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5 May 2016 - Global
Apple Music Complete Overhaul:Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information, and Mike Isaac, tech reporter for the New York Times, talked about the planned overhaul for Apple Music. Apple is looking to make the streaming service... "more native and easy for users to master."
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Stingray is a controversial cellphone tracking tool that sucks up information from all nearby cellphone users. It's often sold as a vital tool for finding serious criminals and terrorists, an argument... that is weakened somewhat when it emerges Baltimore police used it to try and find the perp in a $50 chicken robbery.
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Google might have just signed a deal with Chrysler to build self-driving minivans, but it'll be a few years before you'll be able to actually buy one. Much research must be done to make them ready for... the public. That's true in the satirist world of Grand Theft Auto V, too. Google's self-driving car is there too, thanks to the work of a modder. And, like everything else in GTA, things don't quite work as well as they do in the real world. This "news report" shows how well Google's self-driving car handles the San Andreas traffic. Spoiler: basically as well as the players do. Just one question: How do you carjack an autonomous car?
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Surgical teams aren't fond of robots that could replace them (just ask Johnson & Johnson), but that doesn't mean they're completely against mechanical helpers. Children's National Medical Center and... Johns Hopkins University recently tested a Sma...
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Microgravity contest takes FOX’s “Xploration Outer Space” show is teaming up with Arlington, Va.-based ZERO-G Corporation, which operates weightless flights from U.S. airports. The reason they’re collaborating: to... create the ultimate consolation prize for college students who were just too young to apply to NASA’s latest astronaut class. The show, a part of FOX’s…
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Apple Not Allowed To SellThe Indian government has rejected Apple's application of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in the country. Rivals of Apple suggest that accepting the plan would make India a dumping ground... for old iPhones.
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If you're battling hackers, it's helpful to know who they actually are. Unfortunately, tracking down the culprits of an attack has always been difficult thanks to VPNs, TOR, and other methods used to... disguise the source of a digital assault. Now DARP...
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Microsoft is reminding everyone today that the free promotion for Windows 10 upgrades is finishing soon. The software maker first released Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1... machines on July 29th last year, giving everyone a year to upgrade at no cost. Many had assumed Microsoft would keep the free upgrade rolling past the year cut off, but it appears the company is sticking to its original promise.
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Yeast Infection May Be LinkedResearchers have found that prior yeast infection could be linked to mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The connection, however, is not causal in nature.
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Millions Of Gmail, Hotmail AndA Russian hacker stole 272.3 million email accounts from Mail.ru, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and other sites. In exchange for account retrieval, he's demanding social media likes and votes.
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Scientists detect unexpected(Phys.org)--A team of scientists has recently presented evidence of an unexpected drop in the observed magnetic field of an accreting pulsar designated V0332+53. This downturn, observed after the... pulsar underwent a bright, three-month-long X-ray outburst, could yield important information on how the accreted mass settling on the surface of a neutron star affects its magnetic field. The findings are detailed in a paper published online on Apr. 26 in the arXiv journal.
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Romanian Hacker 'Guccifer'Marcel Lehel Lazar, the hacker known as Guccifer, said that he was able to repeatedly breach the personal email server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Lazar, however, has no proof to... substantiate his claim.
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Learning how to get computers(Phys.org)--Science journalist, Nicola Nosengo has published a News Feature in the latest issue of the journal Nature, outlining the work being done to figure out how to use computers and databases to... take on the tasks associated with discovering new and useful materials. In the same issue a team working at Haverford College, outlines a proposed method to use machine-learning-assisted materials discovery, via failed experiments.
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Bitcoin 'creator' cancels proof

BBC - 5 May 2016 14:15
Bitcoin 'creator' cancelsCraig Wright, the entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, reneges on a promise to provide "extraordinary proof".
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In its first set of financial results since it absorbed EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, BT has made a fresh commitment to improving broadband and 4G connectivity across Britain. The company says... it is to spend £6 billion on improving its...
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Screen OS not affected The next vendor to kill off the OpenSSH roaming bug announced in January is Juniper Networks....
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ATP via 'aggregated threat' Security researchers have spotted an on-going global botnet campaign seemingly linked to North Korea....
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Although you might associate Siri with Apple, that particular pocket assistant wasn't born in Cupertino. In fact, Siri was an independent app before its acquisition by Apple in 2010, and now its... founders are back with a new and improved version, "Viv."
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Microsoft Warns Windows 7 HasMicrosoft has confirmed a serious Windows 7 problem and no plans to fix it...
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GoPro camera takes us intoThanks to NASA and companies like SpaceX, amazing footage of rockets traveling into space have become fairly common. However, a new video shot with the GoPro Hero 4 emerged Wednesday that is... particularly stunning, no matter how much space footage you've seen The crystal clear, high definition video, recorded from the perspective of the GoPro strapped to the side of the rocket, shows the 20-foot tall SL-10 rocket's take off and flight into near space, traveling at 3,800 miles per hour and reaching an altitude of about 75 miles.  It's then that the most beautiful footage is revealed as the rocket floats in space with the Earth in the background. Shortly thereafter, we travel back down to the planet as a parachute brings the remaining rocket component softly back to terra firma.
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Periscope mimics FB Live by Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars, and help it compete with Facebook Live. You can now permanently save replays... of your broadcasts by including #Save in their title. You still can delete them later if you want. Previously, broadcasts disappeared after 24 hours. Periscope’s CEO Kayvon Beykpour took…
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Australian Ends Attempt to Prove He Founded Bitcoin

The New York Times - 5 May 2016 19:12
Craig Steven Wright has claimed to be the creator of the online currency, but on Thursday withdrew an offer to provide more evidence.
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Forza Motorsport 6: ApexThis morning, the newest in new Forza racing games became available for all Windows 10 users in open Beta. This means that you can jump on in and take a race spot at your leisure. Drive the biggest... and baddest of vehicles. Crash into walls immediately. Find that you'll never be a match for the graphics. Make certain you understand …
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Manfrotto Advanced Rear Backpack Review

Slash Gear - 5 May 2016 19:00
Manfrotto Advanced RearAt this point in the relatively lengthy history of SlashGear reviewing backpacks, we've gotten to the point where we're fairly sure we've seen nearly every iteration. What caught my eye with the... Manfrotto backpack (SKU MB MA-BP-R) "Advanced camera and laptop backpack w/ Rear Access" was its design - especially in its ability to conceal its contents with a back-facing …
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Tim Peake: Sun reflecting the route of La Seine winding its way down to Paris North is right. The silhouette of a Soyuz spacecraft covers the southern part of Brittany....
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Florida Keys As Seen From Orbit

SpaceRef - 5 May 2016 18:51
Tim Peake: Makes me hungry for Key Lime Pie just looking at this #Florida Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image...
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Tim Peake: Great to see DIWATA-1, the first Filipino microsatellite, launched today from the International Space Station to observe Earth and climate change....
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How the Human Eye Works

Live Science - 5 May 2016 18:48
How the Human Eye WorksThe eye is one of nature's complex wonders. Find out what's inside it.
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DOOM launch trailer ushers inJust so long as you are 18 years of age or older, you may freely view the following video game trailer. Can you imagine this version of DOOM being released back in the early 1990's? Not for the... graphics - those are a generation ahead already. For the violence! The gore! The madness that drove our country insane throughout the …
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The Netflix fix for bill-shockIntentionally reducing the quality of the video you're watching may sound strange, but Netflix's new granular control over bandwidth could very well save you from cellphone bill-shock. The streaming... video company has come through on its promise to give Netflix app users more flexibility in the bitrate at which they watch movies and TV shows, after being criticized by some …
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Android ads on your lockscreenToday we're going to learn about an Android feature known as SpeedCharge - and why developers should NOT be dropping ads there. If you're the sort of person that likes to pay for apps in order to... allow developers to eat food and have a roof over their heads, you'll likely also be the sort of person that's not a …
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100-Foot Image of MythicalA new, nearly hundred-foot Nazca geoglyph in Peru has been uncovered.
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30 Sticky Notes That are  Adult life can get complicated. There’s a lot of pressure: work, money, friends, family, health… sometimes you think to yourself, “is it just me?” No! We’re all in this together and... artist and writer Chaz Hutton perfectly captures what many of us can relate to in funny sticky note illustrations, graphs and charts. On…
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States of Matter: Plasma

Live Science - 5 May 2016 18:20
States of Matter: PlasmaPlasma is a state of matter that is similar to gas, but the atomic particles are charged rather than neutral.
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Spider Sex Is Freaky -- Oral,Darwin's bark spider sex is quite the event for these kinky arachnids. It includes males salivating on female genitals, a bit of S&M with binding (in order to remove cannibalism from the mix), genital... "plugs" and actual cannibalism!
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City carpooling service Via Via bills itself as an ‘on-demand transit company’ and in some ways is competing with Uber, specifically within the city carpooling space. Today the company announced $100 million in Series C... funding, when actually only $70 million of that has closed, with, we’re told, another $30 million in strategic investment to come in coming weeks. Who that will be from, Via…
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Tesla's latest Model S makesTesla is pushing the limits of in-car upgrades, offering some owners of its Model S sedan the option to add more range without changing a single battery or motor. The automaker has quietly been... putting its 75 kWh battery pack inside its entry-level Model S, but badging - and selling - the car as the Model S 70, billed as …
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Sorry, teens.
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Nike Free RN Motion FlyknitNike has announced its new Nike Free running shoe range for 2016, ditching the Free 3, 4 and 5 models for a more universal approach that should appeal to a wider audience of runners. While the range... now looks to offer separate features for different...
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Netflix now lets you control Netflix announced this morning a new way for consumers to control how much data its app uses when they’re accessing the service by way of a mobile device. In the updated version of the iOS or... Android application, there will be a new setting called “Cellular Data Usage,” where you’ll be able to switch off the automatic, default setting then choose either a higher or…
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Drawbridge raises $25M as it Drawbridge, a startup that helps businesses identify when a single person is using multiple devices, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Every time I write about Drawbridge, I’m... contractually obligated to mention that the company is backed by two of the best-known venture capital firms, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For this round, Drawbridge back…
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Flower-Shaped Cataract FormsAfter a bicycle accident injured one of his eyes, a 30-year-old man in India developed an unusual flower-shaped cataract.
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Gartner gets out the crystal ball The hyper-converged integrated systems (HCIS) market is set to engulf the integrated systems market by 2019, according to Gartner....
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Cupertino mayor Barry Chang is apparently not an Apple fanboy. In a fiery interview with The Guardian, Chang says he was kicked out of Apple HQ when he was a city councilman. He was hoping to have a... meeting about the city's growing traffic congestion to which Apple contributes considerably. He didn't get one.
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The Universe Has ProbablyThe probability of a civilization developing on a potentially habitable alien planet would have to be less than one in 10 billion trillion for humanity to be the first technologically advanced species... the cosmos has ever known, according to a new study.
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China's Chang'e 4 mission to the far side of the moon, planned for sometime before 2020 could eventually lead to the placement of a radio telescope for use by astronomers, something that would help... "fill a void" in man's knowledge...
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All My Haters

Slate - 5 May 2016 17:57
If you write for the internet, the internet furies, those buzzing, stinging, flesh-eating swarms, will eventually devour you. It's OK! That's not always a death sentence. Like a fairy-tale character,... you can pass through the darkness of a thousand gullets and be miraculously reconstituted upon egress. Then you are back, a little damper, sticking your fingers inside many open jaws, or (as it's known in the industry) blogging.
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Scientists have sustained human embryos in a petri dish for 13 days, shattering the previous record of nine days. The breakthrough will allow researchers to study early fetal development in... unprecedented detail, and brings us one step closer to viable "artificial wombs." But it's adding fuel to an already heated ethical debate.
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Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your As Spotify continues to grow its consumer subscription business and expand the services it provides to artists, one of its side bets is making inroads in another route to music streaming riches.... Spotify-backed and co-founded Soundtrack Your Brand, which streams music in business locations, is launching in the U.S. And to mark the news, it’s also announcing that it has signed a…
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Betty White has some racyDid you know today is World Password Day? Neither did we, but nonagenarian actress and living legend Betty White does and apparently has a whole bunch of advice for keeping our digital stuff safe.... White partnered up with Passwordday.org to create a series of informational, humorous and suggestive videos to promote keeping your password protected. SEE ALSO: The 25 worst passwords of 2015 will make you weep for humanity The video, featured above, may be the first password instructional video to feature the "F" word. These "pep-talks" dig into the ways multi-factor authentication can protect your information from prying eyes. Standard password protection is one factor, usually just your password. However, multifactor authentication asks for another element, like your fingerprint, eyes, face...
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How Shocking! LightningTwo passenger-planes got struck by lightning while flying over London last week, and one of the spectacular strikes was caught on video, according to news sources.
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There's no better way to while away the hours on a hot summer afternoon than by being on the water. But canoeing? Kayaking? Paddle-boarding? All far too much effort. What you need is a raft full of... hammocks to maximize your lounging efficiency, and that's exactly what the Hammocraft provides.
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Rules for Dating My Daughter

Slate - 5 May 2016 17:43
Nothing encourages a little healthy reflection and self-assessment like having a kid. The cartoonist Mike Dawson has two, and in recent years he's been publishing searching, honest short comics about... the doubts and worries that parenting provokes (including in Slate). The comics are unique in their willingness to interrogate many of the tricky issues around modern family life: How responsible can a parent be for his children's safety? How much can a feminist father do to change the way others treat his daughter and son? How honest should we be with our children when that honesty fosters new fears? Dawson doesn't claim to have the answers, but watching him wrestle with the questions is more satisfying anyway.
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UAE considers building aThe United Arab Emirates is considering an ambitious project to build a mountain that would help boost rainfall in the arid nation.
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A few words on chatbots

TechCrunch - 5 May 2016 17:38
A few words on chatbots Lo and behold! A new wave of technology is preparing to crash down upon the unsuspecting consumer. Chatbots are surging towards our conversations at breakneck speed!
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Biz has 2.3 million customers. Half a million of them actually pay, too Alibaba's cloud computing division Alicloud reported bumper growth of 138 per cent to $468m (£322m) for its full financial year... 2016, as more paying customers flocked to the Middle Kingdom's AWS equivalent....
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The astronauts onboard the International Space Station are researching how microgravity affects fluid shifts in a crew member's body. Ground controllers are also guiding Canada's robotic arm into... position before next week's grapple and release of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft....
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Samsung Gear Fit 2 and GearThe next version of Samsung's Gear Fit is right around the corner. The unannounced wearable, tentatively dubbed the Gear Fit 2, made an accidental appearance on Samsung's website, but not before... Wareable spotted it. SEE ALSO: The Air Case is the ultra-thin battery case Apple should have made The website listing (before it was pulled by Samsung) didn't reveal any specs, but a recent leak by VentureBeat suggest the Gear Fit 2 might come with a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display.  The new fitness tracker will also reportedly come with built-in GPS for improved distance-tracking, a feature the original Gear Fit lacked.
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Cupertino Mayor Calls Out"They're making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won't"
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New Power Rangers Movie suitsIf you thought the Rita Repulsa costume was fantastic when you saw it revealed earlier this month, you're going to have a heyday with the suits of the Power Rangers themselves. Straight from the new... Power Rangers movie which you may or may not have known was being made, the company behind the film have revealed the suits. Red, Black, …
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Could autonomous cars destroyAutonomous car adoption worldwide is going to have a major knock on effect on most industries that rely on humans driving cars. One industry that may see a severe downturn in revenue is the auto... insurance industry, according to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. The billionaire investor said to CNBC: "anything that makes cars safer...
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Smart contact lenses: What'sSmart contact lenses are coming. They are the part-scary, part-exciting future tech that will bring augmented reality to the fore. Imagine always having a way of overlaying images onto the real world... and capture everything as you see it. Follow glowing...
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Free upgrades to Microsoft's latest operating system are running out soon. On June 30th, one year after the release of Windows 10, anyone who hasn't already upgraded will have to shell out $119 to... move up to the latest and greatest.
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Even with all the books and comics out there right now, Disney's new Star Wars canon is still in its earliest days, especially when it comes to the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force... Awakens . However, Claudia Gray's new Leia-centric novel Bloodline, out this week, uncovers that mysterious era in some major ways.
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Basho open-sources its Riak TS It seems as though every device manufacturer in the world wants to connect its products to the internet, from mattresses and washing machines to toasters and juicers. There’s so much data out... there that is just sitting around waiting to be analyzed. The amount of this kind of data that exists will only go up, and the capacity to transmit it is slowly becoming available from companies…
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E-cigarettes received one of their biggest endorsements to date last week, with the UK's Royal College of Physicians vouching for their safety and recommending smokers be encouraged to make the... switch. Any celebrations within the vaping industry will...
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Early British Colonial Travellers Show Earliest Images of India

British Journal of Photography - 5 May 2016 17:19
Early British ColonialThe first half of the 19th-century was a tipping point for British imperial presence in the Indian subcontinent. No longer preoccupied with the chase of conquest, the focus had moved to colonial rule.... This led to the opportunity for increased geographical and cultural exploration, and with it scope for understanding the diverse landscapes, languages, buildings and religions of India in greater depth. It is this context that Tripe, Murray, Bourne: Photographic Journeys in India 1855-1870, an exhibition of rare prints on display at Prahlad Bubbar's Mayfair gallery, brings to life. "The journey is what ties these photographers together," Bubbar says. "Tripe, Murray and Bourne...the greatest British photographers working out of India in the 19th century." The significance of this period in...
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U.S. Proposes Giving Wind Farms Permits for Eagle Deaths

Scientific American - 5 May 2016 17:15
U.S. Proposes Giving WindPermits would forgive thousands of eagle deaths from turbine, tower and wire collisions --
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Report from software giant says Pakistan, Indonesia, the Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, and Nepal attract the highest rates of attempted malware attacks
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Fitbit products to enter mom & pop stores

Business Standard - 5 May 2016 17:14
Fitbit now aims to have India among its top 5 markets in the world
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Last week, Instagram began testing a new monochromatic design, and yesterday, Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac reported that one of the major changes coming to Apple Music in June will be a black-and-white... makeover. It's like the evolution of television in reverse. We've never had more beautiful smartphone displays, why would we dumb down the designs of our staple apps? It turns out that stripping colorful hues out of an app actually makes a ton of sense.
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Review: Uncharted 4 Is theDeveloper Naughty Dog brings its action tetralogy to a rip-roaring and beautiful close
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This Hacker Reportedly StoleYou should probably update your password just to be safe
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Intel flies 100 'dancing'The 'Drone 100' display (pictured) took place in Palm Springs, California and was organised by computer microchip giant Intel.
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It's logical that as any public discussion expands, either through the number of participants or contributions, there's a greater chance it will touch upon new, divergent topics. This idea is neatly... wrapped up in Godwin's law, a concept created by Mi...
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'It's challenging to show the community what's being done' The British public remains "clueless or indifferent" to smart cities, according to a report released by the Institution of Engineering and... Technology (IET)....
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Time to debut its own There’s been an explosion of niche, over-the-top video streaming services in recent months, as consumers cut the cord with traditional pay TV in favor of videos they can watch at any time on any... device. Today, yet another over-the-top service is making its debut – this one from Time, Inc. which is introducing the blandly titled “People/Entertainment Weekly Network.”…
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Netflix Launches 'CellularStreaming company Netflix today introduced a new set of "cellular data controls" that will give its customers control over the quality of video streaming on cellular networks so as to avoid overcharge... fees with data-capped plans. The launch follows an admission of throttling video by Netflix earlier in March, when the company also confirmed the data saver feature would debut in May. According to Netflix, the default control setting will let users stream approximately 3 hours of TV and movies per gigabyte of data, which it determined as the sweet spot setting that "balances good video quality with lower data usage to help avoid exceeding data caps and incurring overage fees." Of course, since the whole point is personal customization, the controls let users on higher data plans up the...
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Machines Won't Replace Us,"We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us." - John Culkin (based on Marshall McLuhan's ideas) Something big is happening in design and engineering. For all of human... history, we have created tools that help us do what we want to do -- faster, better, cheaper. But we have always had to direct those tools; tell them exactly what to do for us to achieve our goals. This hasn't changed from the time of stone tools (which we had to wield with our hands) to modern digital design tools (which we wield with the...
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Can Artificial IntelligenceSome researchers believe that machine-learning techniques can revolutionize how materials science is done --
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Now You See It... Testing Out Light Refraction

