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8 Feb 2016 - Global
Hacker Plans to Dump AllegedThe hacker says he accessed the data by compromising the email account of a Department of Justice employee.
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Morocco turns on the 1st partMorocco is a name usually associated with exotic getaways and clothing, but by 2018, it will also be knowns as a super power, almost literally. By that time, its sprawling solar power plant complex... will be in full operation to provide electricity for as much as 1.1 million people. But while that dream is still two years away, the country …
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Malware Museum shows how pastToday's viruses make your heart ache with sorrow and stress. Yesteryear's viruses sometimes made your heart ache from laughter. While still relatively destructive during their time period, the malware... of previous decades showed one thing that is lost upon today's cybercriminals: a sense of humor. Thanks to the Internet Archive, however, those can now be relived, or reviled if you …
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Google To Release Their Own VRLast month there were reports that Google could be planning on creating their own virtual reality hardware. This was based on recent job sightings that seemed to indicate that Google was interested in... virtual reality beyond just providing schematics for a cardboard virtual reality headset, like the Google Cardboard. Now it seems that the speculation has been "confirmed", thanks to a report from the Financial Times (paywall; via Engadget) in which they revealed that their sources have told them that Google could be releasing their own VR headset later this year. The device isn't so much a competitor to the Oculus Rift, but rather it is more like an open rival to Samsung's Gear VR. This means that users will be able to use their phones to semi-power the headset, whereas devices like the...
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Remember how one of the UK's intelligence agencies set a fiendishly difficult quiz right before Christmas? Well, now it's published the answers, so you can stop scratching your head.
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Flash memory's densityNAND flash memory has surpassed hard disk drive (HDD) technology in areal density for the first time, according to a new report from a market research firm. During a presentation at the 2016 IEEE... International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco last week, Micron shared data showing NAND flash has moved past HDDs in areal density, according to Coughlin Associates. At last year's ISSCC, Samsung white papers indicated that its 3D NAND flash products had reached 1.19Tbits per square inch (Tbpsi) and said in 2016 they would reach 1.69Tbpsi. This year, Micron revealed it had demonstrated areal densities in its laboratories of up to 2.77Tbpsi for its 3D NAND. That compares with the densest HDDs of about 1.3Tbpsi. Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates president, noted the flash...
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Renal cell carcinoma can sometimes spread to the inferior vena cava (IVC), the body's largest vein, posing a threat to the heart and brain. Robotic nephrectomy for inferior vena cava tumor thrombus... has favorable outcomes in selected patients compared with open surgery, which can have a high rate of complications.
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India says yes to netIn a significant move, India's telecom regulator has banned the differential pricing for different kinds of data according to the principles of net neutrality. This implies that zero-rating... initiatives like Facebook's Free Basics platform, which offers a small set of services free of cost, will not be allowed in the country. See also: India’s telecom regulator accuses Facebook of running an 'orchestrated opinion poll' for Free Basics “Given that a majority of the population are yet to be connected to the Internet, allowing service providers to define the nature of access would be equivalent of letting TSPs (telecom service providers) shape the users’ Internet experience,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in its release
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How Google's AI Beat A HumanLast week, news broke that the holy grail of game-playing AI—the ancient and complex Chinese game Go—was cracked by AI system AlphaGo. AlphaGo was created by Google’s DeepMind, a UK group led by... David Silver and Demis Hassabis. Last October the group invited three-time European Go champion Fan Hui to their office in London. Behind closed doors, AlphaGo defeated Hui 5 games to 0—the first time a computer program has beaten a professional Go player.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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USS Enterprise restorationIf you want to see aircraft of all sorts that are restored to new condition, you go to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. There you can see all sorts of special aircraft including some... that are milestone aircraft in the history of flight. In a few months, you will be able to feast your eyes on the …
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NASA's Solar System Dynamics Group stands between us and flaming death by asteroid. The post NASA’s Front-Line Defense Against Killer Rocks From Space appeared first on WIRED.
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VIDEO: The traffic cones withWhy a Japanese engineer is taking a lateral approach to problem solving
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3D is officially dead, futureIt's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the... format's coffin. It was telling for us that very few companies...
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iPhone 5se rumored to ditchJust when you thought the rumor dust around the 4-inch iPhone has more or less settled a month before it is finally revealed, here comes a new one that could tickle some pink, pardon the pun.... Apparently, according to a third party accessory maker in Japan, the upcoming iPhone 5se, whose name still isn't final of course, will come in …
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Win for IBM as Judge rules attempt to move case away from contract law is a no-no The SCO Group has suffered another reversal in its long-running attempt to squeeze some cash out of IBM for allegedly... pinching its code and tossing it into Linux and maybe AIX too....
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The Super Bowl breaks a streaming record

The Verge - 8 Feb 2016 07:15
The Super Bowl isn't meant to be streamed, but there are a lot of people who want to stream the Super Bowl, anyway. And this year there were more than ever: CBS says the Broncos victory over the... Panthers had a "record audience" streaming the game. What does that mean in numbers? CBS won't say, for now. But here are the numbers NBC recorded when it streamed the game a year ago, and also said it broke records: 800,000 average viewers per minute, 1.3 million concurrent users, and 213 total minutes.
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It's no secret that you can use Facebook Messenger for a whole lot more than just chatting with pals, but there's still a surprise or two in store. Social networkers have discovered that Messenger has... a hidden chess game (quietly available for a lea...
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Jack Dorsey tries to quellMany disgruntled users took to Twitter to bemoan reported changes to the social media platform, prompting the company's CEO to interject.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Leak HintsThe Samsung Galaxy S7 could sport a stylus of its own, according to a post on the developers' website of the smartphone maker. On top of that, the anticipated handset could run on Android N.
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How Apple Can Improve Its Apple isn’t releasing exact sales numbers, but some expert digging has led many to believe that sales of the Apple Watch haven’t reached expectations since its launch in spring 2015. The... company’s annual filing suggested it sold $1.7 billion worth in fiscal 2015, but compare that with the iPhone, which sold $32.2 billion worth in the fourth quarter alone. That’s a…
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#RIPTwitter? Twitter Users#RIPTwitter began trending following a report saying that Twitter plans to roll out an algorithm to reorganize tweets based on what users would want to see. Here is how Twitter users reacted to the... news.
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London Wants Google To TestLast week, we reported that the Isle of Man wanted to become the testing hub for self-driving cars, which makes sense since self-driving cars need to be tested on a variety of roads and different... conditions. Turns out that the deputy mayor for transport in London, Isabel Dedring, feels the same way. According to a report from The Guardian, Dedring claims that the city's transport chiefs have met with Google and have discussed the idea of bringing their self-driving cars to London for testing. Dedring says, "It's going to have to work in big cities, so why don't we start trialling it now? Google have said they are focused on the US, but they're starting to think about going elsewhere, so we're in active discussions." She also adds, "We met them a few weeks ago to see whether they would do...
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Coming together on climate

MIT - 8 Feb 2016 22:05
Coming together on climateHackathon for Climate brings students, faculty, staff, and alumni together on climate change solutions.
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Riddle of cement's structureFindings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive.
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Banking malware is using techniques once reserved for state-sponsored hacking gangs.
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Verizon hasn't hired bankers to conduct an offer and there have been no formal talks, according to the Bloomberg report
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It's no secret that the Facebook app eats up a lot of battery life on iOS and we've mentioned plenty of times that iOS and Android users alike should just use the mobile site. If you've ever wondered... just how much battery life you'll save by doing so, The Guardian ran some tests.
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Doze Mode and App PermissionsThe Marshmallow update for Android Wear may do a lot more than Google told us about last week. According to Motorola's update page for the second-generation Moto 360, features like Doze Mode and App... Permissions are on their way with the newest software. Specific to Motorola's watch is a new running app called Moto Body Running, which is designed to track the time, pace, distance, and heart rate of an indoor workout (presumably a treadmill run). This sounds like the software already included in the Moto 360 Sport.
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Mutations in the gene TBX5 have been shown to cause both rare and more prevalent forms of congenital heart disease, yet the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. A team of researchers has now... found evidence pointing to a culprit.
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Using medical marijuana to stop seizures in kids

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 21:06
Desperate for relief, parents are taking unusual steps to help children plagued with seizures. The relief, however, comes in a most unlikely form: marijuana.
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A curvier Samsung Galaxy S7: Promises and pitfalls

Android Central - 8 Feb 2016 21:01
A curvier Samsung Galaxy S7:The Galaxy S7's curved back could conceal more space for a curved battery, though at the cost of durability. Today we got our first look at what might be the back of a Samsung Galaxy S7. The handset... seems to have broken cover over on Vietnamese site ReviewDao, appearing substantially curvier than its predecessor, with an almost dome-like back panel. That's in contrast to the flat back of the Galaxy S6 and the left-to-right curve of the Galaxy Note 5. Hours later, the front of the Galaxy S7 edge surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo, showcasing a similar curve around the front. This might not be a design revolution for Samsung, but it is an interesting step up from its first metal and glass efforts. So what could it all mean? We've assembled a few initial thoughts down below. A chunkier...
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Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There's the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the... unreliable data service underground. The indignity!
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A Look At The Marketplace At the end of 2015, Canaan hosted its first FinTech Central event, which included a panel that had leaders from across the marketplace lending originator ecosystem. A marketplace lending originator... is a company that sells loans online using retail, institutional and bank capital. Over the last few years, marketplace lenders (MPLs) have created massive businesses by providing capital to…
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It's always fun to visit the real life places you read about in books. There's just something exciting about exploring the place the author had in mind while writing. Placing Literature is a fun tool... that maps those places out for you.
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The Man From Uncle

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 20:57
This article is part of A Year of Great Books, a Slate Academy. To learn more, read Laura Miller's introduction to the series, or visit Slate.com/GreatBooks
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RAT entrails dissected Security researchers have lifted the lid on Adwind - a malware-as-a-service platform which has hit more than 400,000 users and organisations across the globe....
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New strategies, tools offered for genome editing

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 20:54
New strategies, tools offeredBioengineers have studied alternative CRISPR-Cas9 systems for precision genome editing, with a focus on improving its accuracy and limiting 'off-target' errors.
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Nanoparticle therapy that usesAn experimental nanoparticle therapy that combines low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil preferentially kills primary liver cancer cells without harming healthy cells, researchers report.
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A new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people has been identified by researchers. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species... believed to cause Lyme disease in North America was Borrelia burgdorferi.
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Gionee launches the metal-cladGionee has announced its first VoLTE enabled smartphone, the Gionee S6, in India. With 4G LTE + VoLTE connectivity, the company claims to offer 40% better speech quality with the S6. Commenting on the... new device, Timir Baran Acharya, General Manager, Gionee India, said: Gionee S6 is a perfect amalgamation of looks and specs and has been crafted for our judicious consumers. The device is one of the first from Gionee to come in with VoLTE and has an 89% metal body encompassing a strong core. The launch of the Gionee S6 under the S series is another addition to our impressive product portfolio and we are happy to give the market a smartphone which is high on performance and style at a rational price point. The S6 sports a symmetrical and chamfered design which fits right into your hand. The...
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How Rovio Builds A Brand To Last

ReadWrite - 8 Feb 2016 20:46
How Rovio Builds A Brand ToI have recently been hosting a series of fireside chats at Storm8 (maker of F2P mobile games such as Candy Blast Mania and Restaurant Story 2). My guests are people who have made large contributions... to mobile game development and want to give back to the community by sharing their thoughts on best ...
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The Surface Pro shares theThe Surface Pro ended the NFL season on a high note--a handwritten one, at that. As the game wound down, with the Broncos the clear winners, Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was seen running... around the field with a Surface Pro in hand. Exactly why was unclear until he held it aloft to TV cameras with the words "WORLD! CHAMPS!" scribbled on the Surface's display. Here's the moment as captured by NBC's Frank Thorp V on Twitter: Somehow Aqib Talib gets his Microsoft Surface to operate correctly and display "World Champs" #SB50 pic.twitter.com/SqvZDqDuS9
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A step closer to understanding fertilization

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 20:44
Researchers have taken a step closer to understanding the mechanism that leads to the fusion of egg and sperm at fertilization. Using the technique X-ray crystallography, they have determined the 3-D... structure of Juno, a mammalian egg protein essential for triggering gamete fusion. Their findings are not only interesting from an evolutionary perspective, but also reveal the shape of a possible target for future non-hormonal contraceptives.
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AngelList Raised $163M For AngelList, the online platform that had made itself indispensable to early-stage startups for fundraising and recruiting, said it closed out last year having raised $163 million online on behalf of... 441 companies. That’s about 56 percent higher than the year before in 2014. About 40 percent of the deals were private rounds and institutional funds were in about 40 percent of rounds…
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Users complained that a CBS Sports app cut out while they were trying to watch the big game.
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With his 2017 budget heading to Congress this week, President Obama has been busy making policy announcements. While an oil tax and autonomous vehicle plan are getting all the attention, a smaller... element of the budget will have much greater impact: a proposal to make sure all Americans have access to clean, safe water.
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Yesterday brought us a slew of TV ads for movies. And most of them had at least some thrilling new footage, that gave us our first look at some major scenes. Here's what we learned about Civil War,... Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men: Apocalypse!
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Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App

TechCrunch - 8 Feb 2016 20:39
Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie Meet Tribe, a new social app for iOS and Android that is going head-to-head against Taptalk, Snapchat and countless of other social messaging apps. Tribe is an interesting take on messaging thanks... to its heavy focus on video and neat design.
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Google's successor to Cardboard supposedly comes out "later this year."
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Has the LIGO experiment seen gravitational waves? New Scientist has probed public observation logs, and here is our exclusive look at where they might be
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Benchmark Adds A Sixth General Early-stage venture firm Benchmark has added a sixth general partner to its roster: 35-year-old Scott Belsky, a former Goldman Sachs associate who went on to cofound the New York company Behance, an... online platform for graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, web designers, and art directors to showcase their skills. Adobe acquired Behance in 2012 for more than $150 million in cash…
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It can be tough to gauge when to bring up the topic of salary during a job interview. You need to know what kind of numbers you're looking at, though. Business Insider offers this simple rule of thumb... for asking at the right time.
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Cybercriminals adopt spies'The times when stealthy, persistent and advanced malware was associated only with cyberespionage are gone. Criminals are now using similar threats and techniques to steal millions of dollars from... financial institutions. Last year researchers from security vendor Kaspersky Lab were called in to investigate unusual thefts from 29 banks and other organizations located in Russia, leading to the discovery of three new sophisticated attack campaigns. Their findings were presented Monday during the company's annual Security Analyst Summit. One group of attackers is using a modular malware program known as Metel or Corkow to infect computer systems belonging to banks and to reverse ATM transactions. During a single night, the gang stole millions of rubles from a Russian bank using this...
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Switch from Facebook's iOS appFacebook last October promised to fix technical issues with its iOS app that caused it to suck up tons of battery life, but despite those efforts, Facebook's iPhone app continues to hog more power... than it should. The Guardian has some anecdotal evidence indicating that it's not just using Facebook that's running your battery down--it's using the Facebook iOS app specifically. Uninstalling the app altogether and using Facebook on Safari conserves up to 15 percent of your iPhone battery life on average, and that's including the same amount of daily usage, according to The Guardian's research. The news organization first tested Facebook's Android app and found that deleting it from a phone saves up to 20 percent of its battery life. The iPhone app is slightly less of a battery hog, but...
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Dutch police have trained eagles to snatch drones out of the sky. Now the UK wants in.
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Open Blog: Flash-Free Video in 2016

The New York Times - 8 Feb 2016 20:25
Read about how we turned off Flash support for VHS, the New York Times video player.
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How to rearrange the AndroidOne of the longest-running complaints with Android TV devices was you couldn't rearrange the order of apps on the home screen. Fortunately, Google heard users' cries of frustration and released an... update late last year that makes the layout more manageable on devices like the Nexus Player and Nvidia's Shield Android TV. Here's how to change the order of apps and games on the Android TV home screen: From the home screen, scroll down to either the apps or games section. Press down on your remote's select button (or the "A" button on the Nvidia Shield controller) until the surrounding menu items fade to grey. Use the remote's arrow keys to move the app into your desired position, then press the select button to place it. To delete an app, press down until the app floats over the trash icon,...
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NASHUA, New Hampshire--"For a brief fleeting moment I was a Rubio supporter," said an older man named Bob in the parking lot of Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire, "But that debate last... night really put the nail in the coffin for me." Gov. John Kasich had just held a modest town hall at the school, and Bob was holding a bundle of lawn signs for the Ohio governor, a new convert to the Kasich message of balanced budgets and conservative reform.
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Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5Folks in the United States have had to wait for a long time to get their hands on Sony’s current flagship. It was reported last week that the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will be released in the... United States on February 7th. Sure enough, both handsets were officially released in the U.S. yesterday and they’re now available for purchase off-contract and unlocked from Amazon, Best Buy and other participating retailers. Since no carrier has picked up these devices there’s no chance of getting a carrier subsidy on the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. Customers who are looking to purchase the handsets will have to pay $599 for the Xperia Z5 and $499 for Xperia Z5 Compact. Sony actually released the handsets in October last year but the release was limited to customers in Europe. The...
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U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear,... causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries
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Watch hundreds of robots andHours-long entertainment shows are a staple of the new year in many East Asian countries, but none is greater than Chinese Central Television's lunar new year gala. The TV spectacular, which is said... to be watched by 700 million people, featured scores of the country's best-known singers but they all risked being upstaged by robots as the Year of the Monkey was ushered in. A crew of 540 humanoid robots danced in perfect step to a song by Sun Nan (孙 ) against the impressive Guangzhou skyline. It's mesmerizing to watch and a little scary too, especially if you're haunted by nightmares of a robot army taking over the world. And just when the song approaches its climax, drones arrive! They numbered 29, according to Chinese media reports.
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If you ask a photographer if they can give you the entire set of unedited RAW photos from a shoot, there’s a very good chance they’re going to say no. No, it’s not because they don’t want you... to have all your memories — it’s because they only want to deliver their very best finished […]
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Google Store $50 Nexus 5XGoogle has been offering a $50 discount on the Nexus 5X for a few weeks already, and now the company has announced that the discount will end on February 12. If you have been eyeing the Nexus 5X, and... like to save some extra money, you will want to make your purchase prior to February 12, so you can take advantage of the sale. With the discount, the 16GB version of the smartphone is priced at just $299, while doubling the storage will set you back an additional $50 making the 32GB $349. Remember, you'll need to order before February 12 to get it at the discounted price. See at Google Store Nexus 5X Nexus 5X review 5 things to know about the Nexus 5X Read the latest Nexus 5X news Learn about Nexus Protect insurance Learn about Project Fi Join the Nexus 5X forums Nexus 5X specs Google B&H...
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Sports Shorts for Feb. 8,Gong clocks NCAA-best time for third time in as many weeks; Men's Basketball goes undefeated for the week.
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Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.11.4Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second OS X 10.11.4 beta and three weeks after releasing OS X... 10.11.3. OS X 10.11.4 has been in testing since January 11. The third OS X 10.11.4 beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store. OS X 10.11.4 offers a couple of new features, such as the ability to support password protected notes in the Notes app, but like the recent OS X 10.11.3 update, it appears to focus primarily on under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements with few noticeable outward-facing changes. Almost all of Apple's OS X updates to date have been smaller updates that improve performance rather than...
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Do you ever listen to electronic music and think, "You know what would make this better? Star Wars samples!" You're not alone, apparently: legendary producer Rick Rubin is curating a new EDM... compilation called Star Wars Headspace, a sort of companion piece for the December's The Force Awakens in which a dozen popular producers monkey with the series' sonic portfolio. Flying Lotus, Rustie, Röyksopp, J.J. Abrams, Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Rubin himself are all contributing new music. Zane Lowe premiered a few of the release's tracks on his Beats 1 radio show, starting with Flying Lotus' (Steven Ellison) contribution "R2 Where R U?" It sounds a lot like the astral electro-jazz he's released on albums like Cosmogramma and You're...
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The writers behind Telltale Games' acclaimed The Walking Dead have delivered another tour de force videogame story in Firewatch. The post Beautiful Firewatch Is a Great Game To Get Lost In appeared... first on WIRED.
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Dark Souls 3 is almost here, people of the internet. But while you patiently wait until April 12th, when the game's scheduled to launch, there's now a cinematic opening for it to keep your emotions at... ease. In the video titled To the Kingdom of Lothr...
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Review: Firewatch Creates aAn absolutely beautiful game from new studio Campo Santos fails to nail its narrative ambitions
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People usually go camping to relax and get away from the stress of city life, but I've always found it to be terrifying. It's not the bears or the fires that scare me -- it's the silence. When you're... used to the steady murmur of traffic and people and all of the other noises that come from urban life, a quiet evening in the woods feels alien. Every sound -- whether it's the crackle of the fire or an animal off in the distance -- becomes thundering. I've read enough detective novels to know what happens in the woods at night. The quiet isn't something I've ever gotten used to. Similarly, I originally imagined that playing Firewatch -- a new adventure game about being a fire lookout in a national park in Wyoming -- would be relaxing. I...
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The Best Recipe Manager for Android

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2016 20:00
If you're emailing recipes to yourself, printing them out, or still keeping index cards, there's a better way. Grab your Android phone, there are a ton of great recipe apps out there, but we have one... we think is the right blend of features for the right price. Paprika is the app for you.
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El Niño Just PushedThrow a fistful of almonds into the air , folks. El Niño did it--we're now at our lowest level of drought since 2010. But that doesn't mean the drought is over yet, not even close.
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In white-tailed deer, aTalk about a surprise: Two years ago, scientists researching avian malaria happened to learn that two strains of the parasite are infecting white-tailed deer--possibly 25% of those living on the East... Coast, Smithsonian reports.
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Friend Of A Friend Is TheImagine meeting 100 people you only know from the Internet. Sort of scary, right? You also might be thinking, "I don't even know that many people from the Internet!" But, if you combine your Twitter,... Facebook, and Instagram following, you might be surprised at the number of not-quite-friends you have on there. Photographer and social media producer Jeff Meltz wanted to play with the idea of digital friendships and created a pretty dope project out of it: Friend of a Friend. Friend of a Friend is a photo project shot with Polaroid SLR 680 that sort of resembles the lovechild of popular Facebook group and photography project Humans of New York and social media. "I wanted to spend more one-on-one time with people who I felt I only knew on the surface." Meltz told The Huffington Post. "I...
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Wade Wilson doesn't give aHide the children and the chimichangas! Deadpool is coming! The Merc with the Mouth is finally getting the screen time and saucy treatment he deserves! And in honor of our favorite... fourth-wall-breaking super-powered anti-hero, we at AC want to help you deck your phone in Deadpool awesome. Today's theme is a little refined, a little playful, and all Android amazingness. Here's what you'll need for today's theme: A launcher capable of a large desktop grid and widget overlap. If you have Nova, use it! The sub-grid placement is going to come in extra-handy with our deadly precise widget placement. MERCENARY icon pack ($1.65) Zooper Widget Pro ($2.99) for our customized widgets A file manager app to move font files into Zooper Widget and ringtones into desired folders Jack's Music Widget (Free,...
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5 Add-Ons That Make UsingThese tools can organize your News Feed and make it easier to view content.
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Street Fighter 5 release draws near with each passing day. It has been a while since a new title in this iconic franchise was released so naturally fans are very excited about finally getting their... hands on it. Capcom is building up the hype for Street Fighter 5 by regularly releasing new trailers that showcase features like some of the new characters that are playable in this game. Today Capcom has released a cinematic trailer for Street Fighter 5. The full-length trailer for Street Fighter 5 shows of the entire CGI cast set to a very fast and upbeat soundtrack. It’s about three minutes and features characters like Ryu, Chun-Li and Rashid, who is a new addition to the Street Fighter universe. It appears that Capcom has worked in some details about Street Fighter 5’s hidden content in...
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Despite aggressive efforts to promote universal connectivity in India, Facebook has struck out. The post Facebook’s Free Basics App Is Now Banned in India appeared first on WIRED.
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Study: Your cat's color mayCalicos and tortoiseshells are feistier.          
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Facebook is officially king ofFigures from the new market insight report show the social media app saturated the smartphone market, reaching almost 77 per cent of smartphone users in US for the quarter ending 31 December.
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The rumored iPhone 5SE couldAmid the speculations already swirling around Apple’s iPhone announcement next month, here's another rumor to tack onto the growing list A new report suggests the 4-inch iPhone, a likely successor... to the iPhone 5S dubbed the “iPhone 5SE,” could come in hot pink. But take this colorful rumor with a grain of salt According to Japanese tech blog Mac Otakara (and first spotted by Apple Insider), a third-party accessory maker in Japan said the new iPhone will be available in three colors when it's released: silver, space gray and hot pink. There was no mention of the gold or rose gold of past iPhone models, contrary to previous rumors.
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Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOSApple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second iOS 9.3 beta and two months after the public release of iOS 9.2.... iOS 9.3 has been in testing since January 11. The third iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center. As a major .1 update to the iOS 9 operating system, iOS 9.3 introduces several new features. There's a Night Shift mode to reduce the amount of blue light iOS users are exposed to in the evening by shifting the iPad or iPhone display to a warmer (yellower) color spectrum, and there are several features designed to improve the iPad for Education program, such as multi-user login. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more...
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The New Diesel Liar - WhyWhen news first broke that Volkswagen had fitted “defeat devices” to millions of diesel cars to make them appear cleaner than they actually were, the reaction was swift and savage.
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Taste deficits appear to be more prevalent among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients than previously reported and correlate with brain lesions left by the debilitating disease, a new study has found.
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A series of reports prepared as part of a Congressionally mandated review of the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system finds that demands on the VA will continue to increase through the end of the... decade. Veterans who rely on the VA for health care are less healthy, with higher rates of chronic conditions and mental illness, than veterans who do not use the VA health system.
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Apple Seeds Third WatchOS 2.2Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 2.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second watchOS 2.2 beta and two months after releasing watchOS 2.1, the first major... update to the watchOS 2 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 2.2 has been in testing since January 11. The third watchOS 2.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on an iPhone running the iOS 9.3 beta by going to General --> Software update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. watchOS 2.2, along with iOS 9.3, introduces support for pairing multiple Apple Watches with a single iPhone. Both updates are required, with each watch running watchOS...
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Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOSApple today provided developers with the third beta of an upcoming 9.2 update to tvOS, the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV and powers its built-in App Store. Today's tvOS... 9.2 beta 3 comes two weeks after Apple released the second beta of tvOS 9.2 and two weeks after the release of tvOS 9.1.1, a minor update to tvOS 9.1. tvOS 9.2 has been in testing since January 11. tvOS betas are more difficult to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Those who have already installed the second tvOS 9.2 beta will be able to download the third update over the air. Subscribe to the MacRumors...
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Late last year, a Kickstarter campaign raised $11,000 to make the case that there should be an official dumpling emoji. And next year, it sounds like we may just get one. As The Next Web spotted, the... Unicode Consortium -- which is responsible for creating and standardizing emoji -- has accepted the dumpling as a candidate for 2017. It's also accepted emoji for a fortune cookie, a takeout box, and chopsticks, all of which were proposed by the group behind the dumpling. Food, icons, and other emoji need to be diverse, too It's always fun to see the new emoji coming down the road, but the addition of the dumpling speaks to a larger point about which foods, symbols, and other iconography get represented on our keyboards. While the...
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Your Apple Watch Gets You VIPRight off the bat, Apple positioned its first smartwatch as more than just a conventional smartwatch. It presented it as more of a fashion accessory, pairing up with the likes of Hermès to really... drive the point home that it’s offering was more fashionable than the rest. It looks like this partnership with fashion might go further. According to a new report, people wearing an Apple Watch will get VIP treatment at Tommy Hilfiger’s next fashion show. Clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger is reportedly going to offer priority entry to those who are wearing the Apple Watch, the show will be part of the New York Fashion Week, apparently it’s going to set up a dedicated fast lane to usher people wearing the smartwatch. Unfortunately, not everybody with an Apple Watch will be able to get in, you...
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NASA Astronaut Spies on SuperAlthough he's almost 250 miles above the ground, NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly still managed to capture a fleeting glimpse of yesterday's Super Bowl matchup."
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The Swedish Nobel medicine prize panel says its secretary general Urban Lendahl has resigned because of an investigation into disputed stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini
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India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet... services
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Ubisoft Denies The Division'sThe PC gaming market is as big as it’s ever been, but that doesn’t mean the community has grown any less protective of itself as time has gone on. This week, many PC fans were upset by comments... made by an anonymous Ubisoft developer that implied the PC version of The Division was being hamstrung in order to be “kept in check with consoles."
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Doctors who treat patients suffering from chronic pain face a quandary, according to research. Monitoring patients through urine drug screenings, part of the standard protocol to ensure patient... safety, is associated with an increase in the odds that the patients won't return for future treatment.
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Wholesome wholegrain

