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Mystery Solved? Supermassive Black Holes Likely Born Big - Space.com

Wed, 2016-05-25 00:03

Space.com

Mystery Solved? Supermassive Black Holes Likely Born Big
Space.com
Artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole seed (main image). The lefthand inset shows a seed candidate imaged in X-ray light by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory; the righthand inset shows the same seed in optical light (center) as seen by NASA ...
Collapsing Cosmic Clouds Birth Black Hole MonstersDiscovery News
NASA telescopes find clues for how giant black holes formed so quicklyAstronomy Magazine
NASA Telescopes Spot Two Black Hole Seeds in Early UniverseSci-News.com
Siliconrepublic.com
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Apple is reportedly building a Siri speaker to rival Amazon's Echo - The Verge

Tue, 2016-05-24 22:49

The Verge

Apple is reportedly building a Siri speaker to rival Amazon's Echo
The Verge
Apple is working on its own competitor to the Amazon Echo to give consumers a Siri-powered speaker for the home, according to a report from The Information today. Not only that, but Apple is also reportedly opening Siri up to third-party apps so ...
Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitorAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Report: Apple planning Siri SDK for WWDC as it builds Amazon Echo/Google Home hardware competitor9 to 5 Mac
Apple Working on Amazon Echo Competitor, Opening Siri Up to DevelopersMac Rumors
Macworld -TechCrunch -Forbes -USA TODAY
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Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups - InformationWeek

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:05

InformationWeek

Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
InformationWeek
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services. Top 10 Highest Paying Tech Companies. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft has announced plans to partner with 12 global ...
Maine company gets Microsoft grant to help remote area connect to InternetPress Herald
Microsoft awards grants to bring affordable Internet access to the massesCNET
Microsoft gives grants to 12 startups working on affordable internet accessCNNMoney
WinBeta -Fortune -The Seattle Times -Business Standard
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Google AdWords to break up tablet & desktop bidding - Search Engine Land

Tue, 2016-05-24 18:02

Search Engine Land

Google AdWords to break up tablet & desktop bidding
Search Engine Land
Google has announced a significant change that will give advertisers more control over device-level bidding in AdWords. The news came during Google Performance Summit in San Francisco, at which Google also said it now handles trillions of searches ...
Google Maps Will Feature Local Search Ads for BusinessesAdweek
Google announces significant changes to AdWords bidding and text adsMarketing Land
Google Maps is about to get a lot more adsThe Verge
Wall Street Journal -CNET -TechCrunch -PCWorld
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Twitter moves away from 140 characters, ditches confusing and restrictive rules - TechCrunch

Tue, 2016-05-24 16:00

TechCrunch

Twitter moves away from 140 characters, ditches confusing and restrictive rules
TechCrunch
Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced this morning plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. The company says that, among other changes designed to welcome ...
Twitter to Ease Character Limit, Making Room for GIFs, Videos and MoreNew York Times
Twitter announces change to one of its most distinctive featuresCBS News
Twitter says goodbye to all '.@'Washington Post
Yahoo News -The Verge -WIRED -USA TODAY
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Squid Are Thriving While Fish Decline - New York Times

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:00

New York Times

Squid Are Thriving While Fish Decline
New York Times
Population numbers of cephalopods like this giant Australian cuttlefish from Spencer Gulf, South Australia, have been increasing in the past 60 years. Credit Scott Portelli. The squids are all right — as are their cephalopod cousins the cuttlefish and ...
Squid, octopus, and cuttlefish more abundant: Finally some good news in the ocean?Christian Science Monitor
Rise of the cephalopods! Octopuses, cuttlefish, and squid booming in changing environmentTreehugger
Squids, Octopuses And Other Cephalopods Boom In The Oceans Amid Climate ChangeTech Times
ValueWalk -Nature World News -News Every day -Laboratory Equipment
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Non-profit RideAustin looks to fill void left by Uber and Lyft - TechCrunch

