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See the music of the stars in this quaver shaped nebula - CNET

Wed, 2016-05-18 23:02

CNET

See the music of the stars in this quaver shaped nebula
CNET
Much like an impressionist painting, nebulas on closer acquaintance don't always have the same appearance they do from a distance. The cloud of gas, dust and stars known as LHA 120-N55, seen here in a new image taken by the European Southern ...
Superbubble! Young Stars Highlight Glowing Gas Cloud (Photo, Video)Space.com
A beautiful instance of stellar ornamentationPhys.Org
Sublime image reveals superbubbles, star formation, and satellite galaxiesChristian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times -Daily Mail -Fox News Latino -Gizmag
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Nvidia Shield update brings Netflix HDR, Vudu, Spotify and HDR games - CNET

Wed, 2016-05-18 23:00

CNET

Nvidia Shield update brings Netflix HDR, Vudu, Spotify and HDR games
CNET
In my updated Nvidia Shield review I called it a powerful but niche product that appeals primarily to tech geeks. A software update aims to broaden its appeal, while also increasing its already substantial geek cred. Coming soon with a free update to ...
Xiaomi's 4K Mi Box is Google's newest Android TV deviceThe Verge
With HDR Gaming And More 4K Content Incoming, Nvidia's Shield Is More Appealing Than EverForbes
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV To Gain HDR Netflix/GameStream & VUDUAndroid News | Androidheadlines.com
Digital Trends -Mashable -International Business Times -AnandTech
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LinkedIn says accounts stolen in 2012 have resurfaced online - SFGate

Wed, 2016-05-18 22:36

SFGate

LinkedIn says accounts stolen in 2012 have resurfaced online
SFGate
LinkedIn said Wednesday that more than 100 million email addresses and passwords from its users, stolen by hackers in 2012, had resurfaced online this week. Based on a post by the Mountain View professional network Wednesday, it appears that the ...
LinkedIn warns of data leak from 2012 hackYahoo News
LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117M user passwordsU.S. News & World Report
LinkedIn Says Data Breach Is Much Worse Than Initially ThoughtCBS Local
New York Times -International Business Times -ABC News -BuzzFeed News
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Google Has Built A Custom Chip For Machine Learning - Forbes

Wed, 2016-05-18 22:07

Forbes

Google Has Built A Custom Chip For Machine Learning
Forbes
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become central to Google's GOOGL +0.10% business. The company has amassed a massive data centers to crunch vast troves of data and run its intensive machine learning algorithms, but little is known ...

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Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment - Computerworld

Wed, 2016-05-18 20:29

Computerworld

Microsoft's sale of feature phone biz erodes smartphone commitment
Computerworld
Microsoft today continued to undo its disastrous 2014 acquisition of Nokia's phone business, announcing that it is exiting the feature phone market, which it had once trumpeted as a critical component of its mobile strategy. The sale of its feature ...
Microsoft may have just killed its Lumia line. Good riddanceCNET
Nokia Is Plotting A Big Comeback to the Phone BusinessWIRED
Nokia to Return as Smartphone Brand in Bet on Staying PowerSuperSite for Windows
eWeek -InformationWeek -NOLA.com -BBC News
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This dinosaur had a heartbreaking life. Now she's famous — and an inspiration. - Washington Post

Wed, 2016-05-18 19:04

Washington Post

This dinosaur had a heartbreaking life. Now she's famous — and an inspiration.
Washington Post
Bill Shipp isn't a dinosaur doctor. He's not even a paleontologist. But when he looked at the skeleton of the creature he discovered on his Montana ranch 10 years ago, an ancient horned dinosaur he called Judith, it was obvious she had been through a lot.
A novice's lucky find in a remote Montana badlands just turned out to be a new dinosaurBusiness Insider
New horned dinosaur species discovered in Montana by amateurSan Jose Mercury News
5 things to know tonight: New horned dinosaur species discovered in Montana by amateurAtlanta Journal Constitution
Reuters -Phys.Org -EurekAlert (press release) -Live Science
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Spider science: Researchers create synthetic silk that mimics the phase-shifting behavior of webbing - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 2016-05-18 15:00

