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Why dying stars may be a good place to look for alien life - Washington Post

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-16 17:58

Washington Post

Why dying stars may be a good place to look for alien life
Washington Post
When scientists train their telescopes on the sky in search of Earth-like planets, they tend to look around younger, sun-like stars. The logic seems sound: So far, our solar system is the only one where life has ever been found. If living things exist ...
Our Solar System Could Remain Habitable Long After Earth Is DestroyedGizmodo
Dying Stars May Transform Frozen Worlds Into Havens for LifeSpace.com
Hunting for hidden life on worlds orbiting old, red stars Cornell UniversityEurekAlert (press release)
News Ledge -RedOrbit -sciencefocus.com -Daily Mail
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Underwater Archaeologists Find Ancient Butchering Site in Florida - Scientific American

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-16 16:01

Scientific American

Underwater Archaeologists Find Ancient Butchering Site in Florida
Scientific American
Assistant Professor Jessi Halligan with recovered bones and stone tools from the Page-Ladson site on the Aucilla River. Credit: Bruce Palmer/Florida State University. Advertisement. Scuba-diving archaeologists have unearthed artefacts from an ancient ...
Earliest Evidence of Humans in North America FoundYahoo News
Early snowbirds? Florida sinkhole yields ancient artifactsNaples Herald
Archaeologists Revisit Early Habitation Site in FloridaArchaeology
ValueWalk -Tyler Morning Telegraph -Nature World News -R & D Magazine
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AT&T acquires video streaming platform Quickplay to power its streaming TV services - TechCrunch

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-16 15:50

Fortune

AT&T acquires video streaming platform Quickplay to power its streaming TV services
TechCrunch
AT&T announced this morning that it will acquire Quickplay Media, a video streaming platform that powers over-the-top video and “TV Everywhere” services that help its customers stream their video content to any device, including mobile phones. Deal ...
AT&T buys streaming partner to deliver TV 'however, whenever, and wherever'Digital Trends
AT&T's Quickplay Acquisition To Power Web TV OfferingAndroid Headlines - Android News
Behind AT&T's Cross-Platform Video MovesMultichannel News
Fortune -Bidness ETC -Seeking Alpha -VentureBeat
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Google to block Flash by default on most sites for Chrome users - Computerworld

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-16 10:50

Computerworld

Google to block Flash by default on most sites for Chrome users
Computerworld
Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white list of 10 sites that will run Adobe's Flash Player. Under the plan revealed by Google, called “HTML5 by Default,” the Chrome browser will ...
Google to phase out full support for Flash on ChromeBBC News
Flash will become click-to-play on Chrome later this year, Google saysDigital Trends
Google will start blocking Flash content in Chrome this yearExtremeTech
ZDNet -PC Magazine -Mashable -Tech Times
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Fears of Facebook Bias Seem to Be Overblown - Wall Street Journal

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-16 05:01

Wall Street Journal

Fears of Facebook Bias Seem to Be Overblown
Wall Street Journal
Two competing narratives emerged last week after an article in tech blog Gizmodo accused Facebook of suppressing conservative news in its “trending topics” feature. Both are distractions from what I believe is the real issue. The first narrative is ...

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Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility Now Supports Multi-Disc Xbox 360 Games - PC Magazine

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 20:08

PC Magazine

Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility Now Supports Multi-Disc Xbox 360 Games
PC Magazine
If you're a big console gamer who laments the fact that you can only play some of your favorite Xbox 360 games on your new Xbox One console, worry not—Microsoft representatives recently announced that the latter is now going to support multi-disc Xbox ...
This Week in Xbox - Multi-disc backwards compatibility, Lionhead examined (Giveaway)Windows Central
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Gets Support For Multi-Disc GamesUbergizmo
Xbox One Backward Compatibility Now Supports Multi-Disc GamesGame Rant
Daily Star -Cinema Blend -The Verge -SlashGear
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Researchers Publish Data Set of 70000 OKCupid Users - PC Magazine

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 19:12

Christian Science Monitor

Researchers Publish Data Set of 70000 OKCupid Users
PC Magazine
How public is public? Depends who you ask. But in the greater scientific community, we would think that practices of consent—even for data that is somewhat-public—likely trump one's arguments that it's OK to publish whatever just because it's easy to ...
If You Use This Dating App, Your Personal Data May Have Been LeakedRefinery29
Social scientists release information of 70000 OKCupid users without consentDigital Trends
OkCupid: Leaking 70000 OkCupid Users' Personal Data In Name Of Science Is NOT OKTech Times
WIRED -Christian Science Monitor -Vox -Engadget
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Acer Partners with Starbreeze to Design and Manufacture StarVR Headset - Road to VR