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 19:42
When it is a matter of health, whole grain has the X factor -- or rather the BX factor -- in the form of a certain group of bioactive compounds called benzoxazinoids, or BX. Scientists have documented... the uptake of these compounds in humans and their possible beneficial effect on the immune system.
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New device to get people withMedical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again with the power of thought.
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Nature's mirror: The code for chirality

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 19:42
Nature's mirror: The code forHow information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials.
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Pagaré Smartstrap PlansFinancial tech startup Fit Pay recently launched a new Kickstarter for its third-party Pebble Time "smartstrap" called the Pagaré. The new accessory will bring NFC payment capabilities to the... smartwatch, using the power of the Pebble's smart accessory port, giving Pebble Time the same mobile wallet opportunities allowed to Apple Watch customers thanks to Apple Pay. The Pagaré smartstrap will come in all of the same colors and finishes that Pebble creates for the Pebble Time, so that "you won't have to sacrifice your style to receive the benefits of Pagaré," according to Fit Pay co-founder and CEO Mike Orlando. The strap runs on its own battery, so with a small USB connector on one end, users will be able to charge the Pagaré smartstrap and the Pebble Time simultaneously. Fit Pay said...
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What's Your Favorite Coffee Maker?

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2016 19:39
The day hasn't truly begun until you get your hands on your first cup of coffee, but not everybody has the time to go through an elaborate ceremony with their Aeropress or pourover decanter.
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What's Your Favorite Coffee Maker?

Gizmodo - 8 Feb 2016 19:39
The day hasn't truly begun until you get your hands on your first cup of coffee, but not everybody has the time to go through an elaborate ceremony with their Aeropress or pourover decanter.
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Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method developed by computer scientists.
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Origin of sighing reflex in the brain pinpointed

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 19:38
Origin of sighing reflex inTwo tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem are responsible for transforming normal breaths into sighs, say researchers. The discovery may one day benefit patients who cannot breathe deeply on... their own -- or who suffer from disorders in which frequent sighing becomes debilitating.
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A multicomponent intervention including reminder text messages, a swim shirt for children and a read-along book was associated with increased sun-protection behaviors among young children and a... smaller change in children's skin pigment, according to a new article.
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Scientists propose 'pumpjack'New close-up images of the proteins that copy DNA inside the nucleus of a cell have led a team of scientists to propose a brand new mechanism for how this molecular machinery works. The scientists... studied proteins from yeast cells, which share many features with the cells of complex organisms such as humans, and could offer new insight into ways that DNA replication can go awry.
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Turning the volume of geneGene expression in a fruit fly embryo can be accurately and predictably tuned, new research shows. This study has important implications in cellular and developmental biology, with potential... applications in stem cell reprogramming and regenerative medicine.
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"Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorker's God-given right," fictional New York City Mayor Lenny Clotch famously said in 1989's Ghostbusters II. So is complaining about... every and anything, especially fancy new stuff like cell service in the subway. We've barely had it for more than a year, and already it's the source of many complaints. It's here for one station, gone the next, which leaves you with barely enough time to post that wicked rejoinder on Facebook. Along comes Subspotting, a new app to help track Wi-Fi service and cell reception for the four major carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- along your daily route. Say you're traveling on the Q train from Astoria to Coney Island....
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Beyoncé Might've Used Airbnb For Her Super Bowl Weekend

The Huffington Post - 8 Feb 2016 19:35
Beyoncé Might've UsedQueens can still take part in the sharing economy.  Beyoncé posted a photo to Facebook Monday of her seated on a couch wearing a sweatsuit. The photo was seemingly taken Sunday night after her Super... Bowl halftime show performance.  "It was a Super weekend," she wrote, and tagged Airbnb.  Airbnb, a site for listing and renting properties that's positioned as an alternative to hotels, was not immediately available to comment on the shoutout or say whether or not Beyoncé is a spokesperson. But fans loved the idea of her doing something so normal.  Beyoncé uses Airbnb... I use Airbnb.. We're basically the same person! — Ronnie Wilson (@RJLittle18) February 8, 2016 did beyoncé honestly stay in an airbnb or is she just messing with us — Dana (@danathanson) February 8, 2016 Beyoncé...
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Saying 'sorry' could beIf you've only got 24 hours to find a Valentine's Day date, these online dating tips could help. Dating app Hinge looked at 5,000 users who exchanged information within one day of initiating... conversation. They determined what opening lines are more likely to get you a phone number, and which to avoid getting ghosted.  Being polite is the obvious answer, but a few simple phrases might either help or hinder your chances. 1. Sorry not sorry (in this case) Image: hinge 2. Be specific with your plans. Image: hinge 3. LOL when you feel the urge. Image: hinge 4. I like your name because... Image: hinge
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Exclusive: Stormtrooper actionI've never seen an action figure quite like Hasbro's Star Wars InteracTech Stormtrooper. Standing 12 inches tall, the Stormtrooper looks like any regular ol' action figure. It's made of stiff plastic... and comes with a few points of articulation in the arms, legs and head. The paint job is pretty good for a toy that costs $29.99, but obviously it's nowhere near as detailed as what you'd find on action figures that are made for collectors. Put a blaster in the guy's hand or strap a jetpack to his back, and the action heats up with lights and sounds that react to the figure's built-in motion sensors.
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White House Wi-Fi Is As Bad As Yours

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2016 19:34
White House Wi-Fi Is As Bad AsMost people aren’t happy with the Wi-Fi in their home. It’s either because the modem and router combo the ISP has hooked them up with isn’t as good as they want it to be or if they’re not sure... how to set up the various products available in the market to improve Wi-Fi range in the house. You’d think that the White House will be exempt from this problem, because it’s the White House after all, but you’d better think again. President Obama has revealed that the Wi-Fi in the White House is just as sketchy as it is in your house, in an interview with CBS, pointing out some of the reasons why the Wi-Fi isn’t as it should be. “We’ve been trying to get that straight for the next group of folks, because it is an old building, and so there’s a lot of dead spots where Wi-Fi...
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Startup permits mobile-based personal loans

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 19:34
Faircent.com, a peer to peer lending platform catering to retail and business loans, launched a mobile application for lenders, allowing people to lend money on the go.
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The Paragé smart bandYou may soon be able to pay for purchases with your Pebble Time smartwatch thanks to a startup known as Fit Pay and their smart watch strap. The Pebble Time line of watches can accept straps and bands... that add functionality to the watch, and the Paragé strap, currently on Kickstarter, is meant to add NFC payments. You can store all of your cards in the Paragé Pebble app, with the hope of offering both a convenient and secure payment option. To pay with Paragé, just hold your watch to the contactless payment symbol on a properly-equipped card reader. You can choose between your cards by pressing the side buttons on the Pebble Time, and you can add more cards in the Pebble Time companion app on your phone. Also in the companion app, you can set a default card, add new cards, deactivate...
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iOS: Every now and then, you need a notary, whether it's for a will, mortgage or some other contract. You can probably find a notary near you pretty easily, but if you don't feel like leaving the... house, the Notarize app will let you do it from your phone.
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Seidio SURFACE kickstand casesThis slim, dual-layer hard case provides excellent protection for the Nexus 5X while offering an enhanced grip and a built-in kickstand for convenient viewing. Choose your favorite color today for... only $17.95! ...
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Microsoft Apologizes For 'RedMicrosoft's Major Nelson explained the brief appearance of 'Red Dead Redemption' on Xbox One, and apologized for the confusion on Reddit.
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With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born... in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a "natural born citizen" can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.)
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Researcher Guoping Wang of Wuhan University, China, and a handful of collaborators 3D-printed a chameleon robot that changes colors in response to its environment, as spotted by New Scientist. The... little lizard is lined in plasmonic displays created...
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New Sony 4K TV has tech toSony's 2016 flagship deserves the full spotlight, but it's content to wait on the edge.          
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Hacker Leaks Details Of 9,000A hacker claims to have access to names, email addresses, phone numbers and job titles of more than 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation employees as well as similar details of more than 9,000... Department of Homeland Security employees. The same hacker claims to have downloaded several hundred GBs of data from a Department of Justice computer but that data hasn’t been published yet. Motherboard obtained the data and called a large selection of random numbers in the FBI and DHS databases. Many of the calls matched with their respective individuals in the database. The scribe reached out to the Department of Homeland Security and it was told that this was the first time they had heard about this potential breach. Job titles that are included in the database cover different departmnets,...
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Hangouts targets improved callHangouts will now seek to establish peer-to-peer connections for new calls, a move that should improve the speed and quality of connections. A Reddit user spotted the change when initiating the call... recently. Also, Google launched a help page that outlines how the upgrade works, including the caveat that P2P connections will reveal your IP address. Reddit You may see a notification about improved quality next time you initiate a Hangouts call.
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Apple's Cook: Eli Lilly boughtThe drugmaker is part of Apple's mobility partner program to make iPads more business-friendly.          
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Scientists createShining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of scientists including the University of Bath.
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The alleged terrorist who blew himself up on a Daallo Airlines plane last week hid his bomb inside a laptop, according to Somali officials.
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Microsoft Surface Pro's RouteThe iPad Pro sold more than the Microsoft Surface family. That's it, game over. At least that's how many read the IDC report on tablet market sales released last week. Which is why the question of 'is... the Microsoft Surface range a winning family of devices'? is a better question than 'did it beat the iPad'.
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Will the iPhone 7 have 3DA new patent awarded to the Cupertino-based tech giant outlines plans for pressure sensors which could be built into the iPhone's home button, and could incorporate Apple's fingerprint security.
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The Mercedes-Benz V-ClassMercedes-Benz has introduced a range-topping version of the V-Class, a mid-size van sold in Europe. Called V-Class Exclusive, the van receives niceties such as leather upholstery, alloy wheels, a... panoramic sunroof, and a built-in cooler. The post The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Exclusive is the S-Class of the van segment appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Claims for solar cellThe sheet of paper taped to the door of Keith Emery's office tells the story. On the paper is a simple fever chart showing the improvements made in increasing the efficiency of two dozen types of... solar cells. Some of the lines marking record efficiencies date to the mid-1970s. Others start much more recently, with the advent of newer technologies.
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Titanfall: Single-player isThe sequel to Titanfall will dispense with the first game's multiplayer-only approach and include a full single-player campaign when it launches in the next year or so. Jesse Stern, a lead writer at... Respawn Entertainment, revealed the plans in an interview with Forbes contributor Don Groves. The game, which might not actually be called Titanfall 2, could launch late this year or early next year, Stern said. And unlike the original Titanfall, which was an Xbox One and PC exclusive, the sequel will come to other platforms such as PlayStation 4.
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Red or white? Healthy humans need both

Phys.org - 8 Feb 2016 19:15
Red or white? Healthy humansWhen it comes to wine, we can choose red or white depending on our tastes. With blood cells, however, we need both red and white in order to stay healthy and function well.
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Google Project Ara tablet rumors and news

Digital Trends - 8 Feb 2016 19:13
Google Project Ara tabletGoogle's Project Ara lets you swap out components of your smartphone, so you can upgrade just the camera, for example, instead of buying a new phone outright. But we could be seeing a tablet first --... a device with a 13.8-inch display has popped up on GFXBench. The post Google Project Ara tablet rumors and news appeared first on Digital Trends.
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MSI brings eye-tracking techMSI's GT72S G Tobii appears to be an acceptable way to show off eye-tracking tech on a gaming notebook, but a lofty $2,600 price tag might suggest otherwise. At least it doesn't hold back on the... specs. The post MSI brings eye-tracking tech to latest gaming notebook appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently issued a patent for a novel method that rapidly characterizes specialized materials during the manufacturing process.... This approach significantly improves on standard quality control techniques by allowing for complete monitoring of materials without interrupting workflow.
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The Biggest Winner Of LastSure, the Broncos outlasted the Panthers to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Santa Clara last night, but who won the $600 million battle for your attention? The answer is not what you think.
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VW attorney says owners willVolkswagen will offer a "generous" compensation package to owners, the attorney in charge of the compensation fund says. But exactly how and when all of this will take place is still unclear. The post... VW attorney says owners will get ‘generous’ compensation appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The 5 worst Super BowlThe Super Bowl is usually when we see some of the year's best advertisements... but not always. In fact, every year some company decides to blow millions of dollars for a Super Bowl ad that is simply... atrocious. The most infamous example from this year's game was Mountain Dew's PuppyMonkeyBaby ad but there were several more. Let's go over them below. RELATED: The 10 best Super Bowl commercials of 2016 Mountain Dew: PuppyMonkeyBaby s://.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7uY36-LwA OK, so let's start with this one since it's gotten the most negative attention. In short, it is about a terrifying hybrid monster that invades some guys' house
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Google Offers 2GB Free StorageGoogle already offers 15GB of free Google Drive storage for everybody, there are paid options available to those who want more storage, but last year it offered an additional 2GB free to all users if... they did a security checkup of their account. It hardly took more than a couple of minutes and as reward users got 2GB additional free storage forever. Google has brought back the incentive this year as well. All you need to do is perform a security checkup on your account. It’s interesting to note that Google launched this initiative around the same time last year, Safer Internet Day, with the idea being to remind users just how important online safety is. Don’t worry if you performed a checkup last year and already got your 2 gigs of free storage. This is stackable so if you perform...
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Your Next Hotel May BeIt's like a cross between room service and Roomba
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Health-Centric Food Delivery Power Supply, one of the growing number of food delivery services, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures. Other investors include Hanson Li (Saison,... Locol), former Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen, health expert Mark Sisson, former Fresh Direct CMO Drew Koven, Alan Bankier and The Motley Fool.
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'Bionic spinal cord' helpsScientists at the University of Melbourne have have tested the world's first minimally-invasive 'brain-machine interface' (pictured) to prove it can control an exoskeleton.
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Monique Woodard joins 500Woodard, who runs Black Founders, wants to increase the venture capital firm's investments in black and Latino tech entrepreneurs.          
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Chinese New Year: MarkZuckerberg and Chan have named their daughter Chen Mingyu
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Fashion Photographer ImaginesWhat if a spell turned some of the world’s most famous car models into real women? What would they look like? That’s what photographer Viktorija Pashuta decided to explore with her latest portrait... project, titled “What if Cars Were SUPERMODELS?” She gathered 12 top supermodels and gave them looks that reflected cars that range from […]
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Maybe you saw the news earlier this morning that Ferrari is replacing its ferocious FF shooting brake with the GTC4Lusso, a refreshed model with rear-wheel steering and an uptuned V-12 engine. That's... not the real news, though. No: that honor goes to the name, which is a marvel of complexity. Just break it down -- you've got an acronym ("GTC" likely stands for Gran Turismo Competizione), followed by a number, followed by a lovely sounding Italian word, and not a space to be found anywhere in the lot. In fact, I'd argue that the lack of spacing is the most incredible feature of the name.
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The Punisher speaks in newNetflix has released a new teaser for the upcoming second season of Daredevil, which will feature the debut of The Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, the vigilante known as The Punisher.... The post The Punisher speaks in new Daredevil Season 2 promo appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Lobster, the surreal dystopian satire from director Yorgos Lanthimos, has seen a few bumps to its US release date, which usually doesn't bode well (it was originally scheduled for a December... release; it had its theatrical premieres in much of Europe last fall). Butn this case, it may be less about quality and more about genuine confusion as to where to put something this weird. Drier than dry, Lanthimos' film takes place in a society where single people are forced to spend 45 days in a resort, where they must either find a mate or be turned into an animal of their choosing. (Our protagonist David, played by Colin Farrell, chooses a lobster, hence the title.) Rogue singles hide out in the forest, evading the law, and are hunted down...
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Empire State Building hit byA man charged with crashing a drone into the Empire State Building has apparently tweeted that a policeman had told him it was "fine" to fly there.
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A new smart tripwire for the Smart Home

The Verge - 8 Feb 2016 19:00
The biggest threats to the average device are physical: a stolen phone, a busted lock, or even an Evil Maid attack on your laptop. But while cybersecurity gets more and more advanced, physical... security hasn't changed much. We've seen smart doorbells and packaged security systems, but there's no simple device to tell you if an object has been picked up or a door has been opened. Cameras have gotten cheaper and smarter, but distilling that video down to actual information can be unwieldy and time-consuming. In many ways, the toothpick in the doorframe is still the best solution we have. Today, a company called Metasensor is releasing an interesting approach to the problem. Called the Sensor-1, it's a Bluetooth-powered motion sensor about...
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Watch out, hard disks! SolidHard disk drives are still considered the kings of storage density, but a new breakthrough form Micron has stolen the crown, and may lead to solid state drives with capacities well above ten... terabytes. The post Watch out, hard disks! Solid state drives will soon store more data appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Under the most optimistic scenario, the catastrophic gas leak at Porter Ranch might be plugged by the end of this week, according to a recent announcement by a California state official. However,... other state officials and the SoCalGas company warn it could take until the end of the month.
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Jessica Livingston Talks On April 4th, Y Combinator cofounder Jessica Livingston will host the third annual Female Founders Conference at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, an event meant to empower female founders —... and those who aspire to become them – though a powerful line-up of women who’ve been there and done that, so to speak. Among the speakers at this year’s free, half-day event…
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MSI has revealed that people can now pick up the flagship GT72S laptop for the princely sum of $2,599.99. Unlike other high-end gaming devices, this one has a trick up its sleeve: Tobii's eye-tracking... sensor technology. We've previously showed you pr...
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Who was Super Bowl 50's musical MVP?

The Verge - 8 Feb 2016 18:57
When you're busy firing off jokes with your friends on Super Bowl Sunday and pretending to be unfamiliar with Coldplay's discography, it's easy to forget that an appearance at the Big Game® --... whether it's a halftime set, an anthem performance, or even a big commercial -- is close to the pinnacle of anyone's career. It's one of the world's biggest stages, and its audience is full of people who don't typically pay close attention to music and culture. When else do musicians have a chance to play for people who don't know Bruno Mars from a Bronco? Beyoncé was last night's headliner in everything but name, but plenty of other performers managed to squeeze their way into the conversation surrounding the game. For some, that meant shredding...
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Facebook's Free Basics cut offThe government has halted the program over concerns that Facebook violates Net neutrality by offering only certain Web content for free.
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Lumia 640 Off-Contract Price Cut

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2016 18:55
Lumia 640 Off-Contract PriceMicrosoft’s Windows-powered smartphones aren’t doing as well in the market as the company would want them to but it’s not giving up on them yet. It has released a couple of new handsets over the... past year and is likely to come out with another in a few months. Lumia 640 has performed relatively well and to just give it a nudge Microsoft has decided to reduce the off-contract price of this handset. Even though the Lumia 650 can now be purchased for just $49 off-contract the handset isn’t unlocked, it will remain locked to AT&T, but that’s a good enough price for this mid-range Windows-powered handset. Microsoft usually sells the Lumia 640 for $59.99 but from today until February 15th it’s going to sell it for $49.99. That’s $10.99 off the regular price and it’s available...
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Autism and tech? Not such a new idea New Relic has become the latest software company to take a good look at its recruitment and training programmes and see how it might help people on the autism... spectrum into tech jobs....
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5 Super Bowl Ads That Asked Us To Care, Not Just Consume

The Huffington Post - 8 Feb 2016 18:55
5 Super Bowl Ads That Asked UsThis year's Super Bowl commercials cost $5 million per 30 seconds of airtime. And some of 2016's best ads used that space to go beyond talking about consumerism, and instead raised awareness of... important issues. Here are our favorite five.  1. "No More" Campaign Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence Following last year's chilling, first-ever Super Bowl PSA against domestic violence, No More released another ad for this year's game. Kicking off with a congenial game-time text exchange between friends, it ends with a call to action, pushing people to learn the signs of abuse and how to help.    Some have called out the hypocrisy in a domestic violence PSA being played during the Super Bowl, given the number of NFL players who have been accused of or charged with intimate-partner abuse....
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Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous... knowledge on Dengue, they are now strategizing on how Zika can be controlled.
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Exclusive: Tales of Beauty from Sicily's Nigerian refugees