Scientific American - 5 May 2016 17:00
Now You See It... Testing OutAn enlightening activity from Science Buddies --
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If you're new to the Raspberry Pi, that tiny $35 computer we all love, there's a good chance you've downloaded (or purchased an SD card that includes) NOOBS. NOOBS makes getting started with Pi easy,... and includes a bunch of different operating systems to choose from. Which you should choose depends, of course, on your project. Here's how to make the right choice.
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Netflix loosens up streamingNetflix users can now decide how quickly to blow through their data caps with video quality controls on iOS and Android. To access Netflix's new data controls, hit the menu icon in the upper-left... corner (or upper-right corner on some devices). Select App Settings, then select Cellular Data Usage. By default, Netflix automatically chooses a balance of video quality and data use, allowing around three hours of video per gigabyte of data. You can also choose from five manual settings: Off: Only stream on Wi-Fi. Low: Stream about four hours per gigabyte. (About 0.55 megabits per second) Medium: Stream about two hours per gigabyte. (About 1.1 megabits per second) High: Stream about an hour per gigabyte. (About 2.2 megabits per second) Unlimited: Stream the highest quality possible. Netflix...
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Yep, the App Store is totallyIt's not just you if you woke up this morning, searched through Apple's App Store and noticed the results were goofed up. The App Store has been experiencing search-related issues since around 5 a.m.... ET. At the time of this writing, Apple's system status website states "service is not working as expected for all users" for the App Store.  SEE ALSO: The Air Case is the ultra-thin battery case Apple should have made Mashable has confirmed there are indeed issues. For instance, we searched for Spotify, Instagram and Google and the App Store returned completely unrelated apps. Searching for Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, however, returned the correct apps. But when we closed the App Store app, and searched for them again, we got different results. 
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Malaysia launches $100 millionThough not the first such VC, the project in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia could be a launching pad for focusing on specific ecosystems in the Islamic World
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Pond scum and the gene pool:A single gene is responsible for the evolution of multicellular organisms, new research indicates. Scientists were looking for what caused single-celled organisms to evolve into multicellular... organisms when they discovered the importance of a single gene, retinoblastoma, or RB. RB, known for being defective in cancer patients, is a critical gene necessary for multicellular life; previous theories have indicated that multiple genes might be responsible for multicellularity.
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The one billion user target is still a long way off.
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Netflix gives you betterNetflix is rolling out an update to its Android app with some new controls that will give subscribers to its video streaming service more control over its use of data on cellular networks. In a blog... post, Netflix says the new "Cellular Data Usage" section can be found in the App Settings menu of the app: The default setting will enable you to stream about 3 hours of TV shows and movies per gigabyte of data. In terms of bitrates, that currently amounts to about 600 Kilobits per second. Our testing found that, on cellular networks, this setting balances good video quality with lower data usage to help avoid exceeding data caps and incurring overage fees. If you have a mobile data plan with a higher data cap, you can adjust this setting to stream at higher bitrates. Our goal is to give you...
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Researchers discuss their findings related to PSA screening, and urge reconsideration of prostate cancer screening after finding critical flaw in landmark study.
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Using a thinking technique called 'concrete processing' could reduce the number of intrusive memories experienced after a traumatic event, say scientists. These intrusive memories are one of the core... symptoms of PTSD.
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Obesity is often attributed to an addiction to food and many people believe themselves to be "food addicts." However, until now no studies have looked at whether believing oneself to be a food addict... influences how much we eat. Researchers have published a paper regarding their work on how beliefs about food addiction can affect eating behavior.
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The global increase in cases of type 1 diabetes is directly linked to advances in medical care, researchers say, with the underlying genetics of the disease more likely to be passed from one... generation to the next.
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Starving cancer the key to newResearchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumors. The research team... blocked gateways through which the cancer cell was obtaining the amino acid glutamine and found the cells almost completely stopped growing.
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The free Windows 10 upgradeThe days of a free Windows 10 upgrade are numbered, with Microsoft confirming that, after July 29, you'll be expected to open your wallet if you want to bring an older Windows PC up to the cutting... edge. As part of its efforts to get Windows 10 on as many PCs as possible, as soon as possible, Microsoft had launched …
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Gifs.com launches a new tool The team who brought you gifyoutube.com is back. Having been part of gifs.com for a while, their new tool still lets you convert many video formats into gifs but adds a host of functions to your... gif-making needs like: blur, stickers, hue changes and more. We covered the first version of this a few years ago when they were using a special URL to intercept and convert youtube videos.…
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Head Games: This Male SpiderWhen it comes to sex with a much bigger mate, one type of spider has the problem licked.
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Can Tesla Build Enough Electric Cars?

Scientific American - 5 May 2016 16:45
Can Tesla Build EnoughDemand for the new Model pushes the electric vehicle company to accelerate manufacturing plans --
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Starting early Thursday morning, users trying to access Apple's App Store were met with a broken search tool and undiscoverable apps. According to Cupertino's own system status, "all users are... affected." Apple is "investigating and will update the st...
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Vanity Fair PhotographersVanity Fair photographers Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa of Williams + Hirakawa were accused, very publicly, of Photoshop ‘bullying’ by Hollywood star Rumer Willis yesterday. But the... photographers’ official response from earlier today seems to indicate this story has been blown out of proportion. It’s not unusual these days for the young women of Hollywood […]
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The mass exodus from the Fort McMurray area in Alberta has widened as wildfires continue to spread in and around the ravaged oil town. Officials have had to re-evacuate fleeing residents, while... relocating its emergency headquarters some 200 miles south of the city.
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Craig Wright backs out and Satoshi Nakamoto, 2016 edition, might not be Craig Wright after all. Just a couple of days after claiming that he was the creator of bitcoin, the Australian entrepreneur updated his website with a... note that says that he won’t share the proof that he’s Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Humanyze raises $4M to help Humanyze, a company that helps businesses better understand how their employees spend their days at work, today announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital. The... company, which was spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2010, provides businesses with a high-tech employee badge that includes a microphone, accelerometer and bluetooth connection that then allows them…
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We've seen the new teenagers with attitude in their civilian looks already, but finally, we get to see what this new cinematic take on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers looks like post-transformation.... They look like Tony Stark designed them.
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Cop saves baby kangaroo fromA police officer in western Australia rescued an adopted baby kangaroo-- an adorable joey named Cuejoe he had been caring for-- last month after an eagle carried it away.
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Eight Things You Can Get for Free on a Flight

Life Hacker - 5 May 2016 16:30
Airlines don't come with many perks these days--in fact, they charge you extra for the basics. However, there are still some things you can indeed get for free, and Business Insider breaks it down.
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Aside from minor tweaks for brightness and contrast, everything in this National Geographic-inspired gallery was captured entirely within the photo mode of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. And while the... images don't contain any story spoilers from the fir...
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Ice age hits ISE and iglu manufacturer X-IO sent a formal letter on April 29 to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, saying it intended to close its Colorado Springs manufacturing... operation, and warning that up to 107 people could lose their jobs....
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This new development willThe GeoOrbital wheel will replace your front wheel, allowing you to cycle at speeds up to 20 miles per hour for a distance of over 30 miles. What's the catch? It costs nearly as much an electric bike.
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Meteor Shower from Halley'sA meteor shower spawned by the famous Halley's Comet peaks overnight tonight (May 5), and you can watch and learn about it live during a free webcast from the Slooh Community Observatory, which begins... at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT on May 6).
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Here's how to #save yourYour Periscope witticisms, comedy gold, earnest real-talk, and harsh-but-fair relationship advice can now live on forever, with Twitter adding an easy way to save recordings. Previously, videos... streamed through Periscope would be available for replay for a 24 hour period after broadcast, but at that point they'd be deleted altogether. That 24 hour countdown to deletion was in many ways …
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Craig Wright backtracks on Bitcoin claims

Daily Mail - 5 May 2016 16:21
Craig Wright backtracks onAccording to a post on his blog, the entrepreneur from Sydney said he will not provide any further evidence that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, a name assumed to be a pseudonym
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15 essential tips forFacebook Live is quickly becoming the hottest new live-streaming platform for both publishers and regular people. From Buzzfeed’s exploding watermelon to Dallas-based tattoo artist Liz Cook who... streams ink sessions in real time and that snake expert who extracts venom from animals (note: omg), broadcasters — both professional and amateur — have flocked the platform. SEE ALSO: 10 Facebook Live stars you need to follow now While Facebook Live users are still trying to figure out what resonates most with their viewers (and how to get those view numbers up), some best practices are emerging. There are also some essential tips and tricks — like how to find out when most of your followers are online.
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"This is a type of interaction we've never seen before anywhere in our solar system," said David J. McComas, lead author of a new study published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Space... Physics. Using data from an...
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The free ride is nearly over. Microsoft has been offering (or in some cases forcing ) a free upgrade to Windows 10 since it first came out. That offer is nearly off the table. After July 29th, Windows... 10 Home will cost $119.
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Mohu is releasing a new antenna this month, the ReLeaf, that's made from recycled set-top boxes. Apparently a pound of plastic from the old boxes can make up to 40 shells for the ReLeaf, the company... told Variety. Who knew something so ugly could make something so pleasing? Digital TV antennas let consumers pick up local over-the-air channels, like ABC, CBS, and NBC. ReLeaf is especially suited to the most vindictive of cord cutters. I don't want to say Mohu is dancing on cable companies' graves, but yeah, it seems to be dancing on their graves. Though cable companies aren't anywhere near going out of business, the FCC dealt them a major blow with its decision earlier this year to open up the set-top box market. Consumers have always...
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GoT Fans, This One's For You:'Game of Thrones' fans now have a neat tool to explore Westeros at their own pace. A new app called Map for Game of Thrones rolled out for iOS and Android and it will update you on the adventures of... your favorite (dead or alive) characters.
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Land Rover is working on itsJust when you thought you couldn't afford a Land Rover, the company has started work on its own smartphone that will, hopefully, be more attainable. Jaguar Land Rover has teamed up with the British... company, Bullitt Group, who has worked with JCB and Caterpillar...
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Persona, one of the most stylish and contemporary JRPG franchises, is almost ready to make its debut on the PlayStation 4. Developer Atlus held an event today in Japan for the next instalment, Persona... 5, dropping a new trailer and plenty of tantalizi...
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How to Run a Used Bookstore

Slate - 5 May 2016 16:12
We're posting transcripts of Working, Slate's podcast about what people do all day, exclusively for Slate Plus members. What follows is the transcript for Season 5, Episode 12. In this episode of... Working, Slate's Jacob Brogan talks to Topher Lundell, a bookseller at Second Story Books, a rare and used bookstore located in Washington, D.C.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says virtual reality isn't a priority for the streaming service at the moment. Why? Because you just can't binge watch in VR. Speaking to VentureBeat, Hastings said that... virtual reality would likely have a "big impact" on gaming, but that when it comes to watching content, the medium is too involving. "You're exhausted after 20 minutes," Hastings told the publication. "We are more focused on a lean-back, relaxing experience." Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, added: "I can't imagine putting on a VR headset while sitting on the couch with my wife for two hours and just disappearing." "I can't imagine putting on a VR headset while sitting on the couch." Sarandos also noted another big reason for...
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How to see it: Mercury to makeThe smallest planet in our solar system will make a rare trip between the Earth and sun on Monday, according to NASA.          
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Moneyweb's contention that Fin24 infringed copyright law on two stories at the heart of the copyright case has been deemed invalid by a judge in the South Gauteng High Court.
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Oldest Crystals on EarthEarth's oldest crystals likely had galactic origin.
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Measurements on insect wings can tell us how radiation has spread following a leak and the dose they were exposed to
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The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy
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HTC 10 Now Shipping Preorders In The US

Tech Times - 5 May 2016 16:05
HTC 10 Now Shipping PreordersThe unlocked version of the HTC 10 is now shipping in the United States, confirmed the smartphone maker. The unlocked HTC handset is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.
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World's first PLC worm spreads like cancer BlackHat Asia A world-first proof-of-concept worm - if unleashed - could spell disaster for the world's critical infrastructure, including power utilities by... making attacks exponentially more difficult to detect and stop....
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Tech Five: Square leadsActivision Blizzard, Yelp also share earnings after the bell.          
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Apple's App Store search is Apple’s App Store search is experiencing significant issues this morning, which, if allowed to continue for a longer period of time, could end up impacting app developers’ sales. The problem is... that keyword searches on the App Store are simply not returning the appropriate list of apps, and aren’t even able to pull up many apps by name. This is true even for major brands,…
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Watch a wild new Persona 5 trailer

The Verge - 5 May 2016 16:03
This morning, developer Atlus announced that cult hit RPG Persona 5 would be launching on September 15th in Japan (no word yet on a release date for the rest of the world). And along with the news... came a brand-new trailer that gives us our best look at the game yet. A mix of gameplay footage and animated vignettes, the clip is nearly five minutes long and shows a huge variety of spaces to explore, from the bustling downtown of Tokyo to what looks like a futuristic space station. It features the same blend of the mundane and the strange that the series is known for; by day the teenage heroes are stuck in a boring high school, while their evenings are filled with fantastical adventures. There's even a man who looks like a bug in a suit --...
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A mass northern migration of colourful nudibranchs could signal the start of a decade-long climate shift across North America
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Huawei And Xiaomi ReportedlyHuawei and Xiaomi are purportedly working on handsets with curved edges.Rumor has it that the two Chinese companies will unveil their new smartphones later this year.
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The most common marketing I’ve seen the same basic marketing mistake play out at some of the best software companies in the world: If your marketing team needs help from engineering to update their website (publish new... posts, edit copy, upload images, etc.), then they have been set up to fail.
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Microsoft is edging closer to its one billion goal. After less than a year of upgrades, 300 million machines are now running Windows 10. That's a 30 million improvement on the 270 million figure... Microsoft provided at Build in late March, and a sign that people are continuing to upgrade at a steady rate. Microsoft has a big goal of reaching one billion devices running Windows 10 within the next two years, and it's nearly a third of the way there. Microsoft's 300 million figure includes Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones, and the company's Xbox One console. Consumers have adopted Windows 10 quicker than Windows 7 or Windows 8, but free upgrades have clearly helped. Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29th last year as a free upgrade for...
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What modules are available for the LG G5

Android Central - 5 May 2016 16:00
What modules are available forAdd new functions to your LG G5 by attaching custom modules! With the LG G5 they introduced an interesting new design feature. The G5 could become the most customizable smartphone available thanks to... its modular design. This will allow you to swap in more advanced parts to your phone for specialized functions like photography or playing music. Will there be an upcoming module you will fall in love with? What are modules? What modules are available now? What modules will be available soon? Should you invest in modules? What are modules? Modules are attachments which add new or expanded capabilities to your LG G5. LG has created an accessories category for the G5 called "Friends." Every module is a Friend; however, not every Friend is a module. The tech accessories for the G5 include modular...
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One DC movie has lost its director, but another might be gaining a whole lot of bad guys. Here are the highlights of the last week's superhero movie news. The post Cape Watch: The Flash's Director... Just Sped Away appeared first on WIRED.
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Positive Effects Of Walking,Cycling or walking around in cities with high levels of air pollution still has benefits that outweigh the harm, a new study revealed. However, this is no excuse for complacency, researchers said.
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Digital artist goes his own road

The Australian - 5 May 2016 16:00
Digital artist goes his ownIf your video gets 25 million hits then you must have a secret sauce to success.
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SpaceX Will Launch JapaneseSpaceX will try to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a ship at sea during a satellite launch early Friday morning (May 6), and you can follow all the spaceflight action online.
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Adelaide Uber start prohibitive

The Australian - 5 May 2016 16:00
Adelaide Uber startUber may be losing the battle in Adelaide, but the ride-sharing group has had a win at Sydney airport.
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What's in a Name?

Slate - 5 May 2016 16:00
It is fall in New York, and I am at City Hall with my soon-to-be husband applying for a marriage license. Our son, just a week old, is a sleepy little dumpling bundled against my chest. His heartbeat... is small and steady, his breath shallow and warm and sweet against my body. For nine months he was a part of me, and now that he is actually here, I can't quite process the idea of any physical distance between us. Even putting him in a stroller seems wrong, like an unthinkable migration to a reality that I'm still struggling to comprehend--an out-of-body experience, I think, as I juggle child and baby bag and papers. The concept of multitasking suddenly seems as foreign to me as space travel.
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NextVR just announced its virtual reality broadcasting tech will bring live concerts home in a partnership with Live Nation, and today it's announcing a team-up with Time Inc. Life Magazine has... historically provided a peek into different areas of the...
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Shower caddies usually hang from your shower head to add useful bathroom storage, but you can also use them out of the shower too. Just add a few Command adhesive hooks to your wall and hang a caddy... anywhere you need extra space.
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The Flesh Interface

Motherboard - 5 May 2016 16:00
The Flesh InterfaceThe author of Reddit's biggest mystery treats us to an extended slice of his bizarre, unsettling vision.
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Let drone space evolve: Intel

The Australian - 5 May 2016 16:00
Let drone space evolve: IntelGovernments and regulators should encourage investment in drone technologies to grow the economy, says Intel.
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Engagio launches PlayMaker to Engagio, the B2B marketing platform built by Marketo founder Jon Miller, is about a year old and performing well. The company has 36 clients and is operating at $675,000 in recurring annual revenue.... But now is no time for the company to rest on its laurels. Today, Engagio is introducing a new product into the mix called PlayMaker. For the past year, Engagio has been offering insights and…
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Cheap Off-Brand Flash Comparison

PetaPixel - 5 May 2016 15:56
Cheap Off-Brand FlashThere are a lot of options out there when it comes to buying a cheap, off-brand speedlight. But not all knock-offs are created equal, as photographer Tim Oxton explains in this short video comparing a... flash he regrets buying, and one he can’t recommend enough. The two flashes he talks about in the video are […]
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On Thursday, he uploaded an apology to his web site. The post Craig Wright Ends His Attempt to Prove He Created Bitcoin: 'I'm Sorry' appeared first on WIRED.
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FlipFlic wants to make all blinds smart

The Verge - 5 May 2016 15:55
Maybe you've seen the FlipFlic on Kickstarter by now. The solar-powered controller that transforms regular blinds into smart blinds is one of those campaigns that sounds brilliant, but also might be... too good to be true. According to the inventor, it's easy to install on most horizontal or vertical blinds, and then adjusts the angle automatically based on the amount of light, the time of day, or temperature. You can also manually control them from your smartphone and integrate it into existing smart home systems. Wouldn't it be nice if someone you trusted was able to test the device and verify the claims? I've always thought so which is why I've had an early prototype in my house for the last few weeks.
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A standing desk riser, popular pressure cooker, and smartphone-compatible tripod lead off Thursday's best deals.
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Apple patches vulnerable OS XApple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client. The Git vulnerabilities, CVE'2016'2324 and... CVE'2016'2315, have been known since mid-March and can be exploited when cloning a repository with a specially crafted file structure. This allows attackers to execute malicious code on systems where such cloning operations were initiated. Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE) used by a large number of developers to write applications for OS X and iOS. It includes a package called the OS X Command Line Tools for Xcode that contains the open-source Git client.
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A standing desk riser, popular pressure cooker, and smartphone-compatible tripod lead off Thursday's best deals.
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Did you know you now getAs of yesterday, Channel 5 HD is now in the line-up of free-to-air high definition stations. It has been added to the Freeview electronic programme guide and is available to all TVs, set-top-boxes and... entertainment devices that support Freeview HD. Freeview...
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This is fine does not mean this is fine -- not on social media. The three-word phrase now doubles as shorthand for when a situation becomes so terrible our brains refuse to grapple with its severity.... An oil spill has covered the Gulf of Mexico? This is fine. The polar ice sheets are melting faster than ever? This is fine. Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States of America? This, too, is fine.
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YouTube Unplugged joins theWe're barely into 2016 and already it appears the future of television will truly take off in 2017. After reports, and a confirmation, that Hulu would offer a broadcast TV package via online streaming... in early 2017, Google's YouTube appears to be gearing up to do the same thing. The new service will be reportedly called YouTube Unplugged and debut at some point in 2017, according to Bloomberg.
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Two NASA Sounding-RocketNASA's Goddard Space Flight Center:
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Expanding Tropics Pushing HighNASA's Goddard Space Flight Center:
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50% off Anker Portable ChargerThe powerful 20000mAh PowerCore 20100 from Anker weighs just 12.5 oz, but fully charges most phones and tablets to 100% several times over without needing to be recharged. It charges the iPhone 6s... seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice. Industry leading output of 4.8 amps provides enough power to simultaneously charge any combination of devices at full speed. Surge protection, short circuit protection and more advanced safety features keep your devices safe. For additional peace of mind, the Anker PowerCore 20100 comes with an 18 month warranty and easily accessible customer service. It currently averages 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 3,200 people (85% rate it 5 stars -- read reviews). With a regular list price of $79.99, Amazon has it discounted by $40,...
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As suddenly as Craig Wright declared himself the creator of Bitcoin, he now says that he won't attempt to prove it. In a strange blog post, the man who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto says that "I... believed that I could put the years of anonymity and h...
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Over-The-Phone CPR InstructionResearchers have found that giving cardiopulmonary instructions over the phone improves survival rates of cardiac arrest patients. Immediate performance of chest compression by a bystander before... emergency medical services arrive also improves functional outcomes.
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"We can hear gravitational waves. We can hear the universe" -- LIGO scientists' on the breakthrough confirming Einstein's prediction. "We had thought the first signal would be some little small thing... poking up out of the noise and we'd have...
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How to save your live Periscope broadcast

