Snapchat map update raises child safety worries
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An update to Snapchat lets people search for schools and see pictures posted by children inside.
Amazon patent reveals drone delivery 'beehives'
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Amazon's drone delivery 'beehive' towers could be built vertically to blend in with high rises in big cities.
Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims
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Google asks its employees to “Do the right thing.” At least, that’s what its revised 2015 motto states in an upgrade from the original company maxim, “Don’t be evil.” But when a user searches Google for information on Islam, the results often link to propaganda, anti-Muslim hate and outright lies. The algorithm for the world’s largest search engine is definitely not doing the right thing ― especially when it comes to the first page of results, where mos
World’s First Cable-Free Elevator Zooms Horizontally and Vertically Using Maglev Tech
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It could help change the way that buildings are designed, as well as getting you to your floor faster.
Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech
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Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn't do enough to curb online hate.
The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology - The Atlantic
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The AtlanticThe EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering TechnologyThe AtlanticAnd it keeps becoming resistant to the toxins farmers throw against it. First it was spray-on pesticides; then it was corn genetically modified to make the Bt toxin, a technology also commercialized by Monsanto. “When I go out and I talk to farmers ...
China's road-straddling bus bites the dust
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Read full story for latest details.
Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'
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A weakness in some Virgin Media routers also affects routers by other providers, experts warn.
Google will no longer read your emails to tailor ads
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You'll still see ads in Gmail but they won't be inspired by your emails.
15 years after 'Minority Report': A cautionary film, ignored.
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Experts say the moral of 'Minority Report' has been ignored, and its dystopian technologies are closing in on us.
Uber Ex-CEO Travis Kalanick Knew of Stolen Google Files
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Former Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick knew an engineer had allegedly stolen Google files before hiring the engineer last year, according to Uber’s attorneys. It is the first evidence that Uber executives were aware of the files of ...
Could XPrize tablets replace teachers in Tanzania?
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Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries.
The Coolest Job You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed
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We spend a lot of time each day looking at, tweeting, and texting emoji, but few of us get paid to do so. Keith Broni, on the other hand, makes his living doing just that. Last December, London-based translation company Today Translations put out a call for an “emoji translator.” The job listing made news, partly because of its novelty — it’s believed to be the first role of its kind — and partly because it just sounds like so much fun. Who doesn’t want to sp
Can modern technology save rhinos from poachers? - Telegraph.co.uk
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Telegraph.co.ukCan modern technology save rhinos from poachers?Telegraph.co.ukWe had come not to admire the view, however, but to inspect a curious contraption perched on the cliff edge: a piece of pioneering technology that could finally give Kruger's rangers the upper hand in their battle against the poachers who have turned ...
This Confederate submarine's flaws inspired modern-day advances     - CNET
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From CNET Magazine: The H.L. Hunley was the first sub to sink an enemy ship. It was also a death trap that showed how not to design a submarine.
YouTube’s mobile app will adjust to display videos of any size
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A new update will roll out in the coming weeks that includes dynamic video resizing. YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new ...
A fidget spinning robot!
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Fidget spinners are currently very popular, and if you get one you’ll certainly want to spin and spin, maybe thinking you’ll never put it down. Unfortunately, like Nikodem Bartnik, you’ll eventually get bored with this device. Perhaps setting it aside forever. However, as Bartnik puts it, “Spinner has to be spinned,” so he came up with […]
Amazon drops non-compete lawsuit against former exec who went to work for a startup
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Looks like Smartsheet gets to keep its new hire. Amazon has dropped its suit against Gene Farrell, a former executive at its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division who recently took a job with Smartsheet. The e-commerce giant had charged that Farrell has ...
Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads
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On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we explore the stunning resignation of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.
Nanostructured microfluidics platform detects infectious pathogens
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Researchers report a new zinc oxide nanorods integrated microchip that captures avian influenza virus on immunologically functionalized ZnO nanorod surface and detect viruses by multiplexed sandwich immunoassay.
Frontier Communications Caught (Again) Ripping Off West Virginia Taxpayers
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So (for good reason), we keep noting that if you want to see how the American broadband market really works, you should take a close look at West Virginia. As in most states, a lack of competition keeps broadband prices high and speeds slow, with far too many consumers forced to pay a tidy sum for DSL speeds circa 2002. But the state has also been embroiled in scandal after scandal involving Frontier Communication's mismanagement of taxpayer subsidies that were intended to try and resolve this
SpaceX's Successful Friday Launch Opens Weekend Doubleheader
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The year’s not half over, and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is about to launch more missions than it completed in all of 2016. SpaceX successfully fired up a Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time this year on Friday, matching its ...
Disney Is Reviving ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ With New Class Of Influencer Mouseketeers
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At its NewFront presentation earlier this year, the recently-formed Disney Digital Network -- an entity that combines all of Disney’s online endeavors under one roof -- announced that it was reviving The Mickey Mouse Club for the digital age. And today at VidCon, Disney EVP Andrew Sugerman provided a clearer glimpse into the revamp of the beloved variety show, which debuted all the way back in 1955 and last aired in the 90s, launching the careers of teen idols like Britney Spears, Justin Timberl
Weekend Open Forum: What desktop speakers do you use?
