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These futuristic bathroomTechnology is making our showers cooler, our bathtubs smarter, and our faucets distinct. One of the biggest bathroom retailers in the United Kingdom, QS Supplies, is always looking ahead to innovate... and improvise on bathroom products. The post These futuristic bathroom concepts will make you feel jealous appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A Holy Grail of PersonalLater this month, one of the rarest specimens of hardware history will go up for auction: a working Apple-1. While most will people will never be able to afford to bid on it, this is a great... opportunity to look at this beautifully ragtag machine before it disappears into someone's collection.
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Trump's legal team is on it,It's always great to see a president getting his or her priorities straight. In the case of Donald Trump, making sure you look good to the public appears to be the number one priority. Forget Russia,... forget the travel ban, forget health care reform, or the federal budget. There's a 17-year-old girl that can code a website where you can use kittens to scratch Trump's face, and that must be stopped immediately. This really is a true story, as reported by The Observer. Lucy is the San Francisco teenager who's looking to work at a disruptive tech company in the future. In the meantime, she's practicing her coding skills on projects like TrumpScratch.com, where users can click on Trump's face to punch him with kitten paws. That is, until Trump's lawyers get involved. And they sent Lucy a cease...
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Chicago teen gang-raped onPolice are searching for five to six men who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl as dozens watched on live video.
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Report: Climate outlookA report by three environmental groups says the number of coal-fired power plants being built worldwide is plunging, raising the possibility global climate goals can be met
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Should you install solarIn 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. However, the original map was very limited, covering... only the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno, California and Boston. Now, Google has greatly expanded the project to cover all 50 U.S. states, with a total of 60 million buildings in the database.  SEE ALSO: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S. The project uses imagery from Google Earth and Maps as well as some machine learning magic to get a good idea of how much sunlight each portion of each roof is getting. According to Google, weather patterns, sun positioning changes and possible shade from nearby buildings is taken into account. 
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Samsung's The Frame TV doublesSamsung has hyped its 2017 TV lineup to the Moon and back, but it still has room for a few surprises. The tech giant has offered more details about its previously-teased The Frame, a TV that's... designed to (you guessed it) double as a picture frame. S...
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Free online courses will teachIt's never been easier to learn how to code using online resources, and that's not limited to computer programming. You know what else is code? DNA, which scientists have been modifying in bacteria... and embryos with increasing success over the years....
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Google Has Finally Killed the CAPTCHA

Gizmodo - 12 Mar 2017 00:47
Google Has Finally Killed theCAPTCHA's are an irritating but necessary evil. The system that is used to verify whether or not a user is human has been around a while and it had to evolve because machines were getting better at... reading the text than humans. With its latest iteration, Google says you'll no longer have to input anything at all.
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Volkswagen unveils your newVolkswagen has introduced its own self-driving concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a blend of ride-hailing and ride-sharing without a steering wheel, pedal, or brake. The concept car, named Sedric, is a... four seat mini-shuttle with Level 5 automated driving capabilities. That means it will be totally autonomous, with no human override controls. See Also:...
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Playing the 'fear card': UNAs Wikileaks' claims of CIA hacking lead people the world over to reconsider their privacy, the UN's Special Rapporteur says privacy may not fully exist in the digital age.
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Samsung-linked scandal takesThe same scandal behind the arrest and indictment of Samsung exec and heir Lee Jae-yong has resulted in the removal of South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. Parliament impeached Park on December 9th... over charges including bribery and corruption for a...
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NASA's interplanetary radarRadar can detect things like asteroids millions of miles away, and it’s easy to track satellites in Earth’s orbit, but there are middle distances that aren’t so easy to monitor. Lunar orbit is... one of them. But because using terrestrial radar to find and track satellites, spacecraft and other objects that have gone dark would be handy, NASA researchers made it work anyway.
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Cybersecurity experts paintRobots are still an uncommon sight in the home, but most tech analysts project a huge increase in the amount of droids deployed to do tasks in the next ten years. It might not be that long before... helper robots, picture C3P0 from Star Wars or a Mr. Handy from Fallout, are handling everything from...
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Google has fixed many of the vulnerabilities in its Chrome and Android platforms identified in yesterday's WikiLeaks dump of CIA documents, the company said today. In a statement provided to Recode by... Heather Adkins --Google's Director of Information Security and Privacy -- Google said that it was "confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities," that its analysis of remaining security flaws was ongoing, and that it would "implement any further necessary protections." Google's statement comes a day after Apple's Adkins' statement came a day after WikiLeaks released 8,761 documents and files it said that it obtained from the CIA's Center for Cyber...
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Republicans Starting to ThinkRepublicans have long supported the sweeping surveillance capabilities of the NSA and have insisted they're vitally important to national security. But with their man Trump caught up in multiple... scandals that may involve intelligence services targeting his communications, privacy is suddenly a top priority.
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BBC Reports Child Abuse ToBBC reported some sexualized child images to Facebook and set up an interview regarding the social network's content moderation practices. In an unexpected twist, Facebook reported BBC to authorities... and canceled the interview.
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A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.
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Where to get and buy aNintendo Switch launch day is here at last, but if you don’t have a pre-order, that means you’re out of luck, right? Not exactly - a number of retailers have the Switch in stock for walk-in... customers today, but it’s still going to be tricky to find one. With pre-orders selling out quickly when they were first announced, there’s going …
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Scientists prove it's possibleScientists at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Ross D. King, have created a new DNA-based computing device. If you think of DNA as being the code for generating life, then it's not hard... to see it as capable of performing other tasks. Ju...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified military payload took off from California today
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CloudPets Exposes Danger OfSecurity researcher Troy Hunt discovered that the internet-connected CloudPets presented a major security threat to parents and children. What can parents do to keep themselves and their children... safe?
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We're Not Saying It's AliensSam Monfort, a Doctoral Candidate at George Mason University, has created a series of visuals that illustrate the trends in UFO reporting. The post We’re Not Saying It’s Aliens Because It’s Not... Aliens. But Check Out These UFO Data Visualizations appeared first on Universe Today.
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SpaceX announces plans for moon mission

CBSNews - 28 Feb 2017 08:16
SpaceX founder Elon Musk announces plan to send two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year
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LG just confirmed the G6'sLG kicked off the pre-MWC press conference marathon on Sunday in style: it announced the smartphone we already expected to see at the show, the G6. The handset has a massive display, and LG spent most... of its press event talking about the various features of FullVision screens, ignoring other details that consumers might be interested in, such as availability details and pricing. However, LG confirmed the release date and price for the G6. We have good and bad news for you. Cho Juno, the head of LG's mobile division talked to The Investor about the LG G6 handsets, revealing launch details in the process. "The phone will hit the Korean market first on March 10," Cho said when asked about the launch timeframe. "The price starts at 899,800 won (US$796.85)" The good news here is that the phone...
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