1980s. More Awesome Stuff: Making a Fallout…
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Hyundai envisions a future where your smart home is your driverless car, and vice versa
Hyundai unveiled a whole bunch of futuristic things at CES this year: a low-cost driverless car, a bunch of robot exoskeletons, and an electric scooter. But the most out-there thing the South Korean automaker had to show wasn’t even physically present because it doesn’t exist yet. Nor will it ever, but…
International Business Times
‘Pokémon Go’ Isn’t ‘Real’ AR But Could Inspire Augmented Reality Development
Pokémon Go might not meet the technical definitions of augmented reality but for professionals in the field, the big mobile game hit of 2016 was the perfect introduction to a wider audience on the possibilities of AR. It’s success could help spur development in the field.  “It is the world’s greatest…
International Business Times
Should Edward Snowden Be Pardoned? Poll Finds 29 Percent Of Americans Favor Prosecution
A poll by the Economist indicated Wednesday only 29 percent of Americans want to see National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden prosecuted for stealing secrets, and 30 percent would support pardoning him. Snowden has been in Russian exile since 2013 when he leaked hundreds of classified documents…
VentureBeat
Griffin introduces MagSafe-like USB-C cable for the MacBook Pro
At the CES consumer technology conference in Las Vegas today, accessory maker Griffin Technology announced the launch of a new product that brings MagSafe-like functionality to the new MacBook Pro, which does away with the long-running MagSafe standard for charging cables and instead uses the emerging…
VentureBeat
AT&T launches Internet of Things starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi
AT&T has expanded the toolkit it offers developers to build the Internet of Things with the introduction of two new versions: one for those using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and another geared towards Raspberry Pi-like devices. The idea is to provide developers with the connectivity tools they need…
VentureBeat
AT&T brings wireless connectivity to Aira wearables for the blind
AT&T is diving further in promulgating the Internet of Things. On Wednesday, the telecommunications company announced a partnership with Aira to provide wireless connectivity to wearables for the blind and visually impaired. It’s estimated that there are 20 million blind people in the U.S., and…
TechCrunch
Roll your own car sharing service with Vulog
 Vulog is not a big name in the car sharing space, especially in the US, but the French company is hoping to change that at CES 2017. Alexandre Thibault, VP of business development, said it’s the only independent company that provides hardware and software solutions to car sharing services. (The better-known…
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Annaly Capital Management: This 12% Dividend Yield Will Make You Look Deeper
WSJ.com: US Business
Megyn Kelly’s Replacement Will Reveal Fox News’s Approach
The choice of Ms. Kelly’s replacement could be a signal about Fox News’s direction—both its approach to Donald Trump’s presidency and its balance between news and opinion in prime-time, observers said.
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New Balance is launching a fitness-focused Android Wear watch
Fitness company New Balance is releasing its first Android Wear watch, the RunIQ. In line with the brand, it’s a running-focused smartwatch that the company is developing through partnerships with Intel (for hardware), Google (for software), and Strava (for run tracking). The RunIQ has a built-in GPS…
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Hyundai was infuriatingly vague about this cool new foldable electric scooter
Hyundai just announced an electric scooter concept here at CES 2017. It’s a scooter that shares the same name as the company’s lineup of green cars. But Hyundai stopped very short of offering more detail about what the scooter can do, or when / if it will be real — despite going through the trouble to…
Bloomberg Politics
Ex-Senator Leads Trump’s Picks for Intelligence Post
Former Indiana Senator Dan Coats is the front-runner to become Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, according to two people familiar with the decision, a move that would put him in the position of defending the agencies whose conclusions on Russian hacking have been openly questioned by…
Business Insider
Democrats could use this tactic to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
The Supreme Court filibuster is basically the last and only weapon that Democrats have at their disposal to challenge the Trump administration
Business Insider
How the two-party system in American politics could finally end
No one gets elected president without the obscure organization at the center of the suit.
Digital Trends
Symantec doubles down on network security with the Norton Core, a stylish home router
Securing your home network has become more important than ever, especially if you found a new smart-home device under the Christmas tree this year, and Symantec plans to help you out. Announced Tuesday, Symantec’s Norton Core home router combines super-fast home Wi-Fi with best-in-class network security….
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Protalix BioTherapeutics Reports Encouraging Phase 2 CF Results; Its Future Is Brighter Than Ever
Digital Trends
OWC adds thickness and expandability to MacBook Pro with DEC expansion base
Apple concentrated on making their 2016 MacBook Pro line as thin as possible. That resulted in a number of compromises that had Mac fans up in arms, including lower battery life, fewer ports, and a compromised keyboard. While nobody has directly addressed the battery or keyboard concerns, a host of…
Digital Trends
The Smart Moto Airbag Vest gives motorcyclists a fighting chance in crashes
More than a year ago, sport protection company In&motion debuted an airbag vest for skiers that was also named as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree. For CES 2017, the company has applied its airbag technology for motorcyclists and, again, captured this year’s Innovation Award. While technologies…
Zero Hedge
In Surprise Move Venezuela’s President Reshuffles Cabinet, Dumps Oil Minister, Names New “Economy Czar”
In an unexpected move, Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet by naming a new economy czar to oversee the OPEC country’s decaying socialist system and a new oil minister to face the economic difficulties caused by low oil prices, suggesting that the economic…
Next Big Future
Carnival of Space 490
The Carnival of Space is up at Everyday SpacerUniverse Today – NASA Might Build an Ice House on MarsThe “Mars Ice Home” is a large inflatable dome that is surrounded by a shell of water ice. NASA said the design is just one of many potential concepts for creating a sustainable home for future Martian…
Business Insider
Russia could soon turn deficit-free with oil at $50
“The deficit-free scenario for 2019 uses base-line international oil prices of US$45 a barrel”
Mashable
Someone is fighting the House’s livestreaming ban one donation at a time
On the first day of the newest Congress, a new penalty went into effect: anyone livestreaming, recording, taping, photographing, or broadcasting anything from the House floor could face up to a $2,500 fine. Once the new fine was adopted Tuesday, a TV producer and self-described “newbie activist” in…
Acquire
Technics continues its love affair for analog with the Grand Class SL-1200GR
The company releases a new direct-drive turntable.It’s looking like vinyl is here to stay and playing them on a Technics turntable has always been one of the best ways to enjoy your LPs. The resurrected company is releasing a new direct-drive turntable called the SL-1200GR and it takes some of the best…
NYT > Business Day
Rockefeller Foundation Picks Rajiv J. Shah, a Trustee, as President
Mr. Shah, 43, will be the youngest person and first Indian-American to lead the Rockefeller Foundation, which donates $200 million each year.
Business Insider
Trump will have part of the federal budget to use for science initiatives, but no one knows what he’ll do
Science advances can provide the boost in manufacturing Trump is after.
Gizmodo
A New Accessory Makes the MacBook Pro Actually Suitable For Pros
One of the biggest professional gripes about the new MacBook Pro—dongle issues aside—is its lack of upgradability. Apple made the decision to solder the storage onto the logic board (just as it does with RAM), making it impossible for users to upgrade past the capacity they choose at the time of purchase.Read…
Bloomberg Business
Canada Will Become First G7 Nation to Fully Legalize Weed This Year
Jan.03 — In 2017, Canada will become the first G7 nation to fully legalize marijuana use. The stock prices of cannabis companies reveal investors are anticipating millions of users and a multi-billion market. In terms of how it’s regulated, will Canada get it right? Earlier this month, a federal task…
Lifehacker
Here’s Exactly How Manual Transmissions Are Different From Automatics
We already know which one is supposed to be more “fun”, but what do the innards of manual and automatic transmissions look like? How do all the parts to together?This delightful video, nearly eight minutes long, is an excellent visual explainer on how both transmissions work and how they are different…
TMZ.com
LeVar Burton Cool with Black College Band Playing Trump Inauguration (VIDEO)
LeVar Burton knows a lot of people — including his own wife — are protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration, but he’s still backing a black college’s decision to participate. The “Reading Rainbow” host says the Talladega College Marching Band…
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Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Procter & Gamble
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Humble’s Latest Bundle Includes Todoist and 1Password For Cheap
Humble’s Game Dev Software bundle is full of…software for game developers, but two of the apps are worth the purchase price for anyone.Read more…
WSJ.com: US Business
Ex-Barclays Forex Trader Pleads Guilty In Long-Running U.S. Probe
A former foreign-exchange trader at Barclays PLC pleaded guilty to conspiring to manipulate currency rates, the first individual publicly charged in a probe of collusion at top global banks to move the rates.
SlashGear
Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock can drive two 4K 60Hz monitors
Elgato has introduced its soon-to-launch Thunderbolt 3 Dock, a device that supports dual 4K displays, laptop charging, fast data transfers, and more. The dock, like ones before it, is designed for demanding laptop users who need to, at times, use a full workstation comprising external monitors and, perhaps,…
PCWorld
Meet HiMirror Plus, a smart skin analyzer that points out all your wrinkles
I don’t know about you, but I buy my mirrors at IKEA. I don’t expect them to do anything more than help me figure out if my hair is sticking up or if my eyeliner has gone horribly awry. But as I age, the mirror has become more important. It helps me find sun spots, redness, or anything else I need…
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Pandora Media Inc Lays Out Its 4-Year Game Plan
By the time the next presidential election rolls around, we will have a much better idea if Pandora Media (NYSE: P) will succeed or fail as a business. But if you do not have that much time or patience to see what happens, then this investment may not be for you.Image source: Getty Images.Continue reading
TMZ.com
Warren Sapp Sued for Battery on Woman … NFL Star Claims BS
Warren Sapp says allegations he drunkenly bowled over a woman at a Super Bowl party on January 30, 2015 are completely bogus … claiming the accuser is lying through her teeth. The woman suing Sapp is Paula Trickey — an actress who’s appeared in…
The Awesomer
Dan Sultan: Magnetic
Price: $1.29  | Buy | LinkDropbear Digital’s incredible music video for Dan Sultan’s track Magnetic was created through a mix of 3D printing, stop-motion, and projection mapping techniques to bring the singer’s digitized avatar to life. The behind-the-scenes photo album is equally fascinating. More…
TechCrunch
Up to 10 of Sony’s new speakers can be linked together for a ‘portable party’
 Over the past few years, CES has become one giant A/V club for the folks at Sony. The show has essentially turned into a showcase for the hardware giant’s high-res TVs, headphones and speakers. And this year’s no different. Sony is launching a metric ton of speakers this year, including the SRS-XB40,…
Digital Trends
Hulu could take fight to rivals with sub-$40 monthly charge for live TV streaming
If you’re looking to cut cable in favor of internet streaming, 2017 is looking like the best year to do so yet. While more established services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue look to iron out the kinks in their respective offerings, DirecTV Now has also launched, and even more offerings are coming…
Digital Trends
The Brydge 12.3 detachable keyboard makes the Surface Pro 4 more like a Surface Book
One of the complaints about Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 2-in-1 is that it’s not the best when used on a lap. In fact, a word was created to cover just that concept, “lapability,” and for many people, the Surface Pro 4 simply doesn’t have the lapability of a traditional notebook. The Surface…
Digital Trends
ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro packs a surprise for shutterbugs with its dual cameras
ZTE has big plans for 2017, and the company is kicking the year off with a mid-range Android smartphone — the Blade V8 Pro. The new device features some very decent specs, especially considering the fact that ZTE phones are generally sold at a reasonably low price with budget-friendly spec sheets. Although…
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people’s architecture office design workspace in beijing’s tech center
PAO has completed the ‘sliced house’ project, a highly flexible work environment for xiaozhu, located within beijing’s tech center. The post people’s architecture office design workspace in beijing’s tech center appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
NYT > Business Day
Record 2016 for U.S. Auto Industry, Thanks to Sales of Pickups and S.U.V.s
A total of 17.55 million vehicles were sold, but struggling passenger car sales, reliance on sales incentives, and a new administration raise questions.
DudeIWantThat.com
Escape & Evasion Gun Belt
From forth the shark’s belly comes a belt for your own. And while the Escape & Evasion Gun Belt didn’t make it out of the Tank alive its creator, former CIA officer Jason Hanson, is still hoping you’ll give the strip of English harness leather and its 3 covert interior compartments a whirl around…
TechCrunch
Meet the 12 finalists at ShowStoppers’ LaunchIt startup competition at CES
 Startups are taking over CES. While the Sonys and Samsungs of the consumer electronics industry are presenting their latest and greatest devices today, hundreds of companies are also making their way to Las Vegas to present some nifty hardware products. That’s the reason why TechCrunch is organizing…
SlashGear
Microsoft aims for hearts, minds, and eyeballs of autonomous vehicle riders
Whereas much of the autonomous car hype centers around the sensors and processing technology necessary to tackle the self-driving challenge, Microsoft is more interested in what you’re going to do with all the time you’ll be spending while en route, but not behind the wheel. Specifically, the software…
WIRED
NASA’s Newest Robots Will Spy on Mysterious Lil Asteroids
Because when it comes to scientific interest, size doesn’t matter. The post NASA’s Newest Robots Will Spy on Mysterious Lil Asteroids appeared first on WIRED.
Business Insider
From commodities to Bitcoin, Chinese speculators are looking to escape the weakening yuan
In the first 24 hours of the new year, over 5 million bitcoins were bought in Chinese yuan, equating to $US3.8 billion.
Business Insider
Amazon’s rumored bid for American Apparel could solve its Trump problem in one master stroke (AMZN)
Amazon could save thousands of US manufacturing jobs by acquiring American Apparel — and win Trump’s support in one master stroke.
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HTC’s Viveport store is launching an unlimited VR app subscription
HTC wants to make it easier for Vive owners to find the best virtual reality apps, so it came up with an interesting way to run its store: as a subscription service. In the next few months, HTC plans to launch a subscription option for its Viveport app store that’ll allow subscribers to use apps, games,…
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The best thing about Samsung’s keynote was the comments
One downside of announcing most of your new products in the days leading up to your keynote is that the surprise has gone. Thankfully, while devices we’d already seen were trotted out on the dais, we could spend our time watching the YouTube commenta…
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Sony’s Chromecast soundbar and sub blast the bass under your sofa
A number of companies have added Google Cast, er “Chromecast built in,” to speakers and soundbars in the last year and Sony has a new model that includes the handy tech for CES. The HT-MT500 is a compact soundbar that pairs with a wireless subwoofer…
Man of Many
I Need this Ulisse Daybed After the Holidays
People have known for centuries that a brief nap during the day is a great way to regain energy and support good health. There’s no better way to get in your daily cat nap than on this classy and practical day bed by Ulisse. Developed by Konstantin Grcic with the aim to combine elegance and comfort in…
Business Insider
Canada could be the world’s first ‘postnational’ country
Canada’s policy of welcoming newcomers could make it the last immigrant nation left standing.
Latest news
CES 2017: LG expands IoT scope with home gateway Hub Robot
LG Electronics has unveiled its new Hub Robot that uses Amazon’s Alexa to communicate with other household smart devices.
Latest news
Toyota Research Institute CEO: Automakers “not even close” to fully autonomous cars
Gill Pratt pours cold water on promises from companies like Tesla and Ford to quickly unveil Level 5 autonomous vehicles.
Latest news
Dish combines over-the-air and internet video
Dish’s new subsidiary, AirTV, enables you to combine internet video streaming with good old antenna TV.
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The Animated Countdown Desktop
ravenclawwit’s desktop is too pretty to ignore. The clock in the center is a combination of awesome-looking cyberpunk and a Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes challenge—but it’s just the time. Here’s how it’s all set up.Read more…
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Auto Sales On Pace For New Expansion High Early In December Reporting
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Silicon Photonics Merging Ahead
Silicon photonics has made considerable progress in a relatively short time to emerge as an important systems technology whose time has come.
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HTC’s Vive Deluxe Audio Strap makes its VR headset more comfortable
Compared to Playstation VR and the Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset is a bit of a face-hugger. It offers a window into beautiful virtual realms and boasts room-scale motion tracking but, well, it’s just not very comfortable. Soon, that may change. HTC just announced that it’s creating…
TechSpot
Asus readies impressive PG27UQ monitor: 4K at 144 Hz, HDR, G-Sync
Asus isn’t quite ready to share official details of their next-generation ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor, however a press release has leaked ahead of schedule, revealing an incredibly impressive display with technology that hasn’t been seen in PC monitors before.
HiConsumption
Arthur’s Cave Cabin By Miller Kendrick
Inspired by the harsh and beatiful surroundings of Wales.
HiConsumption
Garmin Fenix 5 Series
Garmin makes a substantial update to their popular line of watches.
HiConsumption
LEGO Nerf Maverick Rev-6 Gun
Built from toy bricks, this is a fully-functional foam dart launcher.
Bloomberg
As Shock Therapy Hits Home, Saudis Get to Have a Little Fun
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The Atlantic Daily: Planetary Politics
What We’re FollowingMaking Waves: A new study in the journal Science Advances confirms that the world’s oceans have steadily warmed for the past five decades, flying in the face of speculation by Representative Lamar Smith that similar findings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…
SlashGear
Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 has 60x optical zoom and optical image stabilization
Yet another Panasonic camera has been bestowed upon us, this model being the Lumix FZ80. The newest addition to Panasonic’s FZ series features the same Venus Engine found in today’s other two camera announcements, as well as a High Sensitivity MOS 18.1-megapixel sensor. Most notable, though, is the FZ80’s…
International Business Times
ZTE At CES 2017: Android Nougat And Project CSX Updates Among Announcements
Las Vegas — Among ZTE’s CES 2017 announcements were details about its Android N update for the Axon 7, an update on Project CSX and information about a new mid-range device.
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BlackBerry: How Low Can Revenues Go?
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Here are the 6 largest yachts delivered in 2016
“2016 has seen some of the world’s largest yachts being delivered to their owners.”
HiConsumption
Car Wheel Fat Tire Bicycle
What happens when a welder builds a custom fat tire bike?
Zero Hedge
Here’s Why Liberals Are Suddenly Embracing The 2nd Amendment
Submitted by Shaun Bradley via TheAntiMedia.org, Bureaucrats in California are ringing in the new year by doubling down on their failed policies to stop gun violence. As of January 1st, six new bills are being phased in that close the so-called ‘bullet-button’ loophole and require background checks…
Zero Hedge
House Passes Bill To Undo Months Of Obama Regulations With Just One Vote
The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday giving Congress the power to kill so-called “midnight rules”, months of recently enacted Obama administration regulations with just one vote, as Republicans charged ahead on their campaign to strip down federal regulations. If passed by the…
Business Insider
How MasterCard is using AI to improve the accuracy of its fraud protection (MA, V)
About 15% of all cardholders have experienced a false decline when making legitimate purchases.
Digital Trends
ShadeCraft’s solar patio shade is a smart addition to your connected home
Artificial intelligence is coming to your patio thanks to the launch of the Sunflower, a solar powered smart patio umbrella that automatically adjusts itself to keep you in the shade. The umbrella is the first product from Los Angeles-based smart outdoor living manufacturer ShadeCraft. While its primary…
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HTC Vive’s next big accessory will let you track anything you want
The HTC Vive, despite being one of the most versatile VR headsets on the market, has always had one shortcoming – it can only track your hands. What that means is if you had a cool object you wanted to bring into the virtual world with you – like, say, a piece of furniture or something a bit crazier…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Samsung unveils Android-ready, stylus-sporting convertible Chromebooks
At today’s CES press event, Samsung unveiled Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. Both feature 2-in-1 tablet/laptop builds and an included stylus. They are also Samsung’s first Chromebooks designed for compatibility with Android mobile apps… Continue Reading Samsung unveils Android-ready,…
Big Think
Amazon Plans Giant Airship Warehouses Hovering Above Cities with Armies of Delivery Drones
A patent filed for Amazon’s “airborne fulfillment centers” reveals the e-commerce giant’s plans for the future of delivery.Read More
Bloomberg
Crown Jewel of U.S. Shale Behind the Endless Pursuit of Williams
Zero Hedge
Paul Ryan Blasts Assange As A “Sycophant For Russia”; Says Trump Needs To Be “Better Informed”
After Julian Assange has repeatedly confirmed that Russia was not the source of his DNC or John Podesta leaks, including again last night in an interview with Sean Hannity, Paul Ryan would like for you to know that he’s not buying it.  Sounding a bit like a disaffected Hillary snowflake, Ryan told radio…
CNET News.com
Scientists search for aliens in galaxy sending weird radio signals – CNET
Astronomers reveal they’ve traced a mysterious fast radio burst to its source for the first time. Now, other scientists are already checking the galaxy for signs of life.
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Sensory is bringing Alexa to your headphones this CES 2017 – CNET
New tech from hardware developer Sensory will soon give your Bluetooth headphones always-listening capabilities.
Business Insider
‘By mid-year, the euphoria of a Trump presidency will start to fade’
HSBC says that it expects a retracement in the US dollar from mid-year to the end of the year.
Popular Science
How to build a DIY replica of Galileo’s telescope
DIY Stargaze like the pioneering astronomer Build a DIY replica of Galileo’s telescope to stargaze like the pioneering astronomer did.
Quartz
Here’s a list of all the Macy’s store closings in the US
The US retail landscape is shifting, and department stores are suffering. While shoppers move online, productivity at brick-and-mortar locations—measured as sales-per-square-foot—is dwindling. Many chains haven’t closed stores quickly enough to keep pace, including Macy’s. The company today announced…
Quartz
NGOs are trying to stay alive in China’s latest crackdown against “foreign forces”
Some of the most famous names in the nonprofit world may be forced to quit China this year. A new law targeted at foreign NGOs, effective as of Jan. 1, requires such groups to submit themselves to greater government control if they want to continue working in China. They must find government sponsors,…
Quartz
The American dream is losing its charm among graduates of India’s elite IIT Bombay
More and more graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are bidding the American dream goodbye. In the 1980s and ’90s, the trajectory of an IIT graduate was fairly predictable: Get a B-Tech degree from one of India’s premier schools, make a beeline for one of the top universities in the…
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Model High-Yield Portfolios Holding BDCs, MREITs And CEFs Fail Multi-Year Performance Tests
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Amazon’s voice-assistant Alexa is coming to its first phone ever
It looks like Chinese phone maker Huawei is the first to bring Amazon’s voice-assistant Alexa to a smartphone.