Tue, 2016-05-24 03:03

TechCrunch

Non-profit RideAustin looks to fill void left by Uber and Lyft
TechCrunch
Charity or opportunism? It's so hard to tell, sometimes. In RideAustin's case, it looks to be a bit of both. It's a non-profit car-for-hire service that's happy to abide by the city's rules — and adds a layer of budget- and conscience-friendly ...
RideAustin invents alternative to Uber, LyftUSA TODAY
Your next Lyft ride in Manhattan will be half-off, but your driver won't mindThe Verge
A nonprofit Uber? Ride Austin promises better driver pay, charity donationsDigital Trends
Fortune -Los Angeles Times -VentureBeat -Wall Street Journal
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Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway - TechCrunch

Tue, 2016-05-24 01:05

TechCrunch

Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway
TechCrunch
Facebook responded today to official queries regarding its Trending Topics feature, specifically allegations made over the last few weeks that the team responsible for it was deliberately suppressing conservative views and arbitrarily elevating stories ...
Facebook: No evidence of systematic political bias, making changesCBS News
Facebook denies systemic bias in Trending Topics but changes how they are chosenThe Verge
Facebook to Revamp 'Trending Topics' Feature to Reduce Bias RiskWall Street Journal
Business Insider -Washington Post -WIRED -The Hill
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Facebook slammed for rejecting ad featuring a plus-sized model - Mashable

Tue, 2016-05-24 01:04

Mashable

Facebook slammed for rejecting ad featuring a plus-sized model
Mashable
Facebook has apologized to an Australian feminist group after blocking an advertisement featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday in a bikini. The social network had told the group, called Cherchez La Femme, that the image was rejected because ...
Facebook under fire after banning plus-sized model's picture over 'health and fitness policy'Raw Story
Facebook apologies for plus-size ad banBBC News
Facebook apologizes for rejecting ad featuring plus-size model as 'undesirable'Washington Times
New York Post -Stuff.co.nz -Chron.com -The Week Magazine
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India Launches Prototype Space Plane on 1st Test Flight (Photos) - Space.com

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:48

Space.com

India Launches Prototype Space Plane on 1st Test Flight (Photos)
Space.com
On May 23, 2016 local time, India launched the first test flight of its Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator, a winged, unmanned spacecraft that resembles a miniature space shuttle. Credit: Indian Space Research Organisation. India is now a ...
India's first homegrown 'space shuttle' test successfulCNN
India's budget mini space shuttle blasts off (Update)Phys.Org
India performs successful space shuttle test launchFox News
Gizmodo -Christian Science Monitor -Fortune -Engadget
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Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part - TechCrunch

Mon, 2016-05-23 20:14

TechCrunch

Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part
TechCrunch
Facebook's newest feature could fundamentally change how you watch video. Until now, you either sat through a video until it got too boring, waited for the interesting part or fast-forwarded hoping to spy something worth seeing. But for clips that ...
Puppycams are coming to Facebook Live with new nonstop streaming featureThe Verge
Facebook trying out continuous live streamingCNET
Facebook just made it easier to live stream your kittens indefinitelyMashable
Digital Trends -Engadget -SlashGear -Detroit Free Press
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Facebook just bought VR audio company Two Big Ears and is making their tech free to developers - TechCrunch

Mon, 2016-05-23 18:50

TechCrunch

Facebook just bought VR audio company Two Big Ears and is making their tech free to developers
TechCrunch
Facebook is continuing to devote resources to fine-tuning how 3D audio impacts viewer perceptions in virtual reality. Today, the social media giant and Oculus parent company announced they have purchased immersive audio company Two Big Ears and will ...
Facebook buys Two Big Ears and makes its VR audio tool freeCNET
Facebook Just Bought This Hot Virtual Reality StartupFortune
Facebook Buys VR Start-Up Two Big Ears, Makes Its Tech FreePC Magazine
The Verge -SocialTimes -Recode -TheStreet.com
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Fossil gives clues to extinction 250 million years ago - BBC News

Mon, 2016-05-23 12:17

BBC News

Fossil gives clues to extinction 250 million years ago
BBC News
A newly-classified fossil gives clues to how life in the oceans recovered from a mass extinction about 250 million years ago. The reptile is an early relative of the ichthyosaurs - a large group of marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs ...
This bizarre sea monster shows how strange life gets after an apocalypseWashington Post
Short-Snouted Sea Monsters Evolved Rapidly After WipeoutLive Science
Strange Fossil Hints at Life After Mass ExtinctionDiscovery News
EurekAlert (press release) -Voice of America -Christian Science Monitor -Daily Mail
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Scientists solve the mystery of weird nose shapes - BABW News