British Journal of Photography - 8 Feb 2016 18:54
Exclusive: Tales of BeautyThe number of refugee and migrant arrivals in the EU surpassed one million in 2015 - discounting the thousands that died en route. In recent months, Italy, Greece and Turkey have come under scrutiny... as the main points of entry for people from Africa and the Middle East. The situation is perhaps most felt in the Mediterranean's coastal towns, where over 300,000 have made the perilous crossing to Europe by sea in the last year, according to the UNHCR. "The topic is high on the agenda now," says Sicily-born, London-based photographer Salvatore Di Gregorio. "But this has been in the news for twenty years in Sicily. To the people, it has always felt like, ‘this is your problem, you deal with that." His home is very much on the frontline: half of Italy's migrants currently reside in the...
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In June of 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry pulled into Sacramento behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S. Unseasonably dressed in a black jacket, Perry was in California for fundraising, but nonetheless... took time to address reporters in front of a local hotel. He told them that he enjoyed driving a Tesla, the Los Angeles Times wrote, and would happily make one addition: "a made-in-Texas bumper sticker." Tesla had been shopping for a site to place its Gigafactory, promising to create thousands of jobs wherever the massive battery plant landed. But the company, and CEO Elon Musk, wouldn't go just anywhere. Tesla bargained its way through lucrative deals, asking local governments for millions in tax incentives to grease the company's wheels. ...
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The phone battery that lasts aThe Loughborough-based firm has not revealed the name of the manufacturer, simply describing it as an 'emerging operator,' but the move signals that the technology is about to become mainstream.
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Oracle says your old JavaIf you've got an old Java installer sitting in your downloads folder, delete it. Oracle has just announced that old installers are vulnerable to binary planting, which could result in your system... being compromised. The post Oracle says your old Java executable might install malware appeared first on Digital Trends.
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You probably know Humble Bundle as the place where you buy more indie games than you can actually play, but now the platform is more than just a charitable digital store: it's a publisher funding... original releases. Called Humble Originals, the new line of games will be released first to those who sign-up for Humble's newly-launched subscription service, which offers a new bundle every month for a flat $12 fee. The first release -- a quirky stealth game from Mighty Rabbit Studios called Elephant in the Room -- is available as part of this month's bundle. According to Humble's John Graham, the new service has amassed 70,000 subscribers since launching late last year. Speaking to Destructoid, Graham describes the new Originals platform as...
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Coldplay Vs. Beyonce Vs.Which artist performed better on iTunes, Twitter and Facebook during and after the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show?
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Inside the Stupid Shit No OneCo-organizers Sam Lavigne and Amelia Winger-Bearskin solicit projects that use tech to critique tech culture.
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Why Destiny's EconomyLast week, when I wrote about my concerns regarding tomorrow’s Crimson Days event in Destiny, I briefly touched on a point about infusion, the current cornerstone of Destiny’s economy and leveling... system. Crimson Doubles, the PvP component of Crimson Days (and really its only component) is mostly about getting Ghost Shells as rewards, which can drop as high as 320 light. For many long-time players a Ghost Shell is the last piece of the puzzle missing on the way to max level, and now an activity has been specifically designed around fixing that problem.
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Streaming illegal movies isCopyright holders have been trying to put a stop to online piracy for years, yet that battle is far from being won. And the cat-and-mouse game has reached new heights, because accessing illegal copies... of movies and TV shows is now easier than ever. Popular torrent sites are adopting a new technology that turns them into Netflix-like services. The Pirate Bay, which gives users access to a large number of titles that can be readily downloaded to their machines, now lets them stream videos directly from the site to a web browser. That means people won't even have to download a movie. Instead, they'll just stream it from the site like Netflix. This type of online service isn't new. Many people are already familiar
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Listen to this episode of Working with guest Rachel Pfeffer:
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The Huawei Honor 5X is perfectly fine, but its mostly metal design makes this $200 chunk of phone passable as something much nicer than it really is. Once you get beyond the hardware illusion, you're... left with a major software identity crisis. On the Honor 5X, that crisis is called Emotion UI (EMUI), Huawei's own customized version of Android. If stock Android and iOS are like two fully-grown adults, then EMUI is a pimply, awkward teenager.
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iPhone 5se release date: New,Reports have suggested that the company could release the little phone in a hot or bright pink, but it is likely just to keep the new gold hue -- which might also come to other products in the Apple... line
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iPhone 5se release date: New,Reports have suggested that the company could release the little phone in a hot or bright pink, but it is likely just to keep the new gold hue -- which might also come to other products in the Apple... line
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Ferrari's Family Car Has A V12Ferrari isn’t known for making family cars, it’s known for making the car of your dreams, but when it does make one you can be sure that it’s not going to give up the essential Prancing Horse... elements. Ferrari is going to unveil the GTC4Lusso at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, this is its family car that’s powered by a V12 engine cranking out an amazing 690 horsepower. The GTC4Lusso is an improve version of the Ferrari FF, that particular car boasts 660 horses and is capable of hitting 100 kilometers or 62 miles in 3.7. In comparison, the GTC4Lusso reaches that milestone in just 3.4 seconds. The company says that this car has been designed for drivers who demand exceptional power “but refuse to compromise on in-car comfort, sporty elegance and impeccable...
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An entire generation of some of Michigan's poorest human beings might be permanently damaged by the negligence of Rick Snyder, who did nothing as lead poisoned Flint's drinking water. Maybe he didn't... notice because he was too busy buying this ornate Nordstrom box birthday cake.
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Sophisticated Trojan can goes to 'great lengths' to avoid detection by security products, warn Palo Alto researchers
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Paperless Post's Alexa"We did not make a business plan that said that we thought it would get this big."
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Unlike almost every other movie commercial released yesterday, Independence Day: Resurgence actually packed its with some new footage. And an explanation of the way the aliens are going to get back at... us. It is, of course, completely absurd.
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NASSCOM welcomes the TRAI announcement on differential pricing mandating that discriminatory tariffs are not allowed, and that TSPs or TSPs and their partners cannot offer discriminatory tariffs for... data services being offered or charged by the service provider.
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Valentine's Day Gift Idea:The definition of "last minute shopping" has changed. Thanks to services like Amazon Prime, you can order a gift with as little as 2 days notice with no financial or marital consequence whatsoever.... (wink wink: 30-day Prime trial located here) Amazon has discounted several devices and device bundles through February 13th, hoping to create an attractive option for all of you last-minute shopping fans. [If you're new to e-readers, take a minute to read: How to Choose the Right Amazon e-reader]
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(Reuters) - Shares of companies offering data analytics and cloud services, including Tableau Software Inc, fell sharply again on Monday amid worries that their customers were cutting spending.
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The 'Astro Pis' on the International Space Station are encased in £3,000 units, but you can 3D-print one for much less.
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Sprint Has A New Deal ForIt goes without saying that there’s quite a bit of competition between mobile carriers in the United States. We often see them tearing into each other via advertisements and that’s bound to... continue in the future. Carriers try to steal customers by offering new deals and promotions and the one Sprint is offering right now might entice some to switch over to Sprint. Customers who are interested in purchasing the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5 should take a look at Sprint’s offering. The carrier has a deal in which it’s giving a $200 credit with a working trade-in. It’s open to customers who own their existing smartphone, and not lease it, all they need to do is bring their device to a Sprint store and trade it in to get $200 off the cost of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5. The cost of...
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President Obama To AskThe White House announced it will ask Congress for funding to help monitor, control, prevent and treat the mosquito-borne Zika virus domestically and internationally.
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Google is reportedly workingGoogle is reportedly working on advanced virtual reality headsets for Android-powered smartphones. According to a report by the Financial Times, the company is looking to challenge Oculus and HTC with... a new device that will be the successor to Cardboard. It's believed to be similar to what Samsung and Oculus managed to launch for Galaxy handsets with the Samsung Gear VR. From the FT report: "The updated Google headset will be compatible with a much broader range of Android devices than Gear VR, which only works with a handful of recent Samsung Galaxy smartphone models, as the Alphabet unit tries to bring the technology to a wider audience. Google is hoping to improve the quality of the mobile VR viewing experience by embedding new software directly into its Android smartphone operating...
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Super Bowl 50 PostsSuper Bowl 50 that saw the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers was a TV ratings hit for CBS.
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Gil Penchina On What It Takes For Penchina, the next decade will see the creation of a more democratic venture capital and early stage investment industry, and Flight is at the forefront.
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A large scale study that included women from Germany and China has demonstrated a link between levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases with the formation of dark... spots on the skin, known as lentigenes. The most pronounced changes were observed on the cheeks of Asian women over the age of 50.
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New target, potentialResearchers have new insight into the complex interchange that can raise blood levels of unhealthy lipids, or fat, in type 1 diabetes, and early evidence that a drug under study to block cancer cell... growth can restore healthier levels.
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Antarctic ice safety band at risk

ESA - 8 Feb 2016 18:27
Antarctic ice safety band atAntarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, which includes using data from satellites such as ESA's heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves... act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows towards the sea. If lost, it could be the point of no return.
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Our knowledge of food and our kitchen skills are highly dependent on our level of income and on whether we have children living at home, say investigators at the conclusion of their study in Denmark.
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New type 2 diabetes biomarker identified

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 18:26
Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90 percent of diabetes cases as well as being one of the major cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers have found an epigenetic mechanism implicated in the... regulation of blood sugar. The results of this work could help identify patients at risk of developing diabetes, control treatment response, and generate possible future therapies for this disease.
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See an astronaut's view of theWhile the Super Bowl is a big spectacle down on Earth, it's a mere speck to the astronauts orbiting in the International Space Station.
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Yesterday Londoners got a fright when they saw a double-decker bus explode on a bridge over the Thames River. Some people immediately thought it was a terrorist attack. Thankfully it was just a scene... for a new movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.
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LG Prices 'Signature' FlagshipTime to start saving up, then
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T-Mobile offers up a freeForget chocolates and teddy bears. Get your sweetie a tablet for free this Valentine's Day with T-Mobile's Tablet on Us promotion. If they already have a tablet, then grab a discounted new phone or... accessory instead. The post T-Mobile offers up a free tablet, discounts on phones and accessories for Valentine’s Day appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Amazon's 12 best deals of theSuper Bowl 50 on Sunday night was pretty, well, boring... but at least the commercials were fun. If watching a bunch of ads isn't enough to help you get past the disappointment of last night's game... though, take a look through this collection of great deals on Amazon that we've assembled. There's something for everyone in there, like a big HDTV, the newly discounted Nexus 5X, a home audio system and even a great affordable knife block. DON'T MISS: The 10 best Super Bowl commercials of 2016 (and the one worst Super Bowl ad) LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone - White 16GB (U.S. Warranty): $299.00 with free Prime shipping TCL 40FD2700 40-Inch 1080p LED TV (2015 Model): $229.99 with free Prime shipping Chicago Cutlery 1109176 DesignPro 13-Piece Block Knife Set: $99.99 with free Prime shipping...
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Tim Cook Posts Blurry SuperThere’s no doubt about the fact that the iPhone has one of the best cameras that you can find on a mobile device. Apple has focused on the iPhone’s imaging prowess for years and will certainly... continue to do so in the years to come. Perhaps that’s why it’s understandable to see Tim Cook get viciously trolled online when he posts a blurry picture taken after the iPhone right after the Broncos won the Super Bowl last night. Apple regularly runs campaigns that showcase just what an amazing job the iPhone’s camera does. The campaigns are all substance and no fluff since the iPhone does have a great camera but it doesn’t help when you get a bit of bad PR courtesy of the CEO himself. The picture you see above was tweeted by Tim Cook moments after the Broncos won the Super Bowl last...
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Meet the new colonialists. They're white, wealthy and want your modem Comment Spurred on by wealthy white activists, the Indian telecoms regulator TRAI has stepped in to save poor Indians from... themselves. Western elites think they shouldn't get free internet....
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In the local universe, massive galaxies hosting more than about 100 billion stars are predominantly dead elliptical galaxies, that is, without any signs of star-formation activity. Many questions... remain on when, how and for how long star formation occurred in...
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Earth-like planets haveEvery school kid learns the basic structure of the Earth: a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core. But is this structure universal? Will rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars have... the same three layers? New research suggests that the answer is yes - they will have interiors very similar to Earth.
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Hitman Beta Launch Date Confirmed

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2016 18:12
Many of us have been anxiously waiting for the new Hitman game to arrive. It has been a long time since a new title in this franchise was released. There’s a lot of excitement about the upcoming... game and there’s another reason to get excited now because the Hitman beta launch date has now been confirmed. Going by the details available about the beta right now is that the Hitman beta is set at a “top secret recruitment and training facility” and revolves around the story of how Agent 47 joined the ICA. In case you’re wondering how you can access the beta, all those who have pre-ordered the upcoming Hitman game will have guaranteed access to the beta which goes live for the PlayStation 4 on February 12th and for PC on February 19th. So if you’ve not yet placed a pre-order you can...
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Humble Bundle is funding its own games

Engadget - 8 Feb 2016 18:12
Now that the Humble Bundle crew has a monthly indie game subscription service, you might be wondering: how is it going to keep you coming back for more? By offering exclusive games, that's how. The... outfit tells Destructoid that it's funding small tit...
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Tim Cook gets grief for blurryApple CEO tweeted image on field after Broncos' win.          
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Why Are MillennialsIndividualism and narcissism are rising in the United States. But why?
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Splash Cars channels SplatoonDeveloper Craneballs releases game Splash Cars for iOS and Android, channeling the Nintendo Wii game Splatoon in the process. This game has its users driving tiny cars and trucks, rolling around maps... that are subsequently covered in paint. This game follows the "paint road racer", you, the hero. In your mission you'll not only paint the world red (or blue, …
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Chief Scientist atIs AI an existential threat to humanity? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Andrew Ng, Chief... Scientist at Baidu; Chairman/Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford faculty, on Quora. Worrying about AI evil superintelligence today is like worrying about overpopulation on the planet Mars. We haven't even landed on the planet yet! AI has made tremendous progress, and I'm wildly optimistic about building a better society that is embedded up and down with machine intelligence. But AI today is still very limited. Almost all the economic and social value of deep learning is still through supervised learning, which is limited by the amount of suitably formatted (i.e., labeled) data. Even though AI is...
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Will Bentley be the next VWBentley may build an electric car, and if it does, it will have a big parts bin to rummage through. Sibling brands Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen are already planning electric cars of their own. The... post Will Bentley be the next VW Group brand to build an electric car? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple: A Safe Haven In APortfolio managers will gravitate to more value oriented stocks like Apple when markets become dislocated.
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Want a crash course on the history of photography? COOPH just published this info-packed 5-minute video on how photography developed from the early days of the camera obscura up to the emergence of... smartphone cameras and online photo sharing. (Note: there’s a bit of nudity.)
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Monica Lewinsky SaysOne is a heart giving a hug, while the other shows two hands coming together in solidarity.
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Apple Quietly Rolls Out 2013If your 2013-model Mac Pro is having video issues, Apple may be ready to fix the problem for free. The company has a new hardware repair program in place to deal with the issue, but you'll have to ask... because it isn't being advertised. The Mac Observer Spin: tl;dr version: Mac Pros made between February 8th and April 11th last year are covered by the free parts replacement program. If you're having weird video issues, schedule a Genius Bar appointment.
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India Bans Facebook's Free Basics Service

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2016 18:04
India Bans Facebook's FreeThere has been a lot of debate recently about Facebook’s zero-rate mobile service Free Basics. It has been criticized for being against the spirit of net neutrality and it was expected that India,... one of the markets where this service is offered, will ban Free Basics. The country’s regulator has weighed in on the issue and decided to ban Facebook’s Free Basics and similar services. Facebook is obviously not happy about this ruling and has issued a statement responding to the banning of Free Basics. The company says it will continue to work on improving and growing this service. "Our goal with Free Basics is to bring more people online with an open, non-exclusive and free platform," says Facebook, "While disappointed with the outcome, we will continue our efforts to eliminate barriers...
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Tweeters Decry Reported PlanBuzzFeed, which did not disclose the source of its information, said Twitter will order tweets to prioritize those it believes more users want to see.
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Chiral magnetic effectScientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class... of materials. The discovery, which relies on the separation of right- and left-"handed" particles, points to a range of potential applications in energy, quantum computing, and medical imaging, and possibly even a new mechanism for inducing superconductivity--the ability of some materials to carry current with no energy loss.
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Quantum state of molecular ionThe interaction of thermal energy from the environment with motional degrees of freedom is well known and often referred to as Brownian motion (also thermal motion). But in the case of polar... molecules, the internal degrees of freedom - in particular the rotational quantum state - are also influenced by the thermal radiation. So far, the detection of the rotational state was only possible by destroying the molecule. However, a German research group has now demonstrated the first implementation of a non-destructive state detection technique for molecular ions.
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The Game of Thrones-like cold spell that started in AD 536 went on much longer than thought, and may help explain historical events in Europe and Asia
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A Simple Plan to Start Reading More

Life Hacker - 8 Feb 2016 18:00
I love the physical nature of having books up there on the bookshelves, waiting to be looked at, admired, and remembered. I used to really enjoyed the library and I still do. But when I look at my... shelves I realize that I own so many books that I haven't read.
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If humans don't stop burning fossil fuels soon, we'll be paying for it for the next 10,000 years. That's the conclusion of a perspective paper penned by nearly two dozen leading Earth scientists,... which was published today in Nature Climate Change.
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Is Cisco Systems The One ToIoT has been "all the rage" for at least a couple years now, so trying to move to the front of the pack and being perceived as the leader is difficult. Being the perceived leader in a market is great,... but the results are even better: a leader can drive revenue growth. Many large technology firms such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Google and Cisco Systems have all been vying for top positions when it comes to IoT thought leadership. So how does one rise out of the pack?
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Sprint offers Galaxy S6 andSprint is pushing forward with another deal for those interested in Samsung's Galaxy S6 or Note 5 by giving a $200 credit with a working trade-in. That's right, as long as you own your current... smartphone, and not lease it, you can bring it in to your local Sprint store and save $200 on the cost of a new Galaxy S6 or Note 5. With these savings, well-qualified customers can grab the 32GB Galaxy S6 for just shy of $10 a month on a Sprint Lease, or the Note 5 for just under $17 a month leased. This new promotion can be combined with other Sprint promotions. If you are switching from another carrier, Sprint is still offering the "cut your bill in half" promotion so you can lower your monthly costs. Should you be interested in any of these promotions, be sure to head to your local Sprint store,...
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Everything is usually way cooler in slow-motion. An amazing football catch, a kick-ass movie fight scene, a gravity-defying skateboard trick --but apparently that logic doesn't apply to some dude... sticking his tongue in a loaded mouse trap. If you don't cringe in horror when watching this, then you're not human.
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Yup, it looks like the iPhone2016 is going to be a very interesting year for Apple, and for Apple investors. The iPhone is obviously the core of Apple's business, and after the smartphone's meteoric growth finally tapered off in... the holiday quarter last year, negative growth appears to be imminent. Apple bears say it's the beginning of the end, while Apple bulls say Apple bears are being ridiculous and the company still has plenty of room to grow. Both groups have made reasonable arguments in recent weeks, but it's the bulls who have a new reason to cheer on Monday morning. UP NEXT: The only 5 email apps iPhone owners should consider using Ahead
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Google's rumored VR headsetAs Google goes on a virtual reality hiring spree, rumors about the company's VR hardware plans are starting to take shape. Citing unnamed sources, Financial Times reports that Google is working on a... new virtual reality headset and a VR-optimized version of Android to go with it. The headset would come in sturdy plastic, with built-in sensors and lenses, similar to Samsung's GearVR. Users would then insert a smartphone into the headset to provide the imagery and processing power.
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Samsung's Ultra HD 4K Blu-RayAt the IFA trade show last year Samsung announced the first Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, it was expected to hit shelves around March 2016. It appears that the company has put up the... product for sale a bit earlier than expected. Multiple reports have come in about the Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player being in stock at several retailers. Customers who pre-ordered the UBD-K8500 from Best Buy have been informed that their units are going to start shipping on February 10th. A Facebook post from a store in Santa Monica shows that it sold out of the Blu-ray player on the same day it advertised that they were in stock. Samsung hasn’t really revealed why it has released the UBD-K8500 earlier than expected but I’m sure customers who have been waiting for it won’t mind getting their...
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Ferrari's new GTC4Lusso boastsFerrari has introduced the 2017 GTC4Lusso, a four-seater shooting brake that's an evolution of the five-year old FF. The GTC4Lusso reaches 62 mph from a stop 3.4 seconds thanks to a massive V12 engine... that delivers 680 horsepower. The post Ferrari's new GTC4Lusso boasts four-wheel drive, four seats, four-wheel steering appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The Phoblographer - 8 Feb 2016 17:53
In five minutes, learn about some of the most important moments in photography.
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There are good Photoshop tutorials and there are bad Photoshop tutorials. Tom Trager and Or Paz of the sketch comedy group Sugar Zaza created this humorous 2-minute video that pokes fun at the latter... group. We see a guy trying to learn a technique in Photoshop from a fictitious site called LearningPhotoshopIn-A-Breeze.com, but it’s not […]
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The Hyperloop Industrial Complex

Motherboard - 8 Feb 2016 17:52
The Hyperloop IndustrialThe hyperloop isn't real yet, but the businesses supporting its development certainly are.
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Comcast Survives Cord Cutting,We're back with another edition of Hacking TV. This week, Comcast is not being strangled by cord cutting, and more news from the world of earnings. Then, YouTube's hit-making team The Fine Brothers... step into a world of hurt. And Is war about to break out in the world of Sumner Redstone? I'm Steve Rosenbaum And I'm Saul Hansell, and this is Hacking TV. Chapter 1 - Earnings Part 2: Comcast Reports: Comcast defies trends and gains cable subscriptions New York Times Co. Announces Newsroom-wide Strategy Review Alphabet Becomes The Most Valuable Public Company In The World Chapter 2: YouTube Controversy Fine Bros back down, rescind trademark claim on the word "react" Chapter 3 The Viacom Soap Opera Continues Les Moonves Is Pushing CBS To Compete With Netflix and Hulu Sumner Redstone Resigns From...
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India rejected Facebook's freeLast year, Facebook launched their "Free Basics" program in India, which promised to bring free internet to all the citizens of the country. On the surface, that seems like a great and noble move.... Unfortunately, not all was as it seemed, which is why in December, the country moved to ban the service. Facebook has been fighting hard ever since, …
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Artistic space odyssey toMessages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule.
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The New York Times on Monday launched a Spanish-language digital edition, aiming to expand the global reach of the prestigious US daily.
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Look out Cisco, Logitech isYou may not have realized it, but there's a war going on in video calling. The space between impromptu, FaceTime-style smartphone chats and huge, custom conference suite installations is widening, as... offices evolve and collaborations span countries not just cubicles. Logitech has set its sights on that gap, undercutting traditional names like Polycom and Cisco with video call peripherals that …
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Li-Fi is 100 times faster thanA couple of reasons why you should
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Commodity servers ate my storage hardware lunch Commodity server shipments are booming but there is a sting in the tail for specialist vendors, who are seeing their hardware sales cannibalised....
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The feds are 'blown away' byThe Department of Transportation's call for visions of connected cities received 77 submissions, with 300 companies offering partnerships.
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First Live Image Of The GalaxyYou’ve been reading lots of rumors and reports about Samsung’s upcoming flagship handset over the past few weeks but so far live images of the handset haven’t really been leaked online. That... changes today. It appears that a source from Vietnam has leaked what just might be the first live image of the Galaxy S7. The image is also accompanied with specs which are more or less what we’ve already reported on previously. This leaked image does appear to be credible. The first thing you’ll notice is that the camera hump on the rear is gone, as rumored, and that the camera module has the same color as the device itself. It’s said that this handset has a magnesium frame as opposed to an aluminium frame. The source also claims that the Exynos powered version of this handset has 15...
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Speedier arrival for new LGThose sleek OLED TVs in LG's Super Bowl TV commercial will be here sooner than expected.          
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Tommy Hilfiger's NYFW ShowIt makes the technology the easiest way to avoid the hustle and bustle.
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∞ Beatboxing with Siri

The Loop - 8 Feb 2016 17:42
[VIDEO] Ask Siri to "beatbox" and you'll get one answer. But there's a much more interesting way to get Siri to beatbox.
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Supermassive Black Hole'sChandra X-Ray Observatory astronomers have imaged a 300,000 light-year-long jet blasting forth from The Pictor A galaxy's black hole, most likely comprised of "electrons spiraling around magnetic... field lines."
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148 Video Games Worth Playing In 2016

Forbes - 8 Feb 2016 17:42
148 Video Games Worth Playing148 games to look forward to in 2016, and 10 ideal for families.
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Talon for Android gains quickTalon, the popular Twitter app for Android, has hit version 4.0 with a number of new features and improvements, including better support for tablets, quick actions, and more. The developer has also... added an option for users to become "2016 Supporters" for Talon, letting them financially support the app beyond the initial price. Here the the major new additions you can expect from Talon 4.0: Tablets in landscape mode now display 2 timelines at a time instead of one Quick actions on tweets without expanding tweets or leaving the timeline Much improved tablet layouts Quicker account switching Few more activity transitions on Lollipop+ Style updates for the navigation drawer Favorite user notifications no longer require "Home Timeline Notifications" to be turned on With Talon's new "2016...
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PayPal Blacklists VPN And DNSFollowing Netflix's lead, VPNs are also taking a hit from PayPal. The online payments platform has recently started blocking its services from VPNs and other DNS masking services because they... allegedly enable copyright infringement.
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India will fast-track approvalIndia has indicated it will bypass the usual regulations for foreign companies and grant easy approval for Apple to establish retail outlets there. This comes as CEO Tim Cook tries to tap new global... markets, especially India, a country of 1.3 billion people where it has seen small gains in iPhone sales. BloombergBusiness, quoting an […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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Oracle issues emergency JavaExisting installations not at risk
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During Alphabet's earnings call last week , Google CEO Sundar Pichai spent several minutes talking about virtual reality, saying that Google Cardboard, the company's low-cost approach to VR, was "only... the first step" towards much broader goals in the space. Now, a report from the Financial Times claims that Google's next step is closer than we thought.
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13 tips for getting the bestTim Cook’s embarrassment at the Super Bowl seems a timely opportunity to put together something that’s been on my to-do list for a while now: a quick guide to getting the best results from your... iPhone’s camera. As a keen photographer, I’ve been amazed just how far cameras have come in the past few years. […]
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Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, takes us along for the ride as he ambles to his local Microsoft Store to purchase a Surface Pro 4, then compares it to his iPad Pro and MacBook.∞ Read... this on The Loop
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This is the first live photoSamsung's next flagship handset already appeared in leaked press renders, but actual images of the Galaxy S7 had not been seen. However, a new leak seems to show off the back of a Samsung handset... whose design matches the recent leaks. On top of that, a second report on Monday lists the various Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge accessories Samsung is working on, including a battery case for the handset. MUST WATCH: The 10 best Super Bowl commercials of 2016 (and the one worst Super Bowl ad) First seen by Italian site HDBlog on Vietnamese
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Mast Mobile lets you toggleJuggling between your work and your personal phone? Check out Mast Mobile, the new mobile virtual network operator rolls both your numbers into one device. With the Mast Mobile app, you can toggle... when you want your work number on or off. The post Mast Mobile lets you toggle between your work and personal number on a single device appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Many 3D scanners are built to scan whole objects, but that doesn't necessarily cut it if you're trying to scan a specific part. Ever try to map your own hand? Yeah, that doesn't work very well.... However, recent graduate Pieter Smakman has a better...
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If your credit score is solid, you might qualify for a "No Preset Spending Limit Card" (NPSL). However, credit limits matter when it comes to calculating your credit score . So how does an NPSL card... impact your score? It's tricky, but Credit.com explains the basics.
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Want longer iPhone batteryWe've featured a number of ways to save battery life on your smartphone before, but there may be an easier way to get up to 20% more juice on your iPhone: Stop using the Facebook app. Following... Android Central's discovery last month that the Facebook app could drain Android smartphone batteries by as much as 20%, The Guardian's Samuel Gibbs performed a similar week-long test using an iPhone 6S and found that by removing the app he was able to save up up to 15% in battery life. See also: 10 ways to squeeze more battery life from your Android phone Instead of using the Facebook app, Gibbs accessed the social network through the web using the Safari web browser"On average I had 15% more battery," said Gibbs. Facebook Messenger, however, wasn't removed.
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One step forwards and one step back +Comment Financially troubled Toshiba is building a new 3D flash fab while Samsung is delaying an expansion of its 3D NAND fab capabilities....
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Mozilla moves Firefox to aMozilla last week said it is changing Firefox's rigid every-six-week release cadence for a looser schedule that resembles what Google has used for Chrome since 2008. In a post to a company blog,... Mozilla said it would use a variable release tempo in 2016 with six-to-eight-week intervals. Chrome has used a flexible schedule since its September 2008 debut, shipping a new edition approximately every six to eight weeks, but unlike Mozilla, has never set delivery dates ahead of releases appearing. "Four years ago Mozilla moved to a fixed-schedule release model, otherwise known as the 'Train Model,' in which we released Firefox every six weeks to get features and updates to users faster and move at the speed of the Web," Mozilla said. "We studied the process carefully and learned a lot. We have...
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Comets May Not Explain 'AlienIt's looking less likely that a faraway star's strange dimming can be explained by a swarm of comets or an "alien megastructure."
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Clean energy from water

e! Science News - 8 Feb 2016 17:25
Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical.... Researchers at the University of Basel study how sunlight can be used for this purpose. The scientific journal Chemical Communications published their latest results.
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Apple Close to Approval forApple is close to gaining clearance to open its first retail store locations in India, according to a source familiar with the matter speaking with Bloomberg. Apple will be re-submitting its retail... presence application to the Indian government due to a format problem, but Bloomberg's source said that India plans to push the application through without issue. Due to the fact that Apple is "a provider of cutting-edge technology," the Cupertino-based company will be exempt from a rule set by the Indian government that states any foreign businesses selling a single brand must acquire 30 percent of its product's manufacturing inputs locally. Since Apple manufactures most of its products in China, the stipulation has been an issue for the company in trying to make headway into the Indian retail...
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Photographer Eric Kim teaches you some of the essential knowledge of composing street photographs.
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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 79:
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Facebook's Free BasicsFacebook's Free Basics Internet service and other similar programs are now banned in India over net neutrality concerns.
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OnePlus 2 Price Gets A Permanent Cut