Zero Hedge
Artificial Intelligence: Putting The ‘AI’ In Fail
Submitted by Andrew Orlowski via The Register, “Fake news” vexed the media classes greatly in 2016, but the tech world perfected the art long ago. With “the internet” no longer a credible vehicle for Silicon Valley’s wild fantasies and intellectual bullying of other industries – the internet clearly…
Zero Hedge
Protesters Swarm Goldman Sachs’ Headquarters, Are “Physically Ejected”
It appears “Occupy Wall Street” is a thing again, and this time it’s Donald Trump’s fault. Anyone who was wondering if the general population has noticed the abnormal concentration of Wall Streeters in general, and Goldman Sachs alumni in particular, in the Trump administration got their answer on Wednesday…
Bloomberg
Trump Sows Dismay in Rural America With Late Agriculture Choice
Business Insider
Why young people in Europe are absent when it comes to defending a united EU
Amid the broader, rising skepticism toward the EU, youth have been absent from the bloc’s political defense.
Metal Underground.com
Wintersun Announces New Album That Won’t Be “Time II”
Maybe Wintersun wasn’t trolling as much as we thought, as the band today announces a new album is coming… except it’s not “Time II” but rather something completely different. The group issued this message online: “It’s 2017 folks and it’s going to be a great year! Time for some big Wintersun news?…
Digital Trends
LG’s new ‘Gram’ laptop lineup promises up to 24 hours of use on a single charge
As expected, LG Electronics revealed its updated line of LG Gram laptops after some of the details were spilled just before Christmas. The big deal with this refresh is that not only has LG stuffed seventh-generation Intel processors into these laptops, but batteries capable of up to 24 hours of use…
Digital Trends
Sony debuts 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, TVs, and ultra-short throw projector at CES
Sony has brought an impressive lineup to this year’s CES, including the dazzling Bravia A1E OLED TV — and that’s just the beginning. Any home theater enthusiast should keep an eye on the company this year, no matter whether you’re looking for a new TV or simply something to plug into the TV you already…
Digital Trends
SteadXP is a camera add-on that takes the shakes out of video
One startup is aiming to make it easy to edit the shakes out of video with a plug-and-play solution. SteadXP is an add-on with both built-in accelerometer and gyroscope that measures camera movement while recording, then syncs with software to automatically remove camera shake from the footage. More:…
Digital Trends
Any HTC Vive can now go wireless for $249, and tracking accessories are coming
These last few days have been rocky for HTC, who not even a week ago was rumored to reveal the HTC Vive’s wireless sequel at CES 2017, only to debunk it moments later. Rest assured, the company by no means shied away from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In fact, HTC showcased not only a brand-new…
Digital Trends
ZF and Nvidia team up to create ProAI, the brain of your next self-driving car
Self-driving cars require a multitude of sensors to safely navigate the world around them, but more important than that, they need powerful processors to interpret all the data. At CES 2017, automotive engineering firm ZF Group unveiled the first serial production electronic control unit (ECU) with artificial…
9to5Mac
Hands-on: Glyph’s Atom RAID SSD brings super-fast external storage to the new MacBook Pro
If you’re a new MacBook Pro owner, then perhaps you’ve considered using external storage to increase storage capacity. After all, the MacBook Pro is limited by relatively small internal storage drives, although you can now go up to 2TB (at a $1,200-$1,400 premium) with 15-inch build-to-order options….
9to5Mac
New light strips from Qube aim to bring smart home features at an affordable price
Smart home lighting solutions have been a big trend over recent years, and that’s certainly continuing this year at CES in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a handful of new smart home products and now Qube is announcing new Smart Light Strips that aim to offer the same features as higher-end smart LED…
Mashable
5 best movie closing credits of all time
In reality, it’s always hard to say goodbye to people and the things we love. Sometimes, even more so with films that warm our hearts.  Storytellers understand this struggle more than the rest of us and find meaningful ways to help us cope with a movin ending. These are the best closing title sequences…
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Dolby: An Overlooked Growth Story With Catalysts
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Snap a Bird Photo and This App Tells You the Species
Snap a Bird Photo and This App Tells You the Species
io9
NASA Is Actually Going to Visit That Insane Metallic World
There’s nothing quite like Psyche anywhere else in our solar system—a small asteroid belt object made entirely of iron-nickel metal. Which is why NASA has decided to send a probe to check out the bizarre beast up close.Read more…
Mashable
ZTE is kickstarting an eye-tracking smartphone called ‘Hawkeye”
LAS VEGAS — Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is turning to a slightly more unconventional method to launch its next phone: Kickstarter.  The company announced Wednesday that it is using the crowdfunding platform to fund its next smartphone, an eye-tracking handset dubbed “Hawkeye.” SEE ALSO: Acer’s new…
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Hear A-Trak’s Diverse ‘Cut it Out!’ Mix With Kanye West, Paul Simon
A-Trak has unveiled Cut it Out!, a 74-minute DJ mix featuring a diverse array of artists, including Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and many others.The 54-track set opens with a mashup of Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and…
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Netgear’s smart baby monitor is more than a walkie-talkie
After decades of success in the networking market, Netgear is taking its first steps into infant security. Following the release of its Arlo surveillance cameras, this year will see the company producing its first baby monitor, the Arlo Baby. While baby monitors are traditionally little more…
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Buckeye Partners: Dividend Achiever Pumping Out A Secure 7.4% Yield
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General Finance: A View From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor – An Update
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FBI Agent Turns to Ex-Prosecutor for Help in Insider-Leak Probe
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A New Investor Study: Ask Yourself These Questions
Image source: Getty Images.If you invest outside of a retirement plan, there are important findings in a new FINRA Foundation study, “Investors in the United States 2016,” that you should be aware of.Continue reading
SlashGear
Sony HT-MT500 and HT-MT300 soundbars are compact and wireless
Sony has unveiled a pair of compact soundbars, the HT-MT300 and the HT-MT500. Both models feature a modern design to, says Sony, match current living room design trends. The HT-MT500 also features high-resolution audio for enhancing and upscaling existing audio, while both feature a wireless and slim…
International Business Times
CES 2017: Samsung Introduces Its Own Gaming Laptop, The Notebook Odyssey
Samsung is finally re-entering the gaming PC market by introducing the Notebook Odyssey at CES 2017. The South Korean manufacturer’s new gaming laptop will be available in display sizes and will arrive sometime in February.
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U.S. Troops Now Inside Mosul, Pentagon Says
U.S. forces have entered Mosul to assist Iraqi troops in retaking the besieged city from Islamic State, the Pentagon said.
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The da Vinci Nano is a plug-and-play 3D printer that only costs $230
XYZprinting is known for offering a variety of 3D printers, some of which rival the likes of Makerbot’s Replicator line and other high-end hardware. But, the company has also been making some that are both portable and affordable, as was the case wit…
Digital Trends
Checking your blood pressure just got a whole lot more portable with Omron
The problem with heart rate monitors is that they are often bulky and ugly. People don’t want to wear something that sticks out like a sore thumb. Omron is evolving blood pressure monitors by making them smaller, more attractive, and connected like never before. Three different blood pressure monitors…
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Arianespace nabs two launch contracts, aims for 12 missions in 2017
WASHINGTON — Two commercial satellite operators, Intelsat of Luxembourg and Japan-based Sky Perfect JSAT, have committed future spacecraft to launching on Ariane 5 rockets, European launch provider Arianespace said Jan. 4. Arianespace will also seek to tie its record number of launches with 12 missions…
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Australia’s Bull Market May Lose Some Steam, Wealth Manager Says
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‘There was no hope for us’: How a slave from Myanmar exposed human-rights failures in the Asia Pacific
Many of the 6.7 million Southeast Asian men and women who cross borders to find work have become victims of exploitation.
Latest news
Samsung SDS develops Tizen-based EMM for wearables
The Enterprise Mobility Management solution can be used independently on smartwatches without the need for smartphones.
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No Russian attempt to hack Vermont power grid found – CNET
Burlington Electric Department now says code associated with Russian hackers wasn’t on its employee’s laptop.
TechCrunch
VR shoes and a flying machine
 If this VR stuff fails to take off again, man are we going to feel silly about all of the things we tried over the past few years. Two fairly solid examples right here from a CES kickoff event. Both attempt to make VR that much more immersive, and both make you look pretty silly in the process. Let’s…
TechCrunch
Emotech shows off Olly, the most likable personal assistant around
 Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of devices you can talk to to make them do stuff. That’s all good and well, but apart from talking back to you, they don’t really seem to care about you all that much. Emotech takes a different tack with Olly, adding personality and giving the assistant a physical personality….
Business Insider
Law students are researching lynching cold cases as a form of ‘restorative justice’
Investigations can nevertheless provide some measure of justice, if not in a legal sense, then in a social and emotional one.
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Fove starts shipping its eye-tracking VR headset
Fove, a successful Kickstarter project, was supposed to release its VR headset way back in early 2016. Unfortunately, it encountered difficulties sourcing components and had to delay the device’s shipments. Now, the company has finally begun shipping the virtual reality device, which tracks not only…
NYT > Business Day
Women and Minorities Make Slow Progress in Filling Ranks at Law Firms
Small gains in partnerships and associate jobs since 2009, though higher representation in summer associate classes doesn’t translate into permanent jobs.
NYT > Business Day
Macy’s Will Cut 10,000 Jobs After Poor Holiday Sales
The announcement on Wednesday continued a trend for the country’s largest department store chain, which in August announced it was closing 100 of its stores.
Mashable
This man embodies all our New Year’s goals
When Tobias van Schneider updated his friends about crushing a life goal, he didn’t think his personal challenge would become international news. For more than 27 months, van Schneider didn’t touch alcohol — or caffeinated coffee. He is still going strong, and his accomplishment has been making headlines….
Bloomberg Business
Why Asia’s Richest Families Are Dumping Hedge Funds
Jan.03 — Asia’s richest families are disappointed with mediocre hedge fund returns and are balking at high fees, prompting them to shift to private equity. With redemptions already at a four-year high, Asia’s richest people comprise an investor group regional hedge funds can ill afford to lose. Family…
Zero Hedge
Donald Trump Has An Enormous And Very Dangerous Wall Street Blind Spot
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The biggest disappointment regarding Donald Trump since being elected President has been his total embrace of dangerous Wall Street thieves. As it is currently structured and incentivized, the financial services industry represents one of the most…
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BMW thinks your car interior will look like this in five years
BMW today unveiled what it called a “glimpse into the mid-future” for the interior of its cars. It’s called the BMW i Inside Future sculpture, and it’s what BMW thinks you might be sitting in after 2020. It’s got comfy seats, a futuristic control system called HoloActive Touch, and the ability for each…
Digital Trends
Western Digital wades into the PCI Express hard drive arena, and Sandisk debuts a huge SD card
More and more people are creating more and more content, exponentially increasing the amount of storage space needed to keep everything safe and secure. Storage device manufacturers are doing their part, with larger, faster, and more reliable storage devices hitting the market, and solid state drives…
Bloomberg
New Nuclear-Armed Subs Win Pentagon Approval Before Obama Leaves
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Independence Realty Trust: Bold And Profitable
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CES 2017: Asus Zenfone AR Officially Revealed, First Smartphone To Feature Both Google Tango, Daydream VR
Asus has officially unveiled the Asus Zenfone AR at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new Android smartphone is the second Tango-enabled phone that will be available commercially. The Asus Zenfone AR comes with flagship features like its 5.7-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display and being powered by Qualcomm’s…
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The LG Gram 14’s ‘all-day’ battery is based on a decade-old benchmark test
The latest iteration of LG’s ultra-thin Gram 14 laptop, announced earlier today at CES, came with a bold claim attached: between 21 and 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. It turns out, however, the claim is too good to be true. As CNET pointed out earlier today, LG relied on a decade-old…
ArchDaily
SINICA Eco Pavilion / Emerge Architects
Courtesy of Emerge Architects Architects: Emerge Architects Location: Taipei City, Taiwan Architects In Charge: Sam Yang, Ally Chang Area: 841.17 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Kyle Yu,…
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Tablo Droid turns your Android TV into a DVR – CNET
Tablo has announced an antenna streaming dongle and software that turns your Nvidia Shield into a DVR.
Zero Hedge
Second Video Emerges Of Same Chicago Teens Assaulting Another Trump Supporter – Chicago PD Responds
UPDATE: Chicago PD Press Conference reveals that the four suspects are all adults, the victim who is traumatized, had been with the perpetrators for 24-48 hours, and charges should be forthcoming. Officals aren’t willing to call it a hate crime at this point. As reported earlier on this site, four…
DigsDigs
The Coolest And The Most Interesting Houses Of 2016
Here are the coolest and interesting houses that we showed you on DigsDigs during 2016. Don’t miss them because they are really inspiring. This unique Wave House by architect Mario Romano in inspired by the ocean waves and looks fantastic. Unique Wave House Inspired By The Ocean Itself The tilted…
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Scientists learn how to ramp up microbes’ ability to make memories
Researchers have identified a mutation that prompts bacterial cells to acquire genetic memories 100 times more frequently than they do naturally. This discovery provides a powerful research tool and could bring scientists one step closer to developing DNA-based data storage devices.
BBC News – World
Is UN peacekeeping working in Africa?
The UN spends almost $8bn (£6.5bn) on peacekeeping in Africa, with 65,000 troops in nine countries.
Bloomberg
Toyota Plans Years of Building Cars Largely Controlled by Humans
VentureBeat
Endless expands into the U.S. with $129 Mission Mini and $249 Mission One computers
Computers have become an important part of our world, especially in the classrooms and at home, but while many can afford these devices — often costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars — there are still those left behind. Endless Mobile was founded five years ago with the mission to make computing…
VentureBeat
CooperVision debuts contact lenses designed to ease screen fatigue
CooperVision is showing off its Biofinity Energys, contact lenses that are engineered so that you can view text on digital screens more easily. The idea was to design a contact lens for “digital lifestyles” and it aims to rid wearers of eye fatigue and dryness. The company showed off the contact lenses…
VentureBeat
Sony sells 6.2 million PlayStation 4s during holiday season
Sony said that it sold 6.2 million PlayStation 4 video game consoles to consumers during the holidays on a worldwide basis. Sony also said that it sold more than 50.4 million units of software (games and Blu-ray movies) during the holidays. And the company’s big exclusive, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,…
VentureBeat
Intel demos untethered Project Alloy virtual reality multiplayer experience
Intel showed off what the next generation of virtual reality will look like today with Project Alloy, during the company’s press event at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Project Alloy is work in development that captures the notion that VR should be wireless, with all of the…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Kia teases new Picanto tiny car ahead of Geneva debut
Kia has given a sneak-peak at the new Picanto tiny car ahead of its full debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The third-generation of this A-segment subcompact city car is expected to come to market in the fourth quarter of 2017… Continue Reading Kia teases new Picanto tiny car ahead…
The Next Web
Epson’s augmented reality headset lets you pilot a drone as God intended
When Epson messaged to ask if I wanted to try a new augmented reality headset designed to improve the experience of piloting a drone, I was all ears. After spending some time piloting a DJI drone using Epson’s AR headset, I was hooked — there is no better way to fly a drone. What is it? An augmented…
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Jetson Green
Amsterdam Gets First 3D Printed Cabin
Amsterdam-based firm DUS Architects has recently completed a tiny guesthouse, which was printed rather than built. It is intended to be rented out on a short-term basis, is fully equipped with all modern conveniences and even features a small garden and an outdoor bathtub. The structure is called Urban…
Business Insider
Trump’s strategy to propel the US economy is based on selling Americans on the idea of optimism
If those folks put their money where their optimism is, Trump could produce significant economic acceleration.
Gizmodo
Sony’s Gigantic Space Wall Is Actually Hundreds of Tiny LED Tiles
That image above appears to show one giant seamless LED display, but Sony’s new CLEDIS system, presumably intended for use in convention centers like the one hosting CES in Las Vegas, is actually hundreds of LED tiles smooshed together.Read more…
Zero Hedge
Manhattan Apartment Prices Collapse Most In Four Years
When Douglas Eilliman released their 3Q 2016 recap of Manhattan real estate sales, it basically showed that pricing held up during the quarter as sellers refused to lower their asks but the number of closings collapsed as buyers started to back away from a market that was starting to look bubbly.  Here…
Zero Hedge
It’s The “Most Volatile” Year For Political Risk Since World War II
“In 2017 we enter a period of geopolitical recession,” warns Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer, adding that international war or “the breakdown of major central government institutions” isn’t inevitable, though “such an outcome is now thinkable.” In the company’s 19th annual outlook, Eurasia fears…
NYT > Business Day
Remaking Kennedy Airport Is Governor’s Next Big Plan
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York wants to spend over $10 billion to rebuild and modernize Kennedy Airport’s terminals and the ways to get there.
NYT > Business Day
Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Though much remains unclear, a determined Republican president and Congress can gut President Obama’s signature accomplishment.
Bloomberg
South Korea May Be Named Currency Manipulator, Think Tanks Warn
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Norton’s geodesic dome router protects your network with style
Norton is best known for its suite of software security tools, not actual, tangible devices. But now the company has realized that many of today’s vulnerabilities are based on pieces of hardware that can’t be protected with software alone. With that in mind, it’s releasing its first piece of hardware:…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache
Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study.
Business Insider
The factories of the past are turning into the data centers of the future
As certain industries and regions decline, some of the infrastructure retains its value. That provides an opportunity for future savvy investors to seize upon.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Of mice and men: Unique electrical properties of human nerve cells make a difference
Scientists have presented the first direct evidence that human neocortical neurons have unique membrane properties that enhance signal processing. The research implies that human cortical neurons are efficient electrical microchips that use low membrane capacitance to compensate for humans’ larger brains…
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When the Arctic coast retreats, life in the shallow water areas drastically changes
The thawing and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts has dramatically increased in the past years and the sea is now consuming more than 20 meters of land per year at some locations.
Digital Trends
Elgato releases Thunderbolt 3 dock to alleviate MacBook Pro connectivity woes
If you’re using a 2016 MacBook Pro or thinking about buying one, then you may have a bundle of accessories that will need dongles to connect to Apple’s new thin-and-light notebook. That can get expensive and become unsightly, and it can be a pain to connect and disconnect so many dongles. That’s why…
Digital Trends
New Android malware uses your phone to attack your wireless router
A new Android trojan has been discovered that can work through your wireless router and control the Wi-Fi network of its victims. Security researchers are calling it the Switcher Trojan, and it’s capable of redirecting all traffic from Wi-Fi-connected devices straight into the hands of those who built…
Zero Hedge
Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Audit the Fed, Says it Has Trump Support
Literally nothing is going to happen here. Let’s not pretend Congress will actually pass a Rand Paul bill that simply requests for the Federal Reserve to be audited. After all, they’re the central bank for the world now, rigging markets and fixing rates almost on demand. There are a lot of people with…
Zero Hedge
Let’s Play FOMC Bingo: Minutes Show 15 Instances of Uncertainty
Submitted by Mish Shedlock of MishTalk The Fed released Minutes of the December 13-14, 2016 FOMC Meeting today. Let’s dive into the minutes to dissect the amount of Fed uncertainty. Market-based measures of uncertainty regarding monetary policy at horizons beyond one year moved up, suggesting that…
International Business Times
Sophie Turner Makes Relationship With Joe Jonas Instagram Official
Sophie Turner has made her relationship with Joe Jonas Instagram official. The “Game of Thrones” actress took to the social networking site to share a photo of the DNCE member. In the image, Jonas is holding a cigar while on a boat. Turner captioned the photo: “Miami Daze.”
Bloomberg Politics
Giancarlo Said to Be Trump’s Leading Choice for CFTC Chair
J. Christopher Giancarlo, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with close ties to the derivatives industry, is President-elect Donald Trump’s top choice to head the U.S.’s main swaps regulator, a person familiar with the matter said.
DiscoveryNews
This Bizarre Silicone Jewelry Gives You Extra Body Parts
This Bizarre Silicone Jewelry Gives You Extra Body Parts
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BT Signs MediaTek to Enable Home Wi-Fi Networks
Telecommunications services company BT Group plc has selected fabless chip company MediaTek Inc. to provide the underlying technology for its Whole Home Wi-Fi product.
Freakonomics
The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution
Michael Lewis wrote The Undoing Project about two psychologists that changed the way we look at economics. (Photo: MichaelLewisWrites.com) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS…
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Colombia is not happy with video of UN staffers partying with FARC guerrillas
Conservative war hawks who are still grumbling over the peace deal say the government is making too many concessions to the FARC.
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Watch BB8, Nvidia’s self-driving car, navigate the world
This is BB8. It’s Nvidia’s autonomous car and it’s been driving around in California and New Jersey testing things out. It’s always nice when companies give their cars cutesy names (this one is, of course, borrowed from The Force Awakens) but between the upbeat music and the eager way the car explores…
Digital Trends
Asus intros new mini PCs, displays, and a Wireless AC mesh-based network system
Just ahead of the CES 2017 convention in Las Vegas, Asus revealed its assault on the general and business markets spanning laptops, monitors, desktops, and more. In this edition we are covering new mini PCs, three desktop monitors, and the company’s jump into the mesh-based wireless networking arena….
Zero Hedge
Mexico Panics As Trump’s Leverage “Far Greater Than What Mexican Elites Thought”
Earlier this morning we noted that the Mexican Peso was plunging once again – very close to all-time record lows – as fears spread that Ford’s decision yesterday to cancel a $1.6 billion plant may become the norm following president-elect Trump’s tweet that “this is just the beginning.” Thank you to…
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Polaroid has a Nest Cam-like security camera, too
There are a number of options when it comes to wireless home security cameras that beam footage to your phone in a similar fashion to Nest Cam. Polaroid got into video a couple years ago with the tiny Cube and now it’s showing off the Hoop camera tha…
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The Ellipse smart lock allows you to securely share your ride
The sharing economy took a turn towards the two-wheeled here at CES on Thursday when Lattis “the smart city company” introduced its new Ellipse Smart Bike Lock. As its name implies, the Ellipse packs as many IoT features as it can into its solar-powe…
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CHART: It just became staggeringly expensive to borrow Chinese currency for offshore trading
Interbank’s lending rate doubled seemingly overnight from 19% to 39%.
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Griffin’s Reserve case has a spare battery and a 3.5mm headphone jack
Griffin Technology showed off its new Reserve battery case at CES 2017, which has a 3,000 mAh battery and a 3.5mm headphone jack, in addition to still offering a pass-through Lightning connector to charge an iPhone 7. The Reserve joins the OX, from Griffin’s parent company Incipio, as the second iPhone…
International Business Times
HTC Reportedly Planning To Release One X10 During First Quarter Of 2017
A new report claims that HTC will be introducing a sequel to last year’s HTC One X9 in the first quarter of 2017. The handset will be called the HTC One X10 and will only be slightly different form its predecessor, but it will have a far better camera performance.