Mon, 2016-05-23 02:12

Newsweek

Scientists solve the mystery of weird nose shapes
BABW News
What influences the size and shape of a nose? Scientists have been trying to find out for years. There may not be a more distinctive facial feature than the nose, and scientists have been studying what makes noses so different for quite some time.
Genes that determine nose shape foundBusiness Standard
Scientists Locate Genes Behind Width And 'Pointiness' Of Human NoseNews Every day
How Your Nose Got Its ShapeDiscovery News
Philly.com -Popular Science -Tech Times -NH Voice
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What lies beyond Pluto? You may be surprised - BABW News

Mon, 2016-05-23 01:50

BABW News

What lies beyond Pluto? You may be surprised
BABW News
After providing a stunning image of 1994 JR1, New Horizons pushes onward into the mysterious Kuiper Belt. New Horizons has been one of the most enlightening space missions of the past decade, and it's far from over. As we reported recently, the ...
NASA's New Horizons Team Hopes To Extend Mission To Explore MU69 In Kuiper BeltHeadlines & Global News
NASA is on its Way To Meet Alien Humanoid on MU69 Space ObjectClapway
Beyond Pluto: What New Horizons found in the Kuiper BeltChristian Science Monitor
Tech Times -News Every day -Morning Ticker -Pulse Headlines
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Oculus software update breaks Revive hack, locks games down to only Oculus VR hardware - PCWorld

Sun, 2016-05-22 23:57

PCWorld

Oculus software update breaks Revive hack, locks games down to only Oculus VR hardware
PCWorld
For a while, it looked as if Oculus wouldn't stand in the way of users hacking Oculus games to run on other hardware. A recent Oculus software update, however, may have put the kibosh on that. According to Motherboard, the new Oculus App 1.4 update ...
Oculus Kills App That Let Vive Owners Play Rift ExclusivesKotaku
Blocked Oculus Rift Game Ports Receive Partial WorkaroundAndroid Headlines
You'll No Longer Be Able To Run Oculus Rift Apps On The HTC Vive, Get The DetailsCinema Blend
GameSpot -Tech Times -TechnoBuffalo -Motherboard
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Our Google I/O Recap - In 7 Minutes (Video) - Android Police

Sun, 2016-05-22 23:42

Android Police

Our Google I/O Recap - In 7 Minutes (Video)
Android Police
Looking to get your head around the majority of the announcements at Google I/O? We've got a video for that. Our summary of all the announcements from the keynote and day one of the show will catch you up with the major happenings at I/O 2016, with our ...
More than 600 Android-running phone models were launched this past yearDigital Trends
Allo, Duo, Google Messenger, Hangouts. Google has three 'messenger' apps too manyCNET
Google isn't merging Android and Chrome OS, it's just stealing their best partsVentureBeat
USA TODAY -ZDNet -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Christian Science Monitor
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How did some birds become red? Scientists unravel clues. - Christian Science Monitor

Sun, 2016-05-22 19:29

Christian Science Monitor

How did some birds become red? Scientists unravel clues.
Christian Science Monitor
New research identified a genetic enzyme in birds that converts yellow pigments from their food into red pigments applied to their bills, feathers, and skin. By Madison Margolin, Correspondent May 22, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. Left: A wildtype ...
Here's Why Red Birds Are More Attractive To Potential MatesTech Times
How Birds Became RedForbes
Two studies find one gene for red beaks and feathersBBC News
Washington Post -Science Recorder -Market Business News -PerfScience
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Orbital ATK Outpost May Orbit Moon By 2020s - Tech Times

Sun, 2016-05-22 18:48

Tech Times

Orbital ATK Outpost May Orbit Moon By 2020s
Tech Times
Orbital ATK is an American aerospace developer with the grand vision of participating in a mission to the moon in the very near future. A lunar outpost may be orbiting the moon within just five years, ready to assist NASA when the Orion spacecraft ...
Airbus Defence and Space starts Orion service module assemblySpace Ref (press release)
Orbital ATK proposes lunar-orbital station to serve NASA's OrionPulse Headlines
Orbital ATK proposes lunar-orbit outpost by 2020PerfScience
Examiner.com -BBC News -Inverse -The Monitor Daily
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