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American Technology News for 11 Dec 2017

The world's first grapheneGraphene has been used to make things better before, whether it's headphones or the ability to desalinate and purify water. Now, we're finally going to see graphene brought into the world of footwear... and fitness. The post The world’s first graphene running shoes are coming in 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their... peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. The study is the first nationally representative survey that followed for more than a year people 18 to 30 years old who were initially nonsmokers.
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Mantis shrimp are theThanks to Mother Nature's inspiration by way of the mantis shrimp, we may now have a camera that can improve early cancer detection, and potentially help us better understand underwater phenomena. The... post Mantis shrimp are the inspiration for this new polarized light camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Scientists are raising a red flag over the future of endangered right whales after a high number died in 2017.
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Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) joined in the recent international effort to observe -- and create a detailed profile of -- the first known large object... from interstellar space to pass through our solar system....
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DIY Bed Bug Treatment AttemptBed bugs--the blood-sucking, chitinous nightmares which serve as the clearest proof that if there is a divine creator behind the universe, it hates us--were once nearly eradicated from the U.S. But in... recent years they've come back worse than ever, beefed up from decades of exposure to insecticides and helped along by...
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Android Wear Oreo: whichThere might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn't been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and... now a new major update is coming to Google's smartwatch family. Well, semi-major. It's no Android Wear 3.0 but the update does bring the Android …
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Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE

TechCrunch - 11 Dec 2017 02:12
Bitcoin futures are nowBitcoin futures trading on CBOE, the world’s largest futures exchange, just launched at 5pm CT. Within a minute of the launch bitcoin spiked about 10% from ~$14,700 all the way up to $16,200 before... settling a few minutes later to around $15,500, up about 5%. Now an hour after launching the actual price of bitcoin is still up, trading around $15,350. Currently the settlement price of…
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Australia Hits WorstAustralia's finally done it! A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded, the... Guardian reported on Sunday. Over the past year, Australia released an estimated 138.78 metric tons of carbon dioxide...
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How to Get Started WithThis week, Apple finally made Apple Pay Cash available, it's Venmo competition for the iPhone. With it, you can send and receive cash from friends, much like you can with services like PayPal, Square,... and Venmo using iMessage on your iPhone. Its super simple to use, but can be a bit confusing if you're not sure what...
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Microsoft paints politicallyCommentary: Redmond's ad for Christmas is warm, cuddly and celebrates, of all things, Microsoft Paint. It also has a serious political message.
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Google Maps will soon makeGoogle Maps and Waze, both owned by Google, have changed the way many of us travel. Their usefulness, however, has so far been best experienced by those walking or driving themselves. Commuters,... sadly, aren't as lucky. That will change soon, according to TechCrunch,with an update that will make Maps a bit more commuter-friendly, with bus stop notifications and even notifications …
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After announcing in October that its VR adventure game, "Golem," is scheduled for release next year, Highwire Games has now revealed the official release date of the PlayStation VR title. The... developer has also provided an update on "Golem's" gameplay and its new locomotion system.
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A researcher has discovered that a touchpad driver present on hundreds of HP laptops includes functionality that can be abused for logging keystrokes. The vendor has released patches for a vast... majority of affected devices.
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Drunk droning: New Jersey aimsNew Jersey lawmakers are going after drone owners who fly their machine while drunk. A bill to punish the behavior may become law next month, a little late for festive drinkers unwrapping their brand... new quadcopter this Christmas. The post Drunk droning: New Jersey aims to get tough on sloshed drone pilots appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Snow and ice ground hundredsMore than 300 flights were cancelled and hundreds more delayed as snow and ice blocked runways at Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt on Sunday, the airport operator said.
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Bitcoin futures rise asThe first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.
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As bitcoin soars, warnings ofIs bitcoin in a bubble?
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Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensorSamsung had a nearly perfect 2017 if not for one nitpick. It obstinately placed the rear fingerprint scanner in an inconvenient and odd location. Granted, that flaw wasn't as bad as exploding phones,... but it, unfortunately, marred the Galaxy S8's and Galaxy Note 8's image. Samsung has apparently learned its lesson and will be putting the sensor dead center. At …
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Hot stellar bubble

ESA - 11 Dec 2017 10:11
Hot stellar bubbleSpace Science Image of the Week: A massive star nearing the end of its life creates a dynamic bubble in space
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Gadget rental startup LumoidLumoid offered gadget fans the chance to "try before you buy," but on Sunday its founder and CEO said the web-based business was no more. The closure also means its planned partnership with Best Buy... cannot proceed. The post Gadget rental startup Lumoid shuts down, scuppering Best Buy partnership plan appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build: Epilogue
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Google Play App Roundup:I don't know if you could say there are too many apps out there, but there are certainly enough that it can be hard to find the ones worth your time. This is the problem that Google Play App Roundup... is seeking to solve. Every week we tell you about the best new and newly updated apps in the Play Store. Just click the app name to head right to the Play Store and check things out for yourself. Underburn Smartphones have allowed billions of people to access the whole of human knowledge at any moment, communicate openly in the blink of an eye, and avoid going to sleep as they stare at the warm glow of the internet in their hand. On that last count, screen brightness is a constant issue. Even when you think you've set a nice dark theme on your device, something bright can pop up and scorch your...
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Turn up your commute's volumeIf you're not satisfied with the sound system in your car, it's time to upgrade your stereo and your speakers. Let our list of the best car stereos available point you in the right direction. The post... Turn up your commute’s volume with the best car stereos on the market appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Crash, bang, wallop!Researchers in Singapore are flying hundreds of drones into the head of a crash test dummy in the name of safety. The tests involve dropping them from a great height and flying them at speed into the... side of the dummy's head. The post Crash, bang, wallop! Researchers wreck hundreds of drones in the name of safety appeared first on Digital Trends.
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