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The wackiest, weirdest gadgets of CES 2017 – CNET
“Why does this product exist?” “They really thought of that?” “Who can afford one of those?” These are the zaniest, most outlandish and exorbitant items we’ve seen at CES 2017.
Mises Institute
Venezuela’s March Toward Default
Tags A A Global EconomyHome | Feed | Blog.rssVenezuela’s March Toward DefaultPolitical Theory 0 Views 2 hours agoIt is only a matter of time until Venezuela will default on its foreign debt. After a short peak in 2009, when the country’s foreign exchange reserves stood at over $40…
PCWorld
GeForce Now picks up the OnLive mantle, allowing you to stream games direct to your PC
Considering how much money Nvidia has spent on its Grid service (which was recently renamed to GeForce Now in October), Wednesday’s announcement at CES felt almost predictable: The company’s officially bringing GeForce Now to the PC (and Mac!).Until this point, Nvidia’s game-streaming service was confined…
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brendan dawes creates a playful analog interface for digital music
the ‘plastic player’ combines the variety of a streaming service with the tactility of a record player. The post brendan dawes creates a playful analog interface for digital music appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Quartz
In Beijing, you don’t need Instagram filters because the smog adds a striking effect to your photos
The toxic smog that’s taken over Beijing is painting its skies with unusual colors. Though the haze is often gray, it sometimes carries warm and cool tones that are almost reminiscent of Instagram filters—except they’re omnipresent in real life. On Jan. 3, the capital city issued its first-ever (link…
Quartz
For India’s new central banker, demonetisation has been baptism by fire
Four months ago, when Urjit Patel took charge as the 24th governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), he had big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Raghuram Rajan, had proven to be a superstar with his free-flowing eloquence making an instant connect with Indians. Patel’s low-profile style of functioning…
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Griffin connects your toast to your phone
It seems like no one really needs a connected toaster. For decades you’ve been able to adjust just how dark you want your bread with a knob or lever. But maybe we’ve been missing out on perfect toast because we didn’t have the opportunity to really fine tune the cooking experience. That’s where Griffin…
Digital Trends
Motherboards and desktops for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU make their debut at CES
AMD was expected to reveal a few additional goods during its New Horizon event in the middle of December, but that didn’t happen. All we saw were a few demos showcasing the performance of its Ryzen desktop processor and a brief glimpse of the company’s upcoming graphics chip design codenamed “Vega.”…
Digital Trends
Ford’s Sync 3 will integrate Alexa voice commands and AT&T’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi
In addition to its announcement of the next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous test vehicle, Ford used the CES stage to preview a number of Sync 3 infotainment updates coming soon to its vehicles. Sync 3 integrates Amazon’s Alexa Ford has partnered with Amazon to offer Alexa — Amazon’s cloud-based…
Zero Hedge
Washington Post Is Richly Rewarded For False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived
Authored by Glenn Greenwald, originally posted at The Intercept, In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid….
TechCrunch
Taboola buys Commerce Sciences to tweak sites with “Amazon-style” personalization
 Taboola, the startup that works with hundreds of online publishers to run carousels of recommended content and ads from their own and other publishers’ sites to grow engagement and revenues, has made another acquisition to grow the services it offers to its customers beyond the bottom of the page. Taboola…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Malaysia floods force 23,000 to leave homes
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 Floods in two northeast Malaysian states have now forced almost 23,000 people from their homes and extra relief centres have been opened, rescue officials said Wednesday. Seasonal flooding hits Malaysia’s east coast states every year and regularly results in mass…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Defense Dept. orders upgraded underwater drones
San Diego Jan 4, 2017 Teledyne SeaBotix has won a multimillion dollar U.S. Department of Defense contract for underwater remotely operated vehicles. The observation-class vehicles are used by mobile explosive ordnance disposal units around the world. Teledyne SeaBotix said the contract was…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Gambia army chief backs president as region watches
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 The Gambia’s army chief on Wednesday reaffirmed his loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh, despite the threat of a regional military intervention if the strongman refuses to step down. Lieutenant General Ousman Badjie used a New Year message published in the pro-government…
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Number of displaced in Mosul op passes 125,000: UN
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 More than 125,000 Iraqis have been displaced since the start in October of an offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, the United Nations said Wednesday. “Following the intensification of military operations in Mosul city on 29 December, the rate of displacement…
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Natural disaster damage hits 4-year high: Munich Re
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 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. While the year saw a two-thirds increase in the financial impact of catastrophes around…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Scientists consider the effects of coastal erosion in the Arctic
Potsdam, Germany (UPI) Jan 4, 2017 As temperatures warm in the Arctic, costal tundra is thawing, crumbling and falling into the ocean. It’s a phenomenon researchers in Germany suggest deserves greater scientific attention. In a new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists…
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Polar vortex is back, and a warmer Arctic may be to blame
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 03, 2017 Residents of Anchorage, Alaska, found themselves enjoying a stretch of relatively balmy weather in December, with temperatures at times climbing above freezing. More southerly cities near the Canada-U.S. border, meanwhile, sat in the grip of a deep freeze, with some…
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The Gryphon router manages to be both stylish and feature rich
As a group of raunchy former young people, we grown-ups know all too well the sorts of shenanigans a youngster can get up to on the internet. There’s no shortage of companies that want nothing more to protect those wee tykes from themselves, but Gryp…
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Dosime is a personal radiation tracker for the worried well
One of the problems with building sensors to detect ubiquitous dangers is that those dangers remain, you know, ubiquitous. Despite this, a company called Dosime has built a portable radiation meter that will warn you about the invisible killer. The o…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
The Man Selling Virtual Reality to China
How an American animator became a guiding force in China’s bubbling VR scene.
The Verge – All Posts
Kensington made a USB-C laptop dock that can charge your MacBook Pro
Kensington is an accessory maker best known for its nearly ubiquitous laptop locking system. But it also makes other computer accessories, and just announced a new USB-C Thunderbolt 3 dock at CES 2017. The SD5000T Thunderbolt 3 Dock is yet another attempt to solve the USB-C port problem. It offers two…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
New HTC Vive accessory turns bats and hoses into VR controllers
With the recent release of Oculus Touch, the Rift’s hand-tracking controllers, the clunkiness of the HTC Vive’s wands suddenly seemed more apparent. They’re good at simulating weapons, but they don’t make for great approximations of bare hands or other held items. Now, HTC has announced the…
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Bose is building ride-smoothing tech for autonomous cars
Bose dabbles in a lot of different things, but the most left-field product could could be its ride-smoothing trucker seats. The company is about to demo similar tech for autonomous cars at its “Beyond Sound” CES experience in Las Vegas. Specifically,…
Business Insider
Some Americans are uneasy about Trump’s ability to handle international affairs and the US military
A Gallup survey found that only 46 percent of Americans are confident in Trump in the event of an international crisis.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Venezuela’s Maduro names new potential successor
Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro named an ex-security minister Wednesday as his vice-president, who would become head of state if Maduro were removed from office this year as the opposition demands.
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I put my face on a backpack, and I feel great about it
POP-I is a company that’s trying to make E Ink backpacks the next big thing. It’s actually trying to popularize E Ink apparel in general, but at CES this year, the company is showing off its backpack. The Classic and Sport bags feature an HD 10-inch and 4.7-inch E Ink display respectively and will be…
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Simplehuman made a trashcan you can open with your voice
Simplehuman’s a pretty household name in, uh, households across the country, what with its sensor mirrors, stainless steel dish racks and automatic soap dispensers. Now it’s come up with yet another innovation: a trashcan you can activate with your v…
Bloomberg
Qatars Investment Holding Group Plans Acquisitions After IPO
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Lyft’s Ridership Reaches 52.6 Million in Fourth Quarter
Ride-hailing service Lyft more than doubled its quarterly ridership from a year before, a welcome boost as it seeks to keep apace with larger rival Uber Technologies.
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Tech outlook dampened by political uncertainty
Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 As tech industry leaders gather for an annual extravaganza showcasing hot new products, political uncertainty is casting a cloud over the sector. The election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum are among the factors weighing on the outlook. And a strong US dollar…
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S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China
Seoul (AFP) Jan 4, 2017 South Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High…
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Venerable Radio Telescope Sets Standard for Universal Constant
Columbia MA (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 About 150 hours of observing time on the 1,000-ft radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico over the course of the last several years have been devoted to determining whether the most fundamental constant in physics really is constant. The target…
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SwRI to lead NASA’s Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojans
Boulder CO (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to lead Lucy, a landmark Discovery mission to perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. The Lucy spacecraft will launch in 2021 to study…
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NASA Assigns Upcoming Space Station Crew Members
Houston TX (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 NASA is assigning veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps to missions aboard the International Space Station in 2018. Feustel will launch in March 2018 for his first long-duration mission, serving as a flight engineer on Expedition…
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ASU Spectrometer to Fly on New Nasa Mission to Distant ‘Trojan’ Asteroids
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 The Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids has been chosen by NASA for flight under the agency’s Discovery Program. Lucy will carry an ASU-designed and -developed thermal emission spectrometer, which will measure surface temperatures on each asteroid the spacecraft…
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US can defend itself from N.Korea missile attack: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) Jan 3, 2017 The United States is certain it can defend itself from an attack by North Korea, the Defense Department said Tuesday after Pyongyang warned it was close to test launching a ballistic missile. “We remain confident in our ballistic missile defense and in our defense…
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Hues in a Crater Slope
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on the steep slopes of Mars. However, these slopes often experience rockfalls and debris avalanches that keep the surface clean of dust, revealing a variety of hues, like in this enhanced-color image from NASA’s Mars…
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Watching the Upper Atmosphere for 15 Years and Counting
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 NASA’s TIMED mission – short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics – yielded a batch of new discoveries to end its 15th year in orbit. From a more precise categorization of the upper atmosphere’s response to solar storms, to pinpointing…
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York U research identifies icy ridges on Pluto
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 Using a model similar to what meteorologists use to forecast weather on Earth and a computer simulation of the physics of evaporating ices, a new study published in the journal, Nature by York University’s Professor John Moores, Department of Earth and Space Science…
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Psyche to offer unique look at early terrestrial planet formation
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jan 05, 2017 Arizona State University’s Psyche Mission, a journey to a metal asteroid, has been selected for flight under NASA’s Discovery Program, a series of lower-cost, highly focused robotic space missions that are exploring the solar system. The mission’s spacecraft is expected…
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Nvidia packs new Shield TV console with 4K, HDR, and Google Assistant
Nvidia rolled out a Shield TV console, arming it with 4K and HDR capabilities for vastly improved gaming and video streaming.The Android-based Shield also has new tricks: it will double up as a smart-home hub and a voice-activated assistant. It’ll bring Google Assistant to TVs and work with Samsung’s…
The New Yorker
What If a President Loses Control?
When John F. Kennedy spoke at the United Nations on September 25, 1961, he talked about the dangers of the atomic age. “Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable,” he said. “Every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles,…
Business Insider
One tool retailers can use to make customers more patient
Recent studies involving 1,227 US and Asian participants suggest the key is something marketers have been using for decades.
Business Insider
What we can do to better protect the ocean
The ocean supports the well-being of 870 million people who depend directly on the ocean for food and livelihoods.
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Pollutants in the Arctic environment are threatening polar bear health
A new analysis has found that although the risk of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic environment is low for seals, it is 2 orders of magnitude higher than the safety threshold for adult polar bears and even more (3 orders of magnitude above the threshold) for bear cubs fed with contaminated…
Mashable
Augmented reality app from IBM and NY Times tries to make history fun
Using virtual reality to immerse people in history has become increasingly common in recent months, but a new collaboration between IBM and the New York Times instead relies on augmented reality. The Outthink Hidden app allows users to visit 150 locations around the U.S. to discover AR statues of leaders…
Mashable
Even people with old PCs can play top games with Nvidia’s new streaming service
LAS VEGAS — Playing high-end games will no longer require having a high-end PC with the right specs. At least, if Nvidia has anything to say about it. The company announced a new service called Geforce Now that allows PC games to be remotely streamed to just about any laptop or desktop PC even if it…
TechSpot
Asus doubles down on camera and battery with ZenFone 3 Zoom
Asus has unveiled the ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES 2017, a mid-range Android smartphone that focuses heavily on delivering the best camera experience. The device looks much more impressive than its disappointing predecessor, borrowing elements from the latest iPhones while listening to the requests of consumers….
Metal Underground.com
Mutiny Within Premieres New Song “Justify” From Upcoming New Album “Origins”
Mutiny Within premieres a new song entitled “Justify”, taken from the upcoming new album “Origins”, which will be out in stores February 10th. A third single from the effort will debut online on January 11th. Check out now “Justify” below. Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
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Disturbed Debuts New Live Music Video For “Remember”
Disturbed is streaming another new live music video for “Remember”. The video footage for it was filmed in Quebec City, QC back on October 11th, 2016. Check out now “Remember” below. Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
Bloomberg
Cameroon Says 2017 Growth to Be 6% Even as New Taxes Imposed
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This is what it was like to be at Intel’s all-VR press conference – CNET
An audience of 250 people visited rural Vietnam, sat courtside at a live NCAA game and were stalked by zombies, all in less than an hour.
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Obi-Wan and Darth Maul totally fight again in ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ – CNET
Ooh, fight! The latest trailer for season 3 of “Star Wars: Rebels” goes deep on canon and teases “Rogue One” tie-ins and a rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul.
CNET News.com
Your bike lock just got a lot smarter and more secure – CNET
At CES 2017, Lattis announced the Ellipse a smart lock aims to make your bike easier to secure.
Bloomberg Politics
China Opening Bank Industry as Bond Tables Show Dominance
China is increasing access to its banking industry from a position of strength, judging from the dominance of its banks in bond league tables.
BBC News – World
Chilean family rescue humpback whale caught in fishing net
A family in Chile has saved a humpback whale which became entangled in an industrial fishing net.
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Trump And Alibaba, A Match Made In Heaven
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France arrests former Kosovo PM over Serbia war crimes claim
A former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, was arrested in France on Wednesday in response to an international arrest warrant for war crimes filed by Serbia.
Zero Hedge
Chinese Cruise Ship With 2,000 Passengers Stuck At Sea For Two Days Due To Smog
Beijing’s pollution problem is getting worse by the day. On Wednesday, the Chinese capital issued its highest “red fog alert” for only the second day in history, keeping highways closed in and around the city which is already under a smog alert after weeks of choking winter pollution. China’s weather…
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Democrats Gather Ammo Against Treasury Pick Steven Mnuchin
Democratic senators are zeroing in on the record of Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, aiming to pressure Republicans into voting against Steven Mnuchin’s nomination.
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Soda Taxes, Pitchfork Fishing: A Look at New Laws for 2017
In states and cities across the U.S., the new year brings a flurry of new laws addressing everything from soda consumption and sick leave, to semiautomatic weapons and catfish catching. Here are the highlights.
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Republican Lawmakers Revive ‘Audit the Fed’ Legislation
Congressional Republicans revived bills to subject the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions to greater public scrutiny, proposals that didn’t get far in recent years but could face brighter prospects under the incoming Trump administration.
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Rand Paul Defects on Proposed Health Law Repeal
The Republican senator said he would oppose measure to begin process of repealing Affordable Care Act, saying it adds too much to the federal budget deficit
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
SEC Pick Clayton Is a 180 From Chairman White
President-elect Donald Trump nominates Sullivan & Cromwell law partner Jay Clayton as Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, adding another figure with close Wall Street ties to Mr. Trump’s administration.
WSJ.com: Politics And Policy
Tillerson Holds as Much as Half a Billion Dollars in Assets
Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil’s former CEO and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, has assets worth as much as half a billion dollars spread across a wide variety of investments, according to government filings.
International Business Times
How Many Hours Should You Work A Day? Sweden To Drop 6-Hour Workday Experiment Citing High Costs
Sweden will abandon its two year experiment on the six-hour work day after findings revealed that the costs outweigh the benefits. The experiment involved shortening work hours but maintaining pay levels for nurses at an old people’s home in the city of Gothenburg. While there were improvements in patient…
International Business Times
Kim Jong Un Planning A Purge In 2017? North Korean Leader Hinted At ‘Swamp Draining’ In New Year’s Speech, Report Shows
An analysis of Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Day speech showed that the North Korean leader may take steps to protest a military exercise between neighbor South Korea and the United States, along with possible purges of senior Pyongyang officials, a report said Wednesday. Kim, who assumed power in 2011,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
LG’s robo-helper fleet rolls into CES
LG has arrived at CES with not one, but four robo-assistants designed to help around the home, indoors and out, and in public places like airports. Whereas the two home-focused robots are designed to form a central internet of things hub and keep the lawn in nice trim, respectively, the other…
Metal Underground.com
Phil Anselmo Slams Internet Pile-On Culture In New Interview
During a recent appearance on Eddie Trunk’s “Trunk Nation”, Phil Anselmo repeatedly apologized for the his usage of racist gestures/phrases at the “Dimebash” event last January and later went onto state that it was a drunken reaction to hecklers at the performance who had been calling him racist throughout…
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Samsung Gear S2 and S3 smartwatches finally get friendly with iPhone
Originally slated to arrive a year ago, Digital Trends is reporting that iPhone compatibility is finally here for Samsung’s range of Gear devices with the release of an official Samsung Gear S app on Apple’s App Store.The app, which is not yet available in Australia or the UK at the time of writing,…
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Moro is basically a four-foot Amazon Echo with arms
In-home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are handy, but their functions are limited: They can tell you where to find a can of soda, but they can’t actually bring one to you. Enter Moro. Robotics company Ewaybot created Moro as a rolling, humanoid assistant for research labs and universities,…
Bloomberg
Bluefin Tuna Goes for $632,000 in First Tsukiji Auction of 2017
WSJ.com: Asia Home
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: Asia Home
Singapore Court Charges Fifth Person With Crimes Related to 1MDB
A former branch manager of Falcon Private Bank in Singapore has been charged with 16 offenses, including one that requires banks and their officers to enact due-diligence checks on clients to prevent money laundering.
WSJ.com: Asia Home
Indonesia: J.P. Morgan Was Tasked to Find Buyers, but Instead Said ‘Sell’
Indonesia has a history of run-ins with J.P. Morgan Chase, which influenced its recent decision to cut business ties with the U.S. bank.
WSJ.com: Asia Home
The M.B.A. Classroom That Knows When You’re Bored
Business schools have increased their offerings of programs that combine online components with face-to-face elements.
WSJ.com: Asia Home
Apple Confirms Its $1 Billion Investment in SoftBank Fund
Apple confirmed it plans to invest $1 billion in SoftBank’s new technology fund to help finance technologies it could use in the future.
WSJ.com: Asia Home
Chinese Willing to Pay for Web Content
Columnist Li Yuan writes that Chinese internet users were once known to be reluctant to pay for online content, but now some feel information they choose to pay for is more trustworthy.
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Will This New Fusion Reactor Mimic The Sun’s Energy?
Will This New Fusion Reactor Mimic The Sun’s Energy?
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This Is The Most Visited City In The World
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Ragtop SUVs Are Cool Again — and Perfect for Winter Driving
It moves nimbly, off-roads adeptly, cruises in the sun, is surefooted in the slippery, plasters smiles on faces. …Read More »
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Staff Picks: Winter Survival
A vacuum-insulated mug, the most versatile neck gaiter available, an avalanche shovel and more. …Read More »
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10 New Products Worth Knowing About from CES 2017, Part I
A fitness-tracking ring, a super-lightweight 2-in-1 computer, the return of Blackberry (really) and more. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: January 5, 2017
How to save on a Rome snowboard, a Filson board game and Puma shoes. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: January 5, 2017
A stylish Canon point-and-shoot, a lifestyle running shoe, a Lego robotics kit for kids and much more. …Read More »
Metal Underground.com
Au Champ Des Morts Premieres Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Dans La Joie”
French black metal outfit Au Champ Des Morts premieres the title track of the band’s upcoming new album “Dans La Joie”, which will released on January 27th on Digipack CD, 12″ LP and digital formats via Debemur Morti Productions. Check out now “Dans La Joie” below. Dans La Joie by AU CHAMP DES…
VentureBeat
2017 game release-date calendar
Welcome, 2017! And while we’re still polishing off the games we bought in 2016 (or in 2015 … or 2014 … hell, even 2010!), others are looking for titles to play in the New Year. GamesBeat has rounded up as many release dates and TBA games as we could. This should help you keep on top of what’s coming…
VentureBeat
Lattis’ bike lock sends theft alerts and tells friends if you crash
Lattis is unveiling its smart bike lock, the Ellipse, as a way to deter theft and notify your friends if you get in a wreck on your bicycle. It appears that the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected, is invading everything at CES 2017, the big trade show in Las Vegas this…
VentureBeat
Nvidia announces GeForce Now cloud gaming for PCs
Nvidia has extended its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to PC. Prior to now, the service has been available only to Shield TV set-top box owners. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said in a keynote speech at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas, that the service will be available for a $25 monthly subscription…
VentureBeat
Nvidia Spot extends Google Assistant voice controls through your whole home
Nvidia unveiled a little gadget that you stick on a wall in your home, instrumenting it for the voice commands of Google Assistant. The Spot allows you to issue voice commands in your smart home that can control all sorts of things in your home. The Spot has a microphone, positional information, and…
VentureBeat
August smart locks can now be controlled using Logitech’s POP home switch
August on Thursday announced an integration with Logitech, enabling its smart locks to be controlled through a home switch and POP recipe. Now you can lock your door from your bed or living room just by tapping on the Logitech Home Switch or any other POP-enabled third-party device. Logitech POP home…
VentureBeat
IBM predicts 5 life-changing innovations in the next 5 years
IBM researchers revealed their five big predictions for innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. Dubbed IBM 5 in 5, the predictions were culled from more than 3,000 researchers across 12 labs on six continents. These predictions focus on the future of artificial intelligence and…
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United Engineers Said to Seek Bids for Century-Old Company
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Falling Loan Costs No Threat to Record Rupee Company Bond Sales
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Trump Has Tough Act to Follow in Building on Obama Hiring Streak
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Intel shows off 10nm Cannon Lake chip, announces Project Alloy VR product plans
Intel pulled out the big guns at its CES keynote on Wednesday, equipping the venue with leather loungers that each had its own VR setup for attendees to use—a flashy way to prove that Intel’s recent moves in the VR space were justified. But first, the company kicked off its presentation by demonstrating…
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Philippines’ Duterte Open to Joint Naval Drills With Russia
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will consider joint naval exercises with Russia, his spokesman said Thursday, months after he decided to reduce military drills with the U.S.