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2016 17:20
OnePlus 2 Price Gets AIf you’ve been thinking about purchasing the OnePlus 2 then perhaps this is the best time to spend your money on that handset. The company has officially confirmed that the OnePlus 2 price has been... permanently cut. It’s nothing major but then again, who doesn’t like saving a bit of money? Over the past few months we’ve seen OnePlus sorting out some of the issues that bothered its customers. It eliminted the need to have an invite to actually purchase the device and even started offering free shipping on orders above $100. It launched the OnePlus 2 in July last year. The handset is available in 16GB storage with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with 4GB RAM. This price cut applies to the latter only which is now available for $349 as opposed to its launch price of $389. That’s a $40...
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Russian Cops Bust Key MembersOne of the most damaging malware types of modern cybercrime, Dyre, was stealing as much as $1.5 million per victim last year. But it went out of action, following arrests and raids in Russia, in... November.
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Just like its predecessor, 10 Cloverfield Lane arrived out of nowhere and made us put together tiny clues. But with the footage that aired during the Super Bowl, we think we've finally got a handle on... it.
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The Pirate Bay gets into theThere's a new, free streaming service offering limitless television shows and the latest movies, but it just might put you in the sights of the entertainment industry. Infamous pirate download site,... The Pirate Bay, recently rolled out a streaming service that is currently in beta. The new streaming service isn't coming directly from TPB. Instead, the torrent-centric site has added support for Torrents Time, a browser plugin that lets you stream torrents from your browser. To use TPB's new streaming feature a user must have the Torrents Time plugin installed. Then it's smooth sailing on the pirate-ridden digital-streaming seas. Torrents Time even supports casting to a television.
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Breakdown of iPhone usage

The Loop - 8 Feb 2016 17:17
MixPanel lays out the adoption numbers for the various iPhone models. There are still plenty of smaller screen iPhones out there, just ready for upgrades.∞ Read this on The Loop
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Facebook's 'Free Basics' program offered pared-down Internet services on mobile phones along with the company's own services
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Apple: Error 53 is AboutError 53 has taken the Internet by storm and is being tossed around as an example of how Apple is trying to screw iPhone users. The error can appear after the Touch ID sensor is replaced without... following the proper procedure, which leaves the iPhone unusable. Apple says that's part of keeping our personal data-and fingerprints-secure.
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Peculiar 'Cauliflower Rocks'Evidence of water and a warmer, wetter climate abound on Mars, but did life ever put its stamp on the Red Planet? Rocks may hold the secret. Knobby protuberances of rock discovered by the Spirit Rover... in 2008 near the rock outcrop Home Plate in Gusev Crater caught the attention of scientists back on Earth. They look like cauliflower or coral, but were these strange Martian rocks sculpted by microbes, wind or some other process? When analyzed by Spirit's mini-TES (Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer), they proved to be made of nearly pure silica (SiO2), a mineral that forms in hot, volcanic environments. Rainwater and snow seep into cracks in the ground and come in contact with rocks heated by magma from below. Heated to hundreds of degrees, the water becomes buoyant and rises back toward...
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Supposed leaked shot of theThe Samsung Galaxy S7 has yet to be announced by Samsung - and that should be kept in mind when looking at initial renders and live photos - but already we may have our first glimpse at what could be... the next flagship smartphone from the company. If this image is indeed accurate, we're looking at a design that takes the familiar left-and-right-side curves of the Note 5 and adds a bit of top-and-bottom curve as well. In addition, the camera module appears to be nearly flush with the back; certainly much closer than on its predecessor. We previously asked what you all wanted to see in Samsung's next phone, with the highest priority being improved battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have already made it through FCC certification. Samsung is expected to announce the next flagship...
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And the Winner of the Youth of Today Contest is...

The Phoblographer - 8 Feb 2016 17:10
The winners of the Youth of Today contest are...
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Watch 'Connected,' anMotherboard is thrilled to debut the new sci-fi short 'Connected,' directed by Luke Gilford, and featuring Dree Hemingway and Jane Fonda.
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Kevin Durant Was aGuess who was on the sidelines photographing Super Bowl 50 yesterday? Kevin Durant. The NBA star (and MVP two years ago) was a credentialed photographer at the championship game, shooting for The... Players’ Tribune. One day earlier he was shooting basketballs against the Golden State Warriors at nearby Oracle Arena in Oakland. Durant has watched […]
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The simplest way to improveIt can't be said enough: Uninstalling the Facebook app does some wonderful things for your phone. Last week we pointed to some tests that showed uninstalling Facebook from your Android phone could... improve its battery life by as much as 20% and now there are new tests that show you can get a similar battery boost by uninstalling the app from your iPhone. Specifically, The Guardian's Samuel Gibbs has found that "uninstalling Facebook's iOS app and switching to Safari can save up to 15% of iPhone battery life." FROM EARLIER: The Internet is having a field day with Tim Cook's
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Barclays is the first bank to have an analyst working alongside cyber-crime experts at Interpol's research and development facility.
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Researchers Discover GeneResearchers have found that overexpression in a family of genes results in worse outcomes across 10 types of cancer. When certain genes are overexpressed, cancer cells divide and grow continuously.
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The White House is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika... seriously--but don't worry, it's not a sign that the US is bracing itself for a local mass outbreak.
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Taser shock disrupts brainIn a randomized control trial, volunteer participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to... dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.
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If error messages appear whenEvery time Muhammad Athar boots his PC, an error message pops up warning him of missing files. Assuming that nothing else bad happens, this type of error message--coming up every time you boot and... only when you boot--probably isn't dangerous. It's likely just the remnants of an autoloader that didn't get removed properly. (An autoloader is a program that loads automatically every time you boot, such as your antivirus program.) [Have a tech question? Ask PCWorld Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector. Send your query to answer@pcworld.com.] To stop this annoying message, you must tell Windows to stop trying to load this non-existent file. How you do this depends on your version of Windows.
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Ultra runner Susie Chan setsUltra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts. The 40 year old, from Farnham, Surrey, ran a total distance of 68.54 miles... (110.3km) in 12 hours - beating the previous women's record for the same time period of 66.79 miles.
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The Mac's worm has turned

The Loop - 8 Feb 2016 17:00
Dan Moren, writing for Macworld, on the Mac's slow and steady growth after all these years. Will iPad knock the Mac out of it's central position in the Apple ecosystem?∞ Read this on The Loop
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The lawyering business resists efforts to move fast and break things--even though, and maybe because, innovation could help make the law more accessible. The post Tech Will Force Lawyers to Do More... for Those Billable Hours appeared first on WIRED.
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Lasers might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking of the conserving the environment. Nonetheless, they're being used to manage commercial forests more efficiently. The false-color... image above was captured with a "laser radar" LIDA...
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Commerzbank Innovates To ServeMuch of the promise of tech innovation is predicated on people, laws, and communities either changing on a dime, or simply getting out of the way of that change. Reality is far more complex and... nuanced, as evidenced by Germany’s Commerzbank’s approach to digitization.
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No one likes digging out the car after a storm, so if you have a moment before the snow starts, put a tarp or car cover down over your car. When the snow stops, one pull will leave your ride clean and... snow-free.
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Why your muscles get less soreScientists have studied the reduced-soreness phenomenon for decades, but they still can't figure out exactly why people feel less sore the second time around. What they do know is the immune system... plays some role in how the muscle repairs itself and protects against additional damage. But now exercise science researchers have produced evidence that shows for the first time the surprising presence of very specific immune workers: T-cells.
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Stem cell-derived heart muscle cells may fail to effectively replace damaged cardiac tissue because they don't contract strongly enough, according to a new study. This may help explain why stem... cell-based therapies have so far shown limited benefits for heart attack patients in clinical trials.
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IfOnly Lands $10.25 Million It used to be hard to take IfOnly very seriously. The 3.5-year-old, San Francisco-based company service has always serviced customers looking for unusual experiences, but they seemed out of reach... for most, like the (expensive) chance to cook with famed chef Thomas Keller. That the company was inspired by the wealthy friends of founder and CEO Trevor Traina — people…
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John Perry Barlow stands by his Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, the libertarian idea that lit up the Internet on this day in 1996. The post It's Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared... Cyberspace Independence appeared first on WIRED.
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Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So... what happened here, because Playmobil's Porsche 911 Carrera S is a near flawless replica.
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Facebook's Free Internet PlanThe program offers pared-down Internet services on mobile phones, along with access to the company's own social network and messaging services.
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Rapes tied to online dating onAttackers put victims at ease by establishing a relationship online before meeting, according to a new report from the UK.
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Researcher Proposes New MethodA Canadian researcher proposed looking at data delivery speed rather than IP addresses to determine user location. This could be used by Netflix to geo-block users who are attempting to access content... from locations different from where they should be.
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Unlisted company doing well off decline of legacy arrays Infinidat, Moshe Yanai's attempt to re-invent monolithic arrays in hybrid array, super-reliable form, had a good final 2015 quarter and wants... everyone to know it's growing while competitors are lagging....
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Electron's 1-D metallicIn the one-dimensional (1D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass... each other in 1D. (Fig. 1, in other words, correlation between electrons plays much more important role than those in 3D)
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Amazon India ImplementsAmazon changed its return policy for smartphones. Mobile phones purchased after Sunday will not be eligible for a refund until it is defective or damaged during delivery.
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Tech Tip: Evaluating Your Broadband Speed

The New York Times - 8 Feb 2016 16:52
Tech Tip: Evaluating YourSeveral online tests can help you check the speed of your Internet connection, but be aware of conditions that may affect your results.
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Apple Music launches inFollowing the most recent Apple Music launch for users in Turkey last week, the subscription music streaming service and accompanying Beats 1 radio station have now officially launched in Taiwan.... Apple Music is available now for users in Taiwan that want to subscribe and comes with the usual three month free trial before monthly pricing kicks in at NT […]
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The theory on why Venmo wentPopular payments app experienced issues right after the end of the game.          
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One of your favorite mechanical keyboards, versatile flash drives, and a $40 Amazon tablet kick off Monday's best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce... Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.
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One of your favorite mechanical keyboards, versatile flash drives, and a $40 Amazon tablet kick off Monday's best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce... Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.
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Java installer flaw shows whyOn most computers, the default download folder quickly becomes a repository of old and unorganized files that were opened once and then forgotten about. A recently fixed flaw in the Java installer... highlights why keeping this folder clean is important. On Friday, Oracle published a security advisory recommending that users delete all the Java installers they might have laying around on their computers and use new ones for versions 6u113, 7u97, 8u73 or later. The reason is that older Java installers are designed to look for and automatically load a number of specifically named DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files from the current directory. In the case of Java installers downloaded from the Web, the current directory is typically the computer's default download folder.
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Psychiatric Disorders And TypeResearchers have found a genetic link between psychiatric disorders and Type 2 diabetes. Through their discovery, they are hopeful that new treatment options will be developed to help patients.
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Microsoft sees a silver liningIn case you haven't noticed, Microsoft -- yes, sleepy old Microsoft -- has been on a tear the last few years. Windows 10 was released last year to nearly universal praise, Microsoft's HoloLens... augmented-reality headset has been called groundbreaking, and the company jumped to No. 3 on the BrandZ list of most valuable global brands in 2015 after languishing at No. 7 as recently as 2013. More important, between early September 2015 and Feb. 1 of this year, the company's stock price surged more than 25%, while the S&P and the Dow Jones indexes stayed flat, the Nasdaq dropped more than 1.5%, and Apple's stock price plunged 14%. Windows for now is Microsoft's most visible product and the public face of the company. But it's probably a last hurrah. Microsoft's future is all about the cloud, so...
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Hey Wedding Photographers: Let's Feature You!

The Phoblographer - 8 Feb 2016 16:44
Wedding Photographers: we're looking to feature your work.
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Mobile conference series GMICThe Global Mobile Internet Conference series is making its debut in Israel, launching a year of events that will culminate in the GMIC Silicon Valley pitch finals in September
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The 10 best Super BowlOn Sunday night, two teams clashed on the biggest stage in professional football and left it all out on the field in their quest to become the champions of Super Bowl 50. It was an epic meeting for... the record books as Broncos quarterback Payton Manning sought to put the ultimate cherry on top of an illustrious career. Meanwhile Carolina QB Cam Newton looked to cap off one of the most impressive seasons of the past decade by continuing the momentum his Panthers had been building throughout the playoffs. At least, that's probably what happened. We're not sure because we were too busy watching all the Super Bowl commercials. DON'T MISS: The only 5 email apps iPhone owners should consider using Needless to say, the Super Bowl has become as much about advertising as it has about football. In...
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Bits Daily Report: Waiting forThe commission's high-profile general counsel has faced criticism that too many of his decisions have been based upon Democratic politics.
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The Pirate Bay torrent site has blown around so much, you might not even be sure where it is right now (thepiratebay.se, we think). It's still kicking though, and now has a new trick -- streaming... directly from your browser. It's able to do that thank...
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A new kind of display called Linespace 3D-prints images in near real time, allowing blind people to examine them by touch
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Google Hangouts usesGoogle's Hangouts platform uses peer-to-peer connections during calls when possible to help with stability. Allowing for direct connections between two peers enables the company to provide a more... stable service without having to route through servers. Whether you're rocking the web client or the official app for Android, there's nothing worse than poor quality video and voice calls. To improve audio and video quality, Hangouts calls use a direct peer-to-peer connection when possible. This allows Hangouts to more efficiently route your call directly to the person you're talking to, rather than connecting the call through one of Google's servers. As a side note, using peer-to-peer connectivity will make your IP address available for viewing, but this is a worthy feature for the app on your...
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India Bans Facebook's FreeThe controversial program offered mobile web access to limited websites and services, sparking criticism among open internet proponents.
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Honey Can Potentially SaveHoney has long been touted to be beneficial to health but new research shows that it can destroy harmful fungus. This not only helps prevent cases of blindness but even death as well.
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Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer thinks the company needs a clear long-term path on mobile devices.
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Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.
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India regulator deals blow toIndia's telecom regulator on Monday dealt a blow to Facebook's plans to offer free mobile Internet through its controversial Free Basics service, by outlawing differential pricing for data packages.
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Indie Mobile Game 'The BindingApple rejected indie game, 'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth,' for allegedly depicting violence against children. The game's creator and producer, however, was met with much support online after posting... a tweet of his rejection on Twitter.
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Wirelessly supplying power to brain

Phys.org - 8 Feb 2016 16:30
Wirelessly supplying power toHuman and animal movements generate slight neural signals from their brain cells. These signals obtained using a neural interface are essential for realizing brain-machine interfaces (BMI). Such... neural recording systems using wires to connect the implanted device to an external device can cause infections through the opening in the skull. One method of solving this issue is to develop a wireless neural interface that is fully implantable on the brain.
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Could 80-year-old ether(Phys.org)--In a new study, scientists have proposed that tiny residual effects measured by ether-drift experiments in the 1920s and '30s may be the first evidence of a temperature gradient that was... theorized in the 1970s, but never before detected in a laboratory. The theorized temperature gradient is thought to be caused by the solar system moving at 370 km/sec through the cosmic background radiation (CBR), which is the faint electromagnetic radiation that fills the universe.
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As entertaining as the internet can be, who has time to read all of it? Even employing the services of a read-it-later app such as Instapaper or Pocket can make catching up on articles difficult. What... you need is a dedicated reading device, free from social media pings, email alerts, and other distractions--and that's where Amazon's Kindle comes in.
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YouTube, ENIAC, And TheThis week's milestones in the history of technology.
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In the "don't panic" category, the small(ish) asteroid 2013 TX68 will definitely miss the Earth when it swings by our fair world on Mar. 5, 2016. The orbital mechanics on this is pretty clear; it... certainly won't hit us. The thing is, it's not clear by how much it'll miss us, and the range is a bit uncertain: It'll pass somewhere between 17,000 to 14 million kilometers from Earth. Yeah. That's a big gray area. So what gives? TX68 is a rock roughly 100 meters across, and that's pretty small as these things go. That means that at any respectable distance from Earth it's essentially invisible; too faint to detect. We can only see it when it gets close enough to Earth to be visible to telescopes, and that window of opportunity doesn't last long. It was discovered in October 2013 when it was...
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We all the know the moment when you get down to "that last bit" of honey in a jar. It may not seem like enough to do much with, but a tablespoon or two of honey is a perfect partner for almost any... cheesy plan.
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Psst. Need 'help' getting updates? Nah, don't go direct Security watchers have spotted a shareware scam targeting Apple users that features malicious code signed with a legitimate Apple developer... certificate....
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Zero-Rating, Explained 

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 16:29
This piece was originally published in New America's digital magazine, the New America Weekly.
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Christian Zibreg, writing for iDownloadBlog, pulled together this tutorial that walks you through the various ways you can use 3D Touch with Apple Maps.∞ Read this on The Loop
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New algorithm improves speedWhat if computers could recognize objects as well as the human brain could? Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have taken an important step toward that goal by developing... a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (2-4 frames per second) and with higher accuracy (close to half the error) compared to existing systems. The technology, which incorporates deep learning models, could be used in "smart" vehicles, robotics and image and video search systems.
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Wolves Have Different 'HowlingThe research could help improve current wolf conservation and management methods.
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New HTC One M10 Image Leaks:HTC One M10 recently got another leak up its sleeve, and this time is a full frontal image of the handset. We stacked all the known information about the next HTC flagship so you know what to expect.
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Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and... some serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.
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The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

PC World - 8 Feb 2016 16:23
The 10 best tech ads fromIt's post-Super Bowl Monday and millions of you are probably reading this from home today recovering from Sunday night's festivities. We can't help you with that pounding headache or that regret over... siding with Bing and betting on the Panthers-seriously, what were you thinking? But we can give you some entertainment with the best tech-themed ads from the Super Bowl. While you were reaching for one of the 1.3 billion chicken wings or a slice of the 4 million pizzas eaten on Super Bowl Sunday, Amazon, Fitbit, T-Mobile, and Intuit's TurboTax were pouring millions into Super Bowl ads.
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The US military might seem like an endless cash train for contractors, but it's not always so. Vacuum bot maker iRobot has sold off its defense and security division in order to focus on its core... Roomba business. If you were unaware that iRobot even...
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'Naruto Shippuden: UltimateNaruto fans can thank Valve for porting 'Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4' to Steam. PC gamers can now download and play the title, but reviews showed that the visual and gaming experience are... far from excellent.
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The future of TV? HowImagine a party on a warm summer's evening. You can see the beautiful greenery and the dipping sun, you can smell the freshly cut grass and taste the cool drinks on offer. You hear someone walk up... behind you and feel them tap you on the shoulder. Now imagine you're not really at the party - but sat at home and the scene and all these sensations are coming from your TV.
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Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
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This Limited Edition Lumia 950Microsoft and Italian jeweller Damiani creates limited edition Lumia 950 that has a gold ring and 10 diamonds. The customized Windows phone has a price tag of $2,135.
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Watch Larry David impersonateIf you're feeling a bit let down from one of the most boring Super Bowl games in recent memory, we have just the thing to turn your day around. Over the weekend, Larry David hosted Saturday Night Live... and delivered an all-around great performance with no shortage of memorable moments. DON'T MISS: Elon Musk's next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically One of the episode's highlights, without question, was a digital short titled "Bern Your Enthusiasm." As the title implies, the short features Larry David assuming the role of Bernie Sanders in a politically themed spoof of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Aside from David's hilarious and accurate portrayal of Sanders, the clip hits it
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There's a New Way to BuyDisruptors are now delivering nationwide
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Enormous beam found streamingImagine spotting the laser beam from the fictitious Death Star of "Star Wars" fame as you scan a distant galaxy.
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Controversial New TechnologyThe hotly debated gene drive, which uses the gene splicing technology CRISPR, is looking to wipe out the Zika-causing Aedes aegypti mosquito population. However, there could be unforeseen consequences... as well, warned ecologists and other experts.
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Verizon won't shut off emailBreaking down the telecom giant's latest email deactivation policy.          
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Partnering With 76'ers, StubHub, long considered to be the leader in secondary ticket sales for events, is getting into direct sales of primary tickets through a new partnership with the Philadelphia 76’ers. They may... have one of the worst records in the league, but they’re still first in the hearts of Philly basketball fans (if there’re any left). The deal gives would-be buyers the chance to see…
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Internet Archive's MalwareThe Malware Museum from Internet Archive went live on Friday, Feb. 5. It is a repository of 78 malware examples from the 1980s and 1990s.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted an image that make folks question the quality of the iPhone's camera.
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Red Dead Redemption brieflyOver the weekend it appeared that Red Dead Redemption had been released on the Xbox One, but players' hopes were dashed when the game was quickly pulled, and Microsoft's Larry Hryb said the release... has been an error. The post Red Dead Redemption briefly appears on the Xbox One, is quickly pulled appeared first on Digital Trends.
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...while lobbyists keep their seats at the table Privacy advocates have been secretly expelled from the NHS's care.data discussions group, while lobbyists backed by biotech corporations have kept... their places at the table....
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'Tekken 7: Fated Retribution'Besides Nina Williams, Street Fighter's Akuma also joins the 'Tekken 7: Fated Retribution' roster. Along with these two new characters, the game's Rage systems also get an update in time for the... arcade's release next week.
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The future will be built onData has the power to revolutionise and disrupt the way societies are governed. None more so than open data, which is free to access, free to use and can be shared by anyone. It's non-personal and can... be used to identify and predict large-scale trends and behaviours. This is as opposed to closed data that is restricted to internal use by an organisation.
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Researching suitable conceptsAutomobiles increase the mobility of their users. However, their maneuverability is pushed to the limit by cramped inner city conditions. Those who need to park their vehicles frequently, such as... delivery services and mobile care providers, lose a lot of working time searching for and then getting into parking spaces. New chassis types with wheels that can be steered individually and electric drives make it possible to increase maneuverability and therefore efficiency, particularly in flowing urban traffic. The OmniSteer project, which is funded by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is aimed at researching suitable concepts and prototypes by 2018 and has a budget of € 3.4 million.
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Microgrids in the American power network

Phys.org - 8 Feb 2016 16:09
Microgrids in the AmericanSiemens is working with customers in the United States to move generation closer to load sources, increasing distributed energy sources on the grid. Many large energy users - military bases,... universities, commercial campuses, etc - are looking to invest in on-site generation and infrastructure due to the significant value of increased resiliency and energy security of having their power source nearby that they can control independently from the serving utility. Microgrid design and software control easily integrates and optimizes existing energy infrastructure, renewable generation, and load sources while providing a scalable infrastructure for future expansion.
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Star formation in theStar formation environments can be roughly grouped into three types, categorized by the density of their gas (or more precisely, the projected "surface" density of the gas, which is easier to... determine than the conventional volume density). In moderately high density regions, where the gas is primarily molecular in form rather than atomic, there is a strong correlation between the amount of star formation taking place and the density. This result is the basis for concluding that stars form from molecular material. In very high density regions like those found in merging and starbursting galaxies, the star-formation rates compared to the total mass of available material are even larger. In low-density regions there is little known about correlations between the total gas and star-formation...
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India has banned free mobile programs that allow Internet access to only certain services, a strategy employed by Facebook with its Free Basics project that was called antithetical to net neutrality.
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Enerskin Knee Sleeves