USA Today - 5 May 2016 15:40
How to save your liveNew feature quietly added this week          
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Netflix now lets you capNetflix has introduced a new feature to its mobile app that will allow greater control of data usage when streaming over networks. The new Netflix tool will allow you to decide how much data is used... up per hour of streaming. While the app did previously...
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Alibaba shares up on spike inCommerce giant beat revenue estimates, missed on earnings.          
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The ultimate smart device does exactly what you want before you to tell it to. It sounds like an impossible expectation, but Microsoft brings us one step closer to that fantasy with a prototype... smartphone that can detect and react to hover gestures before you even tap the screen.
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Sony Prepping MirrorlessIf the new Hasselblad H6D hasn’t quite stolen your heart (or cash) yet, then you may want to wait on Photokina to make a final decision. A fresh report from a trusted source says Sony may be getting... ready to release a mirrorless medium format system at Photokina. The report originated at sonyalpharumors who heard […]
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Ex-Icasa councillor slams Rica legislation

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 15:30
A former councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has lashed out at South Africa's Sim card registration legislation, Rica, saying it has severely impacted ordinary
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On Monday, a very cool astronomical event will occur: The smallest planet, Mercury, will appear to move across the face of the Sun. This relatively rare event, called a transit, happens on average... only about 13 times per century. Mercury is small, but big enough that with the right equipment it will appear as an inky black dot silhouetted against the Sun, moving slowly across its face. In the article below I'll detail the important times of the transit, how to watch it, why this event is rare, and just why it's so interesting. But first: Looking at the Sun without proper equipment is very dangerous. Like, "blinding yourself badly and perhaps permanently" level dangerous. Never look through a camera, binoculars, a telescope, or any kind of optical device at the Sun unless it has been set up...
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A tub of store-bought hummus, along with some pita and veggies, makes a great, no-fuss snack--but the stuff can be a little lackluster. Try stirring in a dollop of Greek yogurt to take your tub to a... smooth, extra creamy place.
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Bits: When Partnerships Fray in Venture Capital

The New York Times - 5 May 2016 15:29
Bits: When Partnerships FrayA business built on personal connections can go south fast when relationship sour, as the story of a firm called Xfund makes clear.
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Australian tech entrepreneur has said earlier that he would provide 'extraordinary proof' that he created the digital currency
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Tech Tip: Fixing a 'LoginIf Apple's password-management program for the Mac is constantly popping up alerts, you probably have some updating to do.
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This will be a flagship programme of the Nasscom Product Council and will aim to support over 500 product startups on product design
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Cuffed for allegedly exploiting bank error with gusto A 21-year-old woman has appeared in court in Sydney accused of taking advantage of a Westpac Bank glitch which saw her accidentally granted an... unlimited overdraft against which she allegedly withdrew AU$4.6m, "part of which she spent on luxury handbags", as news.com.au puts it....
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8 PowerPoints that show youPowerPoint presentations can be a huge bummer — rambling bullet points, lame themes and boring visuals can put your audience to sleep, or at least make their minds wander away from you and to their... much more fun smartphone screens. But it doesn’t have to be this wayMicrosoft PowerPoint presentations have the ability to be exciting, stunning and captivating when done right. Just browse LinkedIn’s SlideShare page to see what PowerPoints can do in the hands of people who know what they're doing. See also: 9 Amazing Projects Made in Microsoft Excel We curated a list of the absolute best presentations on SlideShare you can find, starting with how to make your own killer PowerPoint presentation.
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The different ways we try to cover up the fact we have something to hide have been revealed by an analysis of 59,000 emails sent by people with secrets
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Tesla Sets Ambitious Goal:Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the company is aiming to produce 500,000 electric cars by 2018, two years earlier than previously targeted. The company produced only 50,000 cars in 2015.
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This Dutch roadster blurs theDutch boutique automaker Donkervoort has introduced a new model called D8 GTO-RS. Billed as the fastest GTO ever, the RS uses an Audi-sourced 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that has been tweaked with... input from Bosch. The post This Dutch roadster blurs the line between a race car and a street car appeared first on Digital Trends.
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If someone placed your naked smartphone on a table alongside two identical models, how would you determine which one is yours? If you're an engineer at Disney Research, you would pull out a little... scanner and immediately pinpoint the handset based on...
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Lamborghini-Powered 'Batman:The 'Batman: Arkham Knight' inspired Batmobile 2.0 hits the European roads during the 2016 Gumball 3000 rally. The customized car is created by Saudi Arabia's Team Galag.
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Researchers at the University of Valencia show that the superconducting state can be maintained even when the material is reduced from three to two dimensions, making the efficiency gains needed for... technologies like frictionless trains possible.
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Deadspin The Cavs Just Went Scorched Earth On The Poor Hawks | Jezebel A Utah Law Will Require Women Seeking an Abortion to Take Painkillers for the Fetus | Gizmodo Russian Hackers Have 270 Million... Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts | Gawker Donald Trump's Deportation Plan Could Cost the United States Hundreds of Billions of Dollars |
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Avoid a cloud security videoWish you didn't have to pay that annoying monthly fee for storing your security footage on the cloud? With Vimtag's CloudBox, you don't! Sure, the box is basically just a hard drive, but it saves... money by integrating with Vimtag security cameras. The post Avoid a cloud security video subscription with Vimtag’s low-tech alternative appeared first on Digital Trends.
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From food to Drumpf, 4 ways AIThey aren't quite Skynet, but that's a good thing. A new generation of bots is already making a difference across the web and social media
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Mercury in transit

Phys.org - 5 May 2016 15:13
Mercury in transitThe solar system's smallest and most remarkable planet, Mercury, will cross the face of the sun on May 9 - offering a great opportunity for people in many places across the world to see it.
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The wait is over: Persona 5 finally has a release date. After a lengthy countdown, which kicked off back on April 22nd, developer Atlus has revealed that the role playing game will be launching on... September 15th in Japan, though it's unclear when the game will be launching in the rest of the world. The game was originally scheduled for last year, but was delayed in September. It'll be coming to both the PS3 and PS4. While not a household name, the Persona series has become a true cult classic thanks to its unique and charming blend of traditional RPG elements and what's perhaps best described as a high school life sim. By day, the characters spend time in class, hanging out with friends and worrying about grades, while nights are filled...
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What guitarfish and aircraftRecent research by a team led by Jonathan Cox and Zhijin Wang shows how water flows through the nose of a guitarfish, a type of ray. The team discovered that vortex-like structures in their noses help... the guitarfish to swim and smell more efficiently. This is the first time that vortex-like structures have been found in a fish's nose.
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The five most ridiculously"Lavish excess" may be a given when you're talking about a $230k-plus SUV, but even the Bentley Bentayga can surprise you. With its 600 horsepower W12 engine and a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds, the... Bentayga could embarrass a proper sports car on the road, but the lucky occupants may well be too busy enjoying the high life inside …
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Jeremy Clarkson says he'sClarkson and chums James May and Richard Hammond are preparing a rival show for Amazon, but they're running out of time to think of a name.
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Google Rolls Out New SlidesGoogle launches the new Slides Q&A feature across Android, iOS and the Web. With the tool, presenters can engage with audience members better and vice versa.
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HarperCollins inexplicably If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for books, apps that let... publishers monetize (not really) by offering their own downloads. Now there’s Kindle. And, we learn today in a press release from HarperCollins, Bookshout. HarperCollins…
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The saga of Bitcoin's mysterious founder took another bizarre turn today, when Dr. Craig Wright, an Australian businessman who claims to be the inventor of the cryptocurrency, reneged on his promise... to move early bitcoins. Moving the bitcoins was widely perceived by experts as the primary method for Wright to prove his identity.
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Tesla Wants to Make 500,000Tesla Motors on Wednesday posted quarterly results that met Wall Street's expectations and gave a bullish outlook for vehicle production.
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Tesla's ambitions push forMay 5 -- Tesla Motors vows to increase production by 10 times as it forecasts production of 500,000 Model 3 automobiles starting in 2018.          
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CINEMOOD - First Mini Cinema Projector for Families

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 15:02
CINEMOOD is the first cloud-connected mini-projector designed specifically for families. Simple and safe for kids and adults to use, CINEMOOD creates magical, cinematic moments through pre-loaded... cartoons, digital books, shadow puppet games and other great family content. It is connected to a regularly-updated cloud library, and also enables projecting of your favorite movies and TV shows using a USB drive, for the ultimate viewing experience, wherever you are. CINEMOOD, hailed as one of "the 14 coolest gadgets" at CES this...
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McDowell Time DelRay Auto-Quartz Watch

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 15:01
McDowell Time DelRayThe McDowell Time DelRay Auto-Quartz Watch is a modern take on a traditional WWI trench watches. It blends the vintage round case & lugs with an updated hybrid auto-quartz movement. The custom 44mm... case uses wire lugs and gives you those bold looking large displays without looking too large. The watch also comes with a 22mm watch strap that makes it a quality design altogether. What makes it even more adorable is the use of Seiko YT57 movement. It provides the benefits...
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Between The Frames: My LastIn December, I went along to my friend Paul's leaving do. He was departing the UK to live with his family in the US, and was spending his last few weeks visiting friends in Britain and Europe before... the big move. This was the turn of his London friends to get together and toast his […]
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Vogek Lollipop 4 Ports USB3.0 Hub

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 15:00
Vogek Lollipop 4 Ports USB3.0Expand the number of USB ports you have in hand with Vogek Lollipop 4 Ports USB3.0 Hub. This USB hub will let you convert 1 USB 3.0 port into 4 USB 3.0 ports. That way, you’ll be able to connect... four devices simultaneously without creating any kind of mess. The hub provides super fast data transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps and requires no driver at all. It also supports the hot swap function and is compatible with Windows XP/vista/7/8.1, Mac OS...
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Intel Drone 100 hits PalmIntel teamed up with a group called Ars Electronica FutureLab to create something called the Drone 100 in Germany back in January of this year. The massive display set a Guinness World Record for the... most unmanned vehicles in the air at one time. The entire mass of 100 drones were synchronized to create patters with light in the sky. …
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Zilker Intelligent Irrigation Device

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 15:00
Zilker Intelligent IrrigationZilker is a smart watering device that can halve outdoor water usage and prevent excess runoff and evaporation. Zilker attaches to a water faucet and a garden hose and does not require an in-ground... sprinkler system, potentially saving users thousands of dollars in startup costs. Controllable from anywhere via an iOS device, Zilker analyzes local weather data (provided by the NOAA) to adjust water delivery to your lawn or garden. If it's been hot, it waters more. If it's been...
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Deep Space Industries partners Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft. Known... as Prospector-X, the small spacecraft will test key technologies in Low Earth Orbit that will be necessary for future asteroid prospecting. The agreement is a small, but important step toward…
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WING - The Premium WirelessGet introduced to an affordable high-end wireless audio experience with WING. Whether it's on your way to work, at the gym or during your weekly miles, the WING Earphone will never let those tangled... wires get in your way anymore. Unique bent-to-fit flexible ear hooks and six different eartip sizes deliver an ultimate secure fit and in ear comfort. WING is sweat resistant and the battery delivers not 3, not 5 but up to 8 hours of reliable playtime. By...
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The Selfie Clutch

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 15:00
The Selfie ClutchThe Selfie Clutch is the first small clutch handbag designed for carrying a selfie stick with you all day. While selfie sticks have made taking photos fun and effortless, carrying them around is not.... Taking a selfie stick with you is awkward and inconvenient as they never seem to fit in your pocket or bag properly. The Selfie Clutch is designed as a small, elegant and functional clutch handbag that combines a traditional clutch purse on the top side with...
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PAALM Minimalist Wallet -The most efficient cross between a card wallet and a money clip wallet. The P......LM Minimalist Wallet complements the simplicity of a card wallet on one side and retains bills on the other.... Constructed and designed with one piece of vegetable tanned Italian leather ensuring it’s minimal design. It is hand stitched with strong wax thread with the edges of the leather painted with leather paint similar to most leather belts. It fits your most important cards and bills. It...
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Pastebin is for old hats. Cool black hats use Twitter now Hackers collectively tripled the production of Proof-of-Concept exploits last year, according to a new study out on Thursday....
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Box launches a product justBox is launching a new offering aimed squarely at government customers in an attempt to get more public agencies to use its file storage and collaboration service. On Thursday, the company launched... Box for Government, designed to make it easier for government organizations to deploy Box for their employees. That announcement was timed with Box receiving provisional authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management program (better known as FedRAMP), a sign that the company meets key requirements for handling government data. The government push is an important move for Box, which has been positioning itself as a cloud storage and content services provider focused on serving large organizations like public agencies and enterprises. Its FedRAMP Moderate certification...
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Quicksilver's connection to Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse will be more than just a joke. Warcraft teases its female hero. Chris Miller drops a hint for the Han Solo spinoff film. Plus, new images from... Game of Thrones and The Flash, a new Civil War clip, and Jay Hernandez on what makes Suicide Squad unique. Spoilers Get!
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The Labeling Shortcut

Slate - 5 May 2016 15:00
The Federal Food and Drug Administration is currently accepting public comment on the question of whether it should define the word natural. It is asking the wrong question.
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My high school track coach used to tell me to stretch before my workouts to prevent injury. You've probably heard the same and other fitness advice: "Be sure to change your running shoes every six... months"; "No pain, no gain"; "You sweat out toxins." But is there truth to them? Eh, it's a stretch.
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Google's 3D painting app, Tiltbrush, has been used to make some beautiful things; a robotics company is gamifying trash sorting in a pilot program; and a 3D copier will... let you make a double of any dang thing you lik...
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Don't have billions of dollars at your disposal like Tony Stark or S.H.I.E.L.D. do? You can still build some impressive superhero accessories like Iron Man's laser-blasting gauntlet or Captain... America's boomeranging shield, using easily found electronics, a little ingenuity, and some clever hacking.
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The Small Town Judge Who SeesTexas Judge Rodney Gilstrap didn't design this system, but he's been a willful participant in it.
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Plagiarism claims 'extravagant': judge

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 14:59
Online business publication Moneyweb's claim that Fin24 committed "systematic plagiarism on an industrial scale" is extravagant, the high court in Johannesburg has ruled. Judge Daniel Berger on... Thursday handed down judgment in
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App Store search is currently broken

The Loop - 5 May 2016 14:57
Craig Grannell: Developer Travis Ryan just noted to me on Twitter that App Store search is broken. Presumably, this is a temporary glitch, but it's frustrating for developers. In Ryan's case, a search... for Dashy Crashy doesn't bring up his excellent game of the same name. All you get is Dashy Crashy Bird, a one-thumb sort-of Flappy Bird clone. Try searching yourself.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Clinical study suggests theResearchers have demonstrated that distinct types of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in different regions of the brain. This finding provides an... explanation for how the same cancer-causing mutation can give rise to different types of brain malignancies.
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Hands-Free Read&Go Duo Case

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 14:57
Hands-Free Read&Go Duo CaseFree your hands, secure your tablet, and assure yourself using a tablet on-the-go with H.F. Read&Go!Hands-Free Read&Go™ is a new way to carry and use your tablet on-the-go (patent pending).... Hands-Free Read&Go Duo Laptop and Tablet Case is a unique and multi-functional carrying case that simplifies access to your tablet, provides secure use, and a comfortable hands-free experience with your tablet - anywhere.
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Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new... investigation finds a more somber explanation. Many cancer patients don't live long enough to get Alzheimer's.
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Pocket Pouch - A StoragePocket Pouch has been designed for cyclists to protect valuables from impact, wear and the outdoor environment; whilst improving rider safety. Pocket Pouch integrates a range of features designed to... maximise storage capacity within a durable and slimline enclosure. Crucially, Pocket Pouch also includes an emergency details card, providing essential contact and medical information to first responders in the event of an accident.
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Flickerstrip - Create Your Own Personal Light Show

The Gadget Flow - 5 May 2016 14:56
Flickerstrip - Create Your OwnFlickerstrip is the LED strip that connects to your Wi-Fi network and lets you upload custom, animated patterns. Unlike other LED strips that are limited to a single color, Flickerstrip lets you... control each pixel to create a dancing light show with nothing but your smartphone. Download patterns or “lightworks” submitted by others from the online repository or build your own light art from scratch using an intuitive graphical interface. Whether it’s a variety of white lighting, an ambiance to...
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Tesla posts less than expectedTesla posted a first quarter loss of 57 cents per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. Analysts were looking for a loss of 58 cents a share on sales of $1.6 billion. Last year, Tesla lost 36 cents per... share on sales of $1.1 billion in its first quarter          
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 just dropped by TENAA, starring in new product images and revealing its core specifications. Based on the new info, the new slate may not be a huge upgrade over... last year's Galaxy Tab S2.
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Is this the perfect setup forLet's say you've just bought a shiny new Retina MacBook, but you'd also like to dock it to a larger monitor -- which monitor should you pick? Popular gadget YouTuber Jonathan Morrison thinks that... he's found the perfect setup for his MacBook and it involves two main components: An Acer H277HU 27-inch monitor and a Twelve South BookArc stand. DON'T MISS: Tesla has already blown its Model 3 production deadline What makes this particular Acer monitor so essential, Morrison explains, is that it comes with a USB Type-C port that not only serves as the main connector to your MacBook, but that also charges the laptop while it's plugged in. This means that you no longer need to have multiple cables to hook your MacBook up to a bigger monitor -- you just need one USB Type-C cable. Morrison also...
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'Father of Bitcoin' now won'tCraig Wright is probably not Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.  The Australian entrepreneur recently summoned several media outlets, including the BBC and the Economist, as well as two key... people from the Bitcoin community, to prove he is the elusive Nakamoto. After his proof got dissected by experts and turned out to be inconclusive at the very least, Wright publicly promised he'll follow up with better proof.  But in a new blog post, replacing his entire blog, Wright wrote he won't provide cryptographic proof he is Nakamoto after all. SEE ALSO: Not many are convinced Craig Wright is the real 'Father of Bitcoin'
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Cupertino mayor claims he wasCupertino mayor Barry Chang has accused Apple of ‘abusing’ its home city by failing to contribute to much-needed public projects, and claims that he was ‘surrounded’ by security and escorted... off the premises when he tried to discuss traffic congestion. Apple is not willing to pay a dime. They're making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won't. They abuse us. However, the Guardian notes that Apple paid $9.2M in city taxes in 2012/13 … more…
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Cells check DNA segregation atResearchers are shedding new light on the cell division process, key in embryonic development, and the growth and proliferation of tumors. The study identifies the agents that prevent cells from... separating when DNA division is defective.
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Scientists are trying to find a new way to produce the nutritional fatty acids called Omega 3 that are currently sourced from fish oil from the world's declining natural fish stocks.
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People who are lean for life have the lowest mortality, while those with a heavy body shape from childhood up to middle age have the highest mortality, reveal findings of a large study.
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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6, S6Samsung and T-Mobile kicked off an attractive promo offer available for a limited time. Customers can get a $150 rebate when purchasing a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 from the... Uncarrier, but here's what you need to know.
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Computer simulations of disease processes and detailed digital models of our organs could provide more accurate monitoring and outcome measurements for clinical trials, according to research.
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A medicated silicone ring that rests on the surface of the eye and slowly releases medication reduced eye pressure in glaucoma patients by about 20 percent over six months. These clinical trial... results are the first published research on this type of continuous glaucoma drug delivery technology, which could benefit nearly 3 million people with glaucoma in the United States.
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'There is copyright in news'