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Eelgrass in Puget Sound is stable overall, but some local beaches suffering
Eelgrass, a marine plant crucial to the success of migrating juvenile salmon and spawning Pacific herring, is stable and flourishing in Puget Sound, despite a doubling of the region’s human population and significant shoreline development over the past several decades.
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New Gold: A Rare Combination Of A Strong Growth And Low Political Risks
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Corals May Show Complex, Coordinated Behavior
The individual and the group: insignificant alone, awesome together. Like ants in a colony or neurons of a brain, the collective action of single actors can beautifully coalesce into something more complex than the parts.
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Sticky Toes Provide Clues to Evolution
Yet, how this key innovation evolved remains a mystery locked within the leathery shell of a lizard egg. Now, Dr. Thomas Sanger at Loyola University in Chicago has developed new techniques to understand more about the process of evolutionary diversification by observing development in real time.
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The Mystery of the Earless Toads
More than 200 species of “true toads” (Bufonidae) have fully functional inner ears, but cannot fully use them because they have lost their tympanic middle ears, the part of the ear which transmits sound air pressures from the outside world to the inner ear. These “earless” toads rely on sounds to communicate,…
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Orchids Mimic Human BO to Attract Mosquitoes
New research shows that orchids relying on mosquitoes for pollination attract them by producing the same odors found in common mosquito blood-hosts. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in New Orleans, LA on January…
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This mobile robot wants to help you with everyday tasks at CES 2017 – CNET
The MoRo robot can grasp and handle objects around your home to help simplify your life.
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Real-time blood alcohol monitoring is coming to your wrist – CNET
BACtrack Skyn is the world’s first wearable alcohol monitor for real-time data tracking, including a model made as a strap for Apple Watch.
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Google Assistant will soon let you bark commands at your Android TV – CNET
Move over Siri and Apple TV, there’s a new virtual assistant in smart TV town.
TechCrunch
Enflux captures body motion for fun and rehabilitation
 Enflux makes motion capture clothing that, for better or worse, is surprisingly slimming. These tight-fitting duds contain wired, washable sensors that can show your body position on a phone or screen. Founded by Doug Hoang, Mickey Ferri, Elijah Schuldt and Pamela Lee, the company was YC-funded and…
BBC News – World
Dolphins escape from Taiji facility in Japan
Four dolphins escape from a facility in Taiji in Japan, a town known for its controversial hunts.
TechCrunch
Roland helps YouTubers get their audio right with Go:Mixer
 Your cell phone has an awesome camera on it, but if you’re doing streaming or YouTubing, you’re going to need to look elsewhere to make your audio mix come together. Musicians and podcast heroes rejoice: At $99, Roland’s Go:Mixer might just prove to be the silver bullet to make magic happen. Read More…
Mashable
Sony’s goofy neckband wearable features an assistant named Nigel
LAS VEGAS — Over at Sony’s Future Lab Program, concept prototypes with no clear purpose, price point or future on the market make for a fun way to pass the time at CES.  At Sony’s press showing, the company showed a “neckband-style” device — officially called “Concept Prototype N” — that takes a totally…
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Smart Cube turns any drawer into a Bluetooth-controlled lockbox
One of the latest devices to go from crowdfunding to CES is this Bluetooth-connected lock from Smart Armor. The Cube uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to pair with your phone, and can unlock whenever it’s in range (or from further away, if you have a B…
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Thermomix is the $1,299 ‘digital kitchen’ for that tiny house you’ll never own
The gadget world is full of companies that don’t so much sell a labor-saving product as they do a fantasy of organization and efficiency. Vorwerk, maker of the Thermomix, is one such company. Thermomix is technically a food processor. But it’s really meant to be an all-in-one kitchen, complete with recipe…
The Next Web
Google is bringing its clever Assistant to Android TV, smartwatches and cars
If you’ve tried Google’s Home device, you’ve probably encountered its smart voice-activated Assistant, delivering relevant information from the Web and playing music and video on demand. At CES in Las Vegas, the company announced that it’s bringing Assistant to your TV, as well as Android Wear smartwatches…
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Digital Trends
See how the iPhone 7 Plus stacks up against a $50,000 cinema camera
Much has been said about the need (or not) for a high-end camera when it comes to getting a cinematic look in your videos. Interchangeable lens cameras offer large sensors, sharp optics, and extensive manual control — but what if all you have access to is a phone? Parker Walbeck of Full Time Filmmaker…
Bloomberg
Indias Sensex at Two-Month High as Oil, Metal Makers Gain
International Business Times
Google AR Shopping Tech: Alphabet Inc. Partners With BMW, Gap
Google is working to create new shopping experiences for consumers. The company announced retail partnerships with BMW and Gap Inc. to use its augmented reality (AR) platform Project Tango and work towards creating a shopping experience in which shoppers do not need to be physically present at the retail…
International Business Times
Pets Around The World: United Arab Emirates Bans Keeping Wild Animals Like Tigers, Lions, Cheetahs As Pets
The United Arab Emirates, where owning exotic wild animals is considered a status symbol by some, has banned keeping animals like lions, tigers and cheetahs as pets.
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House for Weekends / SBM studio
© Ivan Avdeenko Architects: SBM studio Location: Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine Architects In Charge: Olga Kleitman, Kateryna Ahafonova, Anna Chumak, Valeriia Ahafonova, Yliia Mishchenko Area: 160.0 m2 Project…
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Sony BRAVIA X and A series bring 4K HDR, Android TV together
Android TV, just like Android Wear, isn’t dead yet. At least not if you judge it based on the devices and announcements made at CES 2017. First there was DISH’s AirTV box, powered by Android TV. Then there’s the fresh new NVIDIA SHIELD, also powered by Android TV. Sony is also joining that fray with…
Mashable
What the hell is chicken salt? How one condiment became a national obsession
“Chicken salt or plain salt?” It’s a question that’ll confuse the hell out of everyone — except Aussies — when ordering hot chips, a.k.a. fries. But damn, do Aussies love it. The condiment is a mainstay of takeaway food shops around the country, and considering there’s a fish and chip shop on basically…
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What to do while riding in a highly-automated BMW car – Roadshow
BMW presents a look into the future of riding in cars when you don’t have to drive, aided by Microsoft Cortana as a virtual assistant.
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TP-Link enters Wi-Fi system market with sketchy details – CNET
The company introduces two Wi-Fi mesh systems without providing details such as pricing, availability or even Wi-Fi standard. More to come later this year.
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At CES, Intel shows how VR will transform both work and entertainment
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich led his audience through various VR experiences, like a live basketball game and an inspection of solar panels.
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My Top Long For 2017: Cemtrex
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Why We’re Raising Our Price Estimate For Norfolk Southern To $107
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Deutsche Bank settles tax fraud suit for $95 million
The suit, filed in 2014, claimed the German bank used shell companies to evade paying tens of millions of dollars in U.S. taxes in 2000.
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Charlie Hebdo: The terrorist attacks that changed France
FRANCE 24 looks back at the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks that devastated France in January 2015. Radical Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in the attack on the satirical weekly and a kosher supermarket in the capital. The terrorists – French nationals – targeted free speech, France’s centuries-old…
New Scientist – Online news
Computer uses facial cues to spot if people have autism
Learning how people’s responses to stories vary has enabled a program to tell whether people have autism or ADHD
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When It Comes To Trump And Stocks, Investors Have It All Wrong
International Business Times
Conflict In Africa: United Nations Peacekeepers Killed In Central African Republic
Unidentified assailants killed two United Nations peacekeepers and injured two others in southeast Central African Republic (CAR), the U.N. mission in the nation said Wednesday. An attack on peacekeepers could constitute a war crime.
International Business Times
Tijuana Homicide Rate In 2016: Mexican Murders Hit Record High
The city of Tijuana, located just about 129 miles south of the border from Los Angles, has always been known as a popular weekend getaway for American college students to cut loose. But with over 900 homicides due to drug-related violence in 2016, it has been a most violent year for the more than 1.7…
BBC News – World
South Korea scandal: Choi and Park cases in court
The trial of Choi Soon-sil and the impeachment hearing for President Park begin in South Korea.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TETRO+A and whitevoid’s deep web installation is a kinetic laser sculpture
the installation is illuminated by blasts of colourful laser beams resulting in three-dimensional sculptural light drawings. The post TETRO+A and whitevoid’s deep web installation is a kinetic laser sculpture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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BMW launches first augmented reality dealerships
BMW customers will be able to view the luxury carmaker’s hybrid and electric BMWi cars with augmented reality technology in a world first for car dealerships from Thursday, the manufacturer said.
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The Latest at CES: HTC’s Netflix for virtual reality
The Latest on the CES gadget show in Las Vegas (all times local):
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NOAA releases plan for Alaska endangered beluga whales
A federal plan for the recovery of an endangered Alaska beluga whale calls for a reduction in threats of high concern while scientists try to pinpoint what has kept the population from growing.
Zero Hedge
Italy’s Grillo Slams Mainstream Media “Manifest Manipulation Of Reality”
“Fake news” has officially crossed the pond and once again it the mainstream media that is producing more of it (while blaming the alternative media). Beppe Grillo, founder of Italy’s Five Star anti-euro movement lashed out at the country’s journalists for “manufacturing false news,” accusing them of…
Bloomberg
Europes Populists Accept Millions From EU They Want to Destroy
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The Wall Street Journal: Trump plans to shake up the CIA in U.S. intelligence overhaul
President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said, prompted by a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has…
Dezeen
Victor Castanera designs balancing lamp made up of monochrome spheres
This LED lamp, which Spanish designer Victor Castanera will launch at the upcoming Maison & Objet fair, features glowing glass orbs that balance between steel shelves. Read more
Dezeen
“Architecture that constructs a better world, not better bubbles, is the true task in this new year”
With Donald Trump’s presidency looming, Aaron Betsky’s latest Opinion column stresses the need for architecture that will bring America’s isolated communities together, and not just benefit the world of pick-up-truck drivers. Read more
Dezeen
Arqmov creates Mexico City apartment block with angled windows and coloured panels
This urban residential building by Arqmov Workshop features a faceted facade sheathed in a patchwork of vibrant laminate panels and large windows framed in black metal. Read more
Dezeen
Anxiety-reducing orthodontic clinic features serene interiors and garden views
Birch-framed skylights and windows offer garden views to patients at this dental clinic in the Netherlands, designed by Studio Prototype. Read more
Dezeen
Five of the best home gyms for working off the Christmas bulge
New Year’s resolutions dictate the annual renewal of an unused gym membership but, for those still unwilling to leave the lounge behind we’ve rounded up five of the best home workout spaces, from punch bags that keep you fit while you type to a basketball court that doubles as an entrance hall. Read…
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Twitter Buyout Interest To Renew In 2017?
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Atkins made a virtual reality game about sugar, and nothing I say can make sense of it
I think I understand the thought process behind dieting and nutrition company Atkins’ “Sugar Goggles” game at CES, and it’s something like: “if we combine personal health, gaming, and virtual reality, some tech journalist is bound to cover it.” And here I am! But dear god, how did it turn out so awkwardly?…
Next Big Future
Scalar Tensor Theory of gravitation to explain EMDrive
Arxiv – Revaluation of Mbelek and Lachièze-Rey scalar tensor theory of gravitation to explain the measured forces in asymmetric resonant cavitiesEMDrives are claimed to be propellentless space propulsion systems. If propellentless propulsion is possible it could enable fast human travel throughout the…
Next Big Future
MEMS LIDAR chip for less than $250 will make affordable self driving cars
Infineon is using a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) to make a low cost LIDAR chip. This particular MEMS was invented by Innoluce, a Dutch firm which Infineon bought in October 2016. The device consists of an oval-shaped mirror, just 3mm by 4mm, contained on a bed of silicon. The mirror is connected…
Next Big Future
Image Sensor chip key to augmented reality in smartphone
The REAL3™image sensor chip from Infineon Technologies AG plays a key role in the newest innovative Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone by ASUS. The mobile device was launched yesterday at International CES ® 2017 (International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The ASUS Zenfone AR is the world’s…
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Nvidia shows self-driving supercomputer at CES, names it Xavier – Roadshow
At CES 2017, Nvidia took the wraps off a new computer designed to enable self-driving cars, and announced partnerships with Audi, Bosch, ZF, Here and Zenrin.
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Two Autonomous Passenger Drones Could Make Flying Taxis Possible
Two Autonomous Passenger Drones Could Make Flying Taxis Possible
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Welcome At Last To The ‘Dollar,’ Part 2
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Construction Report: Higher Rates, Higher Costs Keep Private Construction Soft
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January Cold Blast to Bring Snow to Europe, Boost Gas Prices
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Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from US government contracts
The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees.
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The Entire Retail Sector Is A Short (Video)
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This e-paper backpack is the kind of crazy we deserve
Just to be clear, this is exactly what you think it is: a backpack with a hole cut in it, and an e-paper display wedged inside. And yes, that e-paper display has my face on it. Normally, this is the time where I’d start talking about hitting peak CES…
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Your Smartphone Can Now Zoom Just Like A DSLR With The Zoomable 60X Monocular
Ready to up your smartphone photography game? Look no further than the Zoomable 60X Monocular. When attached to your mobile device your smartphone’s zoom will literally rival … Read More
Digital Trends
Hyundai’s electric scooter concept is so compact that it fits in a car’s door
One of the most innovative concepts that Hyundai introduced during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has only two wheels. The South Korean brand is displaying a compact, portable electric scooter designed for first- and last-mile mobility. Called the Ioniq Scooter, the two-wheeler is so compact…
SlashGear
Mega Man Mobile is here, six games for $2 each
True to its word, Capcom has indeed released the mobile port of its first six Mega Man games, though it should have probably chosen a better time to do so. Mega Man Mobile’s launch is likely to be buried under the flood of CES 2017 announcements this week. But that might also work in its favor, considering…
International Business Times
Is Twin Saves Brother Video Fake? Bowdy Shoff Act Deemed A Hoax By Skeptics [VIDEO]
A nanny cam video showing a 2-year-old toddler lifting a fallen dresser off his twin brother has sparked controversy after many expressed doubts over the video’s authenticity. However, on Wednesday, the father of the toddlers said that the video was legitimate and the incident was not staged.
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LG maintains the OLED TV faith with new 10-strong lineup
While a number of major names have returned to OLED TVs at this year’s CES, LG never lost the faith and maintained its commitment to the technology. This year sees the unveiling of 10 new OLED models from LG, including the new flagship 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV W that took out the 2017 CES…
Bloomberg
Barclays Flags Black Swan Threats to Commodities This Year
Zero Hedge
What Is This “Neutral” Interest Rate Touted By The Fed?
Submitted by Mark Spitznagel via The Mises Institute, 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, their projection of this number is a key argument in their ongoing decision to keep rates at historically…
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UFC Ref Herb Dean To Michael Rapaport … Don’t Tell Me How To Do My Job (VIDEOS)
Michael Rapaport just got counted out by UFC ref Herb Dean … who says the actor should stay in his lane when talking MMA … and not tell the veteran ref how to do a job Rapaport knows nothing about. Rapaport went hard on Dean about how he…
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India: 2017 Sector Outlook
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London Markets: Housebuilders lead FTSE 100 into fresh record territory
U.K. stock push further into record territory on Thursday, with home builders leading the charge higher after an upbeat trading update from Persimmon.
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Introducing Gearbest’s Business Partners: see you at CES 2017
For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Source: Official…
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Hyundai eyes autonomous cars for the masses
Hyundai’s Ioniq draws little attention as it maneuvers the streets of Las Vegas.
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Indonesia Cuts Ties With JPMorgan, ETFs In Focus
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General Motors Is Absolutely Killing It, Which Provides An Opportunity To Avoid Past Mistakes
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The TomTom Sports app is on a mission to get you moving
Owners of a TomTom fitness tracker will soon be getting a new app to help keep tabs on their activities. The company announced today that is is preparing a new exercise app designed to work in conjunction with its broad line of wearables. Dubbed the TomTom Sports app, the software will reportedly not…
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Trump Lucky to Inherit Healthier Banking System, Greenwood Says
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A Sharp Find
A still-sharp sword survived 3,000 years underground.
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How to Disable Google’s Personalized Ads
If you’re sick of seeing personalized Google ads based on your browsing history, you can actually disable them. First, go to your Google Account page and click on Ads Settings > Manage Ad Settings. Next to Ads Personalization you’ll see a toggle switch that is turned on. Toggle it off, and you’ll see…
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Donald Trump To Throw Big Apple Inaugural Ball
Donald Trump will host a series of inaugural balls and we’ve learned one of them is all about his home … New York City. Sources involved in the planning tell TMZ, Trump’s pet project is the Big Apple Ball, which will be festooned with every NYC…
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Cheap Iced Tea Spoons
Years ago I bought a box of long-handled iced tea spoons at a local restaurant supply store. They were quite inexpensive, about $5 for two dozen. These spoons have all kinds of uses in the kitchen. The handles are about two inches longer than a typical teaspoon, so they’re great for stirring tall drinks,…
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Brickbat: All Wet
Jon Carey says the pond on his 10-acre home near Butte Falls, Oregon, is the best part of the property. Carey and his wife bought the property two and a half years ago. The pond has been there for 40 years. But now the Jackson County watermaster says the pond is illegal. State law gives the county…
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First Look: Samsung NoteBook Odyssey 17
Samsung has been reinventing itself in the computing world with an excellent Ultrabook, a bargain convertible, superb Windows 10 tablet, and now its next frontier is gaming.Enter, on the CES 2017 stage, the Notebook Odyssey 17 – Samsung’s first gaming laptop, and proof that the company is very serious…
Business Insider
A soldier’s manslaughter conviction for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker has deeply divided Israel
“His motive for shooting was that he felt the terrorist deserved to die.”
Business Insider
France arrests former Kosovo Prime Minister sought by Serbia for war crimes
Ramush Haradinaj — who has been twice tried and acquitted — is a former leader of paramilitaries who fought for Kosovo to gain independence.
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NVIDIA GeForce NOW can now stream games to PCs, Macs
The bar for gaming PCs is being set higher and higher each year, faster than some gamers can catch up with. But just because your still fully functional PC doesn’t meet a game’s minimum requirements doesn’t mean you have to give up on gaming. And just because you don’t have a PC at all doesn’t mean you’ll…
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The Democratic Party Faces a Daunting Future
Democrats are locked out of power in Washington after losing the White House and failing to win back Congress. Hillary Clinton’s defeat has left the party without a unifying leader, and its hold on state legislatures has eroded significantly during President Obama’s time in office. But as bleak as current…
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Financial Times
Korea Inc faces China heat over US missile shield
Beijing official tours companies in Seoul to say business will suffer if Thaad deployed
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Trump Needs a Win-Win Deal. Putin Is a Win-Lose Guy
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GOP House Panel Urges Congress to Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood
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Cypress Mil Motion Shirts
This Mil Motion Shirt from Cypress is a modern take on the classic jungle jackets worn by servicemen during the Vietnam war. Made in Canada, it’s crafted out of heavyweight, 100% cotton sateen from Japan, and has four flap pockets and a hidden button pocket. Also, its name sounds like Cypress Hill, and…
The Next Web
Glyph is a portable movie theater powered by your smartphone
Watching movies through a headset is going to happen for all of us at some point in the near future. You might think it’ll be a VR headset, like Oculus, but chances are the portable entertainment system of the future will be a lot more like Avegant’s ‘Glyph.’ What is it? The Glyph is a multimedia viewer…
International Business Times
Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 And iPhone 8’s 10nm Processor Technology Explained
10nanometer (10nm) is the new buzzword when it comes to smartphone processor technology. The technology has been adopted by processor manufacturers such as Qualcomm, Intel, TSMC and Samsung and is expected to power many flagship devices in 2017 such as iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8. So, what…
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Make The Most Out Of This Winter Season With The Stiga Snowracer SX Pro Snow Sled
Shouldn’t you make your winter as fun as it can be? With the Stiga Snowracer SX Pro Snow Sled, you can be sure that every winter day … Read More
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SoftBank Vision Fund Reaches $100BN As Apple, Oracle and Qualcomm Make Investments
Back in October, Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp., announced the creation of the SoftBank Vision Fund, a UK-based technology fund, with a $45 billion capital commitment form the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The initial press release for the Vision Fund…
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Universal PowerPak Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand (4-45 lbs) $199
Universal PowerPak Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand (4-45 lbs) $199
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Starbucks: Innovate Or Die
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‘We have to forgive’: Scars haunt Colombian rebels as they disarm
Last October, Colombians rejected the peace deal to end a 50-year-old conflict after opponents vehemently condemned the concessions made to the FARC.
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Can these wearables teach you to move like a dancer? – CNET
Don’t dismiss these bands as just another gaming peripheral. Atomic Bands want to become the Duolingo of dance and martial arts education.
Mashable
Google is thinking about bringing digital payment services to India
India’s big push to go digital and embrace epayment solutions could soon have the backing of a major player: Google. SEE ALSO: BHIM app will replace all cash transactions in India: PM Modi Google CEO Sundar Pichai said today the company is thinking and working hard to bring some of its services that…
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Is Free College Really Free?
Free tuition has been a buzz phrase lately, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide proposal puts it front and center this week. Here’s our look at the fine print.(Image credit: Logan Faerber/Getty Images)
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Macy’s To Close Stores, Cut Jobs Amid Weak Holiday Sales
The department store chain says it’s eliminating more than 10,000 jobs and will proceed with plans to close 68 stores that are part of 100 closings announced in August.(Image credit: Andrew Kelly/AP)
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Obama’s Legacy: His Army Of Campaign Volunteers Continues To Serve
In some cases, the 2008 campaign was their first venture into politics; for many, it hasn’t been their last.(Image credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)
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10 Predictions For The ETF Industry In 2017
BBC News – World
German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding
A storm surge causes the worst flooding on Germany’s north-east coast since 2006.
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Decoding the quantum horizon
Patrick Hayden and Robert Myers describe how “qubits” may hold the key to quantum gravity
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Duck cull in France’s foie gras region to contain bird flu
French authorities have started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu.