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 18:42

Engadget

Acer Partners with Starbreeze to Design and Manufacture StarVR Headset
Road to VR
Game developer Starbreeze has announced a new partnership with consumer electronics firm Acer to further the development of its high FOV, high resolution VR headset, StarVR. Starbreeze made a sizeable splash at E3 last summer when the unveiled ...
Acer joins work on high-end VR headset for theme parksThe Verge
Acer will help Starbreeze make its VR headsetEngadget
Acer Working On High-End VR HeadsetUbergizmo
SlashGear -Business Wire (press release)
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NASA Is Investing in Growable Habitats and Sleep Chambers - Motherboard

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 18:33

Motherboard

NASA Is Investing in Growable Habitats and Sleep Chambers
Motherboard
Self-assembling space habitats and a deep sleep chamber for long-duration space missions sound like ideas ripped right from the pages of a science fiction novel, but these are some of the visionary projects NASA is currently developing. Through NASA's ...
NASA Funds Cryogenic Chamber Projects That Will Put Astronauts To Deep SleepDesign & Trend
NASA Invests In Suspended Animation, Growable Space Habitats, And MorePopular Science
MSNW's magnetoshell aerobraking system gets in on NASA's way-out research fundGeekWire
Clarksville Online -Gizmodo -Engadget -Pulse Headlines
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Online privacy fears: Is there a path forward? - Christian Science Monitor

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 18:07

Christian Science Monitor

Online privacy fears: Is there a path forward?
Christian Science Monitor
An analysis by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration found 45 percent of Americans refrain from certain online activities because they are concerned about their privacy or security being compromised.
US Gov't survey: Half of Americans reluctant to shop online due to privacy & security fearsBoing Boing
More households reconsidering how they use the InternetWTOP
Report Shows That Data Leaks And Spying Concern Americans Enough To Deter Internet UseHot Hardware
Washington Post -PC Magazine -Immortal News -Engadget
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Could Hawaii get struck by a humongous tsunami? - Christian Science Monitor

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 17:02

Christian Science Monitor

Could Hawaii get struck by a humongous tsunami?
Christian Science Monitor
There may be a 9 percent chance of a mega-tsunami hitting Hawaii in the next 50 years, but having an accurate prediction model is a huge step forward, say researchers. By Story Hinckley, Staff May 15, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. A outrigger ...
Massive Earthquake Could Create Tsunami With Potential To Devastate HawaiiHeadlines & Global News
Researchers say there's small, yet possible, chance devastating tsunami hits HawaiiFox News
Hawaii under destructive Tsunami alertPulse Headlines
Immortal News -Big Island Video News -Huffington Post -Hawaii News Now
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Dear Facebook, you're a media company now. Start acting like one. - Mashable

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 14:49

Mashable

Dear Facebook, you're a media company now. Start acting like one.
Mashable
Facebook has long denied that it's a media company. This week's controversy over Trending Topics shows that needs to change. Image: AP Photo/Eric Risberg. Analysis · Headshot_2015_sethfiegerman_1. By Seth Fiegerman 5 hours ago. Shortly before ...
Mark Zuckerberg To Meet With Glenn Beck, Top Conservatives Amid Bias ClaimsHuffington Post
Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet conservatives on political bias flapReuters
Facebook meets Glenn Beck and other conservatives this weekEngadget
TIME -The Hill (blog) -CNNMoney -CNET
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Battlefield 1 Historical Trailer Analysis Reveal The Game Creators Did Their Homework - Tech Times

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 14:41

Tech Times

Battlefield 1 Historical Trailer Analysis Reveal The Game Creators Did Their Homework
Tech Times
Battlefield 1 is one of the most anticipated games to come out this year, and the historical trailer recently launched fanned the flames. History experts from The Great War took to analyzing the recent video trailer and discovered that Battlefield 1 ...
'Battlefield 1' breakdown reveals a close attention to historyEngadget
Let's Check The Battlefield 1 Trailer For Historical AccuracyKotaku
Is The Battlefield 1 Trailer Historically Accurate?Game Rant
SlashGear -PlayStation LifeStyle -Morning Ticker -GameSpot
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Microsoft's Project Spark Going Dark - PC Magazine

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-15 00:29

PC Magazine

Microsoft's Project Spark Going Dark
PC Magazine
Well, it was fun while it lasted. If you're looking to flex your creative muscles and possibly trying out some game creation, you're going to have to look somewhere other than Microsoft—at least, if you're in that gray area between 'have no idea what ...
Microsoft will close Project Spark in AugustNH Voice
Microsoft's Project Spark becomes free-to-nobody on August 12Ars Technica
Microsoft shutting down Project SparkWinBeta
Cinema Blend -Tech Times -VentureBeat -PC Gamer
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Top scientists hold closed meeting to discuss building a human genome from scratch - The Boston Globe