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 14:51
The high court in Johannesburg has found that Fin24 infringed the copyright of one Moneyweb article in 2013, after copying and republishing a substantial part of an original article, and was ordered... to pay damages to Moneyweb. Judge
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Direct detection of nuclear(Phys.org)--A group of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany has developed a means for the direct detection of the nuclear transition in thorium-229 which opens the door to the... development of a clock even more accurate than an atomic clock--a nuclear based clock. In a paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers outline how they came up with their technique and the testing they carried out to ensure that the results they were getting were accurate. In a related News & Views piece in the same journal edition, Marianna Safronova, with the University of Delaware discuses the work done by the team, the likelihood that their work will lead to a nuclear based clock and the possible uses for such a clock if one could be developed.
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So you want to try a standing desk , but you're not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do you do? You buy this Lorell monitor riser for $186, an all-time low.
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So you want to try a standing desk , but you're not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day...what do you do? You buy this Lorell monitor riser for $186, an all-time low.
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[VIDEO] I love the tag line: It's a big deal. For a fraction of a second.
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Apple Begins SellingApple recently updated its online storefront with the addition of a new "Accessibility" category, which is broken up into sections pertaining to the assistance of individuals with impairments related... to vision, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy (via Amvsement). There are 15 total products broken up into each of the three sections, with further sub-categories allowing users to shop the online store specifically looking for accessories that support the iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Some of the products include the HumanWare Brailliant BI 32 Braille Display that sits in front of a Mac's keyboard to allow anyone who is blind the ability to fully navigate OS X -- and even iOS -- with a lightweight, Bluetooth-enabled braille keyboard. Some of the other accessibility products offer...
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Fantastic to have that distinct Moog sound. Looks like it is Midi-savvy, so you can set up the sound you like, then control it from a full size MIDI Controller. Nice.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Wildfire Researchers Tell UsWhat's happening in Fort McMurray will become more common.
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Ford invests $182 million inDeal with Pivotal is latest partnership between automakers and Silicon Valley firms.          
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LAPD hacked into iPhone 5s

The Loop - 5 May 2016 14:41
LA Times: Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Times.... ∞ Read this on The Loop
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Kentucky Derby Day shows itsFrom CNET Magazine: Technology helps bring fans closer to the action on the track for the 142nd running of the race this Saturday at Churchill Downs.
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Elizabeth Dwoskin, writing for the Washington Post: The stealthy, four-year-old Viv is among the furthest along in an endeavor that many in Silicon Valley believe heralds that next big shift in... computing -- and digital commerce itself. Over the next five years, that transition will turn smartphones -- and perhaps smart homes and cars and other devices -- into virtual assistants with supercharged conversational capabilities, said Julie Ask, an expert in mobile commerce at Forrester. Looking forward to seeing this in action this Monday with the first public demo.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Great big sale offers greatThe NBA playoffs are in full swing... the baseball season is upon us... the NFL season kicks off in about four months... and let's not forget about all of those 4K Ultra HD movie streams and Blu-rays... that you're not currently taking full advantage of on that dusty old 1080p TV. It's time you upgraded your home theater with a great big 4K Ultra HD television, and Amazon has two sales going on right now that'll help you save some serious cash in the process. Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective) Backlight: LED Smart Functionality: Yes, Built in Wi-Fi: Yes Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.3" x 31.1" x 2.5", TV with stand: 57.3" x 32.8" x 12.5" Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective) Backlight: LED Smart Functionality and Built in Wi-Fi Dimensions: TV without stand (W x H...
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One of the ways that Uber is hoping to win over policy makers is to hire other policy makers to act as its representatives. The firm has formed a public policy advisory board that'll help improve... Uber's service and provide outreach to legislators acr...
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Counting every tree on Earth:Satellite images, captured by Nasa JPL in California, can now provide information about a forest's access to nutrients based on its relationships with two different types of underground fungi.
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Xiaomi Mi Max is thin andA single promotion image of the Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone shows what appears to be a very thin device with larger dimensions. The promo image doesn't include any new tidbits on the hardware inside the... smartphone, it come only a few weeks after some teaser images of the smartphone crammed in a pocket turned up. Along with that promotional photo …
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Mercury to cross directly inOn Monday, May 9, Mercury will cross directly in front of the sun. Watch its projected route. (Provided by NASA)          
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End of the 'big oil giveaway'The old hypotheses that said Persian Gulf energy subsidies were sacrosanct have been overturned, according to a new issue brief from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Update 10:27AM ET: Due to the potential for bad weather, SpaceX has pushed back the launch to Friday at 1:21AM ET. SpaceX is gearing up for its next launch this week, and this one is taking place well... past bedtime (at least for those of us on the East Coast). The company's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a Japanese communications satellite, JCSAT-14, from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:21AM ET on Friday. The launch was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was pushed back due to weather concerns. As usual, the company will try to land the majority of its rocket on a floating drone ship at sea -- but SpaceX does not expect a successful vehicle recovery this time. SpaceX does not expect a successful vehicle recovery this time The...
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Making a plan to tackle your debt is good for you in the long run. It also probably requires some lifestyle changes. Don't expect everyone in your social circle to be happy about those changes.
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How To Record a Video of Your iPhone's Screen

The Mac Observer - 5 May 2016 14:29
How To Record a Video of YourHave you ever wished you could do something on your iPhone and save it as a video recording? You can, and you can even do it for free with Apple’s QuickTime Player. Here we show you how.
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World's Richest Restauranteur,It's the latest tap-and-go payment system.
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Minority stake buys them a board seat Payroll and accounting software firm Sage Software is taking a stake in Salesforce-HR platform partner Fairsail....
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AT&T Promises No MoreAT&T promises a future where fingerprints replace passwords.
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IT decision makers undecidedLeaders could have a background in IT strategy, analytics, business or operations
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A nice little how-to from iMore's Marc Lagace.∞ Read this on The Loop
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LG G Pad X8.3 is receiving Marshmallow on Verizon

Android Central - 5 May 2016 14:22
LG G Pad X8.3 is receivingVerizon has started rolling out Marshmallow to the LG G Pad X8.3. Bumping the software version on the tablet up to VK81522A, those with the G Pad X8.3 will be able to enjoy new features and... functionality as part of the Android release. If you haven't yet received the Marshmallow OTA notification, fear not as you'll be able to check manually by heading into your tablet's Settings. Note that the rollout is likely to be a gradual process, so you may have to hold out for a short time before the update hits your device. ...
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Greetings, Earthlings! 8 WaysFrom alien megastructures, to laser pulses, to star engineering, here are some of the ways scientists have proposed that aliens could contact us.
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Opioid Addicts Turn ToOpioid addicts take large doses of anti-diarrhea drug Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) to get high or manage their withdrawal symptoms. Experts warn the growing trend may result in serious and... potentially fatal side effects.
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Tesla's Elon Musk Just DoubledHe wants to sell a half-million vehicles in just a few more years
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WhatsApp Video Calling FeatureScreenshots emerged of the next WhatsApp update that hint at exciting new feature. The popular messaging service might be exploring video chat capabilities and it could arrive in the next app update.
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Bentley's Apple Watch app

The Loop - 5 May 2016 14:19
Bentley Motors makes some finely crafted (and expensive) vehicles. Now they have an Apple Watch app that allows you to control your car's settings.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Can You Decipher These BizarreA new contest aims to decipher the flood of data coming from tiny satellites orbiting high above Earth.
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Forget Taking Over the World.If you love to dance, but fear that your partner might step on your toes, then a new virtual, computer-controlled dancer might be for you. And this virtual dancer may even teach you some new moves... when you tango with it, a new project finds.
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Legal Age To Purchase TobaccoCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday finally signed into law the bill that raises legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. How will this affect the tobacco industry?
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Star Ted? Seth MacFarlaneThere's a million ways to die in space for the new show coming in 2017.
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Just One Year In, Apple MusicAs Apple prepares to celebrate its namesake streaming service’s first birthday this summer, it is also gearing up to change things around and refresh the still-young platform. According to sources... at the company that spoke toBloomberg, executives at Apple have taken the criticisms spewed from the public and the media to heart, and significant resources are being invested to clean up and revamp Apple Music.
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Tim Cook Needs To Go: AppleApple without Steve Jobs is like The Doors without Jim Morrison - it lost its creative genius. That's according to analyst Bob Lefsetz, who argues that Apple CEO Tim Cook is not the visionary Apple... needs.
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Lunar Shelter: Moon CavesLunar astronauts on long-term missions to the moon could shelter in caves formed in the lunar past by flowing lava.
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Search problems in iOS & MacA number of Reddit and Twitter users are reporting problems searching both iOS and Mac App Stores, with major iOS apps like Star Wars, Spotify and Google Apps failing to show up in search results -... and even Apple’s own Xcode failing to show in searches of the Mac App Store. I’m seeing the same issues myself … more…
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Singapore's fourth mobileSINGAPORE — It's been 14 years since Singapore saw a new mobile operator try to break into the three-ring circle of telecom companies here, but we now have a fourth choice for smartphone plans. On... Thursday, a new operator called Circles.Life launched. Unlike the three telcos we have now, SingTel, Starhub and M1, Circles.Life is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), and doesn't own network infrastructure outright. Instead, it leases network capacity from the smallest telco on the island, M1. Because Circles.Life hadn't had to deal with the costly and lengthy process of building out network infrastructure, it's burst onto the market promising to undercut the competition — likely a very attractive proposition for the data-hungry crowd.
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It's all change in the cloudy upstart world Rob Mason, the founder, CTO and EVP for engineering at Nasuni, has left the company he started up with CEO Andres Rodriguez....
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Trump Expected To Pander ToDonald Trump may be combative but he is unlikely to get in the ring with coal country when he holds a massive rally there tonight. He saw what happened to Hillary Clinton when she made a swing through... southern West Virginia and heard from several Obama-haters who think his administration is responsible for coal's troubles -- thinking that downplays the influence of market forces.
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Thingthing takes $400k to turn Thingthing has built an iOS app focused on amping up user productivity by decreasing the amount of app switching users have to do by loading productivity-focused additional functionality right into... the keyboard…
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Alexa-enabled devices have potential, but they also have some flaws to overcome.
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This is the Police, a narrative strategy game about a cop breaking bad, is coming this summer from Belarussian indie devs. The post The Newest Prestige Cop Drama Isn't on TV. It's a Videogame appeared... first on WIRED.
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Tesla has already blown itsTesla received a record number of preorders for the affordable Model 3 electric car, but buyers will have to wait more than a year to get their hands on it. Tesla recently said that preorder numbers... reached the 400,000 units mark, yet the company will produce less than 90,000 total Tesla cars this year. Tesla's CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday during the company's earnings call that Tesla will likely miss the first Model 3 production deadline. The statement came just minutes after Musk set the deadline. DON'T MISS: Apple's next big iPhone growth plan faces some big hurdles The exec set the production deadline for the Model 3 for July 1st, 2017, CNET reports. But Musk then admitted that supply issues would make that date impossible. He compared the production date to a term paper deadline....
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iOS Gets Iconic Model 15 SynthMusicians who own iPhones or iPads are in luck, as Moog launched the Model 15 app. The software emulates the classic synthesizer and comes packed with a number of professional features.
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Molybdenum disulfide holdsMechanics know molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a useful lubricant in aircraft and motorcycle engines and in the CV and universal joints of trucks and automobiles. Rice University engineering researcher... Isabell Thomann knows it as a remarkably light-absorbent substance that holds promise for the development of energy-efficient optoelectronic and photocatalytic devices.
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Qualcomm code bug leavesAndroid has acquired, warranted or not, the reputation of being a relatively less secure mobile platform. In some cases, it's attributed to the freedoms that the operating system affords developers... and users. At other times, the weakness can be found inside Android's core, like the Stagefright flaw. This time, an equally frightening and far reaching security hole has crept into …
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Colliding Black Holes May SingBlack hole collisions produce gravitational waves that rise in pitch and cut off abruptly -- a "chirp." But a merger with a black hole like the one featured in the movie "Interstellar" could create... more dynamic cosmic songs.
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Previously mentioned GetHuman has evolved from being a simple database of direct lines and codes to wade through complicated company voice menus and now offers a whole array of services to get your... service issues resolved, including a concierge you can pay to handle it all for you.
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Inside the Hypnotic World ofI talked to the masters behind one of YouTube's most mesmerizing fads.
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Your Risk Of Heart Attack,Widely used equation tools used to assess heart attack and stroke may be overestimating risk. In some cases, patients are given statin therapy even when unnecessary, exposing them to the drug's side... effects.
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Yoky has had an incredible career. She seems an impressive addition to Apple's technical staff.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Marks and Spencer adoptsM&S Office 365 shift part of a broader digital transformation plan at the venerable retailer
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Uber appoints former European Commission vice-president Nellie Kroes to its new public policy board.
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UK Space Agency and NCEOInitiative should deliver "commercial, societal and scientific benefits" to the UK
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Power up your feet with theseA sneaker leak reveals shoes decorated with iconic Nintendo characters including Mario, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong and Link.
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Vine App Hits Windows 10:Vine announced that the 6-second clips can be enjoyed much more on tablets and PCs that run Windows 10. The Vine app for Windows 10 recently landed, and it packs neat new features for users and... content creators.
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Instagram Quietly TestsInstagram is testing new features that will benefit businesses among a small group of users. The features are a "Contact" button which will be shown beside the "Following" button, a location tag and a... displayed category for the Instagram account.
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While the FBI was embroiled in a very public spat with Apple about unlocking an iPhone, it seems the LAPD may have been quietly unlocking another.
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(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's biggest e-commerce company, said fourth-quarter revenue rose 39 percent, beating Wall Street estimates, helped by growth in gross merchandise volume.
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Online Apple Store now hasAs rumored late last year, Apple has now added a dedicated accessibility accessories category to its online store. As Amvsement noted, Apple currently offers a total of 15 products, addressing the... three areas of vision, physical & motor skills, and learning & literacy. For those who are blind or partially sighted, Apple offers two different braille displays which serve as both screen-readers and control keyboards. For those with motor skills impairment, products include an over-sized trackball and a wide variety of switches to trigger functions on a Mac or iOS device. Devices for learning disabilities include a ‘tactile musical interface’ to provide a fun way to create music … more…
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Now 40, NASA's LAGEOS set theOn May 4, 1976, NASA launched a cannonball-shaped satellite that transformed studies of Earth's shape, rotation and gravity field.
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Roost Introduces New SmartRoost is now more than just smart batteries, unveiling two smart smoke alarms that can sense danger up to 87 percent faster than standard detectors.
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App Store ExperiencingA significant number of users on Reddit and Twitter, corroborated by multiple tips we have received, are affected by an ongoing App Store issue preventing a number of popular iOS apps from showing up... in search results unless already installed, including Google, Periscope, Spotify, Tidal, Tumblr, Uber, Vine, Waze, and many others. The search issues appear to be widespread, affecting iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, and elsewhere since early Thursday morning. Apple has yet to update its System Status page with any reported issues as of 6:00 a.m. Pacific, but it has historically been slow in reflecting outages. Update: The search issues also appear to extend to iTunes and the Mac App Store. Update 2: Apple is aware that users have been...
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Mosquitoes Infected WithInfecting female mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria could significantly reduce the insects' ability to transmit Zika virus, a new study in Brazil revealed. The biological method could help stop the... spread of the infection.
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(Reuters) - Telus Corp , one of Canada's three big telecom providers, said it would sell a 35 percent stake in outsourcing service provider Telus International, and plans to use the proceeds to expand... its wireless and wireline networks.
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Where next for the former Eurocrat regulator-in-chief? Controversial taxi app biz Uber has appointed former EU competition and telecoms regulator "Steelie" Neelie Kroes to advise it on, er,... competition and regulation....
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Living on the Edge: LikeHuawei and Xiaomi are rumored to be working on smartphones that feature a curved screen, much like the design used on Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge and S7 Edge. It's possible they'll launch before the end... of the year. The post Living on the Edge: Like Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei hate the bezel appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How VR Could Be Used to Treat Severe Paranoia

Motherboard - 5 May 2016 13:35
How VR Could Be Used to Treat"The best way to deal with a fear is to go into the situation. And learn that you are safer than you think."
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BBM For Android And iOSBlackBerry updated its BlackBerry Messenger mobile apps to finally support video calling. The beta version is currently available on Android and iOS for North American users.
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A Nintendo-themed line of Vans sneakers has mysteriously popped up online. A European store listed the range that includes classic gaming icons like Zelda, Mario and Duck Hunt, adorning some of Vans'... most popular styles (like the Old Skool). Not much...
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Pivotal scores $253 million Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets. Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment... with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation. It’s not a coincidence that Pivotal has been working closely with Ford over the last year to help it in its own transformation from a car company to…
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Blue Bell Recalls Some RockyA Blue Bell ice cream recall is underway as some Rocky Road ice cream pints have been mistakenly filled with a Cookies 'n Cream flavor. Consumption could trigger soy and wheat allergies in sensitive... individuals, the company noted.
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Huawei G9 Lite debuts withHuawei has rolled out a new smartphone called the G9 Lite and a new tablet called the M2 7.0 in China. The first device is the G9 Lite and it has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen that boasts a 76.4%... screen-to-body ratio meaning thinner bezels. The heart of the G9 Lite is an octa-core Kirin 650 16nm SoC for some carriers …
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Android: Google's smart keyboard does its best to learn the way you type, but it occasionally gets it wrong. In the latest version , you can now easily remove words from your user dictionary with a... simple long-press and drag.
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Fitbit Dominates Wearable TechA new consumer survey reveals that fitness bands from Fitbit dominate the wearable space in the U.S. with a share of 61.7 percent, outselling the Apple smartwatch with ease.
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Hepatitis C-Related DeathsHepatitis C infections are now killing more people in the US than other infections combined, according to a new CDC report. The data pointed to hepatitis C in baby boomers as well as new worrisome... virus transmission routes.
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Former Officer Is JailedThe authorities want him to unlock the drives, which they believe contain child pornography.
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Any Answers: Marton Perlaki - "Photography is a therapy for the mind"

British Journal of Photography - 5 May 2016 13:25
Any Answers: Marton Perlaki -Marton Perlaki is part of Ones to Watch, our annual Talent issue where we scour the globe for the next generation of talented image-makers set to dominate the industry. His image, from the series... ELEMER, graces the cover, and this week he’s taking over our Instagram with daily snapshots and outtakes. Follow him at @martonperlaki. When was the first time you became aware of photography? How old were you? What is the primary reason you became a photographer? My first encounter with photography was at Grammar School. I was probably around 16 years old. I originally wanted to major in drawing and painting, but the year I got admitted, the Catholic church repossessed the school, so I had no choice but to take up religious studies instead. A friend of mine then encouraged me to enter a...
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Watch: Apple to RevampThe reboot is expected to unveil a whole new look to its music-streaming portal.
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I expected a ransom note and all I got was this stupid Locky Pranksters have infiltrated the control system behind the infamous Locky ransomware and replaced the malware's main payload with a dummy... file....
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LAPD can also unlock iPhonesIt's not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms - all without any help from Apple. LAPD can also hack into certain... iPhones. The FBI cracked the San Bernardino iPhone 5c, and the LAPD hacked an iPhone 5s belonging to the wife of The Shield actor Michael Jace. In both cases, expertise from forensic experts was used. DON'T MISS: Over 272 million email accounts stolen from Gmail, Microsoft, Yahoo and more It's not clear at this time how the LAPD unlocked the iPhone 5s, but police did obtain access to the data on the phone without Apple's help. The FBI said the iPhone 5c (iOS 9) hack it purchased for less than $1 million from a mysterious third party only worked on a limited number of iPhones. That method...
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Mother's Day Deals: Best BuyBest Buy is offering discounts on several iDevices as part of Mother's Day celebration. You can get $100 off on Apple Watch, iPad mini 4 and more.
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Breakthrough In Human EmbryoFor the first time, researchers were able to grow human embryos outside the womb for almost two weeks. The breakthrough may provide scientists insight on why birth defects and miscarriage occur.
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The technology behind the FiveThe National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) has teamed up with CSIRO engineers in the development of the world's largest single dish telescope - the Five hundred... metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST).
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Training deep learning networks with photo-realistic virtual data created using game development engines has the potential to streamline the learning process and make deep learning solutions available... to users that do not have access to large sets of real-world training data.
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Like Siri, just better

IOL - 5 May 2016 13:04
Siri’s creators have been labouring away on Viv, an even better articificial intelligence assistant.
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Second strongest shock waveThe discovery by a physics doctoral student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) of the second-strongest merger shock in clusters of galaxies ever observed has generated excitement that is... opening doors to further scientific exploration.
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Israeli group ridesharingNot just another Uber, this company could change public transportation as we know it
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LAPD cracks locked iPhone inIn the latest case of law enforcement taking on smartphone security, cops have hacked an iPhone crucial to the trial of "The Shield" star Michael Jace.
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Tragic victim of Strategy Boutiqueers LOGOWATCH Those of delicate linguistic sensibilities are advised to look away as we report today that the Siemens tentacle previous known as Siemens Healthcare... has gone under the surgeon's rebranding knife and emerged as the quite remarkable Siemens Healthineers....
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The Rise of Nonviolent Drones