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 16:04
Enerskin Knee SleevesStrengthen the power of your knee as well as protect it with ease by using the Unisex Knee Sleeves by Enerskin. These sleeves will not only protect your knee but also help in stabilizing it and reduce... any kind of swelling and inflammation at the same time. So if you’re suffering from any kind of knee injuries such as torn ACL, MCL, meniscus or patellar tendon, these sleeves will help you recover faster. There is a patented silicone taping infused...
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When Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., learned that he had won the New Hampshire primary without campaigning or being on the ballot, he was nearly 9,000 miles from Concord, New Hampshire, flying over southeast... Asia. He heard the news on Army radio.
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You spend a good chunk of your computing time on phones and tablets these days, so why should your desktop be the only one that can use external storage? These flash drives include a microUSB... connector to interface with your Android phones and tablets, and you can pick one up for just $12-$17.
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You spend a good chunk of your computing time on phones and tablets these days, so why should your desktop be the only one that can use external storage? These flash drives include a microUSB... connector to interface with your Android phones and tablets, and you can pick one up for just $12-$17.
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Ray Super Remote

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 16:02
Ray Super RemoteThe Ray Super Remote is an intuitive, touchscreen universal remote for the Internet generation. Elegant and smart, Ray offers a search function for quick access to channels and programming, as well as... adaptive software that gets to know your family’s taste and preferences. With the ease and simplicity of a mobile OS, Ray is redefining control of the entertainment center in today's connected homes.
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Cora Delivers Organic Cotton You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet with the deal, startups are looking to disrupt the age-old... feminine care industry with a number of twists and tricks. But Cora, a startup launching today, is looking to re-imagine the entire experience of buying and using tampons, from delivery…
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Mylight.me LED Ambient Closet Light Kit

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 16:01
Mylight.me LED Ambient ClosetLight up even the darkest space with the Mylight.me LED Ambient Closet Light Kit. Equipped with a motion detecting sensor with a range of over 20 feet and plugging conveniently into any wall socket,... this bright LED light system with automatically turn on when you enter a room or open a closet door. The lights produce a soft light with 2700 Kelvin and have a lifetime of up to 30,000 hours. Ready to mount out of the box, the kit...
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Net neutrality one, Facebook zero. India's telecommunications regulator has banned what it calls "discriminatory tariffs for data services," more commonly known as zero-rating. The term describes... schemes that allow customers to access particular site...
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Bluetooth Enabled Smart Lock by Okidokeys

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
Bluetooth Enabled Smart LockIf you happen to go through the hassle of losing your home keys pretty often, the Bluetooth Enabled Smart Lock by Okidokeys is the right gadget for you. This is one of those smart locks which provides... a secure, simple and practical way to access your home from your smartphone. The lock is Bluetooth 4.0 enabled that comes with a corresponding iOS or Android app for easy control. You can also manage access to your family members and acquaintances with...
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Energy Dock

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
Energy DockEnergy Dock is a better way to charge your iPhone. It is a beautiful aluminum iPhone dock and portable power bank, with an internal 6000mAh battery. Energy Dock was created to answer the shortcomings... of other docks on the market, by offering an elegant and extremely stable way to charge and use your iPhone while docked. A micro-suction pad on the bottom keeps it firmly planted during taps, swipes and Touch ID use. The internal battery lets you charge wherever...
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Leather Headphone Clip by Peiliee Workshop

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
Leather Headphone Clip byNever spend another minute untangling the frustrating headphone cables. Instead, keep them tidy and accessible with the Leather Headphone Clip by Peiliee Workshop. Handmade from a single piece of... premium leather, this wrap is complete with a snap to secure around your cables and to keep them looking neat. Available in your choice of leather color, the Leather Headphone Clip comes in wine, brown, black, and light brown to complement your style and accessories. Simple yet super effective, the Leather...
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Dan Gilbert And Campless The goal is to create a marketplace that sells items at the real market price. Sounds great. As the buyer of a lot things through the Internet, I’m all for fair prices. But will sellers buy into... the service, too? Called StockX, the site is a so-called “stock market of things”, offering items for sale priced using live market data. At launch the company will sell only…
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Sony Xperia Z5 Review

Photography Blog - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
Sony Xperia Z5 ReviewThe Sony Xperia Z5 is a new flagship waterproof smartphone that features a lot of cutting-edge camera technologies. The Xperia Z5 has a 23 megapixel sensor, 24mm fixed lens with fast f/2 aperture, 4K... and 1080p video, sweep panoramas, a range of picture effects and Hybrid AF system featuring phase detection points. Read our in-depth Sony Xperia Z5 review now... Read the review »
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GPS and the World's First "Space War"

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
GPS and the World's FirstSatellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology --
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VRLA Virtual Reality EventLess than two years ago, Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) started out as a very small event with a hundred people according to founder Cosmo Scharf. At VRLA’s 2016 Winter Expo on January 23rd,... VRLA brought in over 3,000 attendees and 33 sponsors over the course of less than two years, representing a growth of more than 30x in under two years. What makes VRLA so special is that their event is completely independent and not run by any of the VR (virtual reality) companies like Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, Valve, or Sony. VRLA is an open event where any company can sign up to exhibit and even present; their open attitude is extremely welcoming and may be why it’s become so popular and a must-go for VR fans. VRLA has become the center of content creation and content creators; be they film...
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Visible hand

MIT - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
Visible handWith Neighborly, Jase Wilson meshes crowdfunding and bond markets to change how cities are built.
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A Big Phone Works for Everyone But You

Motherboard - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
A Big Phone Works for EveryoneThere are increasingly powerful interests that want us to drop our phones so they can fix them and sell us new ones.
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When you're planning a project, the best place to begin is the beginning, right? If you're up against a deadline, you might actually want to reverse that. Start with the deadline and work your way... backwards.
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GPS and the World's First "Space War"

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
GPS and the World's FirstSatellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology --
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Moto 360 Sport review: OnlyI hate running. It's not just because I have bad knees and it hurts to run--I would rather lift weights and get my cardio on a recumbent bike where I can distract myself playing mobile games.... Motorola's fitness-focused version of the Moto 360 is not for me. It's for people that get their workouts on the pavement and treadmills. For that specific subset, it's a good enough Android Wear watch, but if you enjoy broader fitness activities, you'll be frustrated by its limitations. A Moto 360 for the outdoors The Sport version of the Moto 360 shares much in common with the 2nd generation Moto 360 we like so much. It's fundamentally the same hardware and software, with a few notable differences. It runs all the regular Android Wear apps and works just as well as a Google-powered watch as the 2nd...
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GPS and the World's First "Space War"

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2016 16:00
GPS and the World's FirstSatellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology --
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The Heritage Driving Gloves by The Outlierman

The Gadget Flow - 8 Feb 2016 15:59
The Heritage Driving Gloves byDrive in style with a firm grip on the wheel with the Heritage Driving Gloves by The Outlierman. Handmade with nappa lambskin by superior Italian craftsman, these gloves are designed to match the... interior and exterior of classic cars. Coming in the Sunshine/Petrol combination, a stunning marriage of soft yellow and deep black leathers, the Heritage Gloves are outfitted with cut outs on the knuckles, along the fingers, and on the palms to promote breathability. Available in four sizes; 7.5,...
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OROS Orion Series -With the OROS Orion Series, you can now get rid of those bulky winter wear and switch to a new range of apparel that is thin but equally warm. This series features jackets, beanies, gloves, and snow... pants insulated with aerogel– the same stuff NASA uses to insulate their space suits!! Buying an Orion Series product by OROS gives you a warmer, slimmer, sleeker product than the competition. The idea was to come up with a design you can wear...
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Latest iPhone 7 Render RevealsYet another iPhone 7 render has cropped up, revealing a ton of interesting features for the next-generation iPhone. It shows the iPhone 7 with a ceramic back, waterproof body and super AMOLED screen.
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You Can't Have Lunch at Chipotle Today

Gizmodo - 8 Feb 2016 15:56
Happy Super Bowl hangover! I hope you like Qdoba.
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Forget The Selfie Stick, MeetFreeskier Nicolas Vuignier shot an amazing video using the Centriphone, which is a rig that Vuignier created himself. The skiing video now has almost 2 million views.
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The new Samsung Gear S2 has a rotatable bezel that can be used to access different widget screens.
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Box office hits and misses:Kung Fu Panda 3 was the highest-grossing film of the weekend for the second straight week, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens joined elite company by crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide. The post Box... office hits and misses: Kung Fu Panda 3 wins as Star Wars crosses $2 billion appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Anyone can toss a TV and some speakers together and call it a home theater. But like many who've gone before him, Imgur user tylerfulltilt went above and beyond the call of duty with a custom setup... that pays homage to the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
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Lessons learned from Google'sApple regained its place as the world's most valuable company - but will it stay that way for long?
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James Webb Space TelescopeConstruction of a new space telescope has been underway for a long time now. The new telescope is the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and its first primary mirror was installed back in November of... 2015. On February 3, the 18th and final primary mirror segment was installed in the telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch …
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Super Bowl movie trailers:Not everybody watches the Super Bowl solely for the action on the football field. Some do it for the commercials, others love the half-time show, and movie fans are likely keen to see what trailers... will air during the game. And Super Bowl 50 certainly delivered when it comes to new trailers, offering us sneak peaks at some of the most exciting movies hitting theaters this year. DON'T MISS: The Internet is having a field day with Tim Cook's blurry Super Bowl photo 10 Cloverfield Lane Cloverfield 2 is almost upon us, a J.J. Abrams project that was kept secret until a few weeks ago. There's a new trailer out and it's about as scary and mysterious
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Tech Five: Shares of Twitter sliding

USA Today - 8 Feb 2016 15:48
Tech Five: Shares of TwitterCompany reportedly planning changes to user timelines.          
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PSA: Switching from theIf your iPhone battery struggles to make it through a full day, and you don’t want to add an ugly hump to your device, Guardian tech writer Samuel Gibbs has found that deleting the Facebook app and... using Safari instead can boost battery life by up to 15%. Gibbs spent a week comparing battery usage when using the […]
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The Expedition 46 crew members are wrapping up their work week on different types of research including botany, bone loss and pilot testing. The crew also checked for pressure leaks, worked on life... support gear and continued cleaning up after...
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Introducing Asteroid Day

ESA - 8 Feb 2016 15:45
Introducing Asteroid DayWatch the live press conference unveiling Asteroid Day 2016's events and partners from 1500 CET (1400 UTC) on Tuesday, 9 February
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CDC Rolls Out Safe SexCouples are advised to follow the CDC's latest guidelines on safe sex to prevent a possible transmission of the Zika virus through sexual activity. The recommendations come after health experts in... Texas confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of the infection through sex.
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London cops now also eyeing feathered interceptors The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they're looking into deploying drone-busting eagles, a few days after a Scottish MP called for cops north of... the border to investigate the possibility of using feathered interceptors to deal with growing flocks of wild UAVs....
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Game Pirate Group 3DM SuspendsChina-based cracking group 3DM said that it is suspending piracy activities for at least one year. According to the group, however, the reason is not connected with its frustration with anti-piracy... measures being implemented on games such as 'Just Cause 3.'
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Backspace: 'Reruns on TV'

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 15:36
View the latest Backspace cartoon from Jerm.
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This Psycho-Pass Dominator While I am not a huge fan of anime – I stopped at Akira and never picked it back up – I can appreciate attention to detail and true proplica badassery when I see it. And so we present the... Dominator from Psycho-Pass, a quick-converting replica gun that moves from “paralyzer” to “eliminator” mode. It also connects to your smartphone for some added fun…
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Fall detector for older people

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 15:36
Fall detector for older peopleA new sensor will make life safer for the elderly, say its developers. Pressure measurements enable a newly developed fall detector to "observe" falls that current sensors do not register, thus... improving safety for older people who live at home.
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It may be possible to increase the neuron reserve of the hippocampus - and thus improve preconditions for learning - by promoting neurogenesis via sustained aerobic exercise such as running, say... researchers.
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The presence of alterations in brain functioning and structure in cocaine users has been seen in a new study where researchers used three different magnetic resonance imaging techniques to study the... brain activation patterns and the integrity of grey and white matter in cocaine users.
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New wireless sleeve to helpScientists are intending to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. The team will create a wireless sleeve, which will... provide automatic, intelligent information about muscle movement and strength while patients practice every-day tasks at home. The data will be available on a computer tablet to enable patients to review their progress as well as to allow therapists to tailor their rehabilitation program.
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Wbp2 is a novel deafness gene

Science Daily - 8 Feb 2016 15:35
Wbp2 is a novel deafness geneFor the first time, researchers have demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss. The scientists report that the loss of Wbp2 expression leads to progressive... high-frequency hearing loss in mouse as well as in two clinical cases of children with deafness with no other obvious features.
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More detailed analysis of howStress in the body's cells is both the cause and consequence of inflammatory diseases or cancer. The cells react to stress to protect themselves. Researchers have now developed a new technique that... allows studying a fundamental response to stress in much more detail than previously possible: the ADP-ribosylation of chromatin. In the long term, this method could help finding ways of blocking disease-causing processes.
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The thousands of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) entering Europe to seek escape from war and poverty are in the headlines as the British Government considers the acceptance of 3000... refugee children to the UK. In addition to the loss of their families, many of these children will also have no documentary proof of their identity or age and no-one to support their status as "children" and thus their claim of asylum. In those cases in which the child appears to be mature, scientific evidence is required by the government to support an age of less than 18 years. In these cases an assessment of the biological maturity of the child is made on the assumption of the close relationship between maturity and age. In 2015 these assessments were carried out in 488 of the 2168 applications...
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It is possible to measure the alcohol consumption of a given population based on the presence of a stable metabolite excreted in urine in wastewaters: ethyl sulphate. Now research is focused on the... scientifically quantification of the massive spike in drinking in Valencia during local festivities.
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Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a... new study.
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A new analysis indicates that states' Web-based and phone-based tobacco cessation programs can help people quit smoking, but certain personal characteristics may lead individuals to prefer one type of... program over the other.
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Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Last Friday, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday lost $18B in market capitalization. To put that in perspective, these three SaaS companies lost more in market cap on Friday than 15 current SaaS... leaders are worth...combined. How can this be possible? LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday are growing revenue with sticky customers and they are targeting large addressable markets. Are they now…
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Bentley Flying Spur buyers canWhen it comes to adding options to a normal car, you can get things like navigation, upgraded audio, and maybe a special paint. When it comes to optioning a car like the Bentley Flying Spur, the... options get much more expensive and unique. Bentley has announced new Mulliner bespoke features for the Flying Spur. As befitting a Bentley, one of …
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Lies are hard to come up with on the spot, even for seasoned liars. If you suspect someone is feeding you a false story, draw it out by making them think too much about their story.
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I was hoping Amazon would have a deal on the Echo today in light of its Super Bowl commercial appearances, but alas, we'll have to settle for a $40 Fire tablet and $20 off Kindle e-readers.
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I was hoping Amazon would have a deal on the Echo today in light of its Super Bowl commercial appearances, but alas, we'll have to settle for a $40 Fire tablet and $20 off Kindle e-readers.
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Will Sona 2016 light the SA Connect fuse?

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 15:28
Government's failure to get to grips with South Africa Connect, the nation's ambitious broadband roll-out plan that promises to deliver high-speed broadband Internet connectivity everyone in South... Africa by 2030, will be apparent to all during the state of the nation address
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Why do these Nike sunglassesNike's new Vaporwing sunglasses for runners may not have any electronics, but according to Nike Vision a lot of technology went into building them.
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Ponder: How much paper was used to promise paperless NHS? National Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised £4.2bn investment to "bring the NHS into the digital age," part of an attempt once again... by the department to force the service to go paperless....
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Animal Sex: How Galápagos Tortoises Do It

Live Science - 8 Feb 2016 15:24
Animal Sex: How GalápagosGalápagos tortoise mating involves neck competitions, harassment and lengthy sperm storage.
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LSTN isn't your average audio company. The Los Angeles-based enterprise turned head a couple years ago when it started selling sleek wood and chrome headphones. Now, LSTN is expanding into the world... of Bluetooth speakers with a very lovely box named Apollo.
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Obamas Complain Of Bad WhiteThe Obamas complained about the bad Wi-Fi at the White House during a Pre-Super Bowl interview. The President said the connection is patchy and the first lady said their daughters are irritated by it.
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Can a $7 accessory reallyCarrying around a dedicated camera can provide you with great quality photos, but they can also be bulky, get in your way and you can even damage them. So get a cheap clip-on lens for your cell phone... and still get high quality photos. The VicTsing Clip-on Fisheye Lens Photo Kit is for sale on Amazon for $10.99 with free shipping on orders for more than $35. This lens is specifically designed for mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy S phones, Note phones and more, as well as Android tablets and PCs with cameras. When you're on vacation oftentimes it's wonderful to have a dedicated camera, but it can also be another item to trek around with, so take this clip-on lens and still get high quality photos. The specialness of this lens is that it comes with a round clip, which...
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Search engines will know whatIf you enter "Oklahoma" in a search engine, you might get a travelogue, news about the oil industry, Oklahoma State football scores or an article on Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. What appears at... the top of the list might - and should - depend on what you were actually looking for.
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NASA software to help avoidMore than 75,000 ticketholders will fill Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50, but more than one million people are expected to take part in activities nearby. A large portion... of them will fly into the San Francisco Bay Area for the big game throughout the first week of February. NASA is working on technology to help future Super Bowl fans - and everyone else - avoid weather delays and arrive at their destinations safely and efficiently.
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Saturn's moonlets

PTTU - 8 Feb 2016 15:15
Saturn's moonletsESA Top News:
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Apple iPhone 5se to be unveiled in March: Report

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 15:14
Apple's next iPhone will come in the same four colours -- despite rumours that the company might opt for a bright colour scheme. Some reports had suggested that the phone might come in a bright pink,... but it is likely to have the same four options as the iPhone 6s, according to reports.
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Nearly 13 Million People SignThe Health and Human Services Department has revealed that close to 13 million people in the U.S. have signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. About 2.7 million of the newly-insured... are between 18 to 34 years old.
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Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to... work.
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Company says it has been notified that executive vice-president for corporate development, three others may join potential takeover
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SES: We plan Feb. 24 SpaceXSatellite fleet operator SES on Feb. 8 said it is targeting Feb. 24 for the launch of its SES-9 telecommunications satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full-Thrust rocket, a launch that has been... repeatedly delayed since September. SpaceNews.com
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Facebook iOS App Under FireFacebook this morning came under fire once more over concerns regarding the impact its iOS app has on iPhone battery life. Writing in The Guardian, technology reporter Samuel Gibbs claims to have... found that uninstalling Facebook's iOS app and accessing the social media site via Safari can save up to 15 percent of an iPhone's battery life. Gibbs relates how he uninstalled the app on his iPhone 6s Plus and recorded its battery life at the same time each day for a week, comparing the numbers to a daily average taken from a week with the app installed. The writer accessed Facebook's site through Safari for the same amount of time and for the same purposes as he had using the dedicated app. Gibbs also notes that he left Facebook's Messenger app installed throughout. In conclusion, Gibbs states...
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Virtual reality is a hot technology, but can tech chiefs build a business case for using it yet?
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The vast troves of consumer data held by big internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog... told a newspaper.
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Facebook's Free BasicsFacebook's Free Basics service has been dealt a severe blow by India's telecommunications regulator, which ruled on Monday that telecom service providers are prohibited from charging differently for... data depending on the content or the application that the user is accessing. The move follows strong protests by civil rights groups in the country against Free Basics, which was seen by its critics as creating a "walled garden" of select free websites, including Facebook, in the name of providing uncharged Web access to the poor. The critics were also opposed to Airtel Zero, a platform launched by mobile operator Bharti Airtel so that app developers could offer so-called zero-rating apps with no data charges to customers after paying the operator a fee.
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With ancient artefacts from the 1980s and 1990s at the Internet Archive's new online museum, you can take a stroll down malware memory lane.
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Ever since Microsoft announced backwards compatibility for the Xbox One, gamers have campaigned for the inclusion of one title more than any other: Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. The open-world... western is yet to grace Microsoft's 100+ strong list of...
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What Everyone's Got WrongIs Twitter a data-led media company? Or a media-led data company?
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Apollo Education goes private in $1.1 billion buyout with for-profit colleges under pressure
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Audi RS Q3 performance rocketsAudi has announced that it is taking orders for the RS Q3 performance compact SUV. The top of the line model packs a turbo 5-cylinder engine that makes 367hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. That is enough... power and torque to push the RS Q3 performance to 100km/h (62.1mph) in 4.4 seconds. The little SUV can also reach a top …
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Babel Tower is the work of Gugo Torelli, a designer from Florence, Italy, and Shirin Abedinirad, an artist from Iran. The post Watch a Pyramid of Mirrors Morph Based on Desert Weather appeared first... on WIRED.
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Synology boxes expand function

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Synology boxes expand functionStoring your digital information has never been easier and NAS heavyweight Synology is making the most of this quiet revolution.
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Beat the house-hunting scrum

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Beat the house-hunting scrumA new Australian app promising to change the way Australians interact with real estate listings is set to launch nationally.
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This Adorable Robot Can ChangeThe bot can't take on the full color spectrum just yet, but it's already impressive.
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Plugged-in corporates aid innovation

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Australia has some catching up to do when it comes to innovation and corporate business needs to be fully plugged into the equation.
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No care for Slush funds

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
No care for Slush fundsIt is not often an Australian start-up wins $1 million, but for one Melbourne-based company saying no was the better option.
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Infamous Video Game PiracyAs counter-piracy tech gets stronger, one major cracking group says it's taking a year off to see how sales are affected.
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Samsung to roll out SmartThings

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Samsung to roll outTech heavyweights are gunning for the Internet of Things crown but Samsung is confident it has the jump on rivals.
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Home surveillance eye in the sky

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Home surveillance eye in theA raft of new devices is putting a new spin on home surveillance but not all Wi-Fi-connected security cameras are the same.
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Popcorn Time may be dead, but its spirit lives on. Torrents Time is a browser plugin developed by the team behind a fork of Popcorn Time that allows you to stream torrents directly in your browser.
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Oxford invests in start-up GOI

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Oxford invests in start-up GOIBrisbane-based workplace training start-up scores big at the prestigious house of learning.
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Xero's evolution on cloud nine

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Xero's evolution on cloud nineAs Xero Australia welcomes its new managing director the company’s erstwhile chief Chris Ridd is supremely confident.
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No phone service the NBN reality

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
No phone service the NBNNBN Co and Telstra have ­admitted something went seriously wrong during the NBN rollout on the NSW central coast.
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Emerging market mobility in focus

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 15:00
Emerging market mobility inGoogle is ready to fight the good fight as the new battlegrounds of the digital age emerge.
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The insects are miniature transformers that can compress to half their size and still run really fast. The creepy little buggers might even inspire a new generation of search and rescue robots.
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How to use Cortana withIt might feel weird to talk to your computer, but that's something you should really get over when it comes to Windows 10. Otherwise you'll miss out on all the ways Cortana, its built-in digital... assistant, can help you out: creating reminders, making calendar appointments, sending an SMS (in conjunction with a Windows 10 mobile device or Cortana for Android), and even performing chores in certain third-party apps. Yes, Cortana can be integrated with third-party apps from the Windows Store, if the feature is enabled by the developer. When it's available, it can be a magical experience that will likely have you wanting more. Here's how it works on Windows 10 for PCs--it works similarly on Windows 10 mobile devices.
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Are YOUR Skype chats beingThe Trojan, called T9000, was spotted by security company Palo Alto Networks, who call it a 'backdoor malware'. It automatically captures data about the infected system and steals files.
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Torrents Time lets you streamBeing a pirate isn't as easy as it used to be. Torrents Time lets torrent sites like The Pirate Bay add the ability to stream videos directly in a user's browser, -- but as is always, there's a catch.... The post Torrents Time lets you stream from The Pirate Bay and others, right inside a browser window appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Meet The Only U.S.This is Episode 5 of Real Future, Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society. Previous episodes available at realfuture.tv. If you were going to invent a human being to run for... president of the United States as the first-ever candidate from the Transhumanist Party, his name would probably be Zoltan. He would be tall and broad, with blondish hair like a Ken doll. He would be well-read, but not so snooty and intellectual as to hurt his credibility as an everyman. And he’d probably live in an idyllic place in the proximity of Silicon Valley, where he could stew in the techno-utopianism of the region. You’d want a person, in short, who could be a vessel for messages about the future, an unassuming but comforting container for radical ideas about life, death, and what it...
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LOHAN entertains the crowd at Oz Linux shindig

The Register - 8 Feb 2016 14:58
Andrew Tridgell serves up choppers, quadplanes and rocket-powered tomfoolery Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission took to the stage at the linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong last Friday,... as Linux guru and Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot wrangler Andrew Tridgell gave an entertaining speech on his currently UAV endeavours....
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Alcohol Drinking Problem,One in three American lawyers have alcohol drinking problems and many suffer from depression and anxiety. Problem drinking in this profession could be a reflection of stress and cultural norms in the... highly competitive field.
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Snag Kmashi's 11200mAh powerKmashi's 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon for just $8 with coupon code FVSA9NY2, a savings of 50 percent from its regular price. This battery pack is small and portable, but packs a large... capacity inside to keep you charged on the go. While many other power banks have more than one USB output, Kmashi has opted to go with just one this time around, so you'll only be able to charge one smartphone, tablet or other electronic at a time. This battery pack also doubles as a flashlight, as there is an included LED light for those times you may need it. Should you find yourself always wanting a little extra battery life, or just want to be safe and ensure you don't ever run out of power, you'll want to check this deal out. Remember, you need to use coupon code FVSA9NY2 at checkout for full...
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A desktop bioreactor that lets you hack DNA to create glow-in-the-dark paint, and soon bread and beer, hits the market
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CBS says Super Bowl 50 saw aThis year, it was easier than it has ever been to watch the Super Bowl via streaming, and viewers took advantage of that, leading to a "record audience" watching online, according to CBS. The post CBS... says Super Bowl 50 saw a 'record audience' watch via streaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Bob Dylan on tour in 1975, shown for the first time