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sat, 2016-05-14 21:32

New York Times

Top scientists hold closed meeting to discuss building a human genome from scratch
The Boston Globe
About 130 scientists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and government officials from five continents gathered at Harvard on Tuesday for an “exploratory” meeting to discuss the topic of creating genomes from scratch — including, but not limited to, those of ...
Harvard's secret meeting on synthetic human genome fuels debateFox News
Scientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human GenomeNew York Times
Critics attack Harvard's secret meeting on human genome synthesisSan Jose Mercury News
Gizmodo -Headlines & Global News -Washington Post -Examiner.com
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Celestial navigation: Dung beetles navigate by 'snapshot' of the stars - Christian Science Monitor

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sat, 2016-05-14 17:59

Live Science

Celestial navigation: Dung beetles navigate by 'snapshot' of the stars
Christian Science Monitor
A new study shows that rather than having to periodically check the stars like a map for reference, dung beetles look once and then remember. By Corey Fedde, Staff May 14, 2016. Save for later Saved · About video ads. close. Dung beetles take ...
Dung Beetles Take Celestial 'Snapshot' Of Milky Way To Guide Their NavigationHeadlines & Global News
Dung Beetles Capture Picture of Sky While Dancing on ball of Manure, Find ScientistsPerfScience
Dung Beetles Navigate by Storing Star Maps in Their Tiny BrainsGizmodo
BBC News -NH Voice -Washington Post -Modern Readers
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Press Amazon's IRL Button to Call a Cab, Brew Coffee, or Whatever - WIRED

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sat, 2016-05-14 02:41

WIRED

Press Amazon's IRL Button to Call a Cab, Brew Coffee, or Whatever
WIRED
This week Amazon quietly listed customizable AWS IoT Buttons for sale on its site, customizable versions of its Amazon Dash buttons. The Dash buttons take the company's “one-click” ordering quasi-offline by letting you let you order products such as ...
Amazon Just Got a Big Win in the Internet of Things MarketMotley Fool
Amazon opens Dash buttons to developers with its AWS IoTDigital Trends
Amazon Dash finally does more than order toilet paperCNET
Tech Times -PC Magazine -The Verge -Mashable
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Apple just gave us a $1 billion clue to its automotive aspirations - CNET

Google News - Sci/Tech - Fri, 2016-05-13 21:18

News18

Apple just gave us a $1 billion clue to its automotive aspirations
CNET
Given the strength of car culture in America and the number of major, global automotive manufacturers based here, it's easy enough to assume that the US of A is the largest automotive market on planet Earth. But it isn't. That's China. In fact, Chinese ...
Billion-dollar Didi deal seen as sign Apple's automotive interests go beyond just MapsAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Uber's Ride-Sharing Dominance Comes Under PressureWall Street Journal
Apple's $1 Billion Investment in Didi Chuxing Aligned With Electric Vehicle PlansMac Rumors
The Verge -Business Insider -Reuters -Forbes
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Disney Research Uses RFID to Create Cheap Interactive Games - PC Magazine

Google News - Sci/Tech - Fri, 2016-05-13 20:42

PC Magazine

Disney Research Uses RFID to Create Cheap Interactive Games
PC Magazine
A new tracking technique proposed by researchers from Disney, Carnegie Mellon, and MIT could boost the number of low-tech devices with which computers interact. Using only RFID tags—no batteries or other electronics required—the team demonstrated ...
How a Piece of Paper May Soon Be Able to Connect to the InternetChristian Post
Disney Research Uses RFID Tags To Create Cheap Interactive Game ControllersTech Times
Meet RapID — CMU and Disney Research's Affordable RFID Tag ControllersBidness ETC
Pulse Headlines -Hot Hardware -The Seattle Times -SlashGear
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Google I/O 2016 Preview: Android N, VR, Chrome and More - Android Headlines - Android News

Google News - Sci/Tech - Fri, 2016-05-13 18:05

Android Headlines - Android News

Google I/O 2016 Preview: Android N, VR, Chrome and More
Android Headlines - Android News
Each and every year, Google holds their Google I/O Developer Conference in May at their Mountain View Campus in sunny California. While it might be a developer conference, which makes for a lot of code and a lot of API talk, it's also a place where ...
Google exec Amit Singh moves to the company's VR divisionComputerworld
The Marvel headset is an early attempt at a VR operating system for your phoneThe Verge
Google's top Google for Work guy will now be leading a virtual reality teamBusiness Insider
VentureBeat -Mashable -9 to 5 Google -ARC
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