Slate - 5 May 2016 13:01
When an earthquake hit Ecuador recently, members of the Humanitarian UAV Network, also known as UAViators, launched an appeal for pilots in the region to respond in support of post-disaster search and... rescue. UAViators' founder, Pat Meier, told me that they got replies nearly instantly. The pilot best positioned to respond, Francisco, replied in seven minutes and is "not only based in Ecuador--he took our formal three-day hands-on training on Humanitarian UAV Missions late last year."
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Viv AI Voice Assistant FromViv Labs announced that its AI voice assistant will meet the world on May 9. The team behind Viv is composed of experts who worked on the original Siri, before Apple removed some of its best features.
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The projection booth is a digital domain where the art of threading film gave way to pushing a button. But as with all technology, some stalwarts cling ever more resolutely to the old ways. The post... Alone in the Dark, Old-School Projectionists Keep Film From the Grave appeared first on WIRED.
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Opera launches ad blocking browser

News24 - 5 May 2016 13:00
Opera Software has launched a native ad blocker in its Opera Mini browser amid a global shift to limit intrusive mobile advertising.
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#TBT: A Tamagotchi was theJapan introduced the Tamagotchi to the U.S. in 1996 and it instantly became a crazy ‘90s fad. Though you had to wait for like five minutes for it to hatch, once it did you could feed it and play... with it just like a real pet. If you left it alone, it would poop a lot and die. Thanks to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's matching Tamagotchis at the 2016 Met Gala, they could even be making a comebackCheck back each Thursday as we explore another piece of #ThrowbackTech for a whole new take on #TBT!
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Fort McMurray is a city in what firefighters call the Wildland Urban Interface, a crazy complex landscape for firefighters. The post The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta's Inferno appeared first... on WIRED.
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In giving up natural aspiration, Porsche's engineers took on the challenge of history. The post Porsche Embraces Satan, Goes Full-Tilt With Turbochargers appeared first on WIRED.
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To go from IT to IoT, build onThe Internet of Things is growing so fast, it's an obvious place to look for career growth. IoT is already a reality at 29 percent of enterprises, according to a Gartner survey taken late last year.... Fourteen percent said they would implement it this year, and 64 percent said they plan to use some form of IoT eventually. Yet, like a lot of IoT technology, jobs in this vast field are still evolving out of what's been in place for years. Instead of aiming for a whole new job, the best strategy may be to add some skills to the ones you already have. There will be plenty of new things to do in enterprises that adopt IoT systems, which can make companies more efficient and generate new sources of revenue. And some people are working on IoT full time. But for now, most companies heading in that...
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Tiger population estimateLast month, wildlife conservation organizations got into a spat about big cats.
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Jolla secures more funding,Jolla had a dream, to take succeed where Nokia failed in the smartphone industry after the latter's acquiescence to Microsoft. The software part was relatively easy. It already had the experience in... Nokia's previous failed attempts at creating its own platform. Hardware, however, was probably more than it could chew, which it found out the very hard way. Jolla has …
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You've probably seen articles detailing what Warren Buffett does every day, or what Elon Musk eats before noon, or that "one trait" rich people have that poor people don't. It's interesting, but when... it comes to building wealth and success, these habits don't teach you anything about what it really takes to get there. In fact, they're kind of counterproductive.
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Drought-Ridden L.A. Tries Rainmakers to Tap Storm Clouds

Scientific American - 5 May 2016 13:00
Drought-Ridden L.A. TriesAs hoped-for precipitation from El Niño falls short, Los Angeles resorts to a controversial method to reap water from the sky --
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Smartphone camera shootout:Let the games begin: We tested the Samsung Galaxy S7 against Apple's iPhone 6S to see which flagship device is the best overall smartphone camera.
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NASA's Curiosity Rover on MarsThe rugged terrain on Mars is taking its toll on the six wheels of NASA's Curiosity rover, but the Red Planet robot should be able to complete its mountain-climbing science mission regardless, NASA... officials said.
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You've got the password basics down. It's time for some advanced techniques. The post 7 Password Experts on How to Lock Down Your Online Security appeared first on WIRED.
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Reddit's Theorists Give Up"It's not worth the drama or political sniping for us as moderators."
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Sony smart contact lens willSony appears to be working on a smart contact lens that is able to record what the wearer is seeing. A patent was filed for the tech innovation that would help augmented reality take a quantum leap... forward. While this is still at the patent stage, if...
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Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a super smart home, but the ‘smarter’ a home is the more vulnerable it may be
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Review: Pat's Backcountry Beverages

Wired - 5 May 2016 12:56
Hike to the top of our favorite mountain, and you may find yourself thinking that the only possible way to make it better would be with a tall, cold one. The post Review: Pat's Backcountry Beverages... appeared first on WIRED.
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WhatsApp Is Back Online InThe 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil was lifted early, and it was welcomed by millions of users of the service in the country. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg then called on citizens to urge... Congress to pass laws that will prevent such bans from happening again.
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LAPD successfully hacked aLAPD detectives have successfully hacked into a locked iPhone 5s despite the phone having a Secure Enclave, according to an LA Times report. Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open... the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife of “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Times. LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. More intriguingly still, this appears to have occurred during the time that the FBI was still demanding that Apple help it unlock the less secure iPhone 5c in the San Bernardino shooting case …...
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Bentley Apple Watch App PutsBritish luxury car maker Bentley has released an Apple Watch app that treats Bentayga SUV passengers to a bevy of car functions not seen before on a smartwatch. The app uses "bespoke digital... architecture" that synchronizes with the vehicle's Touch Screen Remote (TSR) system, enabling passengers to access in-car climate control and entertainment systems, including the ability to adjust the heating, ventilation, and massage functions of their seats. Elsewhere, users can also monitor real-time car information from within the app, such as vehicle speed, distance travelled, and outside temperature. Meanwhile, media functions for hi-fi and digital TV include the ability to change volume, adjust playback controls, and switch media sources. And if the driver seat is too reclined for passengers'...
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Bentley Bentayga Gets AppleBentley Motors introduced an Apple Watch app designed to let users control Bentayga's functions remotely. The app is intended for passengers, though, not for drivers.
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Huawei P9 available at giffgaff for just £369

Android Central - 5 May 2016 12:39
Huawei P9 available atUK network giffgaff has commenced sales of the Huawei P9 with Leica-certified optics. Ready for purchase online, the unlocked smartphone can be bought for £369. (That's considerably less than the... usual £450 asking price.) Since giffgaff does not deal with contracts, you'll need to pick up a PAYG SIM that will provide you with the required amount of data. If you're unable to fork out for the handset outright, giffgaff has financing options available with the Huawei P9, which set you back a more manageable £17.06 per month for 2 years, with an upfront fee of £25. The carrier has the P9 listed in titanium gray. See at giffgaff Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Huawei unveils the P9! Huawei P9 and P9 Plus hands-on Huawei P9 specs Huawei P9 unboxing Join the discussion in the forums O2 Vodafone EE */...
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This is what deduplication means in the real world When Dell completes its acquisition of EMC and its subsidiary VMware, the combined Dell Technologies will become one of the largest technology... employers in Ireland....
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Gmail, Microsoft and YahooHundreds of millions of user names and passwords for email accounts are being traded in Russia's criminal underworld, claimed a security expert.
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LG Stylo 2 smartphone hitsCricket Wireless has unveiled a new smartphone that will land at the pre-paid retailer on May 13 called the LG Stylo 2. The smartphone will sell for $169.99 and for the money it offers a 5.7-inch HD... resolution screen. Since the device has a larger screen, it comes with an integrated stylus with Pen Pop and Screen-off Memo. The stylus …
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Convergence delayed: Unity 8Canonical's vision of convergence--a single, highly adaptive environment that spans mobile and desktop uses--has been delayed yet again. The Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server, which are key to... that vision, won't be used by default in Ubuntu 16.10, according to discussion in the Ubuntu Online Summit. The state of Unity 8 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS With the recent release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu's developers delivered an excellent Linux desktop based on Unity 7 and X.org. But all of its polish doesn't change the fact that it's still a traditional desktop that does nothing to advance Canonical's convergence goals.
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A Twitch user is under fire for purportedly broadcasting an assault on his partner. The account, belonging to "joedaddy505," has been closed on Twitch due to service violations, but at least one... YouTube video of the stream contains audio of what soun...
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BT to invest £6bn toBT promises to spend big on broadband to head off regulatory action
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Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly common in hospitals, but it's always under the control of a human surgeon. Now, a robot's sewn up incisions in a live pig's gut, all by itself.
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Microsoft delivers SharePointSharePoint to become "a more open and connected platform" with access from any device
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Backspace: 'On strike'

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 12:23
View the latest Backspace cartoon from Jerm.
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With a free new app for iOS and the Apple Watch, AirMap lets drone pilots and airports communicate more easily. The post AirMap for iOS Lets Drone Pilots Easily Avoid ... Incidents appeared first on... WIRED.
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It's finally happened EU telecoms providers must cut surcharges for 'roaming' phone calls and data use in EU countries from 30 April, in preparation for the complete abolition of roaming charges in... June 2017....
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SFMOMA's new app uses the museum's Wi-Fi to keep tabs on where you are and where you're going--and adjusts its immersive audio tours accordingly. The post Audio Guides Are ... Meh. But the New... SFMOMA's Is Crazy Smart appeared first on WIRED.
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Fitbits are selling likeFitbit may have had a great few months, but the rest of the year may not be as spectacular, if its dipping stocks are anything to go by. Still, the company says we should expect some "exciting new... products" later this year. The post Fitbits are selling like hotcakes, but the company may face a rough year ahead appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber picks up former lawmakersThe ridesharing app's new public policy advisory board includes an ex-US Secretary of Transport and Europe's former digital czar.
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To provide advanced design technology to local MSMEs on cloud
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This thin clear case makes aCases can sometimes prevent you from being able to show off the natural beauty of your Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung's ultra thin clear case helps prevent scratches and keeps it looking nice, without taking... away from the overall appearance of the phone. You can show your protected phone off for just $19.95 today! ...
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What 7 of the World's SmartestWill it help us evolve, or kill us all?
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Netflix and 4K HDR: Proof thatLast week, Comcast users around the country breathed a sigh of relief when the cable giant relaxed its data-cap plans. Instead of the 300GB limit that Comcast currently imposes in some trial markets,... Comcast will allow 1.0TB of usage before charging overage fees. The company points out that less than one percent of its customer base uses more than 1.0TB today, implying that even people who stream lots of online video shouldn't have to worry about caps. But this relief is just temporary. With 4K resolution and HDR video, streaming services such as Netflix are poised to consume much more data as they provide vastly better picture quality to consumers. The traditional TV industry, meanwhile, is dragging its heels to provide those same video features to cable and satellite subscribers.
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Origin PC Chronos review: FastIf you still think a gaming rig is a PC that's so big, you have to throw a party to get help lifting it out of the box, we've got news: Performance PCs don't have to be gigantic anymore. Nothing... illustrates that fact more than Origin PC's redesigned Chronos micro-tower, which packs state-of-the-art hardware into a machine not much bigger than last-generation gaming consoles. Sure, you'll choke at the price--$4,865 as configured--but the performance you get from such a compact machine is impressive. Gordon Mah Ung The Chronos isn't much larger than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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Clinton's Email SecurityThe State Department says it needs a year and a half to turn over documents about Hillary Clinton's email procedures.
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How Max Burgers Is BecomingAs Sweden-based Max Burgers looks to expand into other countries, the company is migrating its technology platform to the cloud, specifically to Oracle Hospitality Simphony Cloud Service.
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Instagram testing new businessNew screenshots reveal that Instagram is testing its upcoming business profiles on selected users. The accounts, which resemble Facebook brand Pages, include expanded contact details and mapped... locations. The post Instagram testing new business profiles that let you create your personal brand appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A hundred years ago, in the Texas counties along the U.S.-Mexico border, a decade-long flurry of extralegal killings perpetrated by Texas Rangers, local law enforcement, and civilian vigilantes took... the lives of thousands of residents of the United States who were of Mexican descent, and pushed many more across the border into Mexico. This record of death and intimidation, which irrevocably shaped life in those border counties, has not been commonly taught in the state's mainstream school curricula or otherwise recognized in official state histories. Mexican-American communities, however, have preserved the memory of the violence in family archives, songs, and stories. "To many Mexicans, contemporary violence between Anglos and Mexicans can never be divorced from the bloody history of the...
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Bucket comes in handy for manIf you've had a chance to use one of the growing number of virtual reality headsets on the market and felt nauseous after just a few minutes, best you don't try what this guy did and step inside a... virtual world for 25 hours. Without a break. The post Bucket comes in handy for man attempting record 25 hours in virtual reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Hardened Security Features ofLos Angeles police investigators have discovered a workable method to bypass the hardened security features of a locked iPhone 5s, according to The Los Angeles Times. In court documents seen by the... newspaper yesterday, LAPD detectives found a "forensic cellphone expert" who could unlock the iPhone 5s belonging to April Jace, the slain wife of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace, who is accused of killing her at their L.A. home in 2014. The claim appeared in a search warrant filed during the same period that the FBI was demanding Apple unlock the earlier model iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. In that high-profile case, the FBI eventually unlocked the phone with the help of professional hackers, paying them up to $1 million for a tool exploiting a security vulnerability....
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Face-swap with your favoriteNetflix posters that let you take Snapchat face-swap selfies with iconic characters from House of Cards, Narcos, and more, are popping up around Paris as part of a promotional campaign from the... streaming service. The post Face-swap with your favorite Netflix characters on the streets of Paris appeared first on Digital Trends.
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In 2017, the Land Rover nameLand Rover, the iconic car manufacturer, has decided it needs to give fans of its vehicles the chance to own a Land Rover smartphone as well. A new deal will see the first Land Rover phone launch... early next year. The post In 2017, the Land Rover name will be on more than just cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Let's Get Lost

Slate - 5 May 2016 11:50
Nestled into our beanbags in the back of the family station wagon, my brother and I were oblivious to our surroundings. My mom had been driving for a while when one of us finally asked where we were... going.
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Apple will appeal loss ofIn a statement, Apple has said that it will appeal a Chinese trademark ruling which saw the company lose exclusive rights to the iPhone name, allowing other Chinese companies to use the name for... leather goods products. Obviously, the iPhone is Apple’s cash cow so the initial ruling was a big blow allowing legal dilution of its most-valuable brand. Apple will take the appeal to the Supreme People’s court, the highest court in the Chinese law system … more…
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Robot Outperforms HumanThe Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) managed to stitch together the intestines of live and dead pigs.
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Ever wonder if you remember the successful music from your youth accurately? Well, why not listen to it all in one long, excruciating session of reminiscence.
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Periscope lets you savePeriscope is beta-testing a new feature that lets users save their broadcasts for as long as they want. You can use the function right away, with the video app promising that more saving options are... on the way. The post Periscope lets you save streams forever using its new beta feature appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Space Internet

ESA - 5 May 2016 11:40
Space InternetOperations image of the week: Mission controllers monitor a network for astronauts to remotely drive rovers on planets
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Periscope broadcasts can low live longer than a day, so long as you add #save to their titles. In fact, any broadcast with the hashtag will stay online forever unless you delete it. Periscope videos... are typically only accessible for 24 hours. Company...
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11 best drone quadcopters toDrones are filling the headlines as well as the skies these days. From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks or shipping drugs... into prisons - they're everywhere. But they're not...
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SA needs dedicated networks for IoT

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 11:32
As it grows, the Internet of things will automate and inform an increasing number of operations, applications and processes. With no dedicated infrastructure in place for IoT to
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Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 at TENAAJust recently, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy TabPro S, which, despite the "Galaxy" brand, is anything but an Android tablet. It was a Windows slate in the tradition of the Surface Pro line and aimed to... rival the larger iPad Pro. With the TabPro S comes the question of whether Samsung actually has a premium grade Android tablet in the works. …
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Is there anything better thanFootwear brand Vans has teamed with Nintendo to develop a range of its trademark trainers that retro games fans will adore. Accidentally leaked by German sports shoe retailer 43einhalb, a range of... Vans skate sneakers, high-tops and flip flops are coming...
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Berlin bans apartment rentalsThe service has suffered a severe blow following the ban imposed on apartment rentals without a permit in one of the most toured cities in Europe; violators will have to face a major fine of 100,000... Euros
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Hardware keeps getting left behind...your TV's always nearly out of date Analysis BT has been as bold over distribution technology as the content itself for its sport channels, but then it had to be... given Sky's entrenched position in sports rights in the UK....
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SpaceX Says Next RocketSpaceX has already shown it has the ability to recycle a rocket but the company expects its next attempt to land a Falcon 9 at sea will be unsuccessful.
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MDA Corp. says commercialMDA Corp. of Canada on May 4 said bidding activity for commercial telecommunications satellites is at record levels and that the company had received seven requests for information (RFI) on... terabit-per-second-throughput satellites from prospective customers. SpaceNews.com
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Multitasking may be doing youResearch from San Francisco-based Common Sense Media suggests that constant media multitasking may actually be hindering our performance, reducing focus (stock image).
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Microsoft had been planning to introduce a unique 3D Touch feature with a flagship Windows phone back in 2014. While the device was canceled, the work behind Microsoft's Kinect-like gestures lives on.... In a new Microsoft Research video, the software maker is revealing some of the features it was working on under the guise of "pre-touch sensing for mobile interaction." Microsoft had been planning to use a number of sensors on the sides of a device to detect how a phone is held by grip, allowing 3D Touch-enabled phones to block an orientation switch when you're lying down in bed. In the Microsoft Research video you can also see features allowing additional gestures to be unearthed as a users' finger gets closer to the screen. Video...
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Voters turned away in BarnetVoters for London mayor urged to bring polling cards with them due to falures with electoral lists
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Viv, from Siri's makers, aimsSiri may be known for her (possibly even his) sometimes amusing, sometimes cheeky responses, but when it comes doing useful things, she/he/it turns out to be a less capable conversation partner. Sure,... she can do some things but only if you ask Siri the right way. And even then, she/he/it can only carry a dialogue only so far, refusing to …
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Scientists Zapped Bats WithIt could lead to better drones in the future.
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Judgment in Moneyweb, Fin24 battle

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 10:59
The high court in Johannesburg has struck down allegations by business publication Moneyweb that its rival Fin24 is guilty of copyright infringement. Acting judge Daniel Berger on Thursday
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London's double-decker buses are already used as mobile billboards around the city, but their interiors deliver ads to smartphones too. Since March this year, Bluetooth-powered beacon technology has... been used to send ads to passengers' mobiles, capitalizing on what marketers call "dwell time" -- the 17 minutes of doing nothing it takes for the average bus journey in London. The scheme was created by advertising giant Exterion and app-maker Mapway, and means that users of the latter's Bus Times London app receive contextually-aware ads that "capitalize on the consumer's exact physical context." The ads rolled out for Android users of the app earlier this year, and this week they launch on iOS too. Location-tracking ads are bad for...
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'Lower than planned' says BT amid 'more synergies' hint BT's £12.5bn gobble of EE will cost the business £550m in integration costs - according to the company's full-year financial results which... were given a significant boost this thanks to the acquisition....
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How takedowns can tackle hate speech in SA

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 10:46
No South African has to tolerate hate. This basic tenet of civilised society is applicable now more than ever as the country explores ways to battle racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate speech
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Tesla accelerates to hitThe California firm's boss Elon Musk said that 'increasing production five-fold over the next two years will be challenging' but it is the firm's goal and it will be working hard to achieve it.
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#RapedAtSpelman Tweets SparkThe @RapedAtSpelman account started posting on May 2.
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Remittance startup Azimo Azimo was once in talks to be acquired by WhatsApp and Messenger owner Facebook. And while may not have gone anywhere, today it is announcing funding from another big tech company in possession of a... major messaging app. Viber owner Rakuten is putting $15 million into the London-based remittance startup. It’s a strategic investment: the funding will be used to help Azimo…
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Company loses control of the iPhone trademark in China opening the door for other companies to use the brand.
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Xiaomi Mi Max shows up atThe Xiaomi Mi Max is all set to make its debut on May 10, and after an image of the phone leaked earlier this week, we're now treated to a TENAA listing that gives us an idea as to what to expect when... it comes to the specs. From the image in the listing, it looks like the Mi Max will feature capacitive buttons at the front and a fingerprint sensor at the back. The specs on offer include a 6.4-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 650 SoC, 16MP camera, 5MP front shooter, and a 4000mAh battery. Like the Redmi Note 3, it looks like the phone will be offered in two storage variants: 2GB of RAM/16GB internal storage, and 3GB of RAM/32GB storage. The Mi Max is also likely to be the first phone to run MIUI 8 out of the box. What do you guys think of the alleged specs on offer? ...
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Copyright Hub finally issues something useful "Imagine if a Facebook rival emerged that didn't require users to surrender their rights, and that rewarded them for their creativity with real dosh.... Who'd want to stick around with the old Facebook that doesn't do either?" we mused last year....
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Ten-year-old gets $10,000 award for exposing security flaw in Instagram, a service he is too young to use.
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KFC's edible nail polish will"Finger lickin' good" will no longer just be something you do after a hearty KFC meal. At least if you live in Hong Kong. The slogan was coined to capitalize on that not exactly hygienic behavior... exhibited after eating the iconic chicken but now you can do it any time you want. Marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather and McCormick, the …
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Without using them, one iPhone or laptop is indistinguishable from another of the same model--to the human eye, at least. A team of researchers, though, has developed a tool that can tell gadgets... apart based just on the electromagnetic noise they create.
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Doctors have to make sure patients are getting just the right dose of medication, because some drugs (especially those administered to ICU patients) can cause kidney damage. This "kidney on a chip"... device developed by a team of University of Michigan...
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The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has struck down allegations by business publication Moneyweb that its rival Fin24 is guilty of copyright infringement and has ordered Moneyweb to pay 70%... of Fin24's legal costs.
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Siri creators have come upViv is what Siri should have been. It comes from the Siri creators and is a super smart AI that could not only kill the keyboard but can change human-machine interactions forever. Viv is designed to... finally let people ask for what they want and have it...
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SA mobile data traffic to soar nine-fold