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T-Mobile: A Strong Network Could Carry It To $108
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Imec and Besi Demonstrate Long-Term Reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag Plated Solar Modules
Drunen (The Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium)—January 3, 2017—Today, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology imec (partner in…
International Business Times
Bioterrorism Agents, Deadly Viruses, Bacteria On The Loose? CDC Kept Mishaps With Dangerous Germs Secret, USA Today Finds
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other things, also carries out research work on deadly bacteria, viruses and pathogens which have been or can be responsible for epidemics and pandemics, or can also be used for bioterrorism. But it turns out that the CDC has not been exactly safe…
International Business Times
‘The Flash’ Season 3 Spoilers: Will Julian Help Barry Save Iris?
Team Flash may be welcoming a new member when “The Flash” Season 3 returns from its hiatus later this month.
Bloomberg
Switzerlands Voters Get Say on Future of Corporate Tax Paradise
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Casio Smart Outdoor Watch 2 comes with Android Wear 2.0, GPS
If you ever needed proof that Android Wear is still alive, Casio just gave one. Somewhat. Almost exactly year after it announced its first smartwatch, the WSD-F10, the famed watch maker is announcing its second Smart Outdoor Watch, the WSD-F20. And while the big new feature here, at least as far as hardware…
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Will Blue-Collar Whites Change Their Minds About Obamacare?
The impending Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act is crystallizing the class contradiction long embedded in the health-care debate.From the start, President Obama’s health-care reform has faced fierce opposition from working-class whites, the same constituency that anchored Donald Trump’s…
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When There’s No Therapist, How Can The Depressed Find Help?
A different way of providing counseling is being tested in India. It turns out it was tested — but abandoned — in the U.S. decades ago.(Image credit: Sally Deng for NPR)
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A TV-sized panel on your wall could wirelessly charge all your gadgets
Wireless power transmission has been on the cards ever since Nikola Tesla first demonstrated the technology in the 1890s. But with few exceptions, wireless power has never quite made it to the mass market.The closest thing we have are the wireless magnetic induction pads that several technology firms…
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Astronomers Pinpoint Location of Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts
New submitter Netdoctor writes: Fast Radio Bursts (FRB) are massively powerful short-lived radio bursts from far-away sources, and so far a number of theories exist on what generates them. Recently several were detected in the same general location, which adds to the mystery, as any of these pulses would…
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Design Classic Stories: The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
The combined Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is indubitably one of midcentury modern’s most enduring and covetable design classics.Designed by the inimitable Charles and Ray Eames and released in 1956, the Lounge Chair and Ottoman have their origins in the Eameses exploration of moulding plywood (prototypes…
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Black and Decker MTE912 Corded City Mower Kit $85.15
Black and Decker MTE912 Corded City Mower Kit $85.15
International Business Times
Kylie Jenner Net Worth: Lip Kit Mogul Is Second Wealthiest In Kardashian-Jenner Clan; Who Ranked First?
Lip kit mogul Kylie Jenner made it to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list as she has been cashing in a seven-figure revenue in 2016 alone.
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20+ Really Easy Ways To Make Your Own Tablet Stand
Everybody has a tablet. iPads and Android tablets often litter tables at family gatherings and in offices. Maybe you even picked up an Amazon Fire 7″ during a sale (they were as low as $35!). We have written about the best tablet, and how to prepare your new tablet for productivity. But having just purchased…
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How to Disable Microsoft’s Settings Experiments in Windows 10
Microsoft’s tactics with Windows 10 have been questionable. As the newest version of the operating system (OS) comes as a service instead of a product, Microsoft regularly tweaks the system as they see best. With every new update come lots of great features, but also some intrusions. One of the newest…
The Next Web
Listen to Focus@Will’s mind-focusing audio tracks to amp up your productivity (79% off)
Getting yourself in the proper mindset to handle your business is easier said than done, especially with distractions as plentiful as ever. Thankfully, there’s Focus@Will — the audio streaming platform engineered to be the perfect soundtrack to a productive life. Right now, you can land a two-year subscription…
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Outside the Box: Davos elite promise global solutions, but they’re part of the problem
The annual Davos conference is a gathering of the rich, powerful, and disconnected, writes Satyajit Das.
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Push To Transfer Federal Lands To States Has Sportsmen On Edge
Wyoming has become a flash point in the debate over whether federal public lands should be turned over to states. Sportsmen are worried they’ll lose access to the lands if states are forced to sell.(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)
BBC News – World
Celebrations mark opening of giant floating walkway in China
Covering 54,000 sq m, it’s hoped the path will attract more tourists to the Hongshui River in Guizhou Province.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: 9 reasons the stock market is optimistic about 2017
Just a word of warning: All those animal spirits may come into 2017 like a lion yet wind up leaving like a lamb.
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Deep Dive: This is how an investor turned around a once-venerable mutual fund
Chip Rewey focuses on creditworthiness, earnings growth and value, writes Phil van Doorn.
Fast Company
The Ultimate Checklist For Digitally Upgrading Your Resume
Turn your resume into a sleek, interactive, and thoroughly digital resource. Turn your resume into a sleek, interactive, and thoroughly digital resource.We all want a resume that will jump out of the pile into the hands of HR managers. But how do you craft a resume that is tasteful…
Fast Company
Three Companies Earning High Marks For Their Parental Leave Policies
In 2017 and beyond, the private sector will have to step up to support working parents. Here’s how EY, Dell, and LinkedIn do it. In 2017 and beyond, the private sector will have to step up to support working parents. Here’s how EY, Dell, and LinkedIn do it.It’s tough to be a working…
Fast Company
5 Creativity-Boosting Habits For People Who Can’t Stand Routines
Not all routines have to be structured to be useful. Sometimes it’s better if they aren’t. Not all routines have to be structured to be useful. Sometimes it’s better if they aren’t.Scientific research has already uncovered some surprising facts about how creativity works. And this…
Fast Company
How The Gig Economy Will Change In 2017
Growing or shrinking? Changing the way we work? Experts weigh in on how freelance, gigging, and contract work will change this year. Growing or shrinking? Changing the way we work? Experts weigh in on how freelance, gigging, and contract work will change this year.The gig economy…
Gizmodo
Restock On Protein During Amazon’s One-Day EAS Sale
Much like last year, it seems that January is Amazon’s month for offering big discounts on protein powders and fitness supplements. Today, it’s EAS’s turn.Read more…
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These tiny soft robots could deliver drugs from under your skin
Scientists have created a tiny biobot that can be implanted under the skin and deliver doses of drugs. The 3D-printed micromachine has no batteries or wires, but is activated through an external magnet. It’s only been tested in mice for now, but it could one day be used to deliver localized doses of…
Bloomberg
U.K. Economy Maintains Solid Growth Momentum as Services Surge
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Higher Fuel and Labor Costs Mean Youll Pay More to Fly in 2017
New Scientist – Online news
Mars should have loads more water – so where has it all gone?
We have either misunderstood what its early years were like – or it is hiding vast amounts of water beneath its surface
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Hyundai expands its mobility presence with wearable robots and electric scooter
Hyundai is running full-steam ahead with the “mobility company” strategy at this year’s CES, showing various technologies to help people jump from A to B to C and back again. A highlight of that display sure to evoke its share of quizzical looks, Hyundai’s battery-powered wearable exoskeletons…
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Impact-monitoring mouthguard detects concussion in real-time
Concussions are a common type of sports injury with the potential to cause long-term brain damage, especially if left untreated. Unfortunately, they often go undetected due to the inherently subjective methods for reporting and evaluating head injuries. Prevent Biometrics is aiming to change…
The Next Web
Pixie uses AR to find your lost stuff
Augmented reality makes finding your lost stuff a lot of fun. It’s not Pokémon Go, but the treasure hunting aspects of Pixie make it a blast to use, especially if you’re constantly misplacing things. What is it? Pixie is a new solution that uses a smartphone app and ‘Pixie Points’ — small trackers you…
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AJA’s Icon Is A Versatile 4K-Video Camera Which Is Perfect For The Studio And The Field
Looking for a camera which is just as capable in the studio as it is on the field? Look no further than the AJA Icon Camera. This … Read More
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Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote Earphones Will Woo You With Deep Bass And Clear Highs
Can incredible sound be packed into a tiny package? The Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote Earphones proves that the answer to that question is a resounding “YES!”. Thanks to … Read More
Mashable
The perfect kitchen appliance for people who suck at cooking
LAS VEGAS — Despite America’s love for kitchen appliances and hardware, we’ve been seriously missing out on a popular piece of luxury food technology Europe and Australia have been enjoying for years. At a glance, the Thermomix TM5 looks like an overly complicated blender, but it is so much more. Claiming…
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form found design explores robotics + fabric in façade construction
by coupling the precision of robots with the flexibility of fabric, complex geometric patterns can be cost-effectively executed in an otherwise repetitive façade industry. The post form found design explores robotics + fabric in façade construction appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
Business Insider
The days of the European Union are already over
“The EU is effectively already gone. Nations don’t even need to withdraw; they can simply ignore any edicts from Brussels they don’t like”
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Adorama Polk Audio Signature Speakers Sale (S10 2-Way HiFi Satellite Speakers $130)
Adorama Polk Audio Signature Speakers Sale (S10 2-Way HiFi Satellite Speakers $130)
International Business Times
Pluto Has Icy Structures Similar To Earth: Methane And Nitrogen Ice Penitentes Discovered On Dwarf Planet
A team of researchers poring over data collected by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its July 2015 flyby has found evidence for the existence of features that, until now, had only been seen on Earth. Their research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, suggests that these icy structures —…
International Business Times
How To Get Tickets To Obama’s Farewell Address: President Barack Obama To Deliver Final Public Speech In Chicago On Jan. 10
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his farewell address in his home city of Chicago on Jan. 10, just days before he leaves office. In a message emailed to reporters Monday, Obama wrote: “On Tuesday, January 10, I’ll go home to Chicago to say my grateful farewell to you, even if you can’t…
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Tenhi – Complete New Album Recordings
2017 promises to be a good year for <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=3188&bandname=Tenhi>Tenhi</a> fans! The Finns just announced that they have completed the recordings for their next album to follow 2011’s <i>Saivo</i>. The neofolk collective also released a new sound sample…
Fast Company
How To Calculate How Valuable You Are To Your Boss
Are you getting paid fairly? Here’s how to figure out your worth and how to ask for (and get) a raise this year. Are you getting paid fairly? Here’s how to figure out your worth and how to ask for (and get) a raise this year.If you’re like most people—64%, according to Payscale’s…
Fast Company
How Shinola Is Becoming A Vehicle For Job Creation
Shinola President, Jacques Panis, details how his company is creating a large job pool.
Fast Company
Here’s What Employees Should Be Worried About This Year
A lot is likely to change for American workers in 2017. Here are the biggest things on the horizon and a few things to be hopeful about. A lot is likely to change for American workers in 2017. Here are the biggest things on the horizon and a few things to be hopeful about.A lot…
Business Insider
Uber drivers in Switzerland are employees, according to an insurance agency
Suva – which as a provider of Swiss obligatory on-the-job accident insurance helps decide which workers are freelance.
Bloomberg
Toyota Will Take Trumps Decisions Into Account on Mexico Plant
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Nigel Farage will attend Trump’s inauguration
Nigel Farage will attend the event as a guest of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
BBC News – World
Mexico minister sacked over Trump visit gets key post
Luis Videgaray, who was sacked over Donald Trump’s Mexico visit, is named Mexican foreign minister.
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Growth In Caffeine Still Potent, But Potential For Buzz Kills Looms
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UK appoint ‘tough negotiator’ and ex-Russian ambassador Tim Barrow as new EU envoy
British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy.
The Next Web
Eoniq wants to change the way you buy watches
I wrote last year about how I felt about smartwatches, being an amateur watch collector. One of my main gripes with current-gen favorites like the now-defunct Pebble and Apple Watch was that they offered little choice when it came to the overall design of the timepiece, as compared to the wide variety…
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Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad (Green/Char Black) $39
Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad (Green/Char Black) $39
Quartz
The UK knew China was planning a massacre at Tiananmen Square two weeks before it happened
“Two hundred dead could bring 20 years of peace to China,” former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was quoted as saying in recently declassified documents. His words were spoken weeks ahead of the bloody military crackdown on student protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The UK’s National…
Quartz
The complete guide to noise-canceling in open offices and other hectic spaces
“Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once declared. “It is not only an interruption; it is also a disruption of thought.” The millions of employees who work in open offices today might agree. Many arrive at work every morning…
Quartz
If you’re looking for work in a growth industry, marijuana is booming
“If you have a passion—any passion—we need advocates and allies. If you’re a baker, we need bakers. If you’re a lawyer, we need lawyers. Anyone who has empathy for people who need weed, and is driven, is welcome in the marijuana industry,” says Lisa Harun, co-founder of Vapium, a Canadian cannabis vape-maker….
Quartz
Every year, China builds an entire city of ice
Each year, 10,000 Chinese workers are tasked with building a temporary city of ice. It’s a part of the Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival, located near the Chinese border with Siberia. Temperatures can reach as low as -31 degrees Fahrenheit, but that doesn’t stop visitors from partaking in the…
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Domino effect—the loss of plant species triggers the extinction of animals
When plant species disappear due to climate change, this may lead to the subsequent loss of various animal species. Insects which depend on interactions with specific plant partners are particularly threatened. Plants, in contrast, will be less sensitive to the disappearance of their animal partners,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nanotechnology enables new insights into chemical reactions
Eighty percent of all products of the chemical industry are manufactured with catalytic processes. Catalysis is also indispensable in energy conversion and treatment of exhaust gases. It is important for these processes to run as quickly and efficiently as possible; that protects the environment while…
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Researcher probes the future of transportation in China
Some policy analysts worry that if per capita wealth in China continues to escalate and approaches that of the United States, automobile ownership could quadruple. The likely consequences: extreme traffic congestion and even higher concentrations of air pollution and planet-warming carbon emissions….
TechCrunch
Obama lays out some steps for Trump to tackle criminal justice reform
 The United States spends $80 billion annually on incarceration, and has about 2.2 million people behind bars in state and federal prisons and jails. Even though America only makes up 5% of the world’s population, it has the largest prison population in the world. There’s no denying that the criminal…
Digital Trends
Facebook now offers auto-subtitling for Page videos
Facebook has quietly rolled out its auto-subtitling function for videos to Pages in the United States. The feature, which was released exclusively for video ads in February 2016, provides captions for English-language clips through an automated process. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it began…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Backsliding yet? How to keep new year’s resolutions about money
If you can find a way to keep your money resolutions, you’ll not only improve your financial situation, you’ll be more optimistic about the future.
Cool Hunting
Buy: Dodecal 3D Calendar
Far from a traditional calendar, this wooden 3D Dodecal designed by Ric Bell makes for a beautiful desk accessory. With 12 faces (aka a dodecahedron) this calendar has the months and days laser-engraved on each side—so all you need to do is flip each…… Continue…
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Dolphins escape from Japanese town made famous by ‘The Cove’
Dolphins have gone missing from a recreational facility in the Japanese town of Taiji, which is at the centre of an international controversy over its annual hunts.  SEE ALSO: This dog and dolphin’s love for each other will warm your heart Officials at the DolphinBase centre reported to local police…
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Aramco Raises Oil Pricing to Asia and U.S. as OPEC Cuts Output
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‘Star Trek’ fan film loses fair use case, moves to jury trial
It’s been a long journey for the makers Axanar, the crowdfunded Star Trek fan film that ran afoul of CBS and Paramont’s lawyers. After successfully raising over a million dollars to to create a professional-grade homage to the Star Trek brand, Axanar…
International Business Times
Who Is William Hagerty? Trump’s Pick For US Envoy To Japan Is Tennessee Businessman, Reports Say
Tennessee businessman William Hagerty is President-elect Donald Trump’s likely pick for U.S. envoy to Japan, reports said Wednesday citing sources familiar with the matter. If officially confirmed, Hagerty will succeed Caroline Kennedy who has been the country’s ambassador to Japan since 2013.
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Tesla just kicked off battery production at its massive Nevada Gigafactory
Tesla just took a big step in realizing Elon Musk’s vision of a sustainable energy future with the start of lithium-ion battery cell production at the Gigafactory in Nevada.
ArchDaily
Want to Understand the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East? Start Here.
© <a href=’https://www.flickr.com/photos/128659407@N02/17080649713/’>Flickr user Jiří Suchomel</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/’>CC BY-NC 2.0</a> The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative has organized a collection…
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How to Remap Caps Lock to Any Other Key in Mac
One of the hardest transitions to Mac is learning all of the unique keyboard shortcuts, mainly because the Mac keyboard layout is so different than the traditional keyboards used by Windows and Linux. How do you get around this? By remapping your keys into a layout that feels more comfortable. Combined…
Computerworld
The trouble with third-party assessments
When it comes to security, more is always better, right?That sounds good in the abstract, but in practice it can cause problems. For example, I have always resisted allowing any of our 20,000-plus customers to conduct third-party assessments of our security measures. I re-evaluate that policy from time…
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The Morning After: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Welcome to Thursday! Another busy day at Engadget as CES hits its stride. If you’re interested in the future of TV, there’s a whole lot to take in from LG, Samsung and Sony. We saw ASUS smartphones aimed at photographers and early adopters. Plus, we took a nap in the bed of the future. Our CES live…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
13 top U.S. microlenders for your small business
If you’re a small-business owner on a quest for capital, there are several smart reasons to turn to nonprofit microlenders.
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At Odds With GOP Over Hacking, Trump Splits With Precedent
Donald Trump may wish to rely on the record of previous presidents who entered the White House in conflict with their own parties over a major foreign relations issue. But can he find one?(Image credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
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Message To Congress: Sharpen The Fed’s Mandate
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How Deep Will The Solar Crash Be?
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Fiat Money, Fiat News
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Princess Diana’s letters reveal Prince Harry has always been a bad boy
LONDON — Prince Harry has long been rumoured to be the most mischievous member of the royal family, but now we have all the proof we needPrince Harry was “constantly in trouble at school”, according to newly-discovered letters written by his mother Princess Diana.The letters were sent by Diana to former…
BBC News – World
Egypt youth activist Ahmed Maher released from prison
Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher, one of the leaders of the 2011 uprising, is released from prison.
Computerworld
New GOP H-1B bill appears to fall short of Trump’s goal
In the first week of the new Congress, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is attempting to win support for a controversial H-1B reform bill.The bill, introduced Wednesday, is called the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act” (HR 170) and co-sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.). It is aimed at tightening,…
Architizer
Extra Legroom: The Hidden Airport Quarters for Privacy and Relaxation
Amongst the bustle and chaos familiar to every jet setter, these seven special spaces within international airports offer reprieve from the stress of traveling, suited to the different ways in which travelers relax.
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Taking Stock of Educational Progress Under Obama
As they prepare to leave office, members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet are beginning to file their exit memos. Partially a chance to take credit for progress made and partially a final opportunity to call for changes in policy they’ve yet to push through, the memos offer insight into what the administration’s…
Fast Company
How Volunteer Reviewers Are Saving The World From Crummy–Even Dangerous–USB-C Cables
Helpful though they are, plucky small bands of testers can’t make up for the lack of independent consumer-focused labs for tech equipment. Helpful though they are, plucky small bands of testers can’t make up for the lack of independent consumer-focused labs for tech equipment.Benson…
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Arena Turns Page On Belviq – Restructures Deal With Eisai
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Rich College Donors’ Big Tax Break Is Suddenly in Danger
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As Sun Begins to Set on Oil Sands, Grafton Eyes Renewables
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Obama Pens Law Review Article on Criminal Justice Challenges
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Who will be the winner in the next computing revolution?
A computer’s operating system, the layer of software between you and the hardware, has changed remarkably over the past few decades. At the beginning a user had to interact with levers and switches, then came screens and DOS, the Apple’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows, and, finally, the internet.
Business Insider
Here’s the massive gap in average income between the top 1% and the bottom 99% in every state
The gap in income between the top 1% and bottom 99% is wider than you think.
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Whitefox’s New Snowmobile Is Ultra Lightweight, Very Fast, And A Whole Lot Of Fun
A good snowmobile could completely turn an otherwise lame winter holiday into an extravaganza. With the Whitefox Snowmobile, you’ll be able to take your entire family — … Read More
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BRIC Services PMIs: Q4 And FY 2016
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Valeant Is A Strong Acquisition Target
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Renowned French conductor Georges Prêtres dies at 92
French maestro Georges Pretre, the preferred conductor of legendary opera singer Maria Callas, died Wednesday aged 92 after a career wielding the baton for many of the world’s top orchestras.
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Sky Mobile is now available to everyone
Sky finally got around to launching its mobile service last month and, despite being such a latecomer to this crowded market, has managed to cook up quite an interesting offering. Only existing Sky TV customers and those who had pre-registered intere…
International Business Times
Intel, BMW, Former Tesla Partner Mobileye, Plan 40 Autonomous Test Vehicles By Late 2017
It’s been six months since German automaker BMW, U.S. technology giant Intel and Israeli computer vision systems company Mobileye came together to collaborate on self-driving cars, and the partnership seems to finally be bearing fruit. During a joint press conference at the ongoing Consumer Electronics…
International Business Times
Immigration Reform 2017: Deportations, Detention Increase A ‘Human Rights Crisis Waiting To Happen’
A request by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team for information from the Department of Homeland Security on expanding the immigrant detention system has immigrant rights activists fearing the worst in the incoming White House administration. The American Civil Liberties Union, a civil liberties…
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Maps Reveal How Global Consumption Hurts Wildlife
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Controversial SeaWorld Orca Shows End in California, but Continue Elsewhere
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Strange Radio Bursts Seen Coming From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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Best external desktop and portable hard disk drives of 2017
Even in a world graced with cloud storage, there’s still a place in this world for the best external hard drive. Also known as the hard disk drive or HDD, these spinning trays are the most affordable way to pack a massive amount of storage into your PC. Making them external only adds to the practicality…
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Long-range wireless charging for iPhone 8 hinted at again
Apple doesn’t seem in any hurry to support wireless charging with its phones, but when it finally does jump on the wireless bandwagon – perhaps with the iPhone 8 – it might go well beyond competitors, ditching charging pads and allowing for long-range charging at a distance of up to 18 feet.We’ve been…
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Registered Voters Who Stayed Home Probably Cost Clinton The Election
Registered voters who didn’t vote on Election Day in November were more Democratic-leaning than the registered voters who turned out, according to a post-election poll from SurveyMonkey, shared with FiveThirtyEight. In fact, Donald Trump probably would have lost to Hillary Clinton had Republican- and…
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Blaze Bayley – Reveal New Album Details
Former <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=60&bandname=Iron+Maiden>Iron Maiden</a> and <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=9353&bandname=Wolfsbane>Wolfsbane</a> singer <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=322&bandname=Blaze+Bayley>Blaze Bayley</a>, Bayley Alexander…
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Forgotten Tomb – New Album Coming
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=347&bandname=Forgotten+Tomb>Forgotten Tomb</a> have been working on a new album and the recordings started back in December. The successor to <i>Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love</i> released in 2015 is said to be released this year. However,…
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Alibaba files first lawsuit over counterfeit goods sold on e-commerce site
The Chinese e-commerce giant says its has sued two vendors for selling fake Swarovski watches on its Taobao marketplace, marking the first time it is taking legal action against counterfeit sale.
