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LocationAmerican Technology News for 20 Dec 2016

Oral vaccine against Salmonella developed

Science Daily - 20 Dec 2016 03:20
A vaccine against salmonella poisoning, designed to be taken by mouth, has now been developed by researchers.
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AirPods teardown: not DIYWhile most devices are at least a little bit DIY repairable according to iFixit, Apple’s latest certainly isn’t. The folks at iFixit responsible for tearing devices down to assess their... repairability have found the Apple AirPods to rate a clean and simple zero – not good for the do-it-yourself hardware repair crowd at all whatsoever. It would seem that Apple …
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Building a Brain in the Lab

Scientific American - 20 Dec 2016 18:00
Building a Brain in the LabScientists copy nature's most complex organ in the hope of solving the mysteries of brain disorders, from autism to Alzheimer's --
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SCUF Elite custom Xbox EliteSCUF and Microsoft have teamed up to allow Xbox gamers to order a highly customized Elite controller that suits their style and gaming tastes. Under the new customization program buyers can create... custom Xbox Elite wireless controllers via the SCUF Elite Customization Program with controllers starting at $149.95. The program allows the gamers to build their ideal Elite controller by …
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How to record audio withWe're big fans of OneNote around here, but there's one killer feature that often gets overlooked in coverage of the note-taking program: recorded audio. The ability to record audio (or video, hardware... permitting) sounds pedestrian. Your PC, smartphone, or tablet could easily do that with any number of apps. But recording audio with OneNote on Windows has a special advantage. Not only is the audio recorded, but the program tracks your concurrent note-taking with time stamps during the recording process. This means you can jump to a specific point in a lecture or meeting recording just by selecting a certain paragraph in your notes.
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Google Home, Assistant nowGoogle Home might be a smart speaker but, by itself, it isn't exactly going to rock your house in terms of audio quality or even volume. And don't even think about playing video directly on it. For... those use cases, you'll need dedicated audio and video equipment to make the best out of the experience. And what better way to …
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Tesla just grabbed Volvo'sTesla has snatched Volvo’s head of interior engineering, importing Swedish designer Anders Bell to California to presumably give its future electric cars better cabins. Bell confirmed the move on... his LinkedIn profile this week. At Tesla, he will be senior director of engineering. It’s a significant move for Elon Musk’s upstart car company. While fans of the Model S and …
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IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors review

Digital Trends - 20 Dec 2016 02:45
IK Multimedia iLoud MicroSmall and affordable, the iLoud Micro Monitors let you bring your mix station to even the smallest rooms. The post IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors review appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Investigatory Powers Act explained

Engadget - 20 Dec 2016 14:01
The Investigatory Powers ActWhen Edward Snowden dragged digital surveillance into the spotlight a few years ago, many inconvenient truths were revealed about the UK government's snooping capabilities. But once the initial media... and public uproar petered out, you could argue the...
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2017 Subaru Forester 2.5iThe 2017 Subaru Forester is perhaps the perfect encapsulation of why this tiny Japanese automaker has been able to boast year-after-year growth that would shame industry heavyweights like Toyota,... Honda, and Ford. The current generation Forester’s 2014 redesign coincided perfectly with the surging demand for small SUVs that were both affordable and ultra-practical, with the Subaru’s boxy shape smoothed out …
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Quick Tip: Use a Balloon forWe’ve seen some interesting DIY flash diffusers, but I can’t remember ever seeing someone use a blown up balloon. Which is a shame, really, because it’s a cheap and effective way to soften your... pop-up flash, or even a small speedlight. This DIY tip comes from our Russian friends the Koldunov Brothers, who keep cranking […]
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US Crops Are DisturbinglyA huge dust storm moves across the land during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. (Image: USDA) New research shows that a repeat of 1930s drought conditions would be comparably destructive to US crops,... despite modern agricultural techniques. The news gets considerably worse in light of climate change.
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Top 5 tips and tricks for your new Huawei Mate 9