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 10:19
By 2020, mobile data traffic will grow nine-fold in South Africa, according to new research. The 10th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index mobile forecast predicts that mobile data
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Review: iPhone SE featuresSmall, medium or large? You might drive a Toyota Prius, and I might drive a Chevrolet Silverado. I might like a shot of espresso while you might like a Big Gulp. Seems like there's a right size for... everything - including cellphones.
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IBM Just Made a PowerfulNew quantum computing project is available to play with online
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VIDEO: Could this cameraThe professional cinema camera which allows you to change the focus and perspective after filming.
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Checks found three potentially outage-causing scripts Continuous Lifecycle For a business that processes 120 customer transactions per minute, the fear of IT outages is never far from the mind of... Trainline's head of IS operations, Dave Stanley....
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India will remain a key area of interest in the iPhone narrative. While we can chime in on the big debate of whether the iPhone will see growth again in 2017, we can’t ignore the …
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UC Irvine researchersSome discoveries, like Penicillin, happen accidentally. There's even a word for it: serendipity. While careful, scientific procedures did surround most of those, the accidental discoveries sometimes... overshadow the original goals of the experiment. Take for example the case of researchers from the University of California Irvine, who embarked on a quest to design a battery that didn't use unstable, flammable …
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The New Smartphone Upgrade Cycle

TechPinions - 5 May 2016 10:00
The New Smartphone UpgradeI’ve written a couple of times (here and here) for Insiders about smartphone upgrade cycles in the US. Today, I want to broaden the discussion a little and talk about something slightly different.... This is …
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Gird your loins gentlemen (andWe've all heard of NERF, but here are three alternative weapons that are equally effective and decisive on the office battlefield
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The makers of Siri are backSiri, the velvet-voiced iOS assistant that can give you directions, beatbox, do math and chat with you about Game of Thrones, is usually associated with Apple. But Siri was not originally made by... Apple; it was launched in 2007 by Stanford Research Institute as a spin-off company, led by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Tom Gruber, and was sold to Apple in 2010. Six years later, Cheyer and Kittlaus are back with a new product called Viv which, according to the Washington Post, will be publicly demonstrated at an industry conference Monday.  SEE ALSO: Siri makes a much worse Hal in this '2001: A Space Odyssey' edit
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Dox pays lots. An unknown number of staff at US corporations are at high risk of having their tax returns plundered after criminals siphoned their publicly-disclosed personal details and a unique... company URL to obtain their records from payroll provider ADP....
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FAA setting up advisory panelThe Federal Aviation Administration is setting up an advisory committee, led by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, to guide it on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace. The... formation of the committee could link to plans by the FAA to finalize much-awaited rules for the commercial operation of drones, which will likely pave the way for the widespread use of the airborne devices for deliveries and other applications by companies like Amazon.com and Google. "By late spring, we plan to finalize Part 107, our small UAS rule, which will allow for routine commercial drone operations," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a speech at a drone event on Wednesday. Huerta had said in January that the the rules would be finalized at the end of spring, but there has been...
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It may be a good time to update your email password. A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials--including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo--are circulating among... Russian digital crime rings.
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VR headsets can be used toWe're just now learning about the wonders of virtual reality, and a new study from Oxford University is showing a medicinal side to the tech platform.
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Kyocera DuraForce XD become'sAs fancy and sophisticated as flagship smartphones are today, very few of them can brag about surviving traumatic experiences, as many bend and stress tests love to prove. Even Samsung's Galaxy S7,... with its high IP68 dust and water proof rating, isn't as touch when it comes to strong forces. That is one market that Kyocera pretty much has in …
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IBM invites users to test itsIBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously improved power and speed.
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Live Video Broadcast AppLive video streaming iOS app Periscope has gained a new feature that lets users save their broadcasts forever. Users of the Twitter-owned app are now able to permanently save replays of their videos... simply by including the hashtag #save in the title, with the option remaining to delete the broadcast at a later time. The new feature puts it on a level footing with Facebook Live, which touts the same facility to make videos permanent. The new feature was announced last night via Periscope by CEO Kayvon Beykpour, who described the feature as a "public beta" and part of an upcoming "holistic solution" that will let users control how broadcasts stay on the platform, including when to keep broadcasts for longer than the default 24-hour window and when to have them deleted more quickly. Comments...
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With battery technology plateauing in recent years, smartphone manufacturers are turning to fast-charging technology to help alleviate battery anxiety among users. Now, Chinese startup OnePlus is set... to offer the most compelling version of the feature yet with its OnePlus 3 flagship, which could charge fully in just 15 minutes.
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Play Store carrier billing isPlay Store carrier billing is now available for Idea Cellular subscribers in India. The carrier has partnered with Bango to enable Direct Carrier Billing through the service's payment platform, giving... its 182 million customers the ability to charge app, game, music, and movie purchases from the Play Store to their monthly phone bill. From the Google India blog: This collaboration with Idea Cellular is the first time Google Play has offered direct carrier billing in India. Like with lower minimal pricing and pre-paid vouchers, we hope to make it easier for people to pay for the content they want on Google Play. And we also hope that this will help nurture the developer ecosystem in India, so that developers can grow their businesses on Google Play connecting to Indian customers. Carrier...
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Cops make Facebook plea forTechnically Incorrect: Police in Ohio are frustrated that locals keep calling the phone of an alleged drug dealer they've arrested to ask for drugs. They say it's interfering with their investigation.
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Researcher who paid a pittance also discloses 34m account leak from Russia's QIP A hacker has sold hundreds of millions of stolen email credentials - including 42.5 million never before disclosed -... for just one dollar to researchers at intelligence firm Hold Security....
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Europe's aviation safetyAs drones become more commonplace in the world, regulations and safety testing inevitably follows. The European Aviation Safety Agency announced on Wednesday that it has set up a task force to look at... the risks of drones colliding with aircraft. SEE ALSO: Brain-controlled drone races are now a reality The announcement, first seen by the Associated Press, says the task force will study different vulnerabilities on aircraft, including outer frames, windshields and engines. They will be looking at all different kinds of aircraft, including large and small planes as well as helicopters. If the need exists, EASA may perform actual tests for collisions between drones and aircraft, which would probably mean launching drones at stationary aircraft at certain speeds, rather than flying aircraft...
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Google once famously adopted "don't be evil" as its motto. But the company is now being accused of acting a lot like Microsoft, whose anti-competitive actions gained it the mocking moniker of the... "Evil Empire."
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

Digital Trends - 5 May 2016 09:17
Uncharted 4: A Thief's EndUncharted 4 is next-gen farewell to one of last generation's best franchises, but how does it stack up to the games you remember? The post Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review appeared first on Digital... Trends.
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TLS proxies: insecure by design say boffins

The Register - 5 May 2016 09:15
Home antivirus is rubbish, so you don't use it on your work PCs. Do you? Have you ever suspected filters that decrypt traffic of being insecure? Canadian boffins agree with you, saying TLS proxies -... commonly deployed in both business and home networks for traffic inspection - open up cans of worms....
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The Lingering Mystery of Satoshi Nakamoto

The Atlantic - 5 May 2016 09:12
Earlier this week, Australian Craig Wright said he created the virtual currency Bitcoin. On Thursday, he reneged on a promise to show definitive proof of that claim.
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Soft-tissue surgery automation looms Surgeons beware, your jobs may not have a long-term future after a robot managed to stitch together live soft tissue better than its fleshy counterparts....
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In each Uncharted game there's one moment that you can point to and say "that might have been the most insane action set piece I've ever seen in a game." In Uncharted 2, series hero Nathan Drake has... to climb his way out of a train that's dangling precariously over a cliff, while Uncharted has him escaping a cargo plane just before it drops out of the sky. In Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which launches next week on the PlayStation 4, it's not an exploding vehicle Nathan needs to get away from: it's an entire city. He runs across rooftops and through windows, while entire buildings collapse around him. This one scene is indicative of Uncharted 4 as a whole. Developer Naughty Dog says that the game will be Nathan's last adventure, and the...
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The newest Uncharted is the series' debut on the PlayStation 4, and the move to new hardware really shows. Uncharted games have always been beautiful, but Uncharted 4 is just stunning; the characters... move in a way that feels real, and their faces look, well, human. It's impressive to watch. But for me, the real star is the locations. Uncharted 4 has you jumping around the globe -- from Italy to Scotland, Panama to Madagascar -- and each new area is breathtaking, full of scenes that look like postcards, only you can explore them. The game has a fairly robust photo tool, that lets you tweak things like depth of field and add-in filters, but for me the best part is the ability to remove all of the people and just gawk at the scenery. The...
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's EndCan you imagine a child patiently waiting for Christmas Day only to be told it's being moved to 23 February? Then again to 16 March? Well, that's how we felt about the constantly shifting release... dates of the latest and purportedly last in the Uncharted...
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'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has arrived at last, and is arguably the most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive yet. How does it live up to the treasured legacy of the series, and say farewell to its... hero, Nathan Drake?
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The Big G wants its app to be more conversational, so it's feeding a neural network with steamy sex scenes and hot encounters. According to Buzzfeed News, the network has been devouring a collection... of 2,865 romance novels over the past few months, w...
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Optus' pricing for the EnglishOptus' pricing to watch the English Premier League (EPL) has really ticked off Australian fans. The telecommunications provider released its pricing plans on Wednesday, kicking many non-Optus... customers off the park. SEE ALSO: See beloved Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri's most charming moments this season Fans are mad about having to become mobile or broadband customers of Optus if they want to watch the EPL, locked into 24-month contracts that are more expensive than previous Foxtel pricing. Cue the outrage on Twitter:  If non-Optus fans want to pay the least for EPL action, the cheapest plan available is a A$40 (US$29) mobile plan, plus A$15 (US$11) on top for EPL. That's a minimum of A$55 (US$41) a month just for streaming the EPL on a phone or on a computer, costing A$1,320...
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Top 10 Chinese Concept Cars AtThe massive 2016 Beijing Auto Show is still in full swing, with over 80 manufacturers showing over 150 new cars, receiving some 800,000 visitors over ten days. It's often not easy for automakers to... win the attention of spectators at such a giant auto show - they therefore bring in the eye-catching novelty of the "concept car". A concept car is a vehicle that previews a future production car, future design, or future technology, often to test public reaction. Concept cars can roughly be divided into two categories: 1) close to production, and 2) downright outrageous.
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'Batman: The Killing Joke'The animated adaptation of the classic Batman comic will be released digitally on July 23 and on Blu-ray in early August.
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Where do you get the weird thermal paper? Wherever fax rolls and scissors are sold! Emails are still trickling in with readers trying to trump the almost nineteen-year-old server we found was just... being decommissioned back in January....
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Petcube, the Skype for Fido

Phys.org - 5 May 2016 08:40
Ever been stuck late at the office while your furry friend is home alone, and wished you could give Fido or Fluffy a quick ring or text to check in?
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Google adds Q&A and laserGoogle is making its presentation tool more interactive. The company introduced a new Q&A feature for Slides Wednesday, which allows audience members to ask questions while they watch presentations. ... SEE ALSO: How to collaborate like a pro with Google Docs The new Q&A feature, now live on Slides' website, iOS and Android app, allows people to ask questions in real-time during presentations.  To use the new tool, presenters must choose to enable questions from within the presenter mode. Once enabled, viewers can submit questions via a URL and vote on each other's questions. The presenter can then view the questions and sort them by which have the most votes. (You can see the feature in action in Google's video with one of its former Science Fair winners, here.)
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Stunning GoPro footage showsGoPro's Hero4 camera has seen some action in its life, but surely nothing quite like this - a rocket launch at speeds of 3800 mph to an altitude of 396,000 feet. So hold onto your seat and prepare to... be dazzled.... The post Stunning GoPro footage shows us what it’s like to be a rocket appeared first on Digital Trends.
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PieMessage desperately wantsBefore there was Viber, LINE, WhatsApp or even Facebook Messenger, instant messaging on smartphones were dominated by the likes of BlackBerry's BBM and Apple's iMessage. While BBM has already opened... its doors to other platforms, iMessage remains an exclusive party for owners of Apple's devices. Until now. Somewhat. PieMessage is a new open source project that appeared on GitHub that …
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Big Data At Sprint: TurningThanks to its huge network of users, Sprint has access to vast amounts of user data. Three years ago it established subsidiary Pinsight Media to investigate ways of capitalizing on that data.
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Why Brazil is trying to block WhatsApp

Tech Central - 5 May 2016 08:26
The debate about online privacy versus the battle against crime was given new life this week with an attempt in Brazil to ban the popular messaging application WhatsApp. A well-known and strict judge... in a regional area of Brazil issued
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Because you pay Microsoft Singapore for software bought inside the Sydney Opera House Australia has copied the United Kingdom's Government Digital Service and has now decided the UK's Google-busting... Diverted Profits tax is also worth replicating....
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LeEco starts selling accessories directly in India

Android Central - 5 May 2016 08:18
LeEco starts sellingLeEco has set up its own e-commerce portal in India, and has started to sell accessories directly to consumers in the country. Dubbed LeMall, the portal is currently offering Leme Bluetooth... Headphones, Letv All-Metal Earphones, and Letv Reverse In-Ear Headphones. The Leme Bluetooth Headphones retail for ₹2,499, and comes is white, red, green, and orange color variants. The on-ear headphones feature 40mm moving coil drivers designed to provide a strong bass performance. There's Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity on offer, and the 195mAh battery is touted to deliver a battery life of ten hours on a full charge. You also get a built-in microphone, as well as volume and playback controls on the right earpiece. The Letv All-Metal Earphones will set you back to the tune of ₹1,499, and are available...
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Google Chrome passes InternetMicrosoft has fallen behind Google in the browser wars.
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Periscope's live streamed broadcasts have become a lot more permanent. Users of the Twitter-owned app can now choose to save their videos forever, CEO Kayvon Beykpour announced on the platform last... night, changing the previous policy that saw broadcasts disappear after 24 hours. Users who want to keep their live streamed broadcasts can now put "#save" in the title to keep their videos online forever, disappearing only if they choose to delete the entire video at some point in the future.
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Marcel Lazar turns pigeon for Fox Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar - aka "Guccifer" - has had a chat to Fox News from a Virginia jail to claim he waltzed through an e-mail server run for Hillary... Clinton....
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Peter Gabriel, St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), Jon Hopkins, and Esa-Pekka Salonen are going to help The Sync Project -- the initiative headed up by former Nokia design head Marko Ahtisaari -- explore... the future of musical medicine. The four musicians are joining the collaborative venture as advisors, roles that'll necessitate working with the scientists researching music's therapeutic properties and helping to raise the project's awareness. While they represent a wide range of musical styles and experiences -- Gabriel and Clark are art-rock veterans, Hopkins is an accomplished electronic producer, and Salonen conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra -- Ahtisaari is more interested in their value as thinkers than their musical bona fides. "...
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Microsoft Band 2 Price CutConsumers can now get the Microsoft Band 2 at a once-again discounted price of $175. Built with an array of health tracking features, the wearable can be used with Windows, Android and iPhone devices.
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IBM's California research lab sits atop a green hill here, 15 miles south of downtown San Jose.
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The Binding of Isaac, that weird game about a naked infant fighting through pits into hell, has been so popular since its 2011 release that it's been continually released for new platforms as recently... as last April, even on family-friendly Nintendo s...
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Uber on Wednesday introduced a newly formed policy board that includes a former vice president of the European Commission, as the ride-sharing service navigates regulatory roads around the world.
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YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
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Tesla is speeding the timeline for building half a million cars annually as it steps up production to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles.
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Hillary Clinton uses socialTechnically Incorrect: The day after Donald Trump wins in Indiana and becomes the presumptive Republican nominee, his likely Democratic opponent goes straight to Twitter and Facebook to attack his... very being.
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Foreign investors in fizzledForeigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now... that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors' money in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."
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Yahoo takes hit with loss ofYahoo's struggling Internet business took a hit with the loss of a long-time contract to manage the Internet portal and search for US telecommunication giant AT&T.
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Tribune Publishing rejectsTribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett's more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it's too little for the company that owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other... newspapers.
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Periscope CEO shrugs offThe co-founder of Periscope, Beykpour helped popularize the idea of broadcasting from your smart phone.          
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Melissa McCarthy didn't getThe preview for the new "Ghostbusters" flick didn't win over YouTube, and even has the film's own stars unimpressed.
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Amazon Alexa May Soon Help YouAmazon invested in Bluetooth technology company, TrackR, to add more features to Alexa, the Echo's voice-activated AI, enabling it to track users' lost items. It was reported that Amazon invested... between $250,000 and $500,000 to expand Alexa's functionalities.
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Secret atomic role of WWII-eraA team of underwater archaeologists has pieced together information from declassified government documents and a shipwrecked World War II-era naval vessel to understand the secret role played by one... of the most historic U.S.
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Crazy for Cauliflower

Ivanhoe - 5 May 2016 07:00
BEND, Ore. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you're a carb counter and looking for a great way to shave some starchy ones out of your diet, get crazy for cauliflower.
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You can now #save yourThe Twitter-owned live broadcaster has introduced the new function likely to compete with Facebook Live.
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It's been a couple of years since we heard from Viv Labs, but a report from the Washington Post says it will debut the next generation of AI assistance on Monday. One reason we won't dismiss that... possibility is because of the last project developed b...
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NHTSA Orders Takata To RecallThe largest automotive-related recall in U.S. history is about to get even bigger. Regulators orders Takata to recall more airbag inflators.
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Backpack sports phone charger,A new product being funded on Indigogo comes amazingly close to letting you pack your life into a bag.
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(University of Washington) Giving young children a two-minute warning that 'screen time' is about to end makes transitions away from tablets, phones, televisions and other technological devices more... painful, a new University of Washington study has found.
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(Kansas State University) Brad Olson, assistant professor in the Division of Biology; Erik Hanschen, doctoral student at the University of Arizona; Hisayoshi Nozaki, University of Tokyo; and an... international team of researchers found a single gene is responsible for the evolution of multicellular organisms and may be a possible origin of cancer.
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(Wiley) Researchers have developed a quick and simple method for measuring bile acids in biological fluids that can be used to rapidly diagnosis a severe fat storage disorder that can lead to liver... disease in infancy and neurological dysfunction starting in childhood or early adult life.
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(Penn State) When NASA began seeking new scientists to join its Curiosity Mars rover team, Penn State geoscientist Christopher House knew his experience could be a valuable asset to the project.
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(Penn State) While women who are pregnant, or breastfeeding or who may become pregnant are often excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs, the exclusion is frequently not based on the... risk of fetal harm, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers and may be contributing to the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials and an incomplete understanding of the effects of drugs on women who become pregnant unexpectedly.
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(CrossRef) Preprints will be registered by the Crossref member responsible for hosting the preprint. Preprint DOIs will be different from the DOI assigned by the publisher of the accepted manuscript... and version of record related to the preprint. Crossref's display guidelines, tools, and APIs will be modified in order to enable researchers to easily identify and link to the best available version of a document (BAV).
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(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) A team of researchers who two years ago announced a 'Trojan horse' method of entering a cell without harming it have now found, in effect, the lock to the cellular... 'trap door.'
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(Naval Research Laboratory) NRL scientists from the Marine Geoscience Division concluded a month-long sea-ice research expedition as part of the Navy's 2016 ICe Exercise (ICEX) designed to develop a... comprehensive understanding of the physical structure and evolution of Arctic sea-ice.
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(Australian National University) Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth... of tumors.The research team blocked gateways through which the cancer cell was obtaining the amino acid glutamine and found the cells almost completely stopped growing.
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(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A study providing new information about neuropathic pain afflicting some 90 percent of cancer patients who have had nerve damage caused by tumors,... surgery, chemotherapy or radiation indicates gene therapy as a possible treatment.
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(American College of Surgeons) New computer algorithm can provide important information on a motor vehicle crash to help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most... appropriate care.
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(Wiley) While it's known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting.
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(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) Science professionals, doctoral and postdoctoral students from across the country will gather May 20 through 27 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar... Harbor, Maine, for an intensive one-week course in Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy. The goal of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise to implement cutting-edge microscopic methods in their laboratory research.
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(National Radio Astronomy Observatory) Using ALMA, a team of astronomers has delved remarkably deep into the heart of a nearby elliptical galaxy to study the motion of a disk of cold interstellar gas... encircling the supermassive black hole at its center, providing one of the most accurate mass measurements to date for a black hole outside of our Galaxy.
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Sepsis: Sneak attack or false alarm?