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The edible drone that aims to deliver food, not bombs
Q&A with Nigel Gifford, the aeronautics innovator who is trying to build an edible drone to deliver aid to disaster zones.
Latest news
The obscure city luring Amazon and Oracle with the promise of dirt-cheap developers
Out on the EU’s eastern border, tech giants and outsourcing companies are thriving in a city where software development comes at bargain prices.
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The Wall Street Journal: Federal spending on Medicare specialty coverage soars as drug costs rise
Payments for Medicare Part D catastrophic coverage topped $33 billion in 2015, more than triple the amount paid in 2010, a government report has found.
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Glencore – Growing Commodity Business
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AMD Can Go Higher – Cramer’s Lightning Round (1/4/17)
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Vanguard Natural Resources – A Dying Oil Company
WSJ.com: World News
Kuwait Shows Depth of Opposition to Austerity in the Gulf
With its relatively free press and powerful parliament, the country has seen a more critical and open debate of government spending cuts.
WSJ.com: World News
When Dimon Met Hollande: Inside France’s Secret Plan to Lure Brexit Bankers
A meeting between the J.P. Morgan CEO and France’s president illustrates the minefield Europe’s political establishment is navigating as it seeks to capitalize on Brexit.
Bloomberg
The Oil Trade That Shows Where OPECs Cuts Are Starting to Bite
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At CES, New Digital Assistants Restart Smart Home Race
Bloomberg
Chinas Epic Short Squeeze Is Back as Yuan Rally Crushes Bears
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Deutsche Telekom Seeks to Counter Terrorists Phone-Card Abuse
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Obama’s UN ambassador has a final warning for Trump
“Other nations will follow us if we continue to lead; without our leadership the vacuum on the global stage will prove very harmful to US interests.”
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Financial Advisors Need New Ways To Differentiate Themselves
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The White House’s Techies Are Leaving Trump a Must-Do List
In a new exit memo, Obama’s geek squad takes a bow and lays out a plan for the next administration. Hey, technologists are all about optimism, right? The post The White House’s Techies Are Leaving Trump a Must-Do List appeared first on WIRED.
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Researchers build artificial cave to teach students about ancient art
There are hundreds of books with illustrations of the earliest human artworks. Images of bison, mammoth, lions and horses from famous cave sites like Chauvet, Lascaux, Altamira and Rouffignac shine out from these pages.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How artificial intelligence techniques are aiding the hunt for new drugs
A better cure for cancer – and other illnesses – could already be in existence, hidden right under our noses.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Attackers can make it impossible to dial emergency services
It’s not often that any one of us needs to dial 911, but we know how important it is for it to work when one needs it. It is critical that 911 services always be available – both for the practicality of responding to emergencies, and to give people peace of mind. But a new type of attack has emerged…
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Accelerated customization with smarter methods
A recent collaboration between the business sector and the School of Engineering at Jönköping University will facilitate the adaption of products to new requirements and strengthen the companies’ competitiveness through new work procedures and IT tools.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Assessing the amount, quality, and risk of microplastic contaminants in aquatic ecosystems
Since the first reports on a dramatic increase in microplastic contamination in the sea twenty years ago, research efforts have intensified worldwide. A review in the journal Angewandte Chemie has critically evaluated these studies and concludes that the analytical methods have to be harmonized to get…
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Sky’s the limit for Thai baby elephant swimming back to health
After losing part of her foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant ‘Clear Sky’ is now learning to walk again—in water.
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Commodities Find Support From Just About Everyone
Commodities in 2017 will be a tug of war between a softer China and surging activity everywhere else.
Computerworld
Intel says standalone VR is coming by the end of this year
Intel is serious about bringing its Project Alloy untethered VR headset to the masses. On Wednesday, company CEO Brian Krzanich said at the company’s CES press conference that it will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017. That will be roughly a year and a half after the company announced it at…
Computerworld
Battle lines drawn as Chromebooks, Windows PCs renew rivalry at CES
Microsoft wants a go-to Chromebook competitor, and it may be getting one in upcoming Windows 10 PCs with ARM chips.Those Windows 10 laptops and tablets could look something like Samsung’s latest Chromebook Pro and Plus announced at CES. The attractive 2-in-1s have 12.3-inch screens and are targeted at…
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Caroline Baum: The rest of the story: What Obama won’t tell you about his legacy
President Obama is about to give a speech about his legacy, but Caroline Baum has the rest of the story — the parts of the legacy that Obama won’t talk about.
Mashable
Next wave of cheap smartphones should cost $30: Google CEO Sundar Pichai
With Android One, Google showed the world how functional, up-to-date smartphones can be shipped for $100. For the next wave of dirt-cheap smartphones, Google hopes to see that price barrier dropping to $30.  SEE ALSO: Sundar Pichai recollects college romance during visit to his Alma Mater Google CEO…
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Kwikset goes keyless with its ‘Obsidian’ smart lock
Most app-enabled smart locks like the August or any of the Schlages will still include a traditional cylinder mechanism, you know, just in case. The new Obsidian lock from Kwikset, however, has no need for your puny keys. Like, at all. The Obsidian operates exclusively via its touchscreen….
Digital Trends
GoldenEar shows off its new Triton Reference flagship loudspeaker
With its Triton line of speakers, including the flagship Triton One as well as the SuperSub X — which impressed us last year — GoldenEar has quickly gained the attention of value-minded audiophiles. The company’s slogan is “We make high-end affordable,” and while that doesn’t mean its products are cheap,…
Digital Trends
TRENDnet kicks it old-school with new Wi-Fi Everywhere powerline adapters
Wireless networking is clearly an important component of computing, with so many different devices connecting to home and business networks. It’s no longer true that the typical home might have a single PC connected to the internet — today, there can be multiple notebooks, smartphones, tablets, smart…
ArchDaily
“Hardcore Heritage”: How RAAAF is Redefining Historical Preservation
Rendering of Deltawerk 1:1. Image Courtesy of RAAAF | Atelier de Lyon This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as “‘Hardcore Heritage’: RAAAF Reveals Its Latest Experiment in Historical Preservation.”In the practice of historic preservation, there is often a temptation…
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Truth Is Ever To Be Found In Simplicity
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Battle With Trump Puts GM in Tough Spot
The president-elect’s criticism of the auto maker’s Mexican imports, leveled in a tweet Tuesday morning, comes as it plans to lay off thousands of workers in two states pivotal to the Republican’s November victory.
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Defense Firms Cash In Amid Soaring Demand for Munitions
Boeing, Lockheed and BAE—which make the precision-guidance kits that carry U.S. missiles and bombs to their targets—are benefiting from the U.S. military’s increased reliance on air power in the Middle East.
MakeUseOf
13 Bargain Websites That Are Cheaper Than eBay
When you are shopping online for bargains on electronics, accessories, clothing, and other products, finding the best deal is key. While eBay.com is a useful site for finding items at good prices, there are plenty of additional sites that can save you a bundle as well. Let’s check out the best bargain…
MakeUseOf
Do People Really Use That? 15 Weird Linux Operating System Names
When you see the word Windows capitalized, do you even think about the glass panes that let you see outside your house? How often does the “mac” in macOS make you think of burgers? Once a name gets popular enough, we all collectively disregard how peculiar it is. Linux isn’t that popular, so it doesn’t…
9to5Mac
CalDigit announces new Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock with I/O expansion ports and full 85W power for charging new MacBook Pro
Joining the crowd of Thunderbolt 3 products announced at CES 2017, CalDigit has announced a new generation of its Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock designed for the new MacBook Pro. As well as a range of I/O ports (for 5K displays, dual 4K displays, eSATA and more) the TS3 Dock will feature 85 W power — this…
BBC News – World
Israel police arrest two over threats to judges in Elor Azaria case
Israel police arrest two for “inciting violence” against military judges who convicted soldier.
Bloomberg
Lone Star Is Picked for Talks to Buy Portugals Novo Banco
Zero Hedge
US Coast Guard Responding To Fire On Oil Platform Off Louisiana Coast
Update: COAST GUARD OFFICER SAYS GULF PLATFORM FIRE SUPPRESSED   The US Coast Guard said on Thursday morning it was responding to a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on an oil platform…
Macworld
How to download your Flickr photo library and transfer it to Google Photos or iCloud Photo library
After two massive password breaches, the precise future of Yahoo is uncertain from a couple of different angles. Reports indicate that its buyer, Verizon, may have second thoughts or be trying to renegotiate the multi-billion-dollar purchase price. But even if all goes ahead as planned—at whatever…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Fisher-Price gets your toddlers biking without leaving the house
Mattel’s Fisher-Price brand has updated its Smart Cycle physical learning arcade system for modern tech-loving toddlers. Originally cabled to a living room TV, the mini spin cycle can now wirelessly connect to a docked tablet or to a big screen television and is app-based rather than relying…
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The Hawkeye Is The Adhesive, Eye-Tracking Phone The Internet Asked For
Winners of a ZTE crowdsource challenge proposed a phone that responds to eye movements and can be attached to surfaces for hands-free use. But picking a name posed an unexpected challenge.(Image credit: Courtesy of ZTE)
Coolest Gadgets
Volvo Cars brings Microsoft’s Skype for Business to its 90 series range
Volvo has the reputation of being the safest car in the world, and so far it does seem as though they have lived up to that. Well, being safe does not equal to skimping on incorporating new technology, and Volvo Cars intends to fit their 90 Series range of vehicles with Microsoft’s Skype for Business…
Lifehacker
The Start-to-Finish Guide to Organizing Your Closet
Closets are great because you can shove all of your junk in them, shut the door, and it’s like that junk doesn’t even exist. Except it does and, eventually, your closets will overflow. If it’s time to declutter your closet so you can actually find stuff to wear, we’ve got you covered. What You’ll NeedBefore…
Fool.com Headlines
8 Facts About Annuities Every Retiree Should Know
An annuity is a product sold by an insurance company where you make a lump-sum payment in exchange for guaranteed income. These products aren’t well understood by many retirees, so here are eight things all retirees (and pre-retirees) should know about annuities in order to make smart retirement-planning…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Combining catalytic and electrical contact edge-effects to engineer the transport properties of nanocontacts to nanowires
Electrical contacts are essential components for any electrical device and when a lack of control over the final properties is present designing and optimising the system is impossible. The ability to define the contacts as Schottky or Ohmic with high or low resistance is complicated by the 2-D, 1-D…
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U.S. Concrete Poised To Benefit From Trump’s Infrastructure Plans And Bolt-On Acquisitions, But Keep An Eye On Debt
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This map shows how US consumption hurts wildlife all over the world
Hotspots of biodiversity all over the world are threatened by the high demands of a globalized economy — and now we can clearly locate where on the planet US consumption is putting species at risk. Researchers from Norway and Japan have created a map showing the world’s ecosystems — on land and in…
Physics News
Nanotechnology enables new insights into chemical reactions
Eighty percent of all products of the chemical industry are manufactured with catalytic processes. Catalysis is also indispensable in energy conversion and treatment of exhaust gases. It is …
Physics News
Theory provides roadmap in quest for quark soup ‘critical point’
Thanks to a new development in nuclear physics theory, scientists exploring expanding fireballs that mimic the early universe have new signs to look for as they map out the transition from primordial …
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Survival strategies for a hyper-regulated economy
Federal regulations increase the cost of doing business, and can be a disincentive for anyone thinking about starting a business. Fortunately, there are technology solutions that can take some of the sting out of regulatory compliance and even turn it to advantage. Many regulations involve collecting…
Computerworld
Xavier and BB8: Nvidia heroes drive ambitious autonomous car plans
The race between two key chip makers to put self-driving cars on the streets is getting heated.And it’s no less entertaining, involving the likes of BB8, a self-driving Nvidia car named after a droid in Star Wars, and the company’s automotive supercomputer called Xavier, named after an X-men superhero.These…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Does a U.S. President Settle on Science Policy?
Every president since World War II has maintained a personal science advisor in the White House — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Android Nougat starts rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
It looks like the wait for Android Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is almost over, as some users are reporting their phones have now been updated to the latest version of the operating system.SamMobile reports that the update has the version number G935FXXU1DPLR and includes…
Architizer
House T
A building has been planned for a site that has just been reclaimed. At the protruding portion at the second floor that looks like a chimney which has become a particular feature, has children’s rooms and storage, while at the first floor, by ensuring the other important rooms are there, carries…
VentureBeat
BMW turns to Tango and taps Google’s augmented reality platform to sell cars
Yesterday, BMW revealed that it will introduce 40 self-driving test cars to U.S. and European roads in 2017. But until that happens, the German automotive giant announced that it will let car buyers check out some of its currently available electric and hybrid cars virtually, thanks to the powers of…
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Retirement Income: A Domestic-Equity CEF Yielding 11% To Enhance Your Retirement Income In 2017
DiscoveryNews
This Device Can Diagnose 17 Diseases From One Breath
This Device Can Diagnose 17 Diseases From One Breath
Popular Mechanics
Bullet can’t shatter glass Prince Rupert’s Drop
Have you ever heard of the Prince Rupert’s Drop? The Prince Rupert’s Drop is formed when a drop of molten glass is submerged into cold water. The post Bullet can’t shatter glass Prince Rupert’s Drop appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Gadget Review
Sharp LC-75N8000U TV Review
Sharp LC-75N8000U TV Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site When considering a TV with an above $2,000 price tag, you’re going to want all of the latest features, and my Sharp LC-75N8000U TV review shows this model contains plenty of them and so many more. But don’t become so overwhelmed…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Need to Know: Grab some gold because the Fed can’t figure out Trump, the metal’s fans say
Here is some good news if you’re trying to make sense of the new world order, or at the latest Fed minutes: A few gold watchers have it all sorted out. Today’s chart shows how the metal is rallying,
Computerworld
Google Assistant coming to TVs, smartwatches and cars
Google Assistant will be available soon on Android TVs, with plans to offer the voice-activated personal assistant on car infotainment systems and smartwatches as well.The technology will arrive in the coming months, starting with the Nvidia Shield, on Android TVs in the U.S. running Android 6.0 Marshmallow…
Zero Hedge
The “Russian Hacking” Story Changes Again
Today at 9:30 am, senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win. Participating will be James R. Clapper, Jr., Director Of National Intelligence….
Scientific American Content: Global
Does Poverty Shape the Brain?
Growing up in a poor family can leave a mark on the developing brain. Understanding how and why has important implications for educators and society — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card
At CES 2017 today, Western Digital’s SanDisk brand announced two new high-speed mobile storage products, including a microSD card and a USB flash drive. The first is the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition, the first such card to meet the new Application Performance Class 1 (A1)…
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5 Best Dividend Mutual Funds For 2017
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Venezuela’s March Toward Default
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High Yield Bond Outlook For 2017 – Time Just To Earn The Yield
Business Insider
Planned Parenthood is gearing up for a fight
With Republicans soon controlling all three branches of government, Planned Parenthood is getting ready to fight “defunding” efforts for reproductive rights.
International Business Times
‘The Good Place’ Creator Michael Schur Teases Season 1’s Final Four Episodes
Michael (Ted Danson), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) will all try their best to keep fake Eleanor (Kristen Bell) away from the Bad Place in the final four episodes of “The Good Place.”
International Business Times
‘Lethal Weapon’ Spoilers: ‘One Tree Hill’ Alum Hilarie Burton To Return To The FOX Series
Hilarie Burton is set to make a comeback to FOX’s “Lethal Weapon.” According to TVLine, Burton will reprise her role as DEA agent Karen Palmer in Season 1, Episodes 15 and 17 of the buddy cop series.
International Business Times
Kim Jong Un’s Decapitation Planned By South Korea? Special Unit Tasked With Targeting North Korea’s ‘Wartime Command’
South Korea is preparing to retaliate against North Korea’s threats with a “decapitation unit,” which will be activated in the “event of war,” according to an official from Seoul’s Defense Ministry. The special unit will be tasked with targeting North Korea’s “wartime command,” including leader Kim Jong…
International Business Times
No Samsung Galaxy S8 MWC Launch, Device Launching On April 18, New Report Claims
Samsung Galaxy S8 might not release at MWC after all. The company’s next flagship might release on April 18, according Korean media outlet Naver. According to Naver’s sources, the device will be unveiled at a dedicated event instead of MWC, where many companies are expected to exhibit their devices….
International Business Times
Amazon Echo Warrant, Trump Administration Nominees, Spook Digital Privacy Advocates
Following the Arkansas hot tub murder case that has reignited the debate around privacy rights issues, activists are advocating the need to set protocols for technology providers to deter mass surveillance by the government and law enforcement agencies.
Mashable
This projector turns your desktop into a giant responsive display
LAS VEGAS — Sony’s Future Lab Program has a concept prototype that can turn your otherwise lame desk — or pretty much any flat surface — into a huge, interactive display.  At Wednesday’s Sony press event ahead of International CES, the Future Lab Program shared Concept Prototype T, a projector with…
International Business Times
Climate Change Impact On Coral Reefs: Study Predicts Bleaching To Target Protection Measures
If there is one thing that is almost certainly doomed under even the best case climate change scenario, it is coral reefs. The marine ecosystems, both important and unique, are already under severe threat due to increasing acidity and temperature of ocean water.
Popular Science
How to recycle plastic at home
Environment Break down and recompress trash to make new things Breaking down and recompressing plastic to make new things…
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Today’s News: Jan. 5, 2017
—Intelligence officials will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on foreign cyberthreats to the U.S. More here (Background on hacking here)—Four young blacks have been arrested in connection with the live-streamed beating of a white man with “mental health challenges” while shouting messages…
Techbargains.com
GHB Portable Electric Pump Rechargeable Electric Pneumatic Inflator $34.64
GHB Portable Electric Pump Rechargeable Electric Pneumatic Inflator $34.64
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The Das Keyboard 5Q brought notifications to my fingertips
Well-regarded mechanical keyboard maker Das Keyboard is taking its peripherals in a new direction. This is an internet-connected keyboard series where each key can light up with notifications — if you want them to, that is. Not only does it connect…
TechSpot
BMW, Intel and Mobileye to begin self-driving car tests on public roads later this year
Car makers and several tech firms are racing to develop autonomous driving technologies, which are widely expected to shape the future of private and public transportation. Back in June last year BMW, Intel and machine-vision technology company Mobileye announced a joint project to deliver a flagship…
Lifehacker
These Are the Important Changes to Your 401(k) In 2017
Every year, the contribution limits and other details about 401(k)s change. A few of those changes this year can be particularly useful for low-income families. Here are the changes to watch for.First, the contribution limit is still set at $18,000. That part remains unchanged. However, the Saver’s Credit…
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Market Loves A Government That Shares Corporate Interests – Cramer’s Mad Money (1/4/17)
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5 Ways To Beat The Market In 2017 And Beyond: Part III
Business Insider
The ruble is surging to its highest level since July 2015
The Russian ruble rose to its highest level since July 2015 on Thursday.
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 Thursday.
9to5Mac
The latest wearable for the paranoid: a Bluetooth-enabled personal radiation dosimeter
Just when I thought I’d seen it all where wearables are concerned, Dosime has announced a Bluetooth-enabled personal radiation dosimeter. more…Filed under: Apple
WIRED
California’s Huge Storm Could Cause Disastrous Melting in the Mountains
A succession of cold, then warm, atmospheric rivers could melt much of the crucial snow stored on California’s lower mountain slopes. The post California’s Huge Storm Could Cause Disastrous Melting in the Mountains appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Crazy, Tricked-Out Computers and the Gamers Who Mod Them
Some people take the term “personal computer” very seriously. The post Crazy, Tricked-Out Computers and the Gamers Who Mod Them appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Bigots Are Trying to Ruin They Live, Because of Course They Are
John Carpenter’s 1988 anti-yuppie classic has been seized upon by far-right extremists. The post Bigots Are Trying to Ruin They Live, Because of Course They Are appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Cape Watch: A Deadpool and Wolverine Movie? Yes, Please!
Hugh Jackman isn’t exactly opposed to the idea, so… The post Cape Watch: A Deadpool and Wolverine Movie? Yes, Please! appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The 12 Midseason TV Shows You Won’t Want to Miss
The next few months see a solid dozen new shows that may warrant some space on your DVR. The post The 12 Midseason TV Shows You Won’t Want to Miss appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Don’t Gut Net Neutrality. It’s Good for People and Business
Opinion: An NYU economics professor describes how abandoning net neutrality would hurt companies and consumers alike. The post Don’t Gut Net Neutrality. It’s Good for People and Business appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Incredible Photorealistic Renderings of the Foods That Power the Human Race
Wheat, rice, and corn form the basis of most diets around the world—but in every culture, these foodstuff appears in a different form. The post Incredible Photorealistic Renderings of the Foods That Power the Human Race appeared first on WIRED.
Architecture Lab
Onebed mattress for comfortable sleep and affordable purchase
Mattresses are widely used in order to get a sound and comfortable sleep. The body of people can be troubled if they are lying on soft and firm mattresses The post Onebed mattress for comfortable sleep and affordable purchase appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Oakland has an even worse lead problem than Flint, Michigan
A new report from Reuters reveals that residents of the Fruitdale zip code in Oakland, CA are being exposed to far more dangerous levels of lead than in Flint, Michigan. However, in this case, the drinking water isn’t the reason for the contamination – it’s the lead-based paint still in use in many of…
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The Underground New Year’s Party A Century In The Making
The New York City subway is the lifeblood of the city, outgoing MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast said the other night—that is, the sort of circulatory system that people tend to move through, drift through like blood cells (5,650,610 each weekday, to be precise), not a place they move to. On New Year’s…
Zero Hedge
Frontrunning: January 5
Dollar Posts Biggest Drop Since Trump’s Win (BBG) World stocks hit 1-1/2 year high after strong China data (Reuters) Apple pulls New York Times apps in China after government request (Reuters) Macy’s Axes Jobs and Stores, Echoes Kohl’s on Weak Holiday (WSJ) Macy’s Declines After Reducing Outlook,…
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One Nation, One Party, One Leader: A Chinese Reprise
Slashdot
New Analysis Shows Lamar Smith’s Accusations On Climate Data Are Wrong
Layzej writes from a report via Ars Technica: In 2015, NOAA released version 4 of their marine temperature dataset called ERSST. The new dataset accounted for a known cooling bias introduced when ocean temperature measurements transitioned from being taken in ship engine intake valves to buoy-based measurements….