British Journal of Photography - 8 Feb 2016 14:51
Bob Dylan on tour in 1975,It has been said that Bob Dylan – the character – predates Bob Dylan the musician. Certainly the wandering minstrel is a concept as old as Christendom, but there's more here. Dylan occupies a... unique space in the American cultural idiom: Though his lyrics are not poetry, he is undoubtedly a poet. Though he speaks constantly and articulately, he seems profoundly reticent. His ubiquity is underscored by a kind of divine absence – as though he's not really there. A silent troubadour. A walking paradox whose words cover everything and nothing. A voice of the times, or maybe a voice for every time. Little wonder perhaps, that photographic collections of Dylan are a key component to understanding his enduring appeal. And a new book of images by Ken Regan showcases that enigmatic persona...
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Containers advance as CoreOSCoreOS delivers rkt container runtime as a Docker alternative, while Docker touts security and orchestration updates
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Apple's GPU supplier ditchesImagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses. The... semiconductor design and licensing company plans to sell its loss-making digital audio business, Pure, which has dogged its results for years, but will invest more in its PowerVR graphics core designs, which Apple uses in its iPhones and iPads. Board member Andrew Heath will serve as interim CEO while the company searches for a replacement for Sir Hossein Yassaie, who had run the company since 1998.
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Twitter Is About to TinkerIf you're a hard-core Twitter user, you already know this. If you're not - you're part of the problem Twitter is trying to solve.
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Opposition parties in West Bengal today slammed the Trinamool Congress government and the police for detaining a youth in Jalpaiguri district for criticising a local TMC councillor in a Facebook post.... Parties like BJP and CPI(M) branded the TMC as 'intolerant' while the TMC said none was arrested in Malbazar for a Facebook post.
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Donald Trump lost his social media dominance for the first time during the Republican presidential debates as the candidates made their eighth showing Saturday night in New Hampshire.
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The Internet is having a fieldIf you're the CEO of a company that claims to offer its customers one of the best, if not the best, camera experiences possible, you're bound to face the brutality of the Internet as soon as you post... one blurry photo. It's all it takes, especially if that photo is taken right after Super Bowl 50 ends when everyone's still online, enjoying the festivities. That's what Tim Cook did on Sunday night, shortly after the Broncos won the game: he took a quick picture from near the 20-yard line, showing the ongoing celebrations on the field. The photo, seen below, was out-of-focus, and the Internet had a field day with it. DON'T MISS: Elon Musk's next great idea?
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Ad-Less Apple MaintainsApple was conspicuously absent from commercial slots aired during the television broadcast of yesterday's Super Bowl 50, but that didn't stop some of its products from popping up in ads for other... companies' wares (via AppleInsider). In TV spots aired during the National Football League's biggest game, a shout-out for Apple Music featured at the end of T-Mobile's ad, which promoted the network carrier's unlimited streaming feature. Meanwhile, hawk-eyed viewers may have seen an Apple Watch make a brief cameo appearance in a Hyundai commercial showcasing the car company's smartphone-compatible automotive system Blue Link, which enables remote voice-activation of several in-car controls. Elsewhere, a Super Bowl-themed ad for Apple's Beats headphones appeared on Twitter and YouTube, featuring...
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Around the world, cities are choking on smog . But a new AI system plans to analyze just how bad the situation is by aggregating data from smartphone pictures captured far and wide across cities.
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But will house builders do their bit? The Government has brokered a deal between BT Openreach and The Home Builders Federation (HBF) which means "new build homes [are] to have superfast broadband... connectivity". This is a tad optimistic as there is no legal compulsion for house builders to comply with the new arrangement....
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Anywhere SIM aims to tackleV3 chats to Matthew Wright about his cross-network roaming offering and the business interest it's generating
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Top Ten Super Bowl 50Wondering what the top 10 commercials were for Super Bowl 50? I've got your answers!
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After months of mud-slinging and open letters The Indian Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has permanently banned Facebook's Free Basics project on "net neutrality" grounds....
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Google driverless cars set toGoogle's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK. The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the... self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for...
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It was in 2011 that the Economist, a publication usually known for arcane speculation on geopolitics and economics, welcomed its readers to the Anthropocene and warned that humans had "changed the way... the world works." The drumbeat behind the concept has continued, recently receiving new momentum with the release in the Jan. 8 issue of the journal Science of a report by the Anthropocene Working Group of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy of the International Commission on Stratigraphy with the catchy title "The Anthropocene Is Functionally and Stratigraphically Distinct From the Holocene." News outlets such as the BBC provided extensive coverage.
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'Titanfall 2' Reportedly'Titanfall' lead writer Jesse Stern revealed that 'Titanfall 2' will have a single-player mode. This would address what Stern believed was one of the shortcomings of 'Titanfall,' which was that... Respawn was not able to tell much of the story behind the game.
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Dwarf Planet Ceres StillDwarf planet Ceres was first glimpsed through a telescope 215 years ago, and as researchers learn more than ever, they continue to be amazed by the object.
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Converted older planes would carry firepower directed by F-35s and F-22s remotely.
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Three weeks left to save a bundle There are 21 days until our early bird offer on tickets for Continuous Lifecycle expires, so if you want to save £100s on the best in DevOps, Agile Development and... Continuous Delivery, consider yourself warned....
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You did it, you survived to tell the story of another Super Bowl. You, and more than 100 million other viewers across the globe. It's not quite the FIFA World Cup as far as global spectacles go, but... the Superb Owl still attracted a "record audience" of streaming viewers despite a few early glitches on CBS' service. We're still waiting for the detailed numbers, but re/code's Peter Kafka helps contextualize things by noting that NBC's record-setting stream from last year's game attracted an audience of 1.3 million concurrent users measuring 800,000 average viewers per minute for a total of 213 million minutes. We'll soon know how Super Bowl 50 compares.
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An Archaeologist's 'Bead Lust'Berkeley archaeologist Laurie Wilkie discusses how attending Mardi Gras parades and analyzing beads can help us understand past rituals and events.
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The Race to Build the Unhackable Network

Scientific American - 8 Feb 2016 14:30
The Race to Build theQuantum computers will render today's cryptographic methods obsolete. What happens then? --
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We're launching a new newsletter, packed with our biggest and top stories of the day. Signing up couldn't be easier. We post a lot of great stories every day here at Lifehacker, so we can't blame you... if you miss a few--this is a great way to make sure you get the best ones, every day.
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UAE headquartered phone network Etisalat has dragged MTN to court in Nigeria over a spectrum dispute.
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TPG Customers In AustraliaCustomers of TPG Telecom in Australia are faced with slow Internet due to a fault in the submarine cable line in the provider's Guam and Sydney stretch. The issue is expected to be fixed by next... month.
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The display maker forecast a fourth-quarter loss of 1.9 billion yen ($16.19 million) versus profit of 10.7 billion yen in the same period a year prior.
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'Pokkén Tournament'According to the 'Pokkén Tournament' page on the Nintendo of America website, the game will be compatible with all Amiibo accessories. The game will be launched on the Nintendo Wii U on March 18.
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Shailesh Agrawal, Balaji G S Rao, Badrinarayan Sahoo, and Chaithanya Mohan had each spent about 18 years in the IT industry, most of those years in Infosys. In 2014, they decided to quit to do a... venture of their own. They say though they started up late, it was the best decision of their lives.
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China has pledged to reward people who report online "terrorist" content up to 100,000 yuan ($15,200) for each tip off, after giving out 2 million yuan worth of rewards last year.
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X-rays and nanoparticles comboNanoparticles used in combination with X-rays are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body, a new study has found.
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Super Bowl 50: Apple Chief TimApple's CEO Tim Cook committed a major PR blunder when he posted a blurred image taken at the Super Bowl 50 on Twitter, fueling iPhone-oriented jibes on the social media site.
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Costs for Scotland's NHS 24 ITNHS 24 blames 'systematic failure' in programme governance
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On Sunday, a Soyuz-2.1b rocket was successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia's northern space port, carrying a 3,119-pound Glonass navigation satellite into orbit. And boy was it... snowy.
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10 languages Google TranslateGoogle Translate doesn't have it all. Here's where you can find Cantonese, Pashto and Amharic, plus some other famous languages around the world
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Google Chromecast 2 FinallyGoogle Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio finally arrive in Australia for $59. Google launched the second-gen streaming devices in September 2015 but Australians are still waiting an officially release... in the country.
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io9 Even Krang Cannot Save Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 from Itself | Kotaku Damn, This Anime Gun Model Is Amazing | Deadspin The Broncos' Terrifying Defense Won The Super Bowl | Jezebel Beyoncé... Nearly Falls in Halftime Performance, Saves Herself and the Show |
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io9 Even Krang Cannot Save Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 from Itself | Kotaku Damn, This Anime Gun Model Is Amazing | Deadspin The Broncos' Terrifying Defense Won The Super Bowl | Jezebel Beyoncé... Nearly Falls in Halftime Performance, Saves Herself and the Show |
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The OnePlus 2 now costs $349

Engadget - 8 Feb 2016 14:04
If you need a high-end phone but have budget issues, OnePlus has permanently lowered the price of its OnePlus 2 smartphone from $399 to $349 (€345 and £249 in Europe and the UK). That makes it just... $100 more than its entry-level OnePlus X...
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Mosquito control is tedious, underfunded, and very, very necessary. The post Ride With the Mosquito Hunters Protecting the US Against Zika appeared first on WIRED.
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Heliatek organic photovoltaicSolar panels hold much promise for creating power from the free energy that the Sun releases each day. The catch is that solar panels are very inefficient at converting solar energy into electricity.... Research is constantly being conducted into making solar panels more efficient at the conversion process and a research team from Heliatek has set a new record for …
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Yeah, you forgot too, right? The post Here Are Your Essential Apps for Surviving Valentine’s Day appeared first on WIRED.
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Computer viruses used to be works of (evil genius) art. Now you can relive their glory days with the Malware Museum. The post Take a Trip to a Time When Viruses Still Called You Names appeared first... on WIRED.
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An omnipotent schlub and a trope-busting spirit have made the subtitled series an underground sensation. The post One Punch Man Is the Next Must-See Anime Show appeared first on WIRED.
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These 'banger' cars have one goal - and that's to smash you off the track. The post To Win at Banger Racing, You’ve Gotta Crash--Hard appeared first on WIRED.
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These Startups Are Making itIt's another war of the roses, and this time the spoils are going to consumers
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North Korea Launches Satellite to Space

SPACE.com - 8 Feb 2016 14:00
North Korea Launches SatelliteNorth Korea has apparently launched a satellite to orbit, in a move that the United States and other nations quickly condemned as an attempt to further develop a prohibited long-range missile... capability.
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If you're interested in not just how to make food taste great but why certain techniques and ingredients work the way they do, check out Jeff Potter's Cooking for Geeks. The book can help you start... experimenting in the kitchen and delve into the science of food to become a better home cook.
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Why we need a new Nexus 7

PC World - 8 Feb 2016 14:00
Why we need a new Nexus 7Android desperately needs a solid, reasonably-priced Nexus tablet to inject some energy into the platform.
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Why the State of New YorkThere's skill involved, but critics say the biggest sites are skewing the game too heavily toward chance.
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As Its Market Grows, Nigerian Some of Africa’s best funded ecommerce startups just secured more capital.
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Oxford University HospitalsOUH wants an outstanding, inspirational CIDO to deliver a strategic vision for the Trust's IT
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Info exploited, say customers A number of TalkTalk customers have had their maintenance visits data breached by fraudsters in an attempt to gain remote access of their computers, it has emerged....
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Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays are now available not only in smartphones and televisions, but also laptops and PC monitors. We explore how OLED screen technology compares and competes... with LCD products.
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Newborn Given UnnecessaryA hospital has admitted that a perfectly healthy baby was subjected to a tongue clipping surgery. The parents of the newborn in Tennessee are seeking answers to how the mix-up happened and how the... procedure was performed without their consent.
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Tim Cook finds himselfApple CEO Tim Cook found himself on the receiving end of a lot of ‘Shot on iPhone’ snark when he tweeted a blurry photo at the end of the Super Bowl 50 game. The photo appears to be motion-blurred... due to the slow shutter speed in the low light. As The Verge noted, the tweet attracted a lot of replies […]
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Forget Android N, 'Nexus' VRIt's no secret that Google is interested in virtual reality. Made out of paper, Google Cardboard is Google's first foray into VR, but the Search giant apparently plans to release a more advanced... product later this year, a "Nexus" of VR headsets, which might be running on its rumored VR-centric Android VR initiative. DON'T MISS: Elon Musk's next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically The news comes from The Financial Times, which has learned that Google might be working on a product that's similar to Samsung's Gear VR headset. The device would be made of plastic, and will support more smartphones than Samsung's solution. The "Nexus-style" product would pack "better sensors"
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Late last year, the Indian government temporarily banned Facebook's free Basics program over net neutrality concerns. Now, it's banned for good.
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Check out this pro skier'sSwiss pro freeskier Julian Vuignier has created an awesome action video using nothing more than an iPhone 6 and a piece of string. Swinging the phone around his head as he performs a series of stunts,... the results are, to put it mildly, dramatic. The post Check out this pro skier’s stunning 360-degree video shot with a ‘selfie string’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Images Of Alleged Moto G AndAlleged images of the 2016 Moto G And Moto X 2016 prototypes have surfaced. The photos show how the two phones will look like ahead of their launch in July 2016.
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India Blocks Facebook's Free Facebook’s Free Basics — the company’s zero-rated mobile service — has been under fire in India over net neutrality violations for months, and now the country’s regulator has weighed in... hard on the issue: FreeBasics and services like it have been banned, according to an announcement from TRAI. Facebook has issued a statement in response to the ruling that looks…
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An internet based therapy may help people affected by a common anxiety disorder which could lead to hospitalization, substance dependence and even suicide.
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Image: Final mirror installedInside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team used a robotic am to install the last of the telescope's 18 mirrors onto... the telescope structure.
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Watch: Top Super Bowl Twitter Mentions

ABC News - 8 Feb 2016 13:39
Watch: Top Super Bowl TwitterBeyonce topped the list after her halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars.
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Pancakes Help Scientists ComeScientists were able to discover new ways of improving glaucoma treatment by studying pancakes. The key is to look into how thin sheets like pancakes and human eyes interact with and release water... vapor.
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BMI Incorrectly Tags MillionsA new study has found that BMI incorrectly tags millions of Americans as unhealthy. Experts said people should not only look at their BMI values, but other health markers as well.
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A South African will join the likes of Sir David Attenborough in receiving the Edinburgh Medal to honour global scientists.
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Auto Expo 2016: Jaguar XE in-car tech

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 13:36
We took a quick peek inside the Jaguar XE and found a lot of gadgetry. It is the less expensive Jaguar, yet gives the users a lot of tech to digest.
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Google's new wireless-charging tests show it knows it needs a better system than just plugging autonomous vehicles into the mains.
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Can Medical Marijuana SaveAs more players succumb to excruciating illnesses due to injury, medical marijuana advocates are urging the NFL to loosen its rules on cannabis use. Previous studies have revealed the potential... benefits of medical marijuana for treatment.
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(Reuters) - IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp forecast current-quarter revenue and profit below analysts' estimates, as clients worldwide cut back on routine IT services... spending.
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The Indian telecoms regulator has ruled that Facebook's plan to connect the next billion people by offering free access to a limited portion of the internet -- including the world's biggest social... network, of course -- is illegal as you cannot charge different prices for accessing certain parts of the internet.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 incomingSamsung looks set to bring back the Galaxy Note to the UK and Europe with its Galaxy Note 6. The downside? There won't be a Galaxy S7 edge Plus in Europe as the Note 6 replaces it. According to... sources of Tech Radar who are "high up at one of the UK's...
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MTN faces challenge over Nigeria spectrum

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 13:32
Nigerian telecommunications operator Etisalat is taking rival MTN to court over the latter's plan to use acquisition target Visafone's spectrum in the 800MHz band, it has been reported. Nigeria's... Daily Post reported at the weekend that Etisalat has instituted legal action
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Meet 'Hedgehog': EngineersYour best guess is that the landscape is as inhospitable as it gets: An irregular range of sharp boulders and loose rubble piles strewn among jagged crevasses and deep troughs of dust. But then again,... it's just a guess because no one's ever actually seen this landscape up close. Now imagine that you need to send a robot across that landscape, from a perch at the lip of a steep crater to the edge of an ice-encrusted hole 1,000 meters away. And imagine that gravity is a tiny fraction of what we have on Earth. And you can't communicate with the robot because it's 50 million miles away and circling to the far side of Mars. What would that robot need to look like?
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SoFi CEO Mike Cagney: Your"A bank has become a utility. It's not aligned to your interests. It's not a partner."
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Odd Project Ara 'tablet'If you have forgotten about Project Ara, Google's promise of a modular smartphone, you can, perhaps, be forgiven a bit. Promised, although tentatively, to launch sometime in early 2015, the now almost... mythical device is still nowhere to be seen. Except in developer conferences, blog posts, and, apparently, benchmarking websites. An certain Google Project Ara, model A8A01, appeared on GFXBench …
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Sentinel mission teams prepareMoments after Sentinel-3A separates from its rocket, a team of European mission control specialists will assume control, shepherding the new spacecraft through its critical first days in space.
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New Horizons could help usThe recent discovery of evidence of a giant planet lurking in the outskirts of the solar system made by Caltech astronomers, has re-ignited the discussion about the existence of planets beyond... Neptune. We could be really on the verge of confirming the presence of a hypothetical 'Planet Nine' and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, our messenger to Pluto and trans Neptunian objects might have the final word in this debate.
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Why Transhumanists Are AngryThe UK Transhumanist Party calls for nootropics, or "smart drugs," to be exempted from an upcoming ban on psychoactive substances.
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Facebook's free-but-restricted internet service, Free Basics, has been banned in India after the country's national telecoms regulator ruled that the program and others like it infringe the principles... of net neutrality. The ruling was not directly aimed at Free Basics, but the general practice of zero-rated internet services -- those that let users access certain apps and websites without eating away at their mobile data.
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Sucked down into the well of misery DataGravity has laid off the director of DataGravity Labs and other staff, and is the fourth storage startup to lay off staff this month....
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Government commits £4bnHealth secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to use tech to remove bureaucracy from the healthcare service
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This is what a US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter looks like from a distance as it strafes the night sky: A graceful curve of light with only arcs of sparks to reveal that it's actually spewing... ammunition.
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Belgian Cyclist Found WithA Belgian cyclist has been found with a motor inside of her bike, making her the first to become accused of technological doping, according to reports.
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SpaceX Getting Ready To MassSpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell announced increased mass production of Falcon 9 rockets and updates on the Falcon Heavy and commercial Dragon spacecraft. Shotwell also gave updates on SpaceX's low... key commercial launch site in Brownsville, Texas.
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Google Planning To Launch NewGoogle is going to release a new virtual reality headset that'll effectively be the successor to the Cardboard. It's reportedly going to sport a solid plastic casing and support a broader range of... Android smartphones.
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Oracle recommends users ensure they're running the latest version of Java to prevent bug.
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Browser Plug-In Torrents-TimeTorrents-Time made The Pirate Bay into the largest streaming website in the world. The browser plug-in allows users to stream a torrent video file on the website without the need for a client to... download them.
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Next-Generation iPads AndNew rumors surfaced about Apple's upcoming releases. It seems that the color scheme will be extended for iPad Air 3, 12-inch MacBook and iPad Mini, as they will get Rose Gold finishing.
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The Cats of Islamic Cairo: A Photo Essay

The Phoblographer - 8 Feb 2016 13:04
This street photography series is all about cats in Cairo.
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After a small test in the heart of London, Vallie has started to expand its on-demand valet parking service. At least a little bit, anyway. The app now covers a slightly larger patch of the city,... stretching as far as King's Cross St. Pancras station...
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This room-service robot is aA room-service robot called Relay is proving a hit with hotel guests with a penchant for high-tech gadgets. Currently trundling around the corridors of 12 hotels across the U.S., the bot-on-wheels... delivers a variety of items and doesn't take tips. The post This room-service robot is a real hit with hotel guests appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Why You Shouldn't Trust CheapUsing them could be a big risk
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The 50 Most Anticipated VideoThese are the biggest games coming to consoles, PCs and handhelds this year
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Galaxy Note S Pen mightIt seems that Samsung has been busy with more than just figuring out how to get the S Pen unstuck when pushed in the opposite way. A USPTO filing, made in the third quarter last year, reveals one idea... to turn that stylus into more than just an input stick. Because, after all, you won't be using it to watch …
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Transcend SSD370 review:Oftentimes, "solid" is perceived a boring adjective. (Unless of course, you're talking about the ground you're standing on in a liquefaction zone. During an earthquake.) But boring or not, "solid" as... it pertains to the overall performance of Transcend's Solid State Drive 370 has me doing a happy dance. Why would a midrange drive and mundane modifier invoke such delight? Too much time spent testing TLC SSDs that slow to hard drives speeds when writing large amounts of data, that's why. When I found out that the SSD370 is available at the the same price or less than those standing-on-shaky-ground TLC newbies, my dance went up-tempo into a very energetic jig.
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Tree-Labs Astro BluetoothThere's a seemingly infinite number of portable Bluetooth speakers on the market, so what makes the Astro different? Manufacturer Tree-Labs says what makes the Astro stand out from the crowd is its... ability to play music unadulterated, without a digital signal processor (DSP) in the path manipulating the music to fit the limitations of its speaker. As the manufacturer puts it, the Astro is "the only Bluetooth portable speaker to play music the way it was recorded." That's an ambitious claim for any audio product to make, much less a speaker that sells for less than $200. It's also one that's all but impossible for a reviewer to verify; it's far easier to let it wash over the transom as just so much marketing speak (which Tree-Labs seems inordinately fond of). So I'll ignore the hype and use...
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Oracle CEO Catz: We're All OnWhile Oracle is moving its own supply chain systems to the cloud, the company recognizes not everyone is ready to make that move. Oracle continues to make significant investments in its on-premises... offerings as a matter of principle, and good business practice.
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Pluto's Mysterious FloatingIcebergs floating on a weird sea of frozen nitrogen.
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Longest serving British tech CEO walks the plank One of the longest-serving tech chiefs in the world, Imagination Technologies' CEO Sir Hossein Yassaie, has stepped down, with non-exec director Andrew... Heath filling his shoes as interim chief....
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge PlusA report has surfaced claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge+ is not coming to the United Kingdom. Rather, the Galaxy-maker is going to roll out the Galaxy Note 6 as a replacement.
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Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well . And now it has a wonderful new feature: You can stream its torrents right there in your browser.
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A hacker followed through on his threats by posting a database including details of almost 10,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees online and promised to post a similar database today,... featuring details of 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) employees.
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Tim Cook proves it's theApple CEO Tim Cook shared a celebratory picture from the Super Bowl on Twitter, but unfortunately, it wasn't the best effort. It resulted in much derision about not only his photographic skills, but... also the iPhone's ability to take great photos. The post Tim Cook proves it’s the photographer, not the camera, that takes awesome pictures appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Private players may reap RsPrivate sector players could be in for a Rs 1.5 lakh crore revenue bonanza by 2020 if the government accepts the telecom regulator's proposals.
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'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3'The Awakening DLC for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' just rolled out a few days ago, coming in with four new maps and the zombie map Der Eisendrache. Here's what gamers who've gotten their hands on it... have to say.
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Telecom regulator Trai on Monday prohibited discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content.
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Feeling bored? You can nowFacebook's Messenger is turning out to be a robust communications platform, boasting over 800 million users. Aside from staying connected with your friends and family, the messaging service has a... hidden chess game that you can play from within a conversation window. All you need to do to get started is use the following command: @fbchess play. It looks like the game has been available for at least a month now. The game is text-driven, which means that you're going to have to use algebraic chess notation. Here's a quick guide, as detailed by Facebook: Start game with random colors: @fbchess play Pick the colors: @fbchess play white/black Pick the opponent: @fbchess play white John Make a move: use Standard Algebraic Notation @fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4 Nbd2 to move knight...
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[From AppleTell] Believe it or not, Apple did not spend any money to advertise during Super Bowl 50. That sounds crazy, right? Of course, why wouldn't they put together another great Ad, like the... classice 1984 Apple spot that launched their awakening?
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Raccoon dogs are making inroads into Europe's wilderness, where they affect native wildlife and harbour potentially lethal parasites
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R465m shortfall hits Bloodhound SSC plan

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 12:40
The land speed record attempt by the Bloodhound Supersonic car at Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape will now only take place in 2017, due to financial problems. "The revised dates reflect the fact... that, although interest in and support for the project have
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Top 10 most read: BT networkTop stories of the past seven days on V3
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ShowMax absorbing rand impact - for now

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 12:35
Local Internet video service ShowMax is not increasing its monthly R99 subscription rate despite the weak rand impacting its business. Multinational media and Internet company Naspers launched ShowMax... on 19 August last year as a TV series and movie video-on-demand service.
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It must've been a slow week at an Isle of Man bodyshop when mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine decided to "tweak" a mobility scooter for a bit more speed. The garden-variety Days Strider model... was designed to go 8 mph, so naturally the pair add...
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The Best Vines From Super Bowl 50

