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American Technology News for 4 Dec 2015

New Law Paves the Way forA newly passed bill sets the stage for the future of the private spaceflight industry, and could have big implications for asteroid mining --
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(CF) Carbon Fiber Series -Make your Jeep® Wrangler a safe and fun ride with the JK MountTM from 67 Designs. Created for navigation with the Maps app and especially hands­free with Siri®. Specifically designed for the... 2012­2016 "JK" two and four door Wranglers, this JK Mount system uses a custom molded base that is quickly installed in the recess in the dash. No drilling is required. Simply attach the carbon fiber bar and the included holder designed for the Apple i Phone 6/6S when...
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Leatherman's widely-praised Skeletool Multitool doesn't have nearly as many tools as some of its brethren, but the upshot is a smaller, lighter frame that you can carry anywhere (except, like,... airports). Even if you don't need one for yourself, this would be a great gift idea for $30. [Leatherman Skeletool, $30]
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Billy Corgan pens touchingFollowing the untimely passing of former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, Billy Corgan has shared a tribute on the Smashing Pumpkins' website. Corgan was one of Stone Temple Pilots' many... vocal critics when Weiland's old band burst onto the grunge scene in '90s. Since then, though, he's changed his tune. In the letter, Corgan compares Weiland to David Bowie and calls him one of the most important voices of their generation, along with Kurt Cobain and Alice in Chains' Layne Staley. See also: Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots founding lead singer, dead at 48 Corgan notes that he now considers himself a fan first. He can't speak to what was going on in Weiland's life at the time of his passing, but appreciates the times they spent together as contemporaries
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Researchers attack cancerIf you’ve ever read Ray Kurzweil’s books, you know that he envisions a future in which benevolent little nanobots flow through our bodies attacking malicious forms of disease. While Kurzweil is... definitely overly optimistic (or just plain delusional) about how quickly a lot of this technology will come to pass, there can be no doubt that a lot of this futuristic technology really is in the works. Case in point: Phys.org informs us that researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have “developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells.” MUST READ: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Don’t leave space exploration up to private companies The researchers describe the
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Net neutrality could be on theThe FCC's net neutrality rules go on trial Friday as oral arguments begin in 10 lawsuits that could dramatically change the way Internet service providers are regulated. In February, the Federal... Communications Commission voted to ban service providers from giving some content preferential treatment. It also reclassified broadband as a communications service, similar to old-fashioned telecommunications except with exemptions from pricing and other regulations. The rules went into effect in April but soon faced a barrage of lawsuits by carriers and industry groups that want to see them gutted. The suits were combined into one proceeding in the federal appeals court in Washington, where opening arguments will start Friday.
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Millions of smart TVs, phonesA three-year-old vulnerability in a software component used in millions of smart TVs, routers and phones still hasn't been patched by many vendors, thus posing a risk, according to Trend Micro.... Although a patch was issued for the component in December 2012, Trend Micro found 547 apps that use an older unpatched version of it, wrote Veo Zhang, a mobile threats analyst. "These are very popular apps that put millions of users in danger; aside from mobile devices, routers, and smart TVs are all at risk as well," he wrote.
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Scientists take cautious stepThe organizing committee of the International Summit on Human Gene Editing, held this week in Washington, D.C., issued a much-anticipated statement about human gene-editing research — a subject that... continues to draw considerable controversy among scientists and the public-at-large The statement wrapped up a three-day summit on human gene-editing research thought brought together leading scientists and medical ethicists from around the world. The statement addresses several major scientific and ethical questions about the future of gene editing and calls on the national academies responsible for co-hosting the summit — that is, the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of the UK — to establish an ongoing...
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Coldplay's New Album Will NotColdplay has announced that its new album 'A Head Full of Dreams,' will not be available for streaming on Spotify upon its release. This is reportedly due to Spotify's free tier.
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This Video From The BBCThe BBC has been experimenting with perceptive media for some time, but now the media company has taken things to another level with a video that changes based on who's watching it.