The Awesomer
Who Woke Me Up?!
LinkYouTuber Tal Solomon’s pet dog snores as loud as a human. He recorded her sleeping then gave her a rude and meta awakening. Not good enough doggo. Next time try to snore so loudly that you’ll wake yourself in real time. That’s how we do. More Awesome Stuff: Bentley’s Big AdventureMellow Husky…
Fast Company
Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?
Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI. Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI.From winning Jeopardy in 2011 to helping write a sad song last year,…
ArchDaily
17 Templates for Common Construction Systems to Help you Materialize Your Projects
Earlier this year, Chilean architects and professors Luis Pablo Barros and Gustavo Sarabia from the Federico Santa María University released a book (in Spanish) titled “Sistemas Constructivos Básicos” (Basic Construction Systems).” The book aims to be a tool to help architects translate their plan diagrams…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Science of Barefoot Running: A Personal Journey
Unfortunately, research and experience both affirm and deny the podiatric benefits of minimalist footwear — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
International Business Times
‘Chicago P.D.’ Season 4 Spoilers: Episode 11 Synopsis And Promo Released Online; What Will Happen In ‘You Wish’? [VIDEO]
“Chicago P.D.” was back this week with not one but two episodes. After airing the crossover episode and another that introduced newbie Kenny Rixton (Nick Wechsler) to the Intelligence unit, NBC will air another episode next week that focuses on a special police force and Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush).
International Business Times
Are Zombies Real? New Study Gives Humanity Grim Hopes of Survival
Students at Leicester University have developed a mathematical model that has predicted that a zombie outbreak would spread through the human population at a rate faster than the Black Death and could potentially wipe out humanity in 100 days.
International Business Times
What Meghan Markle’s Father Thinks Of Prince Harry: Actress’s Brother Gushes Over Their Strong Relationship
Prince Harry has been introduced to Meghan Markle’s father, the actress’ brother revealed Wednesday. Thomas Markle Jr told Daily Mail that his father met Prince Harry during one of the 32-year-old’s visits to Toronto, Canada.
Mashable
Irish pub has genius solution for people doing Dry January
Just because you’re taking part in Dry January doesn’t mean you can’t still have a good time at the bar. SEE ALSO: This man embodies all our New Year’s goals Take Scraggs Alley pub in Carlow, Ireland, for example — they decided to welcome in the New Year with a special offer aimed at all those partaking…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Clever concave roof design harvests rainwater in hot climates
This bowl-like, double-roof design helps to collect rainwater before it evaporates, and also provides more shade for buildings in arid regions.
How-To Geek
How to Take Good Travel Photos
Whether you want to document a family holiday or aspire to shoot for National Geographic, there are some simple things you can do to take better travel photos.Click Here to Continue Reading
Architecture Lab
Best-kept secrets for buying a house
Are you thinking about buying a house to settle down in the near future? The post Best-kept secrets for buying a house appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Bloomberg
Dollar Falls Versus Yen as U.S. Data Awaited After Fed Minutes
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Alerian Rebalancings: What Happens To MLPs That Are Removed?
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Klipsch Hertiage headphones mix leather, wood and quality sound
When it comes to choosing between headphone models, there is a lot of similarity in features and functionality. A lot of times comfort and overall design differentiate one company’s product over another and Klipsch is hoping to do just that with its Heritage line. The headphones use machined copper,…
Lifehacker
This Video Explains How to Use SMART to Monitor Your Hard Drives For Failures
Your hard drive failing is one of the worst things that can happen to your computer, since you lose tons of data. Fortunately, most drives include a tool set called SMART that can monitor your drive and let you know when you’re about to have a problem.Read more…
DigsDigs
66 The Coolest Home Office Designs Of 2016
Here are the coolest home office designs that we showed on DigsDigs in 2016. Btw, don’t miss the coolest home office designs of the previous year. They are great too! A home office isn’t a usual living space, it’s a space purposed to work. Here are some ideas to use brick walls to make them more stylish….
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Blue announces Ella, its first planar magnetic headphones
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the wireless Satellite, Blue is back with two more new headphones to add to its growing lineup: Ella, a planar magnetic headphone; and Sadie, which serves as the next generation of the Blue Mo-Fi-powered headphone. Planar magnetic headphones work by pushing a…
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Wi-Fi might fix wireless speakers this year
One of the big tech mysteries over the past few years is why it’s been so difficult for companies to make wireless speakers that can play music in sync, so one song can be blasting throughout different rooms of a house. It’s a problem that’s been solved most famously by Sonos, but Sonos’ solution is…
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Lumus says its new augmented reality glasses are for ‘casual everyday users’
Augmented reality glasses company Lumus is announcing two new prototypes, one of which is designed to appeal to “casual everyday users.” The Maximus and Sleek designs, on display at CES, aren’t being directly released as products. But they’re designed to be licensed and released by other companies, and…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Capitol Report: China tells Trump to lay off Twitter | Trump cabinet picks go before Senate next week
China tells President-elect Donald Trump to lay off Twitter; high-profile cabinet picks go before Senate next week; how the Senate is repealing Obamacare; and more.
Zero Hedge
China Threatens Trump With “Big Sticks” If He Wages A Trade War
In the latest not too subtle threat lobbed by China’s official press aimed at Donald Trump, the mainland media warned the President-elect that he’ll be met with “big sticks” if he tries to ignite a trade war or further strain ties. “There are flowers around the gate of China’s Ministry of Commerce,…
VICE News
French farmer on trial for helping migrants to cross the Italian border
A farmer in southern France who smuggled migrants across the country’s border with Italy is waiting to discover his sentence after being prosecuted this week for his actions. Hailed a hero by many in Europe and denounced by others, 37-year-old Cédric Herrou estimates that so far he has helped more than…
Business Insider
ISIS may be about lose a big chunk of its last Iraqi stronghold, and the terror group is striking back
An Iraqi general says ISIS is about to lose the eastern half of Mosul, but the terror group has mounted attacks elsewhere in the country in recent days.
Newswise: SciNews
Transportation Center Awarded $1.4 Million, Recognized as Top Level Facility
With a new $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Arkansas and their collaborators at five other institutions have renewed the status of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, or MarTREC, as a Tier 1 University Transportation…
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Dividend Stock Yields 7.6%, Projected Yield 10%, Could Be The Big Winner In Your Dividend Portfolio
Bloomberg
Toronto Housing Has a Record Year Amid Supply Shortages
Bloomberg
Move Over, Acai. Here Comes the Maqui Berry
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This High-Yield Energy Company Grew 50% in 2016… And It’s Still Cheap
Image credit: Getty Images.After years of miserable returns, the market finally threw the energy sector a bone in the second-half of 2016. But while the big boys enjoyed mildly positive returns for the year, there was a small, high-yield energy company that bested them — and it still looks cheap.Continue…
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5 Tips to Help You Save Your First $1,000
If you’ve yet to save your first $1,000, take comfort in the fact that you’re in good company. An estimated 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in a savings account, and 34% have absolutely no savings at all. Whether your lack of savings stems from too many bills or not enough self control, here are…
HBR.org
You Can Improve Your Default Response to Stress
One morning while anchoring The Early Show in New York, one of my coanchors got mixed up and tossed the show to me five minutes before I was slated to appear for my next segment, which was covering breaking news on political corruption in Washington. The teleprompter was cued to a different story,…
TechSpot
Medium lays off 50 staff and closes two offices, looks to move away from ad-based business model
Publishing platform Medium has announced that it had laid off 50 people – around a third of all staff – and is closing its New York and Washington D.C. offices. The move comes as the company looks at alternatives to its ad-based model as a way of making money. …
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The best free photo editor 2017
The best free photo editor With phone cameras now ubiquitous, we’re taking and sharing more photos than ever. But even the best phone camera is likely to produce a dud or two, and even the best shot could stand to be better.Photo editing, then, shouldn’t be the sole reserve of those who can afford to…
Gizmodo
James Woods Is a Total Addict (for Twitter, Not Cocaine)
You know how some people are really addicted to cocaine? The actor James Woods is just like that, only instead of being addicted to cocaine he’s addicted to Twitter.Read more…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Fans Petition Bob Iger To Make Leia An Official Disney Princess
Ever since the Star Wars franchise was purchased by Disney, fans have questioned whether or not Leia should be an official Disney Princess. Carrie Fisher’s passing has prompted one fan to launch a petition on Change.org in an attempt to persuade Disney CEO Bob Iger to bend the rules: After the tragic…
Digital Trends
How to get a refund from the Google Play Store
We’ve all had buyer’s remorse at one time or another, whether it’s skinny jeans that make you look ridiculous or a new TV that fails to wow when you turn it on. With physical items, you simply arrange a return or take them back to the store for a refund, but what do you do when you want to return a digital…
Digital Trends
Blue unveils latest headphones with built-in amplification, plus a wireless pair
Blue might be a company best known for its microphones, but in the past few years it has launched some ambitious headphones as well, many of which featured built-in amplifiers for higher-quality sound, no matter the source. The company is keeping that tradition going with the announcement of its two…
Digital Trends
Crosley goes old school, debuts C20 turntable, previews vinyl jukebox at CES
Crosley Radio’s name provides a hint at how long the company has been around — for the record, it first started selling radios in the 1920s. Now the company is better known for its turntables, and it’s bringing an impressive duo of products to CES with its new C20 turntable and Vinyl Rocket Jukebox….
Business Insider
Small business borrowing gets a Trump boost
The Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index rose to 129.9 in November from 119.8 in October as Americans unexpectedly elected Donald Trump president.
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Sony adds more portable speakers and noise-cancelling headphones to its Extra Bass range
Sony is expanding its EXTRA BASS range of audio products (the capitals are mandatory) with four new portable wireless speakers and a quartet of new headphones. The speakers are, according to Sony’s very hip press release, “made for today’s heavy-hitting bass lines and dropping beats” while the headphones…
BBC News – World
IS conflict: Iraqi forces launch offensive near Syria border
Iraq launches a new offensive aimed at driving IS militants from western towns near the Syrian border.
National Geographic News
Black Hole at Galaxy’s Heart Launches Planet-Size ‘Spitballs’
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The Tell: How Russia’s soaring stocks could keep climbing in ‘a blockbuster 2017’
Russian stocks are likely to score big gains this year, predicts Jeff D. Opdyke of the Total Wealth Insider newsletter.
Forbes – Markets
Risk Ahead In 2017?
Commonwealth’s CIO Brad McMillan discusses potential risks to the U.S. markets and economy.
Forbes – Markets
What Does The Trump Administration Mean For Power Africa?
US President Barack Obama holds a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016.Obama on Friday warned his successor Donald Trump against antagonizing China by reaching out to Taiwan, saying he could risk a ‘very significant’ response…
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Calculate How Many Calories You Burn Every Day Without Exercise With This Tool
When you’re trying to lose weight, your diet has a bigger impact than your workout because the bulk of the calories you burn everyday are spent just keeping you alive. This calculator gives you an idea of just how many calories you start off burning each day.This tool calculates your Basal Metabolic…
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The Meaning Of Dow 20,000
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2017: Short The Market – Oh, And The Dollar, Too
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Smart stove knobs help you prevent a house fire
You can already buy connected ranges that offer remote control and prevent kitchen disasters. But what about your existing range — are you really going to replace it just for some extra convenience and peace of mind? You might not have to. Inirv is crowdfunding the React, a smart stove knob system that…
Bloomberg
Portugal 10-Year Yield Climbs Above 4% as Selloff Deepens: Chart
Geek.com
This VR Hypersuit Could Change VR as We Know It
Virtual reality can already feel pretty real as it is, especially when you’re in the middle of a, particularly engaging scene. But at CES 2017’s first event, CES Unveiled, an amazing new product […] The post This VR Hypersuit Could Change VR as We Know It appeared first on Geek.com.
Dezeen
Leaked Schumacher email reveals friction within Zaha Hadid Architects
In a leaked email, Patrik Schumacher claims that an open letter sent out by Zaha Hadid Architects in the aftermath of his controversial World Architecture Festival speech should never have been issued. Read more
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Brokers for Long-Term Investors: Interactive Brokers vs. Charles Schwab
When you’re ready to start investing, you’ll need to open a brokerage account to place your orders. Many investors now use online discount brokers for self-directed accounts to make trades quickly, conveniently, and inexpensively. Today we’ll look at two of the largest brokers out there, Interactive…
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Tesla Motors Inc.’s Misses Are Habitual, but So Is Its Mind-Boggling Growth
After Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported fourth-quarter deliveries below its own guidance Tuesday after market close, investors seemed like they couldn’t care less about the miss. Indeed, if anything, shareholders might have been happy to see production increasing — even if the company is underperforming…
The Awesomer
Ka-Bar Grass Machete
Price: $46  | BuyHack through the toughest grass and brush with this impressive 14″ blade from Ka-Bar. It’s made from 1085 carbon steel, with a long-lasting Kraton G handle for an excellent grip. Includes a Cordura sheath for safe storage. More Awesome Stuff: Minimum BASIC KnifeEDC Trending Gear:…
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OBAMA: ‘We simply cannot afford to spend $80 billion annually on incarceration’
President Barack Obama penned a Harvard Law Review article about reforming the criminal justice system and the challenges that the next administration faces.
The Awesomer
Channellock 87 Rescue Tool
LinkA great EDC tool for firefighters, emergency workers, or anyone who might find themselves in dangerous environments. It slices through thick wires and cables, can tighten and loosen hose couplings, pries open doors and windows, and can shut off gas valves. More Awesome Stuff: Cache Belt5.11…
Mashable
1 simple New Year’s resolution for more retirement savings
Let’s just be clear upfront: New Year’s resolutions almost never work. Their failure rate is so high, I’m half embarrassed to suggest one. I’ve yet to ever keep one myself; the success of this year’s attempt to avoid injuries by stretching after exercise can best be summed up by my midyear herniated…
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Digital destroys disc sales for the first time, thanks to Netflix and Amazon
The inevitable has happened: thanks to the rise in popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and iTunes downloads, digital has beat disc for the first time in revenue. The figures, revealed by the Entertainment Retailers Association, show a 17% decline in sales of DVDs and Blu-rays. This…
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Are India ETFs Feeling The Pinch Of The Cash Ban?
International Business Times
LG Stuns CES 2017 Crowd With Cardboard-Thin Wallpaper TV Running WebOS 3.5
LG is innovating the landscape of television technology. The South Korean tech giant has introduced at CES 2017 its latest Signature W series TV installment, and it is definitely a head-turning living room appliance.  The Wallpaper TV boasts of 4K OLED display. Actually, it is just a display panel,…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Rick Wakeman Agrees to Attend Yes’ Rock Hall Induction
Several days after publicly announcing his refusal to attend Yes’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, keyboardist Rick Wakeman has reversed course. Continue reading…
9to5Mac
D-Link announces its first HomeKit-compatible home security camera, with whole-room view
HomeKit compatibility is pretty much table stakes for today’s smart home devices, and D-Link has recognized this in announcing its latest home security camera. The Omna 180 Cam HD is a neat-looking full HD camera with HomeKit support added to the feature list … more…Filed under: Apple
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Get Ready For Your Next Luncheon with Up to 50% Off Lilly Pulitzer, Today Only
Lilly Pulitzer, synonymous with bright colors and bold patters, is up to 50% off thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box. Ladies Who Lunch, rejoice! All the tropical printed tunics and floral shorts you could ever need are marked down so that you can stock up. But you’d better hurry, because as are all Gold Boxes,…
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Back In Stock: Pick Up a Steam Controller (Plus a Case!) For Just $35
Update: Sold out.Read more…
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Clinical guidelines to reduce risk of peanut allergy
An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy.
Quartz
Paris is blaming Airbnb for population declines in the heart of the city
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of people living in Paris’s 1st arrondissement, a small, touristy district that’s home to Louvre, fell by 5%. Three other neighborhoods in the heart of the city—the 2nd, 4th, and 8th arrondissements—saw similar population declines during that period, according to data…
Quartz
Technology killed manufacturing jobs; trade is what will bring their replacement
Welcome to the new world order. After years of liberalization, globalization is in retreat. Populist political victories and backroom deals to strongarm encourage firms to keep manufacturing jobs at home are our new realities. One could argue the revolt is deserved. Proponents of globalization promised…
Quartz
As Republicans get ready to dismantle the ACA, insurers are likely to bolt
There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do—take risks and pay claims. But, of course, these are the essence of their business! Yet, if they do too much of either, they will go broke, and if they do too little, their customers will find a better…
Quartz
The continent with the world’s oldest university now has too few for its fast growing population
Universities and higher education institutions were always part and parcel of Africa’s modern and past history. The Univerisity of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco, which opened in 859 AD, is considered the oldest existing and continually operating university in the world. Al-Azhar University in Egypt,…
Quartz
A NASA photo shot straight into the sun reveals how tiny we really are
Astronomy photography offers a glimpse of the wonderful universe beyond. It also reminds us how small we are in our own little world. The photo department at NASA recently selected its 66 favorite photos of 2016, including a stunning 10-frame composite showing the tiny International Space Station (ISS)…
Quartz
Electronics are about to reach their limit in processing power—but there’s a solution
For the past four decades, the electronics industry has been driven by what is called “Moore’s Law,” which is not a law but more an axiom or observation. Effectively, it suggests that the electronic devices double in speed and capability about every two years. And indeed, every year tech companies come…
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The Just 100: Industry Leaders
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Three Forgotten Stocks Poised To Surge In 2017
Here are three under the radar stock picks from Wall Street guru Boyar Research that should outperform in 2017.
New Scientist – Online news
China’s ivory ban is great, now for shark fins and tiger bone
Beijing’s ban on ivory is very welcome and could save the African elephant, but it must do the same for rhinos, pangolins and more, says Richard Schiffman
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The pressure is on Obama to grant last-minute clemencies – here’s how 4 high-profile cases are likely to pan out
Don’t expect many famous offenders to make the list.
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A Year-End Assessment Of Gold And U.S. Equities
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AT&T: Disrupter, Future-Proofer And Dividend Defender?
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Questions for the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking
Updated on January 5, 2017 Senior intelligence officials will testify Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) about foreign cyberthreats to the U.S. Much of the testimony is likely to focus on what role Russia had in the U.S. election.U.S. intelligence officials say Russia hacked the…
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PLAYLIST: Top Global Songs Of 2016 Mix Traditional Styles With Pop
There’s a pumped-up sports anthem by a star cricket player, a moody Latin duet and a Malaysian song flavored with American rock, Chinese folk and Malay opera.(Image credit: YouTube)
TechCrunch
Formlabs adds new ceramic resins and tools for experimenters
 Formlabs makes powerful 3D printers that can make objects that look as solid and smooth as injection-molded parts. Now, however, they’ve added improved materials including a new gray material that is completely matte and reformulated for optimal printing and a ceramic material that can be fired like…
TechCrunch
YubiKey goes USB-C
 Yubico today announced the USB-C version of its YubiKey 4 authentication dongle. Like the standard USB version, the new YubiKey 4C supports multiple authentication protocols, including standards like Universal 2nd Factor, smart card and Yubico’s own one-time password mechanism. The new USB-C version…
Business Insider
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Watergate reporters ‘would have been prosecuted’ under Obama administration
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange slammed the mainstream media in an interview with Fox News this week.
ArchDaily
House Cave / UMMO Estudio
© David Vico Architects: UMMO Estudio Location: Villarrubia, 14710 Córdoba, Spain Architects In Charge: Andrés Moreno, Manuel Murillo Area: 104.0 m2 Project Year: 2012 Photographs: David Vico…
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A.M. Links: Donald Trump, Julian Assange, and Russian Hacking
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding hearings today on Russian hacking in the U.S. presidential election. “Just a year ago, they might have seemed the oddest of couples. But now President-elect Donald J. Trump and Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, have formed a united front against…
Mashable
This sweet projector extends games off the screen and onto your walls
A few years ago Microsoft showed off a concept at CES called IllumiRoom that used Kinect to extend gaming beyond the TV screen and onto your walls. It could have been a game-changer if Microsoft had released it. Razer’s Project Ariana is the spiritual successor to IllumiRoom and works virtually the…
Mashable
This ridiculous laptop is the portable Batman command center you’ve always dreamed of
There’s only one thing I can always consistently look forward to at CES: Razer’s crazy concept devices. This year’s no different. At CES 2017, the gaming brand announced Project Valerie, the world’s first laptop with three built-in 4K displays that automatically deploy and retract into a “compact”…
Mashable
I watched a week’s worth of TV in a day
We’ve all heard that too much TV rots the brain. Stay tuned and find out if that’s true. Read more…More about Sheldon Cooper, Mashable Video, Comedy, Funny, and Pasadena
Physics News
Carbon can exceed four-bond limit
Scientists confirm structure of unusual molecule in which carbon bonds to six other carbon atoms.
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Visitor center disguised as a hill to welcome visitors to Denmarks historic Kal Castle Ruins
The beautiful historic ruins of Kalø Castle are unmissable, but its planned visitor center might not be too easy to spot. Danish architectural firm Arkitema Architects unveiled their winning proposal for the historic site’s visitor center, a hill-shaped building designed to blend into the surrounding…
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The Arctic Is Getting Crazy
Feedback loops between record Arctic temperatures and the jet stream may be altering our weather — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail
Why worldview threats undermine evidence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
MakeUseOf
10 Best Windows Apps Worth Paying For
In the ever-expanding Windows ecosystem, there’s often a free alternative to most paid apps. However, there’s no sense in saving money if the product isn’t up to scratch. In certain cases, it’s better to pick the paid option and avoid headaches later on. These ten applications all serve different purposes,…
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The Scariest Thing About Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Dividend
If there has been one thing to love about Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) year in and year out, it’s been the big drugmaker’s dividend. With a current yield of 2.67%, investors still have reason to show the love. But there is something that might seem scary to some investors — the company’s ability…
Business Insider
You’re better off giving up these 7 ‘healthy habits’
What you know may not be true.