Android Central - 20 Dec 2016 15:00
Top 5 tips and tricks for yourThe day-one checklist for that freshly-unboxed Huawei Mate 9. The Huawei Mate 9 is upon us, and it's Huawei's best phone yet. (Go read our review!) If you're picking one up over the next month, as... release time approaches in Europe in the U.S., you'll want to know what to get to know your phone's most important customizations options, tweaks, tips and other tricks. We've been using the phone over the past month, and we've rounded up the top five essential options you'll want to check out the day you get your device. 1. Enable the app drawer By default, the Huawei Mate 9 doesn't have an app drawer. And that's OK, because unlike earlier Huawei phones you can easily enable it in the Settings, giving you a place to store less-used apps without cluttering up your home screens. The settings...
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Igloohome's Smart Keybox letsIgloohome's Smart Keybox lets vacation property owners, Airbnb hosts, real estate agents, and homeowners control property access remotely without Wi-Fi. Control access time and duration with remotely... configured PIN codes or Bluetooth keys. The post Igloohome’s Smart Keybox lets you control access to your property from afar appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Super Mario Run DLC isn'tSuper Mario Run is a few days old and, unfortunately, not terribly exciting. Early reviews are lower than hoped for, with a glut of one-star reviews dragging down the game’s overall App Store... rating. The disappointment has resulted in Nintendo’s shares falling, and now there’s some bad news for those who did enjoy the game: there’s no Super Mario Run …
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Apple AirPods Review

Slash Gear - 20 Dec 2016 17:15
Apple AirPods ReviewWireless headphones have been ripe for a reboot for years now, but no contenders for the crown have divided opinion quite like Apple’s AirPods. Revealed alongside the iPhone 7, the fully-wireless... earbuds were intended to salve the pain of losing the headphone jack. Unforeseen delays meant that didn’t quite go to plan, but now the AirPods are finally here, do …
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Crossbow Recalled for RandomlyImage: USCPSC Take a hard look at your crossbow collection, people. You could have a death machine sitting in there, ready to fire off at any moment.
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Honda's next-gen ClarityHonda has delivered the first hydrogen-powered Clarity fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to dealers in Torrance, California, home of the automaker's US campus. Approved buyers can take one home on a lease for... $2,868 down and $369 a month for three years, a p...
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35 exceptional MIT studentsSophomores and juniors who excel in the HASS and STEM fields are honored.
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Chikang Li brings the CrabPlasma Science and Fusion Center researcher figures out the kink in the crab.
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How will self-driving cars handle the snow?

ReadWrite - 20 Dec 2016 01:30
How will self-driving carsOver 70 percent of the nation's roads are located in snowy regions that receive more than five inches of average snowfall each year. According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 70% of the... United States population also live in those areas. Suffice to say, driverless vehicles won't matter one bit to Americans unless the cars...
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macOS Sierra: Sharing Apple Notes

The Mac Observer - 20 Dec 2016 13:03
macOS Sierra: Sharing AppleOne of the updates that macOS Sierra brings to the table is collaboration, specifically in Apple Notes. Sharing notes is a great way to collaborate with your friends, family or coworkers.
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Telstra follows through on Federal Court order to block piracy sites such as The Pirate Bay.
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Matador Mini Pocket Blanket

The Gadget Flow - 20 Dec 2016 15:52
Matador Mini Pocket BlanketNever be left in the cold when you carry the Matador Mini Pocket Blanket. Although it's compact and tiny, this system features a massive 44×28 inch blanket once unfolded. When its not in use, the... Mini Pocket Blanket folds into itself and measures just three inches long, two inches wide, and an inch thick. Perfect for keeping in your backpack, car, or even in your pocket, the Mini Pocket Blanket will remain unnoticed until you need it. The casing features...
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AirPods: Top Features - Was itAfter unexpectedly receiving my AirPods two days earlier than the scheduled delivery date, I’ve been enjoying them for the last few hours. The AirPods, which were first unveiled back at Apple’s... iPhone 7 event in early September, endured a delay, but still managed to ship before the end of the 2016. Our own Benjamin Mayo has already written a hands-on AirPods first impressios post, so I thought I’d put together a post that highlights some of the top features for Apple’s groundbreaking wireless earbuds. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside for the full rundown. more…
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