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Poor weather scrubbed the return of Orbital ATK Thursday. Rain and clouds prevented the launch of the enhanced Cygnus spacecraft from Florida. NASA rescheduled the launch for Friday, but poor weather... may prevent liftoff. The Orbital ATK launch live stream coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST with the 30-minute launch window beginning at 5:33 p.m. EST.
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Android Central Podcast Live!

Android Central - 4 Dec 2015 22:32
Android Central Podcast Live!Watch the Android Central Podcast live at 4 p.m. EDT Dec. 4! The Android Central Podcast is recorded live in front of a live studio audience, so you can catch us in the act. To take part in the live... Q&A, hit up this link. Or watch us live from your phone with the official Android Central app! ...
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Whether it be on the desktop or mobile, Chrome's beta browser is a handy way to preview features before they hit the mainstream crowd. In the most recent release for Android, there's now the ability... for sites to send presentations to Chromecast devic...
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Guided ultrasound plusThermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research shows that combining the technique with... chemotherapy can allow complete destruction of tumors in mice.
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A New Service Called CoinCube In the future, all currencies will be crypto. And you’ll need someone to manage all that crypto cash. That’s what CoinCube is trying to do: a way to manage cryptocurrency investments... intelligently. Created by Robert Allen, Eric Kittell, Jibben Nee and Giovanni Meacci, the system is still in its relative infancy. They have about a 100 users with $430,000 in assets under management,…
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Paul McNamara, ESA LISA Pathfinder Project Scientist, explains gravitational waves. ESA's LISA Pathfinder lifted off 3 December on a Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on... its way to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves from space....
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Brain Stimulation TechniqueA brain stimulation technique approved to treat depression might also help patients conquer cocaine addiction, researchers report.
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Best smartwatches 2016: TheSmartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network... notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into...
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Twitch has been on Google's Chromecast for over a year, so it's hard to believe it wasn't on Android TV before. But the streaming company has just revealed an official app for the Google's big-screen... service, letting you watch live or pre-recorded ga...
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9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide:For many people on your gift list, you probably knew right away the sort of thing you wanted to get them, and at best needed a little help narrowing it down to a specific model. Hopefully one of our... gift guides focusing on specific areas like entertainment, photography or audio will have helped. But there may […]
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The International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX) opened its doors to the public on Wednesday (December 2) at the Tokyo Big Sight center for five days of displays and seminars on the latest robot... technology.
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Samsung to Pay Apple $548Just under five years after the beginning of the patent dispute between tech giants Apple and Samsung, the companies yesterday agreed to a settlement of $548 million to be paid by Samsung, as ordered... by the San Jose federal court hosting the trial (via FOSS Patents). Samsung is said to now be waiting for Apple's official invoice of the settlement, and if it arrives by the end of day on December 4, it has promised to send the $548 million in full to Apple by December 14. Samsung found a slight loophole in its agreement to pay the Cupertino company, however, retaining the right to continue appealing the court system and even the ability to "reclaim or obtain reimbursement of any judgment amounts paid" by the company. So, if the court does agree to one of Samsung's appeals in the future,...
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Microsoft teams with lawMicrosoft said Thursday it aided law enforcement agencies in several regions to disrupt a four-year-old botnet called Dorkbot, which has infected one million computers worldwide. The Dorkbot malware... aims to steal login credentials from services such as Gmail, Facebook, PayPal, Steam, eBay, Twitter and Netflix. It was first spotted around April 2011. Users typically get infected by browsing to websites that automatically exploit vulnerable software using exploit kits and through spam. It also has a worm functionality and can spread itself through through social media and instant messaging programs or removable media drives. Microsoft didn't provide much detail on how Dorkbot's infrastructure was disrupted. The company has undertaken several such actions over the last few years in...
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Tim Peake to run LondonGet ready, set, go! As the thousands of runners start the London Marathon in April, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will run the full 42 km distance on a treadmill aboard the International Space Station.
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Rock Band VR coming to makeIf you've ever dreamed of really becoming a rockstar, then be prepared to finally make your dream a virtual reality (yay for puns!). Harmonix is finally jumping on the VR train and will be taking Rock... Band to the Oculus Rift next year. So if belting out tunes on your guitar or hammering at that drum isn't enough to get …
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