The Huffington Post - 8 Feb 2016 12:33
The Best Vines From Super BowlSuper Bowl 50 was low-scoring, but if you spent most of your night watching these six-second Vines, it wasn’t so bad! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use... is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Bernie's Way

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 12:31
The students of Concord High School had just finished a week of exams but remained in school for an afternoon assembly. The New Hampshire school's guest speaker was 74-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders.... Rather than groaning about having to stick around for another couple of hours, though, the students were elated.
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Lumia 650 XL live photos causeGiven how poorly Microsoft's smartphones performed in last year's market, it might surprise some to hear that there are still a good number of faithful followers eager to see what Microsoft's next... Lumia smartphones will be like. There are, actually, two smartphones floating around the rumor mill but only one of them might actually get to see the light of …
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Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless review: HR delight

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 12:29
There are plenty of wireless headphones on the market for those looking to beat the boredom of exercise with a bit of music while avoiding getting tangled up in a mess of wires. But Danish company... Jabra has developed something a lot more desirable with its Sport Pulse Wireless
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Bye-bye, BT: Finance director jumps ship

The Register - 8 Feb 2016 12:27
Latest departure in executive exodus BT has confirmed that its long-serving finance director Tony Chanmugam is to step down - the latest executive exit from the newly formed BT/EE....
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Trippy Video Teaches EntireLooking for a speedy study guide to help pass that exam on Japanese history? Then this trippy yet excellent YouTube video could do the trick. Bill Wurtz rattles through the Land of the Rising Sun's... entire past during the colorful whistle-stop, 9-minute lecture. Buddhism, internal conflict, alliances with Britain, World Wars I and II, the dropping of atomic bombs and its post-war economic miracle are all covered. Questioned on Ask.fm about whether he'd make a similar history video for the U.S., Wurtz said he "wrote one last year but it fell apart somewhere around the Louisiana purchase. I may try to salvage that one or possibly start again." We can't wait to see that. The "History of Japan" video, which was posted last Tuesday, has already racked up more than 4 million views....
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Apple Running New RepairApple is repairing faulty graphics cards on some of its Mac Pros. This follows the company's recent recall for faulty AC wall adapters that run the risk of electrically shocking users.
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Why You Hated the Super Bowl

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 12:18
Early in the second half of Super Bowl 50, former reality TV celebrity and recent Republican presidential contest loser Donald Trump made an observation on Twitter about Sunday's game:
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Woman Who Pulled Over Cop SaysA Miami woman who pulled over a police officer for allegedly speeding last month says she is now being targeted for harassment by the head of a local police union.  Claudia Castillo achieved viral... fame after she posted video of herself stopping officer Daniel Fonticiella, who she claimed had been traveling at 90 mph. While Fonticiella did not admit to speeding, he apologized and returned to his car.  Now, Castillo says she's been getting threatening phone calls since Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police, posted information about her driving history, including a careless driving citation two weeks ago.  "Oh look, cop wannabe #claudiacastillo got cited for careless driving 2 weeks ago. Sounds like a #COPHater," Ortiz wrote in one post. He also published...
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Google said to be building newWith one major VR success already behind it in the form of Cardboard, it seems Google may now be developing another headset made of sturdier stuff. An FT report suggests the new device has a "solid... plastic casing" with sensors and improved lenses. The post Google said to be building new VR headset, no cardboard in sight appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Local internet video service ShowMax is not increasing its monthly R99 subscription rate despite the weak rand impacting its business.
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Is Volkswagen developing aVolkswagen is will launch an affordable, mass-market EV before the end of the decade, a new report finds. Aimed at the Chevrolet Bolt, the yet-unnamed model will share most of its mechanical... components with the next e-Golf. The post Is Volkswagen developing a Chevy Bolt-fighting people’s EV? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Interior Design Photo Shoot

Lightasm - 8 Feb 2016 12:08
Interior Design Photo ShootPhotography Assignment This interior design photo shoot was for Afroglam Interior Design & Project Management based in Johannesburg, South Africa who have just completed a residential project... converting a classic Melville property into an open plan modern family home. The objective was to capture the open layout and showcase the...
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Telecom industry regulator Trai is expected to finally announce its stand on key components of net neutrality in India today at a press conference, scheduled to take place at around 3:30 pm.
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Depends how you define DevOps The DevOps market is not overhyped - except for container technology and other bits that are, the head of Puppet Labs told us last month....
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Intex launches Aqua Wing, AquaIntex has expanded its product portfolio of 4G smartphones with addition of Intex Aqua Wing and Aqua Raze.
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A North Korean satelliteA North Korean satellite, the second of two confirmed by NORAD, passed over Levi's Stadium about an hour after Super Bowl 50 ended. The post A North Korean satellite passed over Levi’s Stadium after... the Super Bowl ended appeared first on Digital Trends.
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TomTom Spark Cardio + MusicTomTom has diverged from personal navigation, seeing the company embrace sports devices in recent years. After an initial partnership with Nike, it stepped out on its own with the Multi-Sport and... Multi-Sport Cardio sportswatches, the predecessors to this...
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Indian Man May Be First EverThere aren't many less likely ways to die, however.
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There is no better way to celebrate the passing of time than with a gratuitous display of synchronized dancing. Scratch that: Make the dancers robots and add in some drones, too. That should do it.
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Backward Compatible 'Red DeadEarlier reports have emerged showing off the process on how to access and download the leaked backward compatible 'Red Dead Redemption.' Microsoft, however, warns that accessing it may be against its... rules.
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OnePlus 2 gets a permanent price cut to $349

Android Central - 8 Feb 2016 11:54
OnePlus 2 gets a permanentThe 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2 is now available for $349 in the U.S. (down from $399), £249 in the U.K (from £289), and €345 (down from €399) in Europe. Decreasing component costs means that... OnePlus is able to pass on the savings to customers. OnePlus mentioned that anyone who purchased the OnePlus 2 over the last fifteen days will receive a $50 rebate to reflect today's price cut. The vendor is also rolling out Valentine's Day offers, which include a free StyleSwap Cover or a OnePlus X case with the purchase of one of its devices. See at OnePlus Source: OnePlus forums ...
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Traditional Red Envelopes Are Getting a fat hongbao, or red envelope, stuffed with crisp new notes is one of the hallmarks of Chinese New Year, which starts today and runs for two weeks. As China’s tech companies build their... financial services, they want to convince people that hongbao exchanges can be just as fun when performed through a smartphone.
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Business-to-business startups warm up to SMEs

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 11:52
Even as various e-commerce companies and organized retail run mega sales promotions in a bid to outdo each other, it's the neighbourhood kirana store that's been caught in the crossfire.
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Twitter Aims to Name Two NewIf this was a Shonda Rhimes show, we'd call it a cliffhanger.
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The best-known torrent site in the world now streams pirated content too. The Pirate Bay has added support for Torrents Time, a plugin that lets users stream torrents directly inside their browser.... There's no need to download the torrent itself, or a BitTorrent client, or even the actual content -- then lets the whole process run inside Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome, on either Windows or OS X. The system is currently in beta at the moment, and has all the usual problems of pirated torrents (namely bad image quality and the need to wait for peers to seed the content), but it's still an extremely simple system. Torrents Time can be added to any site Torrents Time itself was only released at the beginning of this month by the team...
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Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones

Android Central - 8 Feb 2016 11:42
Amazon India ends returnAmazon India has notified buyers that they won't be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. The new policy is only applicable to mobile phones that are fulfilled by Amazon.... Buyers will be eligible for getting the device replaced only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit, and not by citing the No longer needed option. The replacement is available for a duration of 10-days from delivery of the product. From Amazon: All Mobile phones that are fulfilled by Amazon, purchased on or after 7th February 2016, will have a replacement only policy. Mobile phone items that are fulfilled by Amazon will no longer be eligible for refunds. In case you have received a defective or a damaged mobile phone, you will be eligible for a free replacement. Most industry...
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Leavin' it to the Netflixes... for now If you've ever had the misfortune to work as a systems administrator (and it doesn't matter if it's a Windows or Linux shop) you'll know the feeling of logging... on on Monday morning, checking a few log files and noticing something's not quite right....
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Mubaloo Acquired By IPGMubaloo, the UK-based award-winning enterprise mobile consultancy and app developer has announced it has been acquired by IPG Mediabrands, a London-based agency which buys advertising space and runs... marketing campaigns for big corporate firms around the globe. Although the figures are undisclosed at this time, rivals The App Business was sold to St Ives last month in a deal worth more than £50m and ArcTouch was also recently acquired by WPP.
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A growing amount of evidence indicates that Apple is developing something with virtual reality technology. The dream: to immerse viewers in a totally computer generated world.
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The US may make big turbines , but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world's biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England.
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President Barack Obama says one improvement he'd like to make at the White House for his successor is to upgrade the WiFi system.
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Ratan Tata invests in B2B marketplace Moglix

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 11:25
Leading industrialist Ratan Tata has invested in Moglix, an e-commerce company specialising in B2B procurement of industrial products, continuing his slew of investments in startups across the world.
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Secrecy helps these startups flourish

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 11:22
The continuous evolution of technology and increasing understanding of the millennial mindset is triggering this change. "The key word is accessibility.
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Some rather impressive claims here Bridgeworks says it can make communicating with offsite tape libraries vastly faster than physically shipping tapes, and vastly cheaper if you are using a remote... Fibre Channel SAN or site-to-site replication before transmitting data to the tape library....
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Google is going big on VR inGoogle is tackling virtual reality this year. Like, for reals. Or at least that's what Re/code and The Financial Times have reported. The search giant is putting together a "dedicated division" solely... for virtual-reality computing, and the whole thing...
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Google's self-driving cars have already racked up more than a million miles, however all of them have taken place in the US. What about other parts of the world, such as those where people drive on... the left? According to Sky News, some London officia...
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Lenovo launches YOGA 900 at Rs 1.22 lakh

Business Standard - 8 Feb 2016 11:15
Laptop touted as the world's thinnest Intel Core i convertible; YOGA Tab 3 Pro also unveiled
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Antarctic tracker

ESA - 8 Feb 2016 11:10
Antarctic trackerA start-up company from ESA's business incubator in Flanders is helping to keep Belgian researchers safe in Antarctica
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New law deals with expected growth in mobile internet traffic New legislation could force EU countries to make sure the 700 MHz band of spectrum is made exclusively available for mobile services by... the middle of 2020....
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'Tekken 7: Fated Retribution'Prior to the start of locations tests for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution later this week, we have a trailer showing off what to expect in the new game.
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HTC Outs Desire 626 Dual SIMHTC has introduced the dual-SIM variant of its Desire 626 smartphone in India, which is powered by an octa-core processor from MediaTek. The 5-inch smartphone will set consumers back by Rs.14,990.
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Ten robot cheerleaders isn't enough when it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year. To kick off the year of the monkey, Chinese broadcaster CCTV's TV special included 540 dancing robots, with a fleet... of drones to top it all off with a layer of glitter...
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As private equity and venture capital investors are tightening and consolidating their investment portfolio in the startups space, an increasing number of startups are getting sensitised with the new... emerging 'funding climate.'
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LinkedIn stock plunges: Biggest losers

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 11:05
LinkedIn Corp executive chairman Reid Hoffman lost almost half his $2.8 billion fortune on paper Friday as shares of his social media company suffered their largest drop on record.
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Amazon ends 'refund policy' for mobile phones

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 11:04
Next time you buy a smartphone from Amazon, remember mobiles purchased from the website are no longer eligible for refunds.
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Comparing the Big Six in Q4 2015

TechPinions - 8 Feb 2016 11:00
Last quarter, I provided an overview of how the “Big Six” consumer technology companies performed and I thought I’d do a similar review for this quarter. As a reminder, the big six are a mix …...
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IAU Receives PrestigiousIAU Press Releases:
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Telkom. What customer care?

IOL - 8 Feb 2016 10:57
There is no better test of patience than trying to solve a problem via the Telkom support centre, says Alan Cooper.
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Turning off a light just became a much smaller task. A team of researchers has developed the world's smallest optical switch, which uses just a single atom to control the flow of light.
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The free flow of data across the Atlantic, the lifeblood of modern business dealings, faces an uncertain future, despite a belated, high-level deal between European and US officials this week.
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W Cape has SA's highest Internet use

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 10:42
Internet access in the Western Cape is higher than the national average. This is according to a study dubbed the "Western Cape Digital Readiness Assessment 2015", which was commissioned
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New data shows a mysterious surge in the number of people killed in motor-vehicle accidents.
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Optus New NFC AccessoriesOptus launched new payment accessories, namely the Payment Sticker and the Optus Band, to allow Australian users with older iPhones to make contactless payments. The accessories are compatible with... iPhones running iOS 8 or later.
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Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world's most notorious financial hacking... operations.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 toThe Galaxy S7 isn't even out yet, but here we are talking about the Galaxy Note 6 and Galaxy S6 edge+ already. The pair isn't even expected to appear until later this year at IFA 2016, but already... they might be introducing heartaches, at least for those in the UK. Perhaps reeling from the "business decision" they made last year, …
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Super Bowl? It's the HappyHappy Year of the Monkey!
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'Crack security team' didn't notice attempt to log in 99 million times Up to 21 million accounts on Alibaba e-commerce site TaoBao may have been compromised likely thanks to stolen credentials reused... on breached third party sites....
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By raising prices as demand increases, Uber is able not only to influence demand in line with supply, it also can encourage more drivers to take to the road.
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Tiny island prides itself on its horse-drawn carriages and its leadership in technology.
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Meet the man taking on the JSE

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 10:18
The South African Financial Exchange has joined a growing list of new exchanges angling to destabilise the JSE's monopoly over South Africa's equities market. Its founder, Francois Venter, is a... chartered
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A Blow to Facebook in India

The Atlantic - 8 Feb 2016 10:12
Indian regulators have banned Free Basics and services like it because they violate net neutrality.
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Jasper Infotech, which owns and operates Snapdeal, is in the final stages of talks to invest in Zimmber and has placed several other investment proposals to its board.
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And Accenture and Atos and ... wait, no Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure? The European Commission has announced what companies will supply the organization with its new cloud services....
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The Phoblographer and EyeEm are offering you a brand new creative photo mission. IT's called Liquid Lunch.
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Death by Meteorite? IndiaFor the first time in recorded history, a meteorite is reported to have killed a person.
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Video has previously been one of the great weaknesses of Fujifilm's X-Trans cameras but that's all changed with the X-Pro2. We've shot our test scene, pounded the streets of New York and captured all... the visual clichés we could, to show you what the X-Pro2 can do The X-Pro2's headline video specs are broadly unchanged compared to previous models but the quality has moved forwards dramatically. It's still not going to be the first choice for professional use but it's now more than competitive amongst its 1080-shooting peers. Add in the ability to apply Film Simulations to your shooting and video becomes another storytelling tool in the camera's arsenal.
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Paytm aims to clock Rs 10,000 crore in deposits in the three years from the payments bank and had announced plans to hire 3,000 staff.
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Yes, Java fixes are a dime a dozen. But this one prevents 'total compromise' of machines Oracle's fired off an out-of-cycle emergency Java patch to plug a during-installation vulnerability on Windows... platforms....
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New X-Men, Captain AmericaWhile the Super Bowl is always a time for football fans to root for their favorite teams, matches aren't the only battles going on in the stadium. It has also been an opportunity to fight for people's... attention, affection, and even money. Like these trailers for two movies, for example. While both have their roots in Marvel's hallways, only one …
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YouTube Red takes on Netflix

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 09:29
How much would you pay to use YouTube? It's a serious question. What if YouTube removed all those adverts? What if it offered exclusive content? Google, which owns YouTube, may soon have definitive... answers to those questions. In late October last year, Google launched YouTube Red
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Social media explosion and its relevance as a marketing tool have given rise to a 'cool' new career pro file - the social media manager.
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Astronauts don't have it easy when they come home, and it's not just because of the change in gravity: their red blood cell production drops while they're in space, leaving them weakened on Earth. But... why? That's what a Canadian experiment aboard the...
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Wipro has said that it has won an IT infrastructure transformation contract from the Sweden headquartered ASSA ABLOY Group.
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You'll never think of 'Cisco Live' in quite the same way again Cisco is recalling a bunch of industrial Ethernet switches because it discovered the power source wiring could potentially short to the... case....
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Modern malware is designed to do things like steal your credit card information, enable identity theft, and even shut down nuclear power stations, and usually carries out its attacks silently and... behind the scenes so as not to arouse suspicion. But it hasn't always been this way. Rather than hijack them, the creators of the viruses of the past often set out to destroy computers, and trumpeted their activities with garish splash screens, showing scrambled code, animated pot leaves, or laughing skulls. The vast majority of these viruses are gone now, the security holes they exploited patched out of existence by Microsoft or by the inexorable march of time making the very machines they worked on obsolete, but a new collection on the...
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Smartphone users are likely to devote the same amount of time seeking mindless entertainment -- playing a game or streaming a video -- as texting their friends and family, a new US study has found.
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Facebook a huge hit in Nigeria

IOL - 8 Feb 2016 09:07
Facebook says that 16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month, all of them on mobile phones
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Adapt IT grows Heps by 42%

Tech Central - 8 Feb 2016 09:05
Durban-headquartered technology services group Adapt IT has reported a 42% improvement in headline earnings per share to 23,96c in the six months ended 31 December 2015. The strong growth in Heps... comes on top of a 19% improvement in turnover to R310m and a 50%
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The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of Yoga Tab Pro 3 priced at Rs 39,500. The USP of the device is its in-build projector placed on the rotatable hinge.
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The Standing Committee on Education and Employment has opened an inquiry to ensure Australia's tertiary system can meet the needs of a future labour force that is focused on innovation and creativity.
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And rather better than a US$35 tablet, if you need a Windows 10 machine lurking around Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to... have resolution of at least 1024 x 768....
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In love with your smartphone?

IOL - 8 Feb 2016 08:59
Most people said in a recent survey that they would miss their smartphone more than their partner.
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Here's Why People SayCoincidence? They don't think so
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PayPal bans VPNs over copyright

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 08:41
PayPal bans VPNs overPayments provider cuts off UnoTelly, Unblock-us over ‘copyright concerns’ despite them being legal in Australia.
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Glorious starving peoples' rocket attracts UN sanctions and presidential palpitations The UN Security Council has threatened North Korea with the terrors of the Earth after its weekend ballistic... missile test....
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Superhero trailers touch downDid you take a pee break and miss one of the Super Bowl trailers? Reclaim your nerd cred and watch them all here.
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The researchers found certain patterns of electrical signals emitted from the "smart" contact lenses correlate with a faster rate of glaucoma progression
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Swirling Magnetic SunA combination of computer modeling and solar imagery visualize the sun's magnetic structure, offering a peek at the intense and dramatic activity that keeps the star's engine running.
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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology remains tight-lipped on December's alleged security breach, redirecting questions from the Senate towards its new supercomputer instead.
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Game Over. Mercifully.

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 08:02
The Denver Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 was not a showcase for amazing plays. The game was a series of failures by one team or the other--and sometimes by both teams... simultaneously. Also, the refs screwed up.
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London seeks trials of Google's robo-cars

The Register - 8 Feb 2016 08:01
Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring says Google has met city officials The Greater London Authority has approached Google to seek local trials of the company's autonomous cars....
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The Trick to Finding Life on Distant Planets

The Atlantic - 8 Feb 2016 08:00
Is oxygen in an exoplanet's atmosphere a sign of living beings, or something more mundane?
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Super Bowl 50: the ads, not the football

Engadget - 8 Feb 2016 07:29
You've probably seen plenty of this year's Super Bowl ads already, especially as YouTube offered many companies the option to get their videos out in advance, hopefully ensuring more views during the... barrage of The Big Game itself. So, we've already...
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It's 2016, so where are our flexible electronics?

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 07:28
If we've learned one thing from breathy concept designs and cheesy sci-fi movies, it's that we all deserve flexible technologies: Bio-electric tattoos that measure our vitals and tablets we can roll... up to shove in our pockets.
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The wearable revolution that wasn't

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 07:26
Will wearables be the next big thing after smartphones? Not if Gartner's predictions are right.
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How perfect pancakes areResearchers at University College London are studying the physics of pancakes to help improve treatments for glaucoma.
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The Best Super Bowl Ads

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 07:12
Last year, the Super Bowl ad mood was decidedly somber. It's not every day a consumer-facing brand makes a spokesperson out of a tragically deceased young boy. This year marked a clear return to... lighthearted tropes of yore: animals, topical jokes, and a passel of celebrities. The result was less of a downer. But this was an evening of meh--a sloppy game, with few memorable moments, paired with a forgettable slate of ads.
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10 hot smartphones available under Rs 15,000

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 07:05
Do you have a budget of Rs 15,000 and are looking for a smartphone that looks decent and is power packed? Then here is the answer to all your questions.
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3D printed garment changesCaress of the Gaze is a garment comprised of hundreds of quill-like pieces and an embedded camera, which responds to the gaze of others. The post 3D printed garment changes shape when looked at... appeared first on Springwise.
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Tim Cook, who runs one of the world's most important companies and does not need this crap from any of you, is getting roasted after posting a wild, out-of-focus shot on Twitter tonight at the end of... Super Bowl 50. Presumably shot with an iPhone, the photo shows what appears to be the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, in which people on the field are being showered with confetti, or maybe nerve gas. It's not totally clear.
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Touchable videos break theOMGYes is a website that provides subscribers with touchable sex-ed videos, with the aim to explore the taboo subject of female pleasure. The post Touchable videos break the female pleasure taboo... appeared first on Springwise.
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Michal Zahornacky creates surreal portraits. And most of them don't involve Photoshop.
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Mobile-controlled microgridsPowerhive provides electricity to rural homes and uses its cloud-based platform to monitor and manage them. The post Mobile-controlled microgrids provide solar power to rural Africa appeared first on... Springwise.
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Financial platform frontsBillFront pays businesses their pending payments instantly, enabling them to rapidly reinvest profits into growth. The post Financial platform fronts revenues on pending invoices appeared first on... Springwise.
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Democracy and design

MIT - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
Democracy and designArchitect and dean Hashim Sarkis believes good design builds a better society.
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Earth-like planets have Earth-like interiors

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) Every school kid learns the basic structure of the Earth: a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core. But is this structure universal? Will... rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars have the same three layers? New research suggests that the answer is yes -- they will have interiors very similar to Earth.
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(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance... electric current in a new class of materials. The discovery, which relies on the separation of right- and left-"handed" particles, points to a range of potential applications in energy, quantum computing, and medical imaging, and possibly even a new mechanism for inducing superconductivity-the ability of some materials to carry current with no energy loss.
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(Indiana University) Faculty experts from Indiana University will join thousands of scientists converging on Washington, DC, from Feb. 11 to 15 at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association... for the Advancement of Science.
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Clean energy from water

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(University of Basel) Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and... oxygen is critical. Researchers at the University of Basel study how sunlight can be used for this purpose. The scientific journal Chemical Communications published their latest results.
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Graphene decharging and molecular shielding

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences) A new study sheds light on unique property of 2-D materials -- ability to shield chemical interactions at the molecular level. Discovery... of shielding effect allows scientists to control reactivity of molecules, tune activity of catalysts, and construct new generation of carbon materials.
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(Wiley) Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling,... according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology.
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(Brigham Young University) Scientists have studied the reduced-soreness phenomenon for decades, but they still can't figure out exactly why people feel less sore the second time around.What they do... know is the immune system plays some role in how the muscle repairs itself and protects against additional damage. But now exercise science researchers at BYU have produced evidence that shows for the first time the surprising presence of very specific immune workers: T-cells.
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(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) New close-up images of the proteins that copy DNA inside the nucleus of a cell have led a team of scientists to propose a brand new mechanism for how this... molecular machinery works. The scientists studied proteins from yeast cells, which share many features with the cells of complex organisms such as humans, and could offer new insight into ways that DNA replication can go awry.
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(University of California - San Diego) Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (two-four frames per... second) and with higher accuracy (close to half the error) compared to existing systems. The technology, which incorporates deep learning models, could be used in 'smart' vehicles, robotics and image and video search systems.
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(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Biogen has joined the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation, the pioneering public-private collaboration to improve the... success rate for discovering new medicines. Originally formed by GSK, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, the CTTV fosters deep, ongoing interactions between academic and industry members for the purpose of developing open, transformative approaches to selecting and validating novel targets in drug development.
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(Wiley) A new analysis indicates that states' Web-based and phone-based tobacco cessation programs can help people quit smoking, but certain personal characteristics may lead individuals to prefer one... type of program over the other.
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(University of Tsukuba) University of Tsukuba Faculty of Medicine Professor Yosuke Takei, in a joint study with the University of Tokyo, has for the first time clarified the mechanism in the brain... that inhibits derailment of the receptor transport that supports memory.
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(University of Oxford) University of Oxford and SomaLogic announced agreement to undertake collaborative projects that will employ SomaLogic's proprietary SOMAmer® reagents and SOMAscan® assay... technologies to discover and characterize protein biomarkers for a range of clinical diseases and conditions. The agreement also includes the build-out of a SOMAscan assay service laboratory at Oxford under the direction of SomaLogic personnel.
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(Carnegie Mellon University) Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method... developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
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(University of Zurich) Stress in the body's cells is both the cause and consequence of inflammatory diseases or cancer. The cells react to stress to protect themselves. Researchers at the University... of Zurich have now developed a new technique that allows studying a fundamental response to stress in much more detail than previously possible: the ADP-ribosylation of chromatin. In the long term, this method could help finding ways of blocking disease-causing processes.
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(Pharmamar) The Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) has notified PharmaMar of its recommendation that the Phase III (CORAIL) trial currently under way with PM1183 in platinum-resistant... ovarian cancer patients should continue without any changes.
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IAU receives prestigious Edinburgh Medal