Digital Trends

Spider science: Researchers create synthetic silk that mimics the phase-shifting behavior of webbing
Los Angeles Times
Scientists have discovered a remarkable property of a certain type of spider silk: It acts like a solid when you stretch it, but liquid when you squish it. And they've proven that they understand how this "liquid wire" works by actually creating ...
'Some pig.' Researchers unravel the 'liquid wire' behind 'Charlotte's Web'Christian Science Monitor
Scientists Create Synthetic 'Liquid Wire' Material That Mimics Spiders' Capture SilkHeadlines & Global News
Liquid Wire Material Inspired By Spider SilkValueWalk
Daily Beast -Digital Trends -Pulse Headlines
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Genes reveal clues to giraffe's long neck - CBS News

Tue, 2016-05-17 22:58

CBS News

Genes reveal clues to giraffe's long neck
CBS News
Have you ever wondered how giraffes got their characteristic long necks? We may be a little closer to knowing the answer. For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genomes of the giraffe and the okapi -- its closest living relative -- to shed ...
Genetic Clues Reveal How Giraffes Got Their Long NecksGizmodo
How did the giraffe get its long neck? Clues now revealed by new genome sequencingPhys.Org
How the Giraffe Got Its NeckThe New Yorker
GenomeWeb -Christian Science Monitor -Science Magazine -Discover Magazine (blog)
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Amazon's next Alexa device could have a tablet-sized display - The Verge

Tue, 2016-05-17 22:19

The Verge

Amazon's next Alexa device could have a tablet-sized display
The Verge
Amazon's secretive hardware unit, Lab126, is working on an Alexa-powered display that resembles a tablet, according to a report today from The Wall Street Journal. Described only as having a "tablet-like computer screen," the new gadget would ...
Amazon is working on a mysterious voice-powered tabletBusiness Insider
Amazon augments Alexa voice commands on Fire TV devicesCNET
Google to Introduce Its Voice-Activated Home DeviceNew York Times
Android News | Androidheadlines.com -ZDNet -Wichita Eagle -9NEWS.com
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Google's Art Camera lets you shove your face in a Monet (kind of) - CNET

Tue, 2016-05-17 21:11

CNET

Google's Art Camera lets you shove your face in a Monet (kind of)
CNET
The Google Art Camera will be deployed in museums across the globe to capture gigapixel images of famous art. Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET. Instead of risking a scolding from a museum docent telling you to step away, you can now get a closeup look at ...
Google's Robotic Camera Invades Art MuseumsPC Magazine
Google's new gigapixel camera captures every paint stroke in famous artworkMashable
Google made an insanely high-res camera to preserve great works of artThe Verge
TechCrunch -Gizmodo -Engadget -SlashGear
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Apple Releases iTunes 12.4 With Design Tweaks [Updated] - Mac Rumors

Tue, 2016-05-17 21:03

NDTV

Apple Releases iTunes 12.4 With Design Tweaks [Updated]
Mac Rumors
newitunes122logo Apple today released iTunes 12.4, bringing some minor design tweaks and important bug fixes to its media software. iTunes 12.4 comes seven months after the launch of iTunes 12.3, which was released to the public in September, and ...
Apple's iTunes 12.4 update provides unexpected speed boost, fixes deletion bugAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
New version of iTunes addresses the music deletion issueTechCrunch
iTunes 12.4 is here, but there's no word on that music deletion issueCNET

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Squeezing out mountains, mathematically, on Jupiter's moon Io - Phys.Org

Tue, 2016-05-17 20:34

Phys.Org

Squeezing out mountains, mathematically, on Jupiter's moon Io
Phys.Org
The mountain rises 8.6 kilometers, or roughly 5 miles, above the volcanic plain. Io is home to some of the highest mountains in the solar system, including some that tower 10 miles high, far higher than any mountain on Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL ...
Europa's Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical BalanceAstrobiology News (press release)
Destination Europa! --"Will a Future NASA Mission Discover Life at Jupiter's 'Ocean Moon'?" (Tuesday's Most Popular)The Daily Galaxy (blog)

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Lenovo will reportedly ditch the Moto X name and switch to Moto Z - The Verge

Tue, 2016-05-17 20:31

The Verge

Lenovo will reportedly ditch the Moto X name and switch to Moto Z
The Verge
Lenovo's reportedly working on a pair of next-generation Moto X successors with modular add-ons, but when the company's next flagship smartphones make their official debut, they might ditch the "X" part. VentureBeat reports that the two new Moto phones ...
Report: Moto X Line to be Replaced by New Moto Z PhonesDroid Life (press release) (blog)
New Low-Priced Moto G Is Primed for International StardomWIRED
Moto G4 Play Will Not Be Compatible With Moto MakerAndroid News | Androidheadlines.com
CNET -VentureBeat -PC Magazine -Tom's Guide
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Review: Hail To The King - Forbes

Tue, 2016-05-17 14:01

Forbes

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Review: Hail To The King
Forbes
Somewhere along the winding road of development that stretches between Maxwell and Pascal, I feel like Nvidia decided to play by slightly different rules. They got even more ambitious, even more aggressive. On May 27, Nvidia will release the GeForce ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 reviewPC Gamer
​NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 is the GPU upgrade you've been waiting forEngadget
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Review & BenchmarkGamersNexus
Polygon -AnandTech -BGR -Motley Fool
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China extends security reviews to gadgets from Apple and others - The Verge

Tue, 2016-05-17 10:00

The Verge

China extends security reviews to gadgets from Apple and others
The Verge
China has reportedly increased its scrutiny of foreign-made consumer tech products, reviewing devices — including those made by Apple — to judge whether they pose a threat to the country's security. According to The New York Times, these reviews are ...
Why Apple Is Suddenly Opening Its Wallet for ChinaSlate Magazine (blog)
Power Sheet - May 17, 2016Fortune
Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report saysAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
New York Times -Mac Rumors -Patently Apple -New York Post
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Otto, founded by ex-Googlers, is bringing self-driving technology to trucks - TechCrunch

Tue, 2016-05-17 09:04

TechCrunch

Otto, founded by ex-Googlers, is bringing self-driving technology to trucks
TechCrunch
Self-driving cars are very much a part of the future of tech, with Google, Uber, Apple and plenty of other top names working to develop autonomous vehicles. But what about trucks? That's where Otto, a startup that has come out of stealth, is aiming to ...
Bay Area startup is testing self-driving semis on California freewaysMashable
Otto offers retro-fit driverless lorriesBBC News
Self-driving semi trucks? Ex-Google guys are working to make it happenYahoo News
San Jose Mercury News -Gizmodo -Fortune -Android News | Androidheadlines.com
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Twitter may tweak 140 character limit - CBS News

Mon, 2016-05-16 22:45

The Verge

Twitter may tweak 140 character limit
CBS News
Twitter users who want a little more room for creativity in their tweets might be in luck. There's a report that Twitter may stop counting photos and links as part of the 140-character limit, giving users space to write a little bit more. Bloomberg ...
Twitter will reportedly stop counting photos and links in 140-character limitThe Verge
Twitter Reportedly Dropping Photos, Links From 140 Character LimitCBS Local
Rumor: Links, Photos Won't Count Against Twitter LimitPC Magazine
Slate Magazine (blog) -International Business Times -BBC News -Fortune
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White House Seeks Funding For Study Of Microbiome - ValueWalk

Mon, 2016-05-16 20:56

ValueWalk

White House Seeks Funding For Study Of Microbiome
ValueWalk
The Obama administration is to invest heavily in efforts to study the microbiome, the huge variety of microbes that live in the human body and in different ecosystems. The National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) is a US$121-million plan to map and ...
White House Goes Big on Microbiome ResearchScientific American
White House Initiative Will Study The Nation's Smallest InhabitantsPopular Science
Why Obama Is Throwing Money at the MicrobiomeMIT Technology Review
Vail Daily News -University of California -Inverse -The Biological SCENE
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Google's Waze jumps on the carpool bandwagon with new Bay Area pilot - The Verge

Mon, 2016-05-16 20:36

The Verge

Google's Waze jumps on the carpool bandwagon with new Bay Area pilot
The Verge
Waze, the navigation app owned by Google, announced today a new carpool service in San Francisco. The new service is by invