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Top 100 Stories to Know for 30 May 2017 - United States

Can Quantum Mechanics Save the Cosmic Multiverse?

Scientific American - 16 May 2017 15:15
Can Quantum Mechanics Save theA surprising connection between cosmology and quantum mechanics could unveil the secrets of space and time --
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Teodoor Smart Lock

The Gadget Flow - 2 May 2017 15:06
Teodoor Smart LockLock and unlock your door with Teodoor Smart Lock. Install Teodoor on the inside of your door, download the app and take full control of your lock. Teodoor is designed to complement and complete your... main entrance. Working with your existing lock mechanism, Teodoor connects it to the app on your smart device for total control. With a simple tap, you can lock and unlock your door hands-free, because Teodoor automatically unlocks the door for you and locks it after...
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Pokemon GO Grass Event updateThe Pokemon GO Grass Event has begun in earnest and the whole in-game universe is aflutter with Pokeballs flying directly at the faces of green pocket monsters. Much of what this event will bring has... already been revealed – mostly having to do with the type of Pokemon that are a lot more common for the next 84 (or so) …
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Can Quantum Mechanics Save the Cosmic Multiverse?

Scientific American - 16 May 2017 15:15
Can Quantum Mechanics Save theA surprising connection between cosmology and quantum mechanics could unveil the secrets of space and time --
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A thoughtful update makes the M430 a better running watch than Polar's M400.
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Here's what's new on Amazon Prime Video in May

Digital Trends - 10 May 2017 18:32
Here's what's new on AmazonAmazon Prime Video takes a page from competitor Netflix and adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find out all that's new to watch on... Amazon in May. The post Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in May appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Watch DJI reveal its new drone right here

TechCrunch - 24 May 2017 13:29
Watch DJI reveal its new droneDJI is promising “something huge” at this morning’s “Seize the Moment” event in New York City. More than likely, that big thing will come in a small package. The often secretive drone... company has apparently been leaking like crazy ahead of today’s big reveal, and we’ve gotten more than few looks at the rumored Spark drone, which is set to make the…
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More leaks show the OnePlus 5The Galaxy S8 is finally available in stores, but the OnePlus 5 is one of the mostly hotly-anticipated Android phones right now. The handset will be launched this summer, OnePlus already confirmed,... while a slew of reports already revealed almost everything there is to know about the handset. We still don't know what the phone will look like, and reports offer conflicting details regarding one of its most important features. But there's a new leak that might settle it. The OnePlus 5 is expected to feature a dual lens rear camera on the back, although it's unclear whether it'll have a horizontal or vertical orientation. A series of images posted on SlashLeaks indicate the camera will have two lenses and will be placed vertically, in a central location. The flash is positioned under the...
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A 'kill switch' is slowing theFriday's unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called... Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency may have used for spying. The malware encrypts data on a PC and shows users a note demanding $300 in bitcoin to have their data decrypted. Images of the ransom note have been circulating on Twitter. Security experts have detected tens of thousands of attacks, apparently spreading over LANs and the internet like a computer worm.
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Who's Who: The 6 Top ThinkersArtificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) continue to transform our world as well as the way we live and do business. Here I look at some of the world's best experts and leading thinkers... that are the driving focus behind the AI and ML movement.
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Senator says FBI paid $900KSen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San... Bernardino, California, shootings.
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WannaCry creators could beNew analysis from Flashpoint churns up evidence that WannaCry ransom notes were written by native Chinese speakers.
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Researchers find a moreIt's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can... fast-track that experience, however. They've devel...
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After beating the world'sGoogle’s AlphaGo — the AI developed to tackle the world’s most demanding strategy game — is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the world’s best talent. The latest to... succumb is Go’s top-ranked player, Ke Jie, who lost 3-0 in a series hosted in China this week. The AI, developed by London-based DeepMind, which was acquired by Google…
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Siri Bug Allows Cellular DataA reddit user has discovered what appears to be a Siri-related bug that allows access to a locked iPhone's Cellular Data options without a passcode. As shown in the screenshot below, when Siri is... asked to bring up Cellular Data settings (or if Cellular Data is on), an option to toggle the feature off appears on the lock screen, with no passcode required. When Siri is specifically asked to turn off Cellular Data, the personal assistant asks for a passcode first. Given that a passcode is required when asking Siri to disable Cellular Data, it seems that this is meant to be the default behavior and that it's not a setting meant to be controlled from a locked iPhone. It's questionable if this bug has any real impact, though, as there are other ways to disable cellular service on an iPhone...
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Even the world's largestFor those operating a bitcoin exchange — where people can buy cryptocoins — you’d imagine that the current surge in value for bitcoin and others like Ethereum’s ether coin is a dream come... true. The answer is yes and no. Coinbase, the world’s most funded bitcoin exchange, was dragged offline by the massive increase in interest in the space. Users have…
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German automakers are lookingTesla may be at the forefront of the EV revolution, the success and accolades the company enjoyed with the Model S, and more recently the Model X, has prompted a number of big-name players to devote... more substantial resources towards EV development. From Ford and Porsche to BMW and Chevrolet, the EV space is becoming increasingly more crowded and competitive. Ahead of the Model 3 release, which is still slated to go down later this year, Tesla had the foresight to realize that battery production could easily become a huge bottleneck. The solution? Tesla has invested billions towards the development of its arguably iconic Gigafactory, an absolutely gargantuan structure that will be the largest standing structure in the world in regards to an actual physical footprint. By the time the...
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Bitcoin is worth more thanTo say that Bitcoin has had a roller coaster ride would be an understatement. Between regulatory hurdles, heists and its all-too-common use in online crime, it's sometimes a surprise the... cryptocurrency has survived. However, it's faring well -- so we...
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Apple refuses compensation forApple has refused compensation to an Australian woman whose face was burned when her Beats headphones exploded on board a plane. Apple said that third-party AAA batteries, bought separately by the... woman, were the cause … more…
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GIS -- a powerful tool to be used with caution

EurekAlert! - 18 May 2017 06:00
(De Gruyter Open) A recent study, published in Open Archaeology, provides a new perspective on the severe impacts of escalating climate change on the heritage resources of Canadian Arctic. Referring... to the application of Geographic Information System analytical methods in assessing the threat of shoreline erosion to archaeological sites, it details steps taken to review the quality of the GIS model in light of a discrepancy with rates observed during actual survey visits.
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We Might Have a New Way toA new study has revealed how human activity has been affected the near-space environment, creating a bubble that protects against space radiation. The post We Might Have a New Way to Push Back Space... Radiation appeared first on Universe Today.
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What we currently know aboutThe danger from a global cyberattack that spread to some 150 nations continues to fade, and that's only some of the good news.
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Ransomware hackers are soAccepting that your computer is infected with ransomware is hard.  Figuring out Bitcoin in order to pay the ransom? Even harder.  SEE ALSO: It won't be easy for WannaCry hackers to get their cash As... more than 200,000 systems around the world were hit with the ransomware WannaCry, businesses, hospitals, and regular people were all presented with a troubling choice: Pay approximately $300 worth of Bitcoin to unknown attackers or lose access to their data forever.  But what happens when the victims don't understand how to pay? Could the biggest thing holding ransomware hackers back be not updated computer systems but Bitcoin ignorance? 
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Scientists take firstThe quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), has the potential to support life has taken a new,... exhilarating twist.
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Massive cryptocurrency botnetCampaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.
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