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American Technology News for 25 Jun 2018

Navy backs 'omniphobic'Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and farther. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It's backing... University of Michigan work on an "omniphobic" coating tha...
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iPhone brute force passcodeApple's hard stance on protecting its customers' privacy through security and encryption is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it paints a reassuring picture for users. But on the other hand, it... practically challenges hackers, state-sponsored or otherwise, to break through. As such, Apple's device, particularly iPhones, have become a prime target of hacking attempts. One security researcher initially …
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NASA gives Jupiter the VanJupiter's vociferous weather systems snapped on a Juno fly-by reveal a stunning cosmic oil painting.
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Galaxy S10 Leak ExposesSamsung's Galaxy S10 has the potential to usurp Apple's iPhone X...
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Virtual Reality's Role InThe benefits of using VR to build better prisons.
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Tesla to roll out a paidWhile the ability to connect to the internet has always come standard for Tesla owners, that could soon be changing. The car company is rolling out a paid "premium connectivity" package. The post... Tesla to roll out a paid Premium Connectivity package for in-car internet access appeared first on Digital Trends.
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17 obscure Steam tips andLet's cut to the chase: For many people, PC gaming is synonymous with Steam. Valve's ubiquitous gaming client is both storefront and service, delivering a one-stop shop for buying games, managing... those games, and even building out a friends list to chat with while you play. And then there are those irresistible Steam Summer Sales. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Steam's rife with hidden features that can help you get more out of your PC gaming experience--tricks that few people ever touch. Here are some of the most useful, starting with obscure (yet helpful) library management tools on this page before diving into more exotic tips.
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Black Astronaut Jeanette EppsNASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to be the first African-American spacefarer to serve as a long-term crew member on the International Space Station until she was pulled from the roster in... January, is still waiting on an explanation of why.
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Latest Tesla Flap Shows TheLove them or hate them, alleged corporate whistleblowers like Martin Tripp have little protection against retaliatory lawsuits. And that's a problem.
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Creepy Doctor Makes a SexA famous sex robot called Samantha was created for sex, but it wasn't created to take abuse. Samantha's creator, Dr. Sergi Santos, introduced a new feature that will render the robot unresponsive if... it determines that its human partner is behaving in an overly aggressive manner. But it won't stop you from fucking it.
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Samsung Electronics' operating profit this quarter is believed to be slightly lower than its profit from the first quarter due to the sluggish sales of the Galaxy S9 flagship series. However, the... company's performance is predicted to pick up in the third quarter when the Note 9 is officially launched.
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The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

The New Yorker - 25 Jun 2018 11:00
Brooke Jarvis writes about whether a global icon of extinction could still be alive.
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Blue Origin eyes a date forBlue Origin is moving toward the day when it'll begin take paying customers to the edge of space, and a company executive has revealed that it plans to start taking bookings for the experience next... year. The post Blue Origin eyes a date for the sale of tourist spaceflight tickets appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Custom Keyboard Spotlight:The classic Cherry MX Blue switch is without a doubt the most famous clicky switch. You can still find it in many new mechanical keyboards today, but there are some more interesting and frankly better... clicky switches if you're willing to dive into the custom keyboard community. Of all the clicky switches I've tried, the Novelkeys x Kailh Box Pale Blue is the best. This is a heavy switch with a sharp double-click thanks to Kailh's click bar design. As a Box switch, it shares some basic housing features with switches like the Input Club Hakos and Novelkeys Royal. The square stem has a standard Cherry-style cross connector in the middle, so it'll work with most modern keycaps. The stem helps stabilize the plunger as it moves up and down inside the switch. The "box" part of a Box switch...
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Dance of the asteroids

ESA - 25 Jun 2018 09:25
Dance of the asteroidsSpace Science Image of the Week: Nearby asteroids thread through a stunning portrait of galaxy clusters
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Could you help build a galaxy?

Phys.org - 25 Jun 2018 09:24
Could you help build a galaxy?Have you ever wanted to help build a galaxy? Now's your chance.
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'China's Hawaii' plans to easeAn island known as "China's Hawaii" plans to ease the nation's internet restrictions to improve the vacation experience for foreign tourists. The island of Hainan plans to create special zones with... open access to online services. The post ‘China’s Hawaii’ plans to ease internet restrictions for foreign tourists appeared first on Digital Trends.
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RHA's MA390 Wireless areRHA has created a banded wireless version of its popular MA390 in-ear headphones, offering jackless listeners the same elegant looks and shocking affordability as the original, and great sound to... boot. The post RHA’s MA390 Wireless are classy, banded in-ears with a working-class price appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Popular Instagrammer caughtPopular Instagrammer Daryl Aiden Yow impressed many people with fancy shots from a range of cool locations, and his work even caught the attention of brands. But it's been revealed that some photos... were taken from stock sites. The post Popular Instagrammer caught using photos from image libraries appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Singapore’s upcoming licensing for dock-less bike-sharing services has claimed its first scalp after oBike — a Singapore-based company run by Chinese founders — announced that it would cease its... service in the country ahead of the implementation of regulations. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is introducing measures to protect Singapore’s streets from a glut of […]
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Power cable seals itself when exposed to air

Springwise - 25 Jun 2018 07:20
Power cable seals itself whenAn initiative seeks to tackle the environmental damage caused by fluid leakages from power cables by creating a seal-healing fluid. The post Power cable seals itself when exposed to air appeared first... on Springwise.
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Global pizza delivery chainCitizens in the United States may nominate their town for a pothole repair grant from one of the world's most recognized pizza companies. The post Global pizza delivery chain invests in road repairs... appeared first on Springwise.
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Company aims to disruptA new token would allow anyone to pay for sharing services anywhere using just one app. The post Company aims to disrupt sharing industry with new token appeared first on Springwise.
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Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense... contractor run by Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy,...
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'Westworld' Recap, Season 2All of Season 2 has toyed with perceptions of reality--and the finale took that to the extreme.
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