Business Insider
Russian marines are smashing things with their heads as part of a charm offensive in the Philippines
“The performances were great, the stunts were quite impressive,” said student Antonio Chua.
Business Insider
Officials expect Brooklyn train derailment investigation to take days — here’s what they know so far
A rush-hour Long Island Rail Road train crashed at the end of a platform on Wednesday as it pulled into a major transportation hub, injuring 100 people.
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10 beautiful ice skating trails in Canada
Strap on your skates and go places with these stunning ice trails that wander through Canadian forests, cities, and parks.
BBC News – World
German ministries row over green light for ‘mega-trucks’
Decision to allow extra-long lorries sparks unusually public inter-ministry spat.
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Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese
Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic — but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Genetics play a significant role in immunity
Nearly three-quarters of immune traits are influenced by genes, new research reveals.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Efforts are needed to enrich the lives of killer whales in captivity
Keeping Killer whales in zoos and aquariums has become highly controversial. In a new article, experts outline several novel ideas for improving the lives of Killer whales in zoological institutions by enhancing the communication, feeding, environment, and health of the animals in order to elicit natural…
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Pollutants in the Arctic environment are threatening polar bear health
A new analysis has found that although the risk of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic environment is low for seals, it is two orders of magnitude higher than the safety threshold for adult polar bears and even more (three orders of magnitude above the threshold) for bear cubs fed with…
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Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections
In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause considerable illness.
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Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health
A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fiber. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains, and legumes,…
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NewsWatch: 9 reasons the stock market is optimistic about 2017
Just a word of warning: All those animal spirits may come into 2017 like a lion yet wind up leaving like a lamb.
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Déjà Vu: Will Tesla Raise Capital Next Week?
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How to Tweak ClearType in Windows for Better Screen Readability
ClearType is font-smoothing technology built into Windows to help make text more readable on LCD monitors. If your text is looking a little blurry, tweaking your ClearType settings can definitely help.Click Here to Continue Reading
Macworld
WatchAir review: Promising wireless smart TV antenna for cord-cutters
Remember Aereo? It was an ill-fated startup that delivered over-the-air broadcast television from a cluster of mini-antennas based in major cities. A 2014 Supreme Court ruling forced the pioneering cloud service out of business after broadcasters complained the technology infringed on their copyright,…
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Corsair’s flagship keyboard goes bonkers with a built in light bar
Corsair is kicking off the New Year with a bang and a new flagship K95 RGB Platinum mechanical gaming keyboard.From the bottom up, Corsair claims this is its best keyboard yet. The frame is made of aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum, meanwhile, they keys themselves use Cherry’s proven 1.2mm low-travel…
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Kodak’s PixPro Orbit360 4K makes 360-degree video a one click affair
Kodak has rolled out a new PixPro Orbit360 4K action camera to help make creating 360-degree movies a simpler process.Whereas the older Pixpro SP360 4K, required you to buy and pair two separate cameras to record 360-degree videos, the PixPro Orbit360 4K combines two sets of cameras and lenses into a…
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LG’s G6 phone will lose the modular gimmick – CNET
The tricked-out G5 failed to catch on with consumers, so LG will be taking a different route with this year’s model.
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Razer puts its Chroma system in a projector
Razer has packed its full-spectrum lighting system into everything from its headphones to keyboards to mice over the past few years. Now, that 16.8-million-color platform is expanding into third-party products as well, the company announced at CES today. Specifically, in the coming months we’ll…
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Amazon’s Alexa now lives inside a dancing robot
“Inhale. Stretch right leg back as far as possible.” Lynx, a small white humanoid, gave yoga instructions as it slid its chunky leg back for the pose. A bright blue light flashed across the side of its round head to indicate activity. After a few more leg movements, it came back into standing position…
Metal Hammer
Eyehategod: Mike IX Williams meldet sich aus Krankenhaus
Mike IX Williams hat eine Lebertransplantation überstanden – Jetzt meldet sich der Eyehategod-Frontmann aus dem Krankenhaus.
Mobile Magazine
Put the Wind Turbines in the Arctic and Freeze the Ice!
Climate change is something that many people around the world are concerned about, whether it’s true or not. Surprisingly, and controversially, the answer that is often given in addressing the issue is to fix the Arctic. That’s because the Arctic is where temperatures are rising the quickest, sea ice…
Mobile Magazine
Chipolo Bluetooth Trackers: The Perfect Solution to Being Absent-Minded
Being forgetful has nothing to do with age or biology; it’s just that our brains have their own way of functioning and if it’s focused on something, our memory of something else tends to take the backstage. And sometimes when our memory mis-functions, we tend to forget trivial objects that are important…
Mobile Magazine
Samsung’s Foldable Galaxy X Latest News Leaks and Rumors
Here comes Samsung again, and let’s hope this phone won’t be exploding or catching fire again. Seriously, if you thought the Samsung Edge display was really cool (and the Edge isn’t exploding, good thing), then you’ll find Samsung’s new folding phone way cooler. For many years now Samsung has been working…
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Why Being Unpredictable Is a Bad Strategy
My clients and students assume that competitors should surprise one another with their strategies. Your competitors, they think, should have no idea what you’re going to do. I predict many of you will say: Of course. Being unpredictable is a competi­tive advantage. Not so fast. Keeping secrets can…
Mashable
The best tech of CES 2017
There’s only one place to see the future of technology before it arrives: CES.Every year, the world’s tech companies converge in Las Vegas in to give everyone a glimpse of all the new tech gizmos and trends to come. CES is glorious tech hype if you’re into impossibly thin high-resolution TVs that are…
PCWorld
Fossil’s Misfit takes on Apple with Vapor, a $199 smartwatch designed to stand on its own
Misfit is best known for its simple, affordable fitness trackers, many of which resemble pieces of jewelry. But the Fossil-owned company is braving new territory—at least for itself—with its first touchscreen model, a round 44mm watch called Vapor. People aren’t exactly clamoring to buy smartwatches…
The Gadget Flow
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Hard Drive
Save the space on your computer and store your files in the LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Hard Drive. Using the latest technology, this drive is super fast so you can access your content with ease. It’s so powerful that you can transfer 64GB of images to a laptop in only five minutes. Going beyond simple…
The Gadget Flow
Smartech Robotic Vacuum
Change the way you clean your floors by not cleaning them at all. Introducing the Smartech Robotic Vacuum from Black and Decker. With the ability to avoid obstacles, this powerful system leaves your floors sparkling. And, unlike other devices, this vacuum compresses all of the dirt and dust as it cleans….
The Gadget Flow
iStand 7 Pro Multifunctional iPhone Case
Use your smartphone like never before with the iStand Pro 7 Multifunctional iPhone Case. It’s compatible with the iPhone 7/7 Plus as well as the iPhone 6/6 Plus. In addition to offering protection, this case features a kickstand, battery, and more. The 3000 mAh battery gives a whopping three full charges…
The Gadget Flow
New Balance RunIQ Fitness Watch
Track your cardio with precision when you use the New Balance RunIQ Fitness Watch. This sportswear company teamed up with Intel to deliver a fashionable yet functional wearable. Running on Android Wear, this watch is for runners. Inside is 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of built-in storage. The bottom features…
The Gadget Flow
Sony Wireless Earbuds
Simplify your hands-free setup with the Sony Wireless Earbuds. Intuitive and compact, these earbuds effortlessly slip into your ear for uninterrupted audio. Thanks to their ergonomic shape, they remain in place no matter how you move. The undeniable quality of Sony gives these earbuds the stunning audio…
The Gadget Flow
LeEco Smart Road Bike
Take your cycling to the 21st century with the LeEco Smart Road Bike. Featuring a built-in computer, this incredible machine runs on Android-based Bike OS software. It tracks your speed, distance, and your route. All of this information is visible on the four-inch touchscreen on the handlebars. Using…
The Gadget Flow
Blue Satellite Wireless Amplifier Headphones
Get the most out of your audio with the Blue Satellite Wireless Amplifier Headphones. Comfortably resting on your head and covering your ears, this headset goes beyond simple sound. This set is equipped with a powerful built-in amp as well as two sets of drivers. One driver is solely for the precision…
The Gadget Flow
Think and Learn Smart Kids Cycle
Turn your child’s exercise into education with the Think and Learn Smart Kids Cycle by Fisher-Price. This fun and fantastic bike encourages kids to cycle faster and learn more. Like a small version of an exercise bike, this one has a tablet stand on the front for app pairing. Connecting with the game,…
The Gadget Flow
Sony Wireless Extra Bass Headphones
Combine convenience and quality with the Sony Wireless Extra Bass Headphones. Available in a variety of colors to suit your style, they feature NFC technology for easy Bluetooth pairing. In addition, these state-of-the-art headphones have noise cancelling technology so you can tune out the world around…
The Gadget Flow
Arlo Baby Smart Monitor
Always keep an eye on your little one with the Arlo Baby Smart Monitor from Netgear. With its 1080p HD camera, this device gives you a real-time view of your baby. The Arlo Baby is able to play lullabies to see your baby off to sleep. The baby crying alert function detects and notifies you if your baby…
The Gadget Flow
Ring Security Floodlight Camera
Deter criminals and monitor your home with the Ring Security Floodlight Camera. Using a built-in motion sensor and a 270-degree field of vision, this deterring system will keep any threats away. If movement is detected, the two extremely bright LED lamps will light up. Additionally, the 1080p HD camera…
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China, Seeking to Stop Weakening of Currency, Issues Restrictions
Financial regulators appear to have become more concerned in recent weeks about the pace of the renminbi’s depreciation.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Alarming levels of hypertension found in the general public
A new study finds that 50 percent of the Canadian public is unaware that they suffer from high blood pressure, with most of them unaware of their condition or unwilling to address and manage their high blood pressure.
Architizer
Young Architect Guide: The Creative Process of an Architect
Despite the fact that Alvar Aalto said “You can’t chew pencils and spit ideas,” being creative is work, and you shouldn’t expect to sit down and be struck with genius.
TechCrunch
Enlaps is a solar-powered, always-connected timelapse camera
 Timelapse photography is fun, but complicated. For long-term projects, you need to feed power to the camera, and if you want your photos back, you need to rig up a data gathering solution. That changed when Enlaps came along. The company just finished a successful IndieGoGo campaign, raising $250k for…
New Scientist – Online news
Racing robot cars will help AI learn to adapt to the real world
Robotic games arena challenges AIs to competitions using remote-controlled cars and drones. To win, they’ll need to adapt to the unknown
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Beaten-Down Biotech And Drugs Stocks Will Outperform In 2017
Gigaom
Report: Best practices and technologies for cloud API management and governance
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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Longtime Duda Executive Named UF/IFAS Champion for 2016
Hugh English helped launch southwest Florida’s fledgling citrus industry. He started his career as a citrus grove manager at A. Duda & Sons in 1965, and through his work, English began many citrus research and Extension demonstrations in the Duda groves. He retired in 2001 as a corporate vice president.
Bloomberg
Mubadala Said to Eye Up to $15 Billion SoftBank Fund Backing
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UK health service to trial chatbot that gives medical advice
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is to begin trialing a chatbot app for dispensing medical advice, with the aim of reducing the burden on its 111 non-emergency helpline. The 111 service went live in 2013, and serves as the first port of call for urgent advice in cases where it’s likely overkill…
Business Insider
One of Wall Street’s most accurate tech analysts predicts the 10 biggest surprises for 2017
Here are some of the biggest surprises that could happen to companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, in 2017, according to RBC Capital’s Mark Mahaney.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields retreat after private-sector jobs report
U.S. Treasurys gain ground, pulling down yields, after data painted a disappointing picture of private-sector jobs growth a day ahead of official employment data for December.
VICE News
What comes after Standing Rock?
A cheery spirit of industry runs through the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock. You can hardly walk 50 feet without coming across someone sawing wood or pounding in tent stakes or lugging a crate of canned tomatoes to the kitchen. A small army of independent documentarians-turned-butlers scurry from…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Others Rumored for Obama Administration’s All-Star Goodbye Party
President Barack Obama will reportedly close out his second term with a party rumored to include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder and many others. Continue reading…
Business Insider
Elon Musk and Donald Trump suddenly have an awkward alignment that ‘really seemed to sneak up on people’ (TSLA)
Although Elon Musk and Donald Trump have the two most diametric brains on the planet, there’s no question that Tesla’s a high-tech domestic hiring machine.
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The Fall Of The Soviet Union
The Fall Of The Soviet Union
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Cryogenic test probes Einstein’s equivalence principle, general relativity, and spacetime ‘foam’
(Phys.org)—Physicists have performed a test designed to investigate the effects of the expansion of the universe—hoping to answer questions such as “does the expansion of the universe affect laboratory experiments?”, “might this expansion change the lengths of solid objects and the time measured by atomic…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Future of coral reefs under climate change predicted
New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems.
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These 2 Small Cap Gaming Stocks Are Loaded With Goodies: Low Entry Points And Up Nicely Since Our Calls
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For The Long Term, Buy Major Canadian, Not U.S. Mega Banks
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Here’s Obama’s exit memo to America
President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out his view of his administration’s legacy and achievements.
Forbes – Markets
Why Alexion Pharmaceuticals Is Overvalued
Is Alexion over-valued? I think its limited growth potential means the stock is dead money.
Forbes – Markets
2017 30 Under 30: Finance
Forbes – Markets
An Investment Club’s 2017 New Year’s Resolution
This week I received a call from the leader of an investment club who wanted to know how to use his club’s impressive 44% return to attract assets to manage. Instead of celebrating their good returns, they have a tough predicament because they did not set things up right from the start.
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: Can I Set Up a Wi-Fi Network for 100-Plus Wedding Guests in the Middle of Nowhere?
Q: This coming summer, I will be getting married, and a few hundred people are expected to show up. The problem is that our venue is a few miles out of town, and the phone network is a bit, shall we say, sparse. There’s no Wi-Fi available that we could simply boost, either, but we’d still like our guests…
RollingStone.com: Music
Sheryl Crow Talks Return to Nineties Roots on Upcoming LP
A little over three years ago, Sheryl Crow took her career in a radically different direction with the release of her debut country LP, Feels Like Home. Despite a relentless touring schedule and promotional campaign, the album didn’t make much of an impression with country fans and no single placed higher…
WSJ.com: US Business
Private-Sector Payroll Growth Reflects Tightening Labor Market
Private-sector hiring slowed in December, underscoring a tightening in the labor force amid near full employment.
WSJ.com: US Business
Fitbit, Changing Pace, Launches Software at Hardware Show
At the world’s largest technology hardware confab, one of the biggest brands is focusing on software this year.
WSJ.com: US Business
In the Fight Against Zika, Insecticides Hit a ‘Dead End’
Due to the high costs and low rewards of Zika-elimination business, the world is running out of insecticides that work against the mosquito-borne disease.
WSJ.com: US Business
Monsanto Returns to Profitability
Monsanto returned to profitability in its latest quarter as executives said its planned $57 billion sale to Bayer remains on track.
The Awesomer
Star War: The Third Gathers
Link(PG-13: Language) “I feel far from good.” A few years ago we checked out the hilariously bad English subtitles on a Chinese pirated copy of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. YouTuber DeathJohnsonMisc dubbed some of the funniest passages into the film. More Awesome Stuff: K-2SO’s Rogue…
Digital Trends
Monoprice unveils a suite of 3D printers for home and business
Online retailer Monoprice announced on January 5 at CES that it was expanding its popular 3D printing lineup with several new printer models that target both home and professional users. The new printers run the gamut and include an upgraded version of the firm’s $199 Select Mini printer and the company’s…
Digital Trends
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost money…
Digital Trends
HTC’s sequel to the One X9 will reportedly launch by the time winter ends
HTC’s One X9 midrange handset apparently sold well enough to warrant a sequel, and the Taiwanese firm will reportedly unveil its follow-up in the near future, reports VentureBeat. On the outside, the One X10 is rumored to adopt similar design cues to those featured on the OnePlus 3, LeEco Le Pro 3,…
Digital Trends
ChargePoint Express Plus promises ultra-fast DC electric vehicle charging
When it comes to refueling vehicles, it’s not just “where you do it,” but also “how long will it take?” For electric vehicles (EVs) of all types to proliferate at a good rate, the charging infrastructure needs to move ahead of the curve so finding places to charge EVs on the road won’t be perceived as…
Digital Trends
Volkswagen’s 2018 Atlas is no sports car but the R-Line package tries its best
When it comes to performance, big seven-seat SUVs usually sit at the back of the pack. But Volkswagen is trying to at least create the appearance of sportiness with a trim package for its new 2018 Atlas family hauler. The Atlas will get an R-Line package similar to the ones already offered on other…
Digital Trends
Misfit’s Vapor smartwatch breaks with tradition and adds a touchscreen
Ever since Misfit took the world by storm with its subtle Shine fitness tracker back in 2011, it’s been making unique products. Now that it’s part of the fashion company Fossil Group’s portfolio of brands, Misfit has released activity trackers at a breakneck pace, partnering with brands like Speedo and…
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Blasts Media Over Assange Tweets Ahead of Intel Briefing
President-elect Donald Trump called the media “dishonest” for its coverage of his Twitter posts this week on Julian Assange, saying the press was wrong to assert that he agreed with the fugitive WikiLeaks founder.
The Manual
A Few Great Men We Lost In 2016
Our humble tribute to a few fine gentlemen who left us in 2016 but deserve to be remembered far, far beyond. The post A Few Great Men We Lost In 2016 appeared first on The Manual.
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MGM Resorts Making a Risky Bet on East Coast Gaming
The success of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) over the last five years can be traced back to one place: The Las Vegas Strip. MGM generates a vast majority of its revenue from the Las Vegas Strip, which has been on a long, slow recovery since the recession ended. That’s why it’s curious, to say the least, that…
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Now Amazon’s Alexa is hitching a ride in your Ford
Drivers can ask Alexa to start their car via Amazon’s Echo, in-car Alexa services to follow this summer.
TMZ.com
Yahoo Sued Over Massive Hack Attack
Yahoo is being sued by a bunch of users who claim the Internet giant had crappy security and as a result, their most personal info was hacked by what Yahoo said was a rogue government. The lawsuit references the now-famous hack back in…
TMZ.com
Ne-Yo Condemns Hostage Video As Old-Fashioned Ignorance (VIDEO)
Ne-Yo says the hostage video making the rounds has nothing to do with Donald Trump, and that its creators suffer from something far more sinister than political motive.  We got the singer leaving Catch in WeHo Wednesday…
TMZ.com
John Travolta: ‘I’M PROUD’ to Inspire Swaggy P’s 3-Point Dance (VIDEO)
John Travolta says he’s PUMPED to be the inspiration for Nick Young’s 3-point shot celebratory hip-thrusting dance … telling TMZ Sports, “I love it!” Nick’s dance went viral after he hit a long-range bomb against the Grizzlies on Tuesday. The…
Deals
This Discounted Food Processor Kit Makes Your KitchenAid a Lot More Useful
Your KitchenAid is good for more than just mixing doughs and baking cookies: With this special attachment, it transforms into a full-fledged food processor, and the kit has never been cheaper.Read more…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.-0.6 winsTwo excellent analyses of the year-after effect of sacking an NFL head coach dropped Wednesday, one from FiveThirtyEight contributor Michael Lopez and the other from ESPN’s Brian Burke. As one hopes when…
Business Insider
Here’s when all your favorite TV shows are coming back this year
A lot of your favorite shows like “The Walking Dead” are about to come back and join some new favorites like “The Young Pope” and “Taboo.”
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Lifehacker
Tenderize Tough Brussels Sprouts With a Little Salt
Though I never tire of roasted Brussels sprouts, I’m always looking for new ways to consume the little cabbage-like orbs. Shredded sprouts make a nice, sturdy salad base, but they’re almost too sturdy. To make salad that’s both tender and crisp, you’ll need to grab the salt shaker.Daniel Gritzer of Serious…
CNET News.com
Lutron gear will soon work with SmartThings and the Nest Cam – CNET
The veteran smart lighting maker plans to sync up with Samsung’s connected home platform in 2017. You’ll also be able to set your lights to come on whenever the Nest Cam detects motion.
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Fossil plans to release over 300 new connected watches in 2017 – CNET
We will see new smartwatches, hybrid watches and fitness trackers from brands like Armani Exchange, Skagen and Misfit.
CNET News.com
iHeart officially rolls out its Spotify rival – CNET
After a monthlong test, the US terrestrial radio giant publicly launches two paid music subscriptions to take on Spotify and Apple Music.
Cool Material
Onnit Iron Man Kettlebell
If you’re looking to get in superhero shape, you’re not going to find a better addition to your workout routine than the Onnit Marvel Hero Elite Iron Man Kettlebell. Onnit’s latest release is built, like all of their bells and equipment, to easily handle whatever you can throw it. This 40lb Kettlebell…
Popular Science
Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road
DIY You can take it with you on your adventures Build a DIY road-ready garden that you can take with you on adventures…
Forbes – Markets
The Real Reasons Rodrigo Duterte Flip-Flopped On South China Sea Disputes
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte stunned the global community and financial markets by siding with China on the dispute, and seeking a “divorce” from the U.S.
Business Insider
Trump has filled his vaunted trade team with China hawks — and his allies love it
President-elect Donald Trump filled his lone remaining top trade post with yet another China hawk — much to the delight of trade reformers.
Bloomberg
This Drone Takes Down Unwanted Drones
Reason.com Full Feed
For Those Who Say All Gun Buyers Should Be Screened, the Data Don’t Matter
According to a new survey, about one-fifth of recent gun transfers in the United States occurred without a background check. That is half as big as the fraction commonly claimed by gun control advocates, based on a dubious extrapolation from a 1994 survey. But it turns out that whatever the actual…
GearHungry
AirTV
At its core, AirTV is a streaming box similar to Roku and Fire TV. But this device offers something novel as far as streaming boxes go: an optional OTA antenna that adds live, local, and (importantly) free over-the-air content to your television so you can click through channels when you’re aimlessly…
The Gadget Flow
Rocket Bottle Portable Blender
Take your beverages on the go with the Rocket Bottle Portable Blender. This compact yet powerful mixing device provides you with any drink you’d like. You can make margaritas, protein shakes, smoothies, virgin drinks, or you can slip in your favorite spirit. The Rocket Bottle Blender works by blending…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Listen to ‘The Sun at Her Eastern Gate’ by Lez Zeppelin’s Steph Paynes: Exclusive Premiere
Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label has a long history of showcasing eclectic music. Continue reading…