EurekAlert! - 5 May 2016 06:00
(University of Connecticut) Severe bacterial infections can push the human body into sepsis, a life-threatening cascade of inflammation and cell death that can be difficult to cure. Scientists and... doctors have long puzzled over this; why does the body mount such a dangerous, self-damaging response? In the May 19 issue of Cell, researchers at UConn Health propose an explanation: the cells aren't really being invaded. They just think they are.
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(International Astronomical Union) The 2016 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes Ronald Drever, Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, and the entire Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory... (LIGO) discovery team for the first observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein a century ago.
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(Dartmouth College) Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first... speeding ticket. But a Dartmouth- and Princeton-led brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.
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(University of Liverpool) Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a paper regarding their work on how beliefs about food addiction can affect eating behavior.
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(University of Nottingham) Scientists are trying to find a new way to produce the nutritional fatty acids called Omega 3 that are currently sourced from fish oil from the world's declining natural... fish stocks.
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(Northumbria University ) Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from... Northumbria University, Newcastle.
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(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A tension-sensitive 'fail safe' protein helps make sure that when our cells divide the two resulting cells inherit the normal number of... chromosomes. Chromosome separation errors, leading to too few or too many chromosomes, is the most common genetic abnormality in cancer cells. This latest finding in cell division biology may guide the development of new chemotherapeutic drugs that target the machinery of cell division.
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First gene linked to temperature sex switch

EurekAlert! - 5 May 2016 06:00
(Genetics Society of America) The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research reported in the journal GENETICS identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex... determination in any reptile. Variation at this gene in snapping turtles contributes to geographic differences in the way sex ratio is influenced by temperature. Understanding the genetics of sex determination could help predict how reptiles will evolve in response to climate change.
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(DOE/US Department of Energy) The US Marine Corps are the first boots on the ground in a crisis. On the front lines, they must be able to power up securely without plugging into utilities. They... require nothing less than completely reliable and cost-effective energy independence.
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(Journal of Clinical Investigation) In this issue of JCI Insight, Heike Daldrup-Link of Stanford University and colleagues demonstrate that pre-treatment with an activin-like kinase 5 (Alk5) inhibitor... enhances tumor-specific delivery of the contrast agent ferumoxytol.
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(University of California - Irvine) University of California, Irvine scientists who study how circadian rhythms -- our own body clocks -- control liver function have discovered that cancerous lung... tumors can hijack this process and profoundly alter metabolism. Their research, published online in Cell, is the first showing that lung adenocarcinoma can affect the body clock's sway over lipid metabolism and sensitivity to insulin and glucose.
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(University of British Columbia) Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study. One in four men of the same age received... similar prescriptions.
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(University at Buffalo) A smartphone app that tracks palpitations in heart patients provides comparable performance to the 14-day event monitors that are the current standard of care, according to a... University at Buffalo study.
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(Rice University) Using a layer of molybdenum disulfide less than 1 nanometer thick, Rice University researchers in Isabell Thomann's lab have designed a system that can absorb more than 35 percent of... incident light in the 400- to 700-nanometer wavelength range.
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(University of Oxford) Using a thinking technique called 'concrete processing' could reduce the number of intrusive memories experienced after a traumatic event. These intrusive memories are one of... the core symptoms of PTSD.
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(Wild Hive) Four new studies surrounding the effects of mango consumption suggest this superfruit has the potential to help combat adverse effects associated with high fat diets and obesity (animal... study), as well inhibit growth of fat cells (anti-lipogenic properties in an in-vivo study), slow advancement of breast cancer tumors (animal study), as well as improve regularity and decrease inflammation associated with constipation (human subject study). The research was presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego.
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(Indiana University) Use of hospice services does not increase care costs in the last six months of life for long-stay nursing homes residents according to an analysis conducted by researchers from... the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute.
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(Indiana University) The power to explore social media trends, memes and viral bursts -- from the pop cultural to the political -- with the same algorithmic sophistication as top experts in the field... is now available to journalists, researchers and members of the public from a free, user-friendly online software suite released today by scientists at Indiana University. The Web-based tools, called the Observatory on Social Media, or 'OSoMe' (pronounced 'awesome').
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(University of Missouri-Columbia) Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and... eventually death. SMA affects approximately 200,000 people in the US, often children. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are studying a subtype of SMA, spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1), and have developed a gene replacement therapy that can be used to treat and control the disease in the future.
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(University of Bonn) Researchers from Germany and the USA have identified an important mechanism with which memory switches from recall to memorization mode. The study may shed new light on the... cellular causes of dementia. The work was directed by the University of Bonn and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. It is being published in the renowned journal Neuron.
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(Journal of Clinical Investigation) In this issue of JCI Insight, research groups led by Ian Wicks of the University of Melbourne and Nicholas Wilson of CSL Limited developed an antibody (CSL362)... directed against the surface molecule CD123 that targets and depletes pDCs and other cells implicated in SLE.
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(University of Oregon) A cell-to-cell signaling network in mice that serves as a developmental timer that could provide a framework for better understanding the mechanisms underlying human heart valve... disease, say University of Oregon scientists.
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On May 4, 1976, NASA launched a cannonball-shaped satellite that transformed studies of Earth's shape, rotation and gravity field. Now at 40, NASA's LAGEOS set the... bar for Earth studies.
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(Binghamton University) Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically 'in sync' with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a... while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.
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(University of Liverpool) A link between handedness and mathematical skills exists, but is more complex than is thought according to a study by the University of Liverpool.
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(Rutgers University) It's about 660 million times as massive as our sun, and a cloud of gas circles it at about 1.1 million mph. This supermassive black hole sits at the center of a galaxy dubbed NGC... 1332, which is 73 million light years from Earth. And an international team of scientists that includes Rutgers associate professor Andrew J. Baker has measured its mass with unprecedented accuracy.
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(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed an animal model that allows... them to better understand the mechanisms that lead to the development of multiple myeloma, a hematologic cancer of plasma cells, and the amyloidosis that sometimes accompanies it.
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(Carnegie Mellon University) Ever since the advent of smartwatches, technologists have been looking to expand interactions beyond the confines of the small watch face. A new wearable technology... developed at Carnegie Mellon University suggests turning the entire lower arm into a touchpad. Called SkinTrack and developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute's Future Interfaces Group, the new system allows for continuous touch tracking on the hands and arms.
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(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Years before inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is diagnosed and symptoms exist, biomarkers are already circulating that can help predict risk... not only of disease development but also of complications.
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(American Academy of Ophthalmology) A medicated silicone ring that rests on the surface of the eye and slowly releases medication reduced eye pressure in glaucoma patients by about 20 percent over six... months. These clinical trial results are the first published research on this type of continuous glaucoma drug delivery technology, which could benefit nearly 3 million people with glaucoma in the United States. Published in Ophthalmology, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
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(Journal of Clinical Investigation) A new study in JCI Insight reports the use of a multiplexed immunostaining platform to examine the protein expression within breast tumors.
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(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Small, non-coding molecules called microRNAs are known to play an important role in cancer development.
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One In Three AntibioticNearly 30 percent of antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. are unnecessary, warned a new CDC study. Such antibiotic overuse is seen as the primary driver behind antibiotic resistance or superbugs,... which kill 23,000 every year.
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Where did Planet Nine comeThere's amysterious ninth planet orbiting unseen in the far reaches in our solar system, and it's baffling scientists.
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VxRackery dominates EMC World day 2

The Register - 5 May 2016 05:04
VxRack 1000 gets neutrino nodes, DSSD option and has hybrid cloud dev platfiorm built on it. EMC World's second day saw hyper-converged rackery put front and centre, with a stronger DSSD offering,... Neutrino* nodes coming to the VxRack 1000 as well as a DSSD variant, and a hybrid cloud VXrack offering....
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Instagram's new businessIf you use Instagram to promote your business, you may soon have more ways to connect with potential customers. Instagram is testing new profile pages for businesses that feature large "contact"... buttons, which make it easier to connect directly with the companies running the account. SEE ALSO: Instagram is launching new video slideshow ads The profiles, first spotted by later.com, contain "contact" buttons that link to email and location information. The profiles also have general information about the type of business it is (e.g. "Health/Wellness Website.") An Instagram spokesperson confirmed the tests to Mashable, adding that only a small group of users are part of the experiment for now.
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Sci-fi master John CarpenterJohn Carpenter is the one of the masters of cinematic science fiction and horror (The Thing, Escape From New York, Halloween), but he's also a long time electronic musician, and his latest album, Lost... Themes II, is just as gripping as his films.  But what really stands out is the music video for one song from the album called "Night" (video above). The entire narrative is based on the director donning virtual reality goggles to remotely control an android. Sure, that kind of stuff is pretty common fare for music videos, but when one of the most famous film directors in Hollywood slaps on a VR headset, you have to wonder if there might be an epic VR sci-fi/horror film coming down the line from the iconic director. Hardcore Carpenter fans will also remember that he was one of the first...
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Watch the White House StarPresident Barack Obama and the first lady strut their stuff with R2-D2 and a few Stormtroopers in honor of Star Wars Day on May the 4th.
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Every 'Star Wars' fan willHappy May the 4th, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is almost over but you still have time to check out this awesome Star Destroyer that's made out of over 70 pounds of Lego pieces and that has a... three-level interior with characters, ships and removable sections. DON'T MISS: Amazon's 11 best deals: $299 Nextbit Robin, jumping drone, discounted laptops and more The design is inspired by the 2014 Lego Star Destroyer Set, but Imgur user doomhandle came up with something that's vastly superior to the commercial set. His Tyrant Imperial Star Destroyer measures 56 inches (1.4m) and it's 20 times the size of the official Star Destroyer set. The custom Star Destroyer was built using Lego components, except for a couple of strings of LED lighting. The imposing structure has an elaborate and incredibly...
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Gorgeous Shot of an EspressoI don't even drink coffee but after seeing an espresso shot get pulled through a naked portafilter on an espresso machine, it's the only thing I want in my life. Watching the water swish through the... finely ground coffee beans and then seeing it seep through each hole and then finally getting being allowed to witness how the various flows group together to form that golden brown liquid of the gods. Man oh man, it's like being around to see a superweapon charging up.
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YouTube said to be planningWhen YouTube debuted a decade ago, it quickly built an audience by hosting pirated material -- much to the chagrin of the nation's biggest TV and cable networks. Now YouTube is reportedly in talks... with those same networks to stream TV through a paid service called Unplugged that could serve as a...
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In anticipation of Electronic Arts' next Battlefield title, the publisher is celebrating by serving up free downloads of some of the previous expansions. You can jump on the platform of your choice... and pick up the Battlefield 4 add-on Dragon's Teeth...
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Welcome to the Abyss

Slate - 5 May 2016 04:24
Listen to Episode 490 of Slate's The Gist:
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Samsung Family Hub fridgeIt might sound like a tablet, a cylinder, or even a touch-enabled table, but if you saw Samsung's big reveal at CES early this year, you probably already know that the Samsung Family Hub is, in fact,... a glorified refrigerator with a gigantic touch screen. To some, it might have sounded too futuristic to be true, but the Korean manufacturer …
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According to Match Group, more than one million people have ponied up the $9.99 per month (or more, if you're over 30) for Tinder's premium service level in the first quarter of 2016. That figure is a... relatively small portion of Tinder's 50 million g...
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The clever way Netflix isNetflix is a hugely popular streaming service that has more than 81 million worldwide subscribers. What makes Netflix so popular is that it offers instant access to hundreds of titles, including... original content, that are available to stream on a whim. There are no commercials, and you don't have to wait a week to see the next episode of your favorite series. However, just because you just ended a six-hour Netflix binge doesn't mean you were in full control. The company may have figured what you were going to click next before you did. And it did it so by simply looking at nothing other than the type of artwork people like. DON'T MISS: Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents' Dinner Netflix isn't forcing you to pick one show over a different one...
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Disgruntled core devs take bat and ball to new LEDE Project A split seems to have emerged in the Linux-router-OS community, with a breakaway group splitting from OpenWRT....
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Nobody is safe from Star Wars on May the 4th -- not even the Emperor President. The White House has posted a cute little video to celebrate the day that shows Barack and Michelle Obama dancing to... "Uptown Funk" alongside a duo of stormtroopers. R2-D2 is there too, and it appears to be on DJ duty, repurposing its holoprojectors to blast out the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars track and spinning his head back and forth with the music. It's not clear whether Obama always has a personal retinue of stormtroopers on hand in the White House, or whether the suited soldiers were there just for Star Wars Day, but it's good to see the Commander in Chief has power over the space military as well as US forces. "Come on, stormtroopers," he demands as the...
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Transport and logistics - asThe emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, and drones will vastly improve the the transport and logistics industry, according to research and advisory firm Lux... Research. "IoT is at the stage of a dial-up modem in the evolution of the Net, but as it evolves, intermodal and intelligent technologies will...
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Periscope's Beykpour keepsThe co-founder of Periscope, Beykpour helped popularize the idea of broadcasting from your smart phone.          
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Roost now has its own Smart Smoke Alarm

Slash Gear - 5 May 2016 03:34
Roost now has its own SmartLast year, Roost made an interesting proposition. Keep your traditional smoke detectors but make them smarter simply by using its 9V Smart Battery. That was practically all you needed to do to get... things like alarm notifications, battery level alerts, and even naming your smoke detectors. Today, however, Roost is finally jumping in all the way in the smart appliance …
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In this MMO, your characterRealism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with... the best that Pixar has to offer. But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hour campaign and somehow only die two or three times. It's a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don't feel the stakes of the story. So what's one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence. DON'T MISS: Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed - here's everything you need to know Earlier this week, Soulbound Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign for a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called...
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No one organizes any crime on Slack released its second annual transparency report today, revealing that it has received a grand total of one government request for user data. Just one. The number is somewhat remarkable when... compared with the rest of the industry. Facebook recently announced that it received 19,235 requests from U.S. agencies over a six-month period.
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Big plans ahead if the FAA gets its act together Cloud seeding - spraying chemicals into the air to encourage rainfall - used to be regarded as a fringe science at best, but now it's kinda of big... deal. As such, eggheads in Nevada hope to use drones to turn parts of the largely arid US state, otherwise famous for the Las Vegas adult playground, green....
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How consolidations will play There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of... massive flameouts that leave everyone burned, I think we are going to see a wave of beneficial consolidation and rationalization in industries that appropriately have seen exceptional venture…
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Study shows women buy highAccording to a recent study in the US, women adjust the height of their heels to either conform or differentiate themselves from a crowd in order to move up the social ladder.
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Silicon Valley's GOP eliteTalk about disruption.
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While 3D printing is all well and good, it can be frustrating if you need to make a lot of things, or make them quickly. Do you really want to wait minutes (or hours) for a bowl to finish? Mayku sure... doesn't. It's crowdfunding the FormBox, a machine...
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WhatsApp Apparently Working OnWhatsApp may soon offer a full desktop client for Windows and Mac users, according to some leaked documentation. With a native desktop app, WhatsApp could better compete against rivals such as Skype,... Viber and others, especially if video calling is also in the mix.
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Why I'm not Buying an Apple Smoke Detector

The Mac Observer - 5 May 2016 02:45
Why I'm not Buying an AppleIf Apple makes a smoke detector, I'm not buying it. Considering the bag of hurt HomeKit is, I'm just not ready to trust a life or death-level product to Apple regardless of how awesome my Mac, iPhone,... and iPad may be.
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Respawn teams with LucasfilmRespawn Entertainment's Stig Asmussen has announced a new company partnership with Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts to create a new Star Wars video game. "For me, just typing these words is surreal,"... says Asmussen, adding, "The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavor." The video game will be of the third-person action/adventure …
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How to use Periscope per co-founder

USA Today - 5 May 2016 02:40
How to use Periscope perKayvon Beykpour, the co-founder of Periscope, shows how to use the live movie video app.          
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After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers... interact with their devices.
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How about dat Enterprise upgrade, huh? Last month, while we were all distracted by iPhone hacking and Jay-Z's web fiasco, Microsoft silently bumped off the ability for IT administrators to easily take... the Windows Store off Windows 10 Pro PCs....
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KFC's finger-lickin' good nailChoose from original recipe or hot-and-spicy for your meaty manicure. It's a real thing -- a real, gross thing.
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Apple's next big iPhone growthApple last quarter sold 51.1 million iPhones, an impressive figure to be sure, but markedly lower than the 61.1 million iPhones it sold during the same quarter a year-ago. And while there are cogent... explanations that put the iPhone's year over year sales decline into context, analysts and pundits - as is seemingly their nature - are opting to willfully ignore them and have instead taken to calling for Tim Cook's ouster. While the notion of getting rid of a CEO who helped generate more revenue in a single quarter than Google, Microsoft and Facebook combined is nonsensical, the reality is Apple, at some point in the near future, will need to demonstrate to investors that there's still a lot of life left in the iPhone. DON'T MISS: Amazon's 11 best deals: $299 Nextbit Robin, jumping drone,...
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Infighting Threatens to Fell a Venture Capital Firm

The New York Times - 5 May 2016 02:30
Infighting Threatens to Fell aXfund, which manages more than $100 million and has funded start-ups, is in salvage mode.
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Man buns may hit WesterosRest easy. The biggest "Game of Thrones" mystery has been solved, and the whole Internet is a lie.
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A few simple steps can help keep you safe from hackers
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Tesla has heard the concerns over its plans to produce 500,000 cars annually by 2020, so in today's quarterly earnings call, the automaker revealed that it's moving its production forecasts two years... earlier to 2018. If we were sitting at the proverbial poker table, Tesla just went all in.
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Facebook Gives 10-Year-OldFacebook has awarded a 10-year-old boy $10,000 for finding a bug on picture sharing service Instagram. The bug allowed the young researcher to delete comments made by any user.
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Tesla had an earnings call today which was fairly typical for a Tesla earnings call. Except for the part where Elon Musk tried to relate the human gestational period to Tesla's production cycle.
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Periscope co-founder onPeriscope Co-Founder Kayvon Beykpour sits down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to discuss how it started the company and how he feels about new competition from Facebook.          
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HP adds Intel SkylakeThe company is offering new workhorse machines in multiple screen sizes with optional dedicated graphics
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US, UK scientists grow embryosResearch teams from the U.S. and U.K. have reportedly lab-grown a human embryo for 14 days, allowing for the improved study of early human development. The breakthrough could also potentially lead to... womb-free reproduction. The post US, UK scientists grow embryos in lab to 14 days, setting new mark appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A Russian hacker gave awayTens of millions of stolen credentials for Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo email accounts are being shared online by a young Russian hacker known as "the Collector" as part of a supposed larger trove of... 1.17 billion records. That's according to Hold Security, which says it has looked at more than 272 million unique credentials so far, including 42.5 million it had never seen before. A majority of the accounts reportedly were stolen from users of Mail.ru, Russia's most popular email service, but credentials for other services apparently were also included. Hold discovered the breach when its researchers came across the hacker bragging in an online forum. Though the hacker initially asked Hold for 50 rubles for the initial 10GB stash -- that's equivalent to about 75 cents -- he eventually turned...
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Millions of email names,More than 250 million email usernames and passwords have been breached and are being used by "Russia's criminal underworld," according to a Reuters report.  SEE ALSO: Biggest-ever U.S. data breach... hits 100 million people with bank accounts Hold Security's Alex Holden, who reported the data breach, told Reuters that the breach affects many of the email addresses on Russia's popular Mail.ru service, as well as addresses from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Holden said his firm came across a Russian hacker who claimed to have more than 1 billion hacked addresses for sale. In total, after eliminating duplicates, the list included 57 million Mail.ru addresses, 40 million Yahoo addresses, 33 million Hotmail addresses and 24 million Gmail addresses.
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A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed just north of Anchorage, Alaska, last month, killing all four people on board
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Email services including Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail have fallen victim to a hack, exposing usernames and passwords for millions of users. According to Reuters, a huge data breach consisting of some... 273.3 million online accounts has been reported b...
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'Project CARS' TournamentProject CARS (PC) is one of the most realistic racing simulations available on any platform. On April 15, a series of eSports events using the game launched. The 2016 Logitech G Championship Series... and NVIDIA Challenger series have brought out the best of the best.
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YouTube Unplugged live TVYouTube is the latest company working on a live streaming television service, according to a new report, and it'll be called 'Unplugged.' As with Hulu's newly confirmed service, Dish Network's Sling... TV, Sony's PlayStation Vue, and more, the service will reportedly allow subscribers to stream from a bundle of cable channels over the Internet. YouTube is said to have "already …
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Ɔlonp ƃɐqɟǝsʇ ɥǝɐps poʍu nupǝɹ The November 2017 OpenStack summit will take place in Sydney, Australia....
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The Simply Ubuntu Desktop

Life Hacker - 5 May 2016 02:00
Over on Flickr, fosco_ submitted this simple Ubuntu desktop, with just a few things tweaked for a cleaner experience. Like we've said, sometimes less is more, and this desktop makes good use of a few... widgets to make a great UI even better.
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Elon Musk sticks with 80,000 unit production target for 2016 Tesla might have pleased Wall Street with its latest financial results, but the company has also lost a couple of high-profile production... executives in the last 24 hours....
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An environmental group is asking a federal judge to halt a United States government program that allows the export of tens of thousands of bobcat pelts and a small number of gray wolf pelts for sale... on the international fur market
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Watch a great white shark makeThere's a new big, bad shark in town, and this time, it's not Bruce. Blake Lively will play a surfer trying desperately to survive the dangerous predator in the upcoming film The Shallows. The post... Watch a great white shark make Blake a lot more lively in The Shallows trailer appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Siri creators developingThe original minds behind the iOS virtual assistant Siri have a new project in the works. A new report from The Washington Post details that Siri’s creators are working on an artificial intelligence... technology called “Viv” that does more than Siri or any other virtual assistant currently available. more…
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Elon Musk says productionDuring Tesla's Q1 2016 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk set a deadline of July 1, 2017, to begin Model 3 production, then said that would likely be an impossible goal to meet.
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Twitter is doing what it can to make its Mac app more appealing. In an update out today, the company is bringing over its Moments tab from the mobile and web versions of the site. Moments, first... introduced back in October, is designed to make Twitter more palatable for the causal user. It distills a given day's hectic happenings into an easy-to-read digest of news, events, and viral moments on the platform. Having Moments on the Mac app is a plus, as it's one of the biggest of a slew of changes Twitter has made over the last year in an attempt to make its service more welcoming. The company also added poll and GIF search support to its Mac app as well. Now, instead of displaying a poll as just any old tweet, the app will actually render...
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Tesla's losses widen

The Australian - 5 May 2016 01:46
Tesla's losses widenVice presidents for production and manufacturing leave as auto maker looks to increase output.
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Nintendo and Vans teamed up toSome things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes... wait, what was that one about Nintendo? According... to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company's famous characters. SEE ALSO: YouTube will reportedly launch a paid subscription TV service in 2017 The shoes aren't expected to launch until June, but thanks to the retailer, we have an early look at what at least a few of the pairs will look like: No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros., Peach and Legend of Zelda-flavored Vans. I imagine there are...
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Become a cyber security expertSafeguarding your personal data and your business against hackers shouldn't be a "20/20 hindsight" experience in which you repair the damage incurred. With a familiarity in the methods of security... penetration provided in the Ethical Hacker and Pentester...
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The COVR Photo iPhone case promotes shooting from an unconventional angle. Rather than holding your phone with the screen facing toward you, a prism in the case redirects the camera's angle of... view so the user can hold the phone as they would a remote control. Previously available for the iPhone 5/5S and 6/6S, it's been released for the iPhone SE. The app that is used with the device has also been improved to allow control of contrast, brightness and manual focusing, as well as a square shooting option and a burst mode. The guiding principle behind the device's design is that it allows more comfortable one-handed operation of the iPhone. Because the user points the 'wrong' part of the phone towards the subject, it isn't obvious that a picture is being taken. The inventor, photo...
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YouTube could soon offer aYouTube is getting into premium online television. Like, a subscription-based service that'll let you stream cable channels. Now, Hulu has just confirmed it is doing the same thing. It basically wants... to go after Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation...
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Here's what it takes to findCarriers are always spouting numbers and stats that "prove" they have the best network. CNET rides along with RootMetrics for a day to see what it takes to get the real answers.
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Good Germs Stop MosquitoesDeliberately infecting mosquitoes with a certain type of bacteria stops them from transmitting Zika virus, a new study finds.
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What It's Like to LookThere's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but there are some colorful visuals you can trip out on if you can figure out how to stare the right way. Here's a video that supposedly shows a camera... gliding through the spectrum of a rainbow and making its way through ROYGBIV backwards.
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Takata airbag recall doublesThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the Takata airbag recall in the U.S., announcing that between 35 million and 40 million additional inflators will be added. The... announcement was made today, and marks a new record-breaking auto recall, bringing the total number of affected parts up to 69 million. As well, Tesla Motors has been added to the …
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2016 Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks May 5-6

Universe Today - 5 May 2016 01:22
2016 Eta Aquarid Meteor ShowerItching to watch a meteor shower and don't mind getting up at an early hour? Good because this should be a great year for the annual Eta Aquarid (AY-tuh ah-QWAR-ids) shower which peaks on Thursday and... Friday mornings May 5-6. While the shower is best viewed from tropical and southern latitudes, where a single observer might see between 25-40 meteors an hour, northern views won't be too shabby. Expect to see between 10-15 per hour in the hours before dawn. Most showers trace their parentage to a particular comet. The Perseids of August originate from dust strewn along the orbit of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which drops by the inner solar system every 133 years after "wintering" for decades just beyond the orbit of Pluto. The upcoming Eta Aquarids have the best known and arguably most famous...
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You can now experiment withIBM launches a 5-qubit quantum computing simulation in the cloud; also, one man's quest to build a robotic tongue for licking his computer screen.
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How Do We Know The Distance ToTo solve the greatest cosmic mysteries requires us to take the first step properly. Here's why we might not have done it right.
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Apple and a cadre of Silicon Valley heavyweights have plans to issue a nonpartisan letter urging the next U.S. president to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a policy that would make... hiring foreign workers a low friction process.
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New Yorkers got a very specialDirector J.J. Abrams and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up to honor Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. The duo, who jointly wrote Jabba Flow, rapped the song together in New York. The post New... Yorkers got a very special Star Wars Day performance from two big names appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Set seat heaters to maximum!Bentley has announced Apple Watch connectivity for the Bentayga SUV. With the new app, drivers can adjust the vehicle's seats, climate control, and entertainment settings right from their wrist. The... post Set seat heaters to maximum! Check out Bentley’s Bentayga app for the Apple Watch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Chemists at UC San Diego have created an "adaptive protein crystal" with a counterintuitive and potentially useful property: When stretched in one direction, the material thickens in the perpendicular... direction, rather than thinning as familiar materials do. And when squeezed in one dimension, it shrinks in the other rather than expanding, and gets denser in the process.
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Bondia, Jamesbondia: ThisThe name made famous by Ian Fleming now lives on in a Caribbean flowering plant that no doubt has a license to kill.
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VR headsets cures paranoia byResearchers at the University of Oxford combined psychological treatment techniques with virtual reality (headset shown) social situations to reduce paranoid fear.
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Live Nation concerts coming toFans can expect to virtually attend shows, sitting on stage and going backstage.          
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Elon Musk wants Tesla to beMeanwhile, two top manufacturing executives are leaving.
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MetaFilter founder MattFrom a great interview about startup failure.
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Siri Creators Debuting New AIDag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, co-founders of Siri, the virtual assistant now built into all of Apple's iOS devices, are set to demonstrate their newest artificial intelligence project on Monday,... reports The Washington Post. Viv, the name of the AI bot, is more advanced than Siri and is able to carry out complex tasks by mimicking the "spontaneity and knowledge base" of a human assistant. Viv can, for example, set up a dinner reservation and purchase movie tickets all based on one query, parsing ticket prices to find deals and offering suggestions if a movie is sold out or a restaurant has no seating available. Completing the same task with Siri would require multiple commands and human interaction. In an example given by The Washington Post, the Viv team uses it to order pizzas from a...
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VMware hikes NSX price, adds cheaper versions

The Register - 5 May 2016 01:02
Software-defined networking suite gets entry level version VMware has taken the scissors to its NSX product's feature list to offer versions that won't set back customers quite as much as the full... product, at the same time hiking the price of the top version of the product....
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The benefits of an active commute outweigh the effects of air pollution - except in the world's most polluted cities, like Delhi
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Game over: Windows 10 updateA streaming session of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Twitch was recently terminated thanks to Windows 10's penchant for installing updates without warning. The interruption is a good example of... why Microsoft is making a change in the upcoming Anniversary Update. The post Game over: Windows 10 update crashes pro gamer’s broadcast session on Twitch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Hungry Shark World preview:Hungry Shark World is one of those app-based games that probably commands just as much respect as a major console title. The follow-up to 2013's Hungry Shark Evolution - which has been downloaded over... 230-million times - it's all about new graphics, new...
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What's new in Hungry SharkIf you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest. If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally... similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down...
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7 months later, Marshmallow isWith seemingly endless resources and thousands of employees at its disposal, it's hard to believe that Google is still struggling to get a majority of Android users on to a single platform version.... And yet, seven months after the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not even 10% of Android devices have been updated.
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The government is revising a federal rule on high-speed wind turbines
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Best cases for the HTC 10 (so far)

Android Central - 5 May 2016 01:00
Best cases for the HTC 10 (soHTC's new flagship is handsomely designed. Protect it from bumps and scratches. Like any responsible phone owner, you're probably considering a case for your HTC 10. It's a brand new phone and you... want to keep it as pristine as possible for as long as possible. With a new phone, it can be hard to find a good case because not everyone is jumping onboard the new phone train, so reviews are limited. For the most part, we're seeing TPU cases galore, but there are a few rubber and wallet cases and there'll likely be many more to come upon the phone's release. We've rounded up the best cases (so far) for your gorgeous new HTC 10 that'll hopefully keep it looking like new until the HTC 11 comes out! HTC Ice View Cimo Premium Slim Fit Tauri Premium Ultra Slim Vinve Folio Love Ying Crystal Clear...
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Prepping breakfast ahead of time means fewer rushed mornings and more time relaxing before a long day, or spent with your family. These meal suggestions from The Kitchn are delicious, simple to make... the night before, and can even feed a group of people.
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YouTube is hopping on the internet TV bandwagon

Digital Trends - 5 May 2016 00:57
YouTube is hopping on theJust a day after Hulu confirmed that it is working on a live TV service to complement its current offerings, YouTube is said to be offering its own internet TV service, simply called YouTube... Unplugged. The post YouTube is hopping on the internet TV bandwagon appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Code-a-cola: Scientists find aWeizmann Institute made fluorescent molecules that give off different light wavelengths when mixed with certain chemicals, like cola. Measuring the wavelengths gives a code for reading messages.
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The CONTENTED will inherit theCornell researchers created a series of algorithms to model how simulated humans coped. It found those who valued long term happiness more that short terms gains fared best.
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Fitbit CEO James Park said during the company's first-quarter earnings call today that it is planning on introducing "exciting new products" heading into the holiday season this year, though Park... didn't specify exactly what those Fitbit products will be. It's not a huge surprise, since trademark filings released last week suggested that Fitbit might be looking to add to its current product lineup. But it also shows that Fitbit might be feeling the pressures of increasingly compressed product cycles, as it looks to keep customers engaged and also appease investors. It was a better-than-expected quarter for Fitbit: the company beat revenue expectations, with $505.4 million in revenue for the first quarter (which was also a 50 percent...
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Corsair VOID Surround HeadsetWhen it comes to PC gaming, people tend to put a lot of focus on what's inside your PC, the kind of monitor that you have, and your keyboard and mouse. However, your audio solution is just as... important as any of these other factors. Bad audio can break the immersion of your game, and a good headset can help …
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EA is working with Titanfall'sA new game set in the Star Wars universe is coming. EA has announced - on May the 4th (be with you), of course - that it has partnered with Respawn Entertainment on a new Star Wars game. It didn't... provide too many details about the upcoming title - apart...
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First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

Digital Trends - 5 May 2016 00:45
First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMGThe Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has been renamed the GLS, and we got our hands on the range-topping AMG version. The monstrous SUV features a 577-hp V8. The post First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63... appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Twitter launched a handy GIF search tool inside its mobile apps back in February, and now the social network is bring the animated images to the desktop. With an update to the Mac software, users can... expect to quickly find an appropriate GIF for the...
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Cloud-seeding drones are a thing now

The Verge - 5 May 2016 00:39
Humans have always wanted to control the weather. Also, drones are cool. Put those together and you've got the "Sandoval Silver State Seeder," a new drone built by the Desert Research Institute which... deploys silver-iodide flares to kick off rain fall. The cloud seeding drone just had its first test flight in Nevada. It didn't make any rain -- it only went 400 feet up -- but DRI calls it a "major milestone." Cloud-seeding isn't really about creating weather from nothing, but more about getting it to fall when and where you want it to -- it's not for ending droughts, but you could perhaps save up rain in a reservoir to help fend off the next drought. DRI, which has permission from the FAA to fly up to 1,200 feet up to conduct its research,...
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Star Wars Day Is A New'May The 4th Be With You' dates all the way back to the 1970's and Margaret Thatcher.
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Uber, already in 400 cities,The board will help the company navigate international markets and regulators.
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The Romanian hacker who first inadvertently revealed the existence of Hillary Clinton's secret, off-the-books email account back in 2014 now says he directly breached her home server, contradicting... claims to the contrary by the Clinton campaign.
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Critical flaw among trio of bugs blatted this week Cisco has released three security patches to address flaws in its TelePresence, FirePower and Adaptive Security Appliance lines....
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Fallout 4 'Far Harbor' DLCThe next Fallout 4 DLC will be 'Far Harbor,' and it'll be available starting on May 19, Bethesda has announced. This will be the biggest DLC for Fallout 4 so far, following the previous 'Automatron'... and 'Wasteland Workshop' downloads. Unlike the other two DLCs, though, this one will cost a fair bit at $24.99 USD -- a substantial jump over …
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Just a great photo. Here's the wall of fire display at the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The silhouette of the plane against the giant dark orange and black flames makes... it look more like art from some comic book than a real life shot.
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Did you know that the "tube" in YouTube refers to a cathode ray tube? Just like old-fashioned television, which was disrupted and democratized by online video. You are the tube! But time is a flat... circle, and YouTube is working on bringing television channels to the internet.
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Free Code Camp survey reveals If you’ve ever wondered who exactly is signing up for all these free learn-at-home coding classes and tutorial websites, Free Code Camp (which is one of them) has kindly surveyed 15,624 users with... regard to various basic demographics and some more code-centric items.
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Unless you've been living under the proverbial rock for the last year or so, you've likely heard of the musical sensation Hamilton (16-time Tony nominee) and its creator / star Lin-Manuel Miranda. As... it turns out, Miranda isn't just an American histo...
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Dodge food and sweat with thisThe Unstainable Workwear Collection makes women's workwear sweat proof, stain proof, and spill proof without sacrificing style. The collection is up on Kickstarter, but it's already reached its... funding goal. The post Dodge food and sweat with this gorgeous workwear that’s impossible to stain appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Could This Fake EV ConceptAn automotive marketing and brand strategist builds a convincingly real-looking website hawking a fictitious Chevy to show General Motors the right way to design and market an electric car.
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Oculus snags Fitbit exec Hans Oculus is bringing a new COO aboard as it perhaps looks to double down on tightening things up logistics-wise. Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann will be jumping ship and joining the virtual reality company... owned by Facebook, according to a tweet from Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. Hartmann, who was with Fitbit since 2011, will be replacing founding COO Laird Malamed, who Iribe says will be “taking…
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Even your picture frames areThe term "cloud" is still a buzzword that can easily get on your nerves since it's so overused, but that doesn't make the new era of web-based computing and storage any less useful. Cloud services... make our lives infinitely easier and cloud backup solutions can save us from major headaches. But cloud-based solutions aren't just for your computer anymore — pick up a Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame with Hi-Res Display or a Nixplay Edge 13-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Full HD 1080p Digital Photo Frame and you'll start seeing cloud solutions in a whole new light. Both models are on sale on Amazon for big discounts today, but these prices are good for one day only so don't miss out. Ultimate photo viewing experience: 8 Inch Hi-Res 1028x768 pixel IPS Display with wide viewing angles,...
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Hacker Guccifer: I Got InsideThe Romanian hacker who first exposed Hillary Clinton's private email address is making a bombshell new claim -- that he also gained access to the for
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A Hacker Is Selling 272Why not all data breaches are created equal, and why not data leaks are actually breaches.
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Tesla reports loss narrowerThe electric automaker just lost two top executives and faces the challenge of delivering on the hype of its new Model 3.          
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Disney wants to write a veryThis could be Disney's largest digital video bet so far.
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Canadians failing with password protection

Toronto Sun - 5 May 2016 00:10
Canadians failing withCanadian companies' computer security leaks like a sieve, a new study reveals.
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Innovation imperative is clearSpeakers discuss the role of innovation at all levels of society to tackle the environmental crisis.
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Whaddaya mean abuse of privacy?! Police in Maryland, US, used controversial cellphone-tracking technology intended only for the most serious crimes to track down a man who stole $50 of chicken... wings....
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Roost's smart smoke alarm connects to Wi-Fi, comes with a companion app, and lets you know when it's low on battery. The alarm also alerts you and your loved ones when it detects smoke, just to make... sure everyone is good and worried. It relies on Roost's smart battery, which connects to Wi-Fi. The alarm itself isn't connected until the battery is in place. Roost also sells the battery by itself, which home owners can use to make their not-smart smoke detector a connected one. The $60 version of Roost's alarm monitors only smoke, whereas the $80 version detects smoke, carbon monoxide, fire, and natural gas. This is cheaper than Nest's all-in-one detector, which retails for $99.
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Shortly after being purchased by Apple, two of Siri's founders left the company to begin creating yet another AI assistant. It's called Viv, and The Washington Post reports that it'll be unveiled to... the world on Monday. Viv is essentially meant to be Siri, but good. It's an AI assistant that you speak to, but the difference here is that Viv is supposed to be able to handle complex requests and actually carry them out. The idea is that you could ask Viv to book you dinner and a movie, and it would just go ahead and do it. Siri, on the other hand, would make you ask those questions one at a time and then kick you over to OpenTable and Fandango to make your purchases.
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The Chevy Jolt isn't real, but Matt Teske really wants it to be. Teske is a marketing and branding consultant for the car industry and an electric vehicle fan. He invented the car and its brilliant... spoof website. He owns a Chevy Volt and his wife has a Chevy Spark EV (electric vehicle). He's a Chevy fan. But he also holds a reservation on a Tesla Model 3, largely it seems, because of Tesla's international Supercharger network. So his creation of the Jolt, and the convincing website that goes with it, is a plea to Chevy to build more electric cars. "If you were to build this idea of mine, the Jolt EV, and develop an EV savvy dealership network that includes DC fast charging, you will get my business instead," he says on the page e...
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Tesla sets July 1, 2017Tesla has set a Model 3 production date of July 1, 2017. Of course, there's a caveat. SEE ALSO: Ahead of Model 3, Tesla leases new warehouses, loses 2 product chiefs Elon Musk revealed during the... Tesla first quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon that Tesla has told its third-party parts suppliers that Model 3 production will start on July 1. However, he admitted it was an "impossible" date. There's no way production will actually start then, as suppliers will be late to deliver. Musk explained that the July date had to be set in order for real production to begin several months later. Without that date, Tesla wouldn't be able to hold suppliers' feet to the fire, if they miss the deadline.
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Nervous cyclists who stay closer to the side of the road in hopes they won't get hit might actually be making their bike commute more unsafe. You're better off being loud and in the way--even if it... might seem a little annoying.
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Would you like a side of sick beats with those french fries? McDonald's Netherlands has you covered with the McTrax Placemat, a sheet of paper that allows you to connect with your smartphone to... channel your inner Diplo.
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How to Get People to Give a"Excuse me, do you have a moment for saving the Earth?"
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