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(International Astronomical Union) The 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender from IAU's Office of Astronomy for Development and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on... Wednesday March 30 at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival, to recognize their wide-reaching contribution to science.
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A deep look into a single molecule

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)) A German research group has demonstrated a non-destructive state detection technique for molecular ions. Piet Schmidt and his colleagues from the... QUEST-Institute at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt observed changes in the rotational state of a trapped and indirectly cooled molecular ion in real time and in situ. This technique enables novel spectroscopy methods with applications ranging from chemistry to tests of fundamental physics. The results are published in the current issue of 'Nature'.
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(University of the Witwatersrand) New research by an international team of researchers, including Professors Lee Berger and Kristian Carlson from the Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at the... University of the Witwatersrand, now shows that Australopithecus sediba didn't have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods.
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Oregano may reduce methane in cow burps

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(Aarhus University) A new research project aims to reduce methane emissions from dairy cows by up to 25 per cent. This benefits not only the environment, but also arable farmers and milk producers.
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(Rockefeller University Press) Stem cell-derived heart muscle cells may fail to effectively replace damaged cardiac tissue because they don't contract strongly enough, according to a study in The... Journal of Cell Biology. The study, 'Coupling Primary and Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes in an In Vitro Model of Cardiac Cell Therapy,' by Yvonne Aratyn-Schaus and Francesco Pasqualini and colleagues, may help explain why stem cell-based therapies have so far shown limited benefits for heart attack patients in clinical trials.
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Nature's mirror -- the code for chirality

EurekAlert! - 8 Feb 2016 07:00
(Newcastle University) Understanding the Thalidomide tragedy: How biological molecules re-shape crystalline surfaces and why this could pave the way to the development of new drugs.
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(Washington University in St. Louis) Research published in 2012 garnered international attention by suggesting that a possible early human ancestor had lived on a diverse woodland diet including hard... foods mixed in with tree bark, fruit, leaves and other plant products. But new research by an international team of researchers now shows that Australopithecus sediba didn't have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods.
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VMware kicks off new vSphere beta test

The Register - 8 Feb 2016 06:58
New code's already run at VMworld Europe, so this test looks to be the icing on the cake VMware is looking for people to indulge in some beta testing for a new version of vSphere....
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Venmo went down after theSo you thought the dabbing quarterback with the million-dollar smile, Cam Newton, was going to win, huh? Well now, if you put your money where your mouth was — that is, you made a bet on the game... with your friends — it may be time to pay up.  But if you decided to do that via the payment app Venmo, you were, at least temporarily, flat out of luck. Just minutes after Super Bowl 50 ended, the mobile payments service went down, or at least lagged, for many users. A number of them switched over to Twitter to voice their complaints — and their conspiracy theories. SEE ALSO: You can now make in-app purchases with Venmo
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Artists design totally radTurtles don't really need shoes. Their webbed, clawed feet allow them to move around easily, regardless of terrain. Anthropomorphic turtles who battle New York City criminals using ninjutsu, on the... other hand, might want a pair of killer sneakers. That's what designers Hussain Almossawi and Quintin Williams thought, at least. So they sketched a pair of shoes specifically for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael have never been the kinds of turtles to splurge on fancy footwear; the closest they've come to wearing shoes is sporting bandages around their heels. But Almossawi and Williams think it would be hard for the crime-fighting reptiles to turn down such a fashion-forward and tech-savvy design.
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E-commerce logistics firm Xpressbees has raised around $8 million or about Rs 54 crore from early-stage investor SAIF Partners and Vertex.
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One of the Worst Super Bowls Ever

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 06:31
Super Bowl 50 was a grim, joyless, maddeningly ugly football game. As far as I was concerned, it was over in the first quarter, after Denver put up a quick 10 points; only three teams in Super Bowl... history have overcome a 10-point deficit to win the game, and it was clear early on that the Carolina Panthers weren't going to be the fourth. In the end, Denver won by the comfortable score of 24-10.
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Google, Facebook and other major multinational companies could be forced to disclose how much money they make and how much they pay in tax in Europe, according to a report.
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While it has fewer complaints than Telstra, Optus' complaints ratio is again the highest of all Australian telcos, having risen by 9 percent.
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This Nun Tweeted The SuperSister Miriam James has been on Twitter since 2010 as @OneGroovyNun. As a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (and blogger), she is literally doing God's work.  But now, she... has hashtag blessed us all by bringing that work to us on the Internet, live-tweeting her and her sisters' experience watching the biggest game of the year. It was really magical.   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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TMZ taken down by malvertising misfits Celeb goss and dross site TMZ has been serving the world's worst exploit kit to its 30 million monthly visitors after malvertising scum compromised its... advertising chain....
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Beyoncé's world tourAfter a scintillating halftime show performance, Beyoncé released a short commercial announcing her impending Formation World Tour. Minutes after the commercial aired, the superstar singer's official... website crashed. The post Beyoncé's world tour announcement crashes her website during Super Bowl appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Internet search giant Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev on his 182nd birth anniversary.
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Tonight's Super Bowl 50 halftime show featured a performance by Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé. The roughly 12-minute set was true to everything the mid-game break has come to exemplify; it was... spectacle, it was frenzied, and considering how many pieces were involved, it mostly went off without a hitch. Just as Super Bowl 50 came to a close, Beyoncé gave fans one more bonus; behind-the-scenes photos from the show's dress rehearsal. Everyone's in costume, and there's even some pyro -- but you won't see any people in the stands. It's a really striking visual. Immediately following her performance, Beyoncé announced the Formation World Tour. Tickets go on sale February 16th. A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 7, 2016...
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Sony Xperia Z5 And Z5 CompactSony's new smartphones, the Sony Xperia Z5 And the Z5 Compact, have hit store shelves in the United States. Here's where you can buy these phones.
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There's one big, glaring reason why you don't see neural networks in mobile devices right now: power. Many of these brain-like artificial intelligence systems depend on large, many-core graphics... processors to work, which just isn't practical for a d...
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Amazon's Super Bowl ad didn'tAmazon aired its first-ever Super Bowl commercial on Sunday night to shine the spotlight on its Amazon Echo, a part-speaker, part-smart-home gadget. When actor Alec Baldwin asks voice assistant Alexa... how many championships Dan Marino has won, she responds with "zero." But if you ask Alexa the same question via an Amazon Echo in real life, you'll get a playful clarification from Dan Marino himself See also: Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far The question: "Alexa, how many Super Bowls has Dan Marino won?" Alexa: "Dan Marino has won zero Super Bowls. Isn't that right, Dan?" Marino: "Sure, but no other quarterback has more passing yards on Monday nights, no other quarterback has more completions on Monday nights, and no other quarterback has more touchdown passes on Monday...
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We haven't really heard about major connectivity problems for any carrier at Super Bowl 50 tonight. Ahead of the Broncos / Panthers game, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint each undertook serious... preparations to make sure fans would be able to use their phones reliably and with fast data speeds. It seems like those efforts paid off! But that's not stopping Verizon and T-Mobile from waging a needless battle over which network is delivering faster speeds inside the stadium. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Verizon executives have been trading tweets and speed test comparisons all night, with each claiming victory for their respective company.
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Movie trailers are commercialsWatch all of the movie trailers and sneak peeks that debuted during the 50th Super Bowl, including previews of Eddie the Eagle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Jungle Book, and other upcoming... releases. The post Movie trailers are commercials too! Watch the trailers released for the Super Bowl here appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Move over, Puppy Bowl -- Key &Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are doing their own Super Bowl on Squarespace and YouTube. In Real Talk with Key & Peele, the comedians get into character as hosts Lee (Key) and Morris (Peele) and... bring us the Pigskin Bowl. The post Move over, Puppy Bowl — Key & Peele present the adorable Pigskin Bowl appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Downton Abbey Podcast 

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 05:05
In this edition of their members-only TV Club podcast, Outward editor June Thomas and Slate contributing writer Seth Stevenson discuss the sixth episode of Season 6 of Downton Abbey.
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Infosys puts in place new appraisal system iCount

Times of India - 8 Feb 2016 04:51
Infosys puts in place newAs part of iCount, employees will be offered feedback and subjected to reviews throughout the year rather than just an annual appraisal.
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Ravens: Smart enough to beRavens have demonstrated cognitive processes previously thought to belong exclusively to humans: The ability to imagine being spied on.
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The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer served to introduce the titular new baddie (played by Oscar Isaac). In contrast, the Super Bowl spot is way more focused on teasing the summer blockbuster's big... action moments: a bevy of surface-to-air missiles launching from a field. A city being destroyed by unclear forces. Olivia Munn (as Psylocke) cutting a car in half. And in the tradition of environmental destruction films, the soundtrack is an old Coldplay song ("Don't Panic") slowed down and sung by Clarity. X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters May 27th.
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492-mirror loses permit to build on Hawaiian sacred site Hawaii's planned Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been formally sent back to square one in its construction approval process....
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More like loser bowl. Too soft and boring--hard to watch. Terrible for ratings. Not like DONALD TRUMP!
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The new Toyota Prius is a pretty good new car. But is it good enough to make a getaway car for four inept bank robbers who parked their original getaway ride in a tow zone? That's what Toyota would... like you to believe anyway. In this ad, which aired during Super Bowl 50, four bank robbers -- three of whom are played by Chris Bauer, Pablo Schreiber, and James Ransone, three members of the Sobotka family from The Wire -- struggle to find a getaway vehicle, considering an Uber before deciding to steal a new Toyota Prius (and leaving a bag of cash for the owner). The police give chase, with the cops and perps poking fun at common perceptions of the car, mentioning farmer's markets and how it shouldn't really be hard for the cops to chase down...
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Beyoncé just pulled off a Super Bowl hat trick. In addition to releasing a new single and performing during the Half Time Show, Bey just announced that her Formation World Tour will launch on April... 27th. News about the tour leaked earlier this afternoon, leaving fans waiting with bated breath for the announcement: Beyoncé gears up for the FORMATION World Tour! GET READY! Announcement shortly! pic.twitter.com/XO4Q8pa9F6 -- THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) February 8, 2016 The reveal was finally made during the Super Bowl telecast, and tickets will go up for presale on February 16th. This is a big deal for a few reasons. The first is that Beyoncé is already one of the biggest touring acts in the world, a fact that's supporting by...
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It's only fitting that the most American event -- the Super Bowl -- featured a trailer for the most American movie. Viewers of the big game today got a 45-second look at the upcoming Independence Day:... Resurgence, the sequel to the 1996 alien invasion movie that blew up the White House, let Will Smith punch his first alien, and generated the most stirring speech ever committed to film. While the original film was hardly short on pyrotechnics, Resurgence looks like it'll blow up even more of the planet, as the aliens bring bigger guns and greater numbers back to Earth to finish their aborted invasion. Whole skyscrapers are ripped out of their foundations in today's trailer, pulled into a darkened sky by huge alien spaceships, before being...
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iPhone users can now make tap and go payments via Optus' sticker and app, with a wearable also providing a payment solution for those without a phone present.
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We've seen some ridiculously tiny electronics in our day, but this might take the cake. Swiss researchers have built an optical networking switch so small that it's measured on the atomic scale -- in... fact, it's smaller than the wavelength of light i...
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With India's annual budget due for February 29, entrepreneurs want the government to fulfil assurances made in the past.
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Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new survey. And one in two support a tax on sugary drinks, which could help tackle the... rising childhood obesity epidemic.
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No one showed for astronautGranted, Scott Kelly's Super Bowl party is a bit out of the way for the average person.          
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LTE speed data from 15 million phones puts New Zealand ahead of USA, UK and Australia If you're reading this on your phone, pray you're in Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary or Israel, because they're... the four nations where LTE networks deliver the fastest downloads. Clasp your hands and look heavenwards again if you live in the United Kingdom or United States , as those nations come in 29th and 55th respectively in Open Signal's State of LTE report for 2015's fourth quarter....
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Live like a sophisticatedDon't call him a troglodyte! Angelo Mastropietro's cave house is amazing. The Rockhouse Retreat is carved into 250-million-year-old sandstone cliffs but still has a ton of modern conveniences. The... post Live like a sophisticated troglodyte in this subterranean cave home appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Snapchat is the newest socialThese seven companies have turned social media to promote bite-sized snippets of their brands during Super Bowl 50. Snapchat has been a go-to platform as some big names that are taking advantage of... its 100 million users. The post Snapchat is the newest social media platform for big game advertising appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Mark Zuckerberg uses MandarinMost who have followed the career of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have seen his impressive Mandarin Chinese language skills on display. But he so rarely trots those skills out that it's a... treat to see the tech leader — who began studying the language back in 2010 — use his ability in public.  This time around, Zuckerberg, along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their baby daughter, Max, marked the start of the SEE ALSO: Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is richer than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now Subtitled in English, the video message begins, "Priscilla and I are very excited to celebrate our first Lunar New Year with Max." 
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Even though Mark Ruffalo's Hulk will be notably absent in Captain America: Civil War (which just got a brand new 30-second spot), that doesn't mean he can't have a run-in or two with his fellow... Avengers this year. In Coca-Cola's Super Bowl spot, master thief Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) manages to steal a Coke Mini from right under the nose of Dr. Bruce Banner. Obviously, that makes the big guy a little angry, resulting in a chase across an unnamed city. Don't worry, though. They make up in the end.
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Google Android VR tipped toGoogle already has one foot in the virtual reality train but Cardboard is more like a tentative, hobbyist contraption more than a serious, longer lasting consumer product. Well, that is about to... change, according to the usual people familiar with the matter. Google is allegedly working on a new virtual headset along with an accompanying "Android VR" platform, that will …
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Claims blast broke windows One man is dead and three injured following a reported meteorite strike in India....
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Twitter message goes unheeded

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 02:50
Twitter message goes unheededJack Dorsey’s return as Twitter CEO has failed to lift the social network, which critics say is in a crisis.
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Steve Harvey reprises famousTechnically Incorrect: T-Mobile decides that the presenter's mistake in naming Miss Colombia the winner is ripe for its advertising during the Super Bowl.
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It's been nearly 10 years since Matt Damon last showed up on screen as amnesiac superspy Jason Bourne -- and in that time, it seems, Damon has been working out quite a bit. The first trailer for the... fifth Bourne movie, simply titled Jason Bourne, debuted just after the first quarter of Super Bowl 50 and marks the return of both Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the series. In the trailer, we get a bulked-up Damon, lots of smashed cars, and ominous spy-thriller quotes like "why would he come back now?" "I remember everything" and "so what's your usual gym routine like, Matt?" Jason Bourne will hit theaters July 29th.
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LG K4 Possibly Spotted InLast month, LG sort of made the LG K4 official. They also announced that they would be selling the device in markets such as Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Unfortunately they did not... mention anything about the US, but for those who are looking for a low-end handset, you could be in luck. According to a recent sighting, it seems that the LG K4 was spotted in Verizon's database. The handset's name was not mentioned, but its model number the LGK120AR was spotted. For those wondering how this is connected, in December, the LG K120 was spotted at the FCC where it measured 66.7 x 131.9mm. The LG K4's specs are identical. This has led to the conclusion that the LG K120 is the LG K4, and the the LGK120AR might simply be a LG K4 variant for Verizon. Now we have to admit it does seem like...
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Ex-CTO unpicks growth numbers Last Friday, nbnTM congratulated itself on a positive user experience and a record number of activations....
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Retailer Lists WirelessEver since a few generations ago, Samsung introduced wireless charging to its smartphones, making it fuss-free for its users to charge their devices without having to fumble around for cables and... whatnot. While we haven't heard rumors of wireless charging for the Samsung Galaxy S7, you might be pleased to learn that it looks like it will be sticking around. This is thanks to a recent listing on online retailer Clove's website, in which a wireless charger for the Samsung Galaxy S7 was spotted. However we should note that the wireless charger listed seems to be the same design as the one for last year's model. It is possible that Samsung has not bothered to change the design, which we guess is fair since design is probably not the biggest priority for such devices. An alternative would be...
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This Beef Meatball Was Grown In A Lab

Ubergizmo - 8 Feb 2016 02:27
Meat is murder! Or does it have to be? A company called Memphis Meats has recently created a beef meatball that has been grown in a lab, meaning that no animals were harmed in the making of the dish.... And no, we're not talking about fake meat made from soy/tofu that are sometimes used in vegetarian dishes, this is real meat. Memphis Meats co-founder Uma Valeti came up with the idea when he used to be a cardiologist, where he pondered about a world where we would have meats that were actually healthy and beneficial. “What if we could grow meat to be protein packed and lean, and only have the fats in there that are beneficial for us?" he asked himself, which led to this project. How does this work? Basically it follows the same concept as stem cell research for human tissue, except with...
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The federal government has allocated AU$8 million of its AU$110 million STEM funding to help children aged three to six gain skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to encourage... interest in pursuing careers in those sectors.
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Respawn hasn't said much about its Titanfall sequel beyond plans for multi-platform support, but some details are starting to trickle out... and they'll be good news for fans of the... robot-slash-infantry shooter. In a chat with Forbes, head writer Je...
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How to make your passwords less hackable

USA Today - 8 Feb 2016 02:06
How to make your passwordsRemember that "123456" is a really bad password. Video provided by Newsy          
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Facebook CEO offers holidayMark Zuckerberg, wife Priscilla Chan and daughter Max wish viewers Happy Lunar New Year.          
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Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact nowNearly half a year since it introduced its new flagship smartphones to the world, Sony is finally bringing at least two out of three of them to the US market. That's right, the time has come for the... Sony Xperia Z5 and its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, to come to the shores. Toting high end specs, they …
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The internet company's net profit slid from 51.7 billion won in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 10.2 billion won for the same period in 2015, with the company targeting expanded business in games and... ads.
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Ultra-plush carpet looks and feels great, but its thickness makes vacuuming a lot more difficult. Here are two simple things you can do make things easier on your vacuum cleaner.
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How Does Colorado Clear SnowThis has to be one of the more interesting ways to clear snow. In Colorado, road crews have a unique way to preemptively take care of snow build up in mountain passes: a World War II era... 105-millimeter howitzer that they lease from the US Army.
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Super Bowl 50 (2016) ads andSuper Bowl 50 is finally upon us. It is therefore time to scope out all the big-budget adverts that will air during the big game between the National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers and... the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos....
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Tablet, schmablet, this is a converged experience. Or something Canonical is hoping to put Ubuntu into the hands of slab-fondlers who want something that can double as a near-desktop....
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A fibre fault in the Sydney-Guam submarine cable will persist until March, according to TPG, with the Southern Cross Cable and Australian-Japan Cable system to be used as substitutes.
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Turning tables on job hiring

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 01:50
Turning tables on job hiringHuman resources technology, which currently wastes companies millions, is set to be a hot area of innovation in 2016.
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The last time we heard from Chinese cracking forum 3DM--responsible for illegal cracks of pirated video games--they were being frustrated by Just Cause 3's "Denovo" copy protection. Now they're... walking away from the game entirely.
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Volcano Steaming As Seen From Orbit

SpaceRef - 8 Feb 2016 01:24
A volcano steaming into the air. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this image while aboard the International Space Station....
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Honor 5X versus Honor 7

Android Central - 8 Feb 2016 01:23
Honor 5X versus Honor 7As Huawei's Honor brand grows its mid-range offerings, it's time to measure up 2015's Honor 7 against the just-released Honor 5X With the recent announcement of the Honor 5X -- the first Honor phone... to hit the U.S. market -- Huawei's affordable sub-brand continues its focus on delivering decent specs at compelling price points. Over in Europe, Honor has already been competing around the £200-250 mark with the Honor 7, a similar handset that's been available since late 2014. So with the 5X due to land globally in the near future, it's time to see how it measures up against its little brother.
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Alleged Samsung Galaxy A9 ProTowards the end of 2015, Samsung launched the latest handset that is part of their Galaxy A-series. This came in the form of the Samsung Galaxy A9, but could there be a variant of the phone in the... works? There very well could be, thanks to a recent sighting on GFXBench (via GSMArena) that revealed a possible variation of the handset. According to the sighting, it reveals the Galaxy A9 Pro whose model number is SM-A9100. Considering that the Galaxy A9 is SM-A9000, we suppose A9100 would signify some kind of upgrade/variation. Interestingly enough, the "Pro" version of the phone has turned out to be smaller than the regular A9. If the benchmarks are correct, the Pro version will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display, versus the Galaxy A9 which has a 6-inch display. We're not sure how this would...
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Weiner Stampede! Here's The TVIt's all about the battle for buzz before the game.
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Can Labor turn the NBN tables on Turnbull?

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 01:12
Can Labor turn the NBN tablesThe 2016 federal election looms and the opposition needs some creative thinking to capitalise on the Coalition’s headaches in the telecoms portfolio.
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Google said to be prepping newNew smartphone-based headset will sport improved sensors and lenses housed in a solid plastic casing, according to the Financial Times.
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The latest Civil War trailer has very little new footage in, but we what do have? A great Iron Man and Winter Soldier run in and the first look of Ant-Man's new look in the movie.
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Metasploit modules unleashed. Two dangerous un-patched remote code execution vulnerabilities that allow access to God-mode system privileges have been reported in Netgear's ProSafe Network Management... 300 management software....
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The Super Bowl is about so much more than football. Commercials, puppies, Coldplay—it's going to be a long night. Won't you settle in and enjoy it with us? The post Super Bowl 50 Liveblog: The... Broncos (and the X-Men) Win appeared first on WIRED.
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The "Rascal" was never a great name for an electric scooter designed to be a slow, excruciatingly safe means of transport for the mobility-challenged. But this mobility scooter here, you see... well,... I have no idea whether it's an actual Rascal brand product, but it's definitely a rascal. Two British mechanics recently set out to break the record for "fastest mobility scooter" (because of course there's a record for that), and they managed to set the mark at 107.6 miles per hour using a bright green pocket rocket. To be fair, it only vaguely resembles the kind of scooter you might find Grandpa riding -- the only thing that's true to the original product is the outer shell. Underneath, there's a 600cc Suzuki motorcycle engine attached to...
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Mac: There are plenty of browser tools out there for testing your internet speed, but they're usually filled with obnoxious ads. If you'd prefer a native app, Speedster is free and does its job well.
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The 2016 Super Bowl Commercials You Need To See

The Huffington Post - 8 Feb 2016 00:49
The 2016 Super BowlSuper Bowl 50 is finally here, which means the Super Bowl 50 commercials are here as well.  From avocados and Drake to odes to mom and dogs dressed up as hot dogs, there's a lot to take in this year... when the game cuts to commercial. Some of the ads might tug at your heartstrings. Some might make you laugh. Some might make you wonder, "Did they really pay millions of dollars for that?" Regardless of how they make you feel, here are all the 2016 Super Bowl commercials you need to see in one place.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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An NYU professor took to Twitter today after she says she and two of her students were racially profiled during a Rubio campaign event in New Hampshire. The post Black NYU Students Say They Were... Profiled At Rubio Event appeared first on WIRED.
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Just the very thought of bedbugs probably makes your skin crawl, and that's made all the worse by their ability to adapt to new threats. Like it or not, that pesticide you used years ago probably... doesn't work any more. What to do? Genetics might j...
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Leigh Steinberg to invest inSteinberg Ventures will invest in technology including new tools to combat concussions          
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Microsoft, GoPro strike deal

The Australian - 8 Feb 2016 00:34
Agreement to cover certain file-storage and system technologies.
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10 most exciting Super BowlIn just about an hour, Super Bowl 50 will kick off as the Denver Broncos will attempt to pull off a major upset by defeating the rolling and seemingly unstoppable Carolina Panthers. While Cam Newton... and the Panthers are heavy favorites, sources from within Denver over the past few days have indicated that Peyton Manning's arm is stronger than it's been in weeks, which if true, might provide us with a closer game than many analysts are anticipating. DON'T MISS: This must be the sketchiest iPhone 7 rumor we've seen yet Of course, it's the close games that make the Super Bowl the compelling spectacle that it is. While blowouts are enjoyable for fans of the winning team, nothing quite captures
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Foxconn to slurp Sharp for US$5.6 BEELLION

The Register - 8 Feb 2016 00:27
All done bar the paperwork Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou says Sharp will be slurped into the Chinese manufacturer's maw by the end of February....
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AC editors' apps of the week:Our weekly app picks It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes... they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use. Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts! Phil Nickinson -- The Silent Age I'm back on the exercise bike again. Every morning, for at least 30 minutes. And while I love a good time-wasting game -- something I can put up and put down without too much investment -- there's nothing better than something immersive for killing time going nowhere. Vainglory has...
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Titanfall 2 will have a single-player campaign, the game's lead writer confirmed for Forbes in an interview. Moreover, developing studio Respawn Entertainment is looking into a companion TV series... about Titanfall, to premiere when the game launches. In a podcast interview about a year ago, Titanfall's community manager hinted at a traditional campaign. Jesse Stern has confirmed to Forbes that is a part of the game.
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The Tweet Bowl

Slate - 8 Feb 2016 00:02
One of the beauties of the Super Bowl is that there's something for everyone: If you don't like the matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers--or the sport itself for that... matter--there's always the bean dip, the commercials, and the left sharks.
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President Obama will be sending his budget to Congress this coming week, and in it, he's announced that it will double the investment in research for clean and renewable energy sources.
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