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One of the things I looked forward to the most after moving a few months back was being able to reconnect my 10-year-old Logitech G51 speaker system to my desktop (thin apartment walls forced me to exclusively use headphones for the past several years) and reinstall my dated SoundBlaster add-in...
Yeolight developed a 0.1 mm flexible OLED lighting panel for automotive applications
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Yeolight Technology (which was spun-off Visionox in May 2015) developed a 0.1 mm flexible OLED panel. This is a red OLED panel that is specifically designed for automotive applications. The light emitting area is 13 cm2 and the whole panel weighs just 1 gram. Yeolight says that the panel uniformity is over 90%. The panel uses a "special organic polymer" and Yeolight developed and used new materials, package structure and processes in order to improve the lifetime and durability of its new pan
UK Law Enforcement Telling Citizens To 'See Something Say Something' About Dark Web Use
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See Something, Say Something (UK Edition) has arrived! In the wake of terrorist attacks, local law enforcement are urging people to report "suspicious" activities. There's a long list of things to be on the lookout for, but most notable is the call to view certain internet use as suspicious, as Joseph Cox reports. Police in the capital have reportedly been handing out leaflets listing what authorities deem as suspicious activity, in the hope that vigilant community members can continue
Surveillance technology could come under board scrutiny if city measure passes - STLtoday.com
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STLtoday.comSurveillance technology could come under board scrutiny if city measure passesSTLtoday.comUnder Board Bill 66 introduced June 16, street cameras, body cameras, automatic license plate readers and biometric surveillance technology, including facial and voice recognition programs, would receive public scrutiny before board approval.
Buying an eCommerce Website Vs. Starting One
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Over the last few years, the eCommerce model has been giving brick-and-mortar retailers a run for their money. A recent forecast estimates the eCommerce market will surpass $2 trillion in revenue for 2017 and increase its worth to $6.7 trillion by ... Read More The post Buying an eCommerce Website Vs. Starting One appeared first on WebProNews.
Activision is finally releasing 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered' as a standalone game
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Activision and Infinity Ward did Call of Duty fans a solid by releasing a remastered version of Modern Warfare, arguably one of the best games in the franchise, last year. The problem – and it was a big one – is that they only bundled it with premium editions of...
Why the Internet of Things could lead to the next great wave of DDoS attacks
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InfoSec 2017: Arbor Networks CTO tells us why DDoS attacks are still very much a threat to your business.
What to Do If You Break Your Samsung Galaxy S8’s Screen
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a premium smartphone known the world round for its beautiful aesthetics, all-glass body — and, of course, its immense fragility. So what happens when the gorgeous handset hits the floor and a crack spiders across its delicate exterior? This is the question that many Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners are asking themselves, as reports of this weakness have turned out to be true. There are some great Samsung Galaxy S8 cases out there, but what recourse do owners have when an a
Sunpreme appoints Swedish installer to promote bifacial modules
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US-headquartered Hybrid Cell Technology (HCT) module producer Sunpreme has appointed Sweden-based solar developer and installer, PPAM SOLKRAFT as a channel partner with emphasis on promoting its bifacial modules for future projects that benefit from using the technology.
Our favorite summer blockbusters of all time     - CNET
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Each week we take a poll around the office to see what makes our colleagues tick. This week we asked which are the best summer blockbusters ever and why.
Trump and his coat of arms
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From INTEGRITAS to TrumpIt is normally Trump's hands which get the press attention but his [coat of] arms have been in the news as well recently. As Tian noted in her recent post on
NBA Rookie Is Just So Happy To Play For 'Team Name' In The City Of 'City'
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It ain't easy being a high-profile celebrity these days. A job that once mostly involved ducking cameras and putting out the occasional press release has evolved into one where multiple social media platforms must be updated so that fans feel that real connection that can only come with a carefully managed social media message. The brand is the ultimate product rather than any athletic or artistic output. To that end, even these social media messages come with sponsorships, carefully cultivate
Ransomware Attacks Two Medical Facilities
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Two Medical Organizations Release Statements Regarding Ransomware Attacks Airway Oxygen Inc. Airway Oxygen Inc., a Michigan medical supply company, informed its patients of a ransomware attack that took place in mid-April.  The ransomware variant was not disclosed, nor was the amount of the ransom demand.  Airway Oxygen did not disclose if they paid the ransom, […] The post Ransomware Attacks Two Medical Facilities appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Two More Medical Fa
Dance of the Possible: Launch Recap (w/ Photos)
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About 80 friends and fans joined me on Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of The Dance of the Possible. A launch party is a good way for me to thank all the folks who’ve helped make my 14 year, 7 book, writing career possible, and share with them in launching something new. The bookContinue Reading
60+ Brain Years
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I have consumed 60+ brain years. Awake and at sleep, my brain and its synergic body, filled with biomes and…
eBay Now Offers a Price Match Guarantee
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eBay is now offering customers a price match guarantee against a number of big-name retailers. And with that, the company, which made its name hosting online auctions, is taking another step towards being a legitimate online shopping site. Which can only be good news for consumers. Online retailers are in a constant battle for your custom. If you’re shopping elsewhere, you’re not shopping with them. And, as a consequence, they’re not making any money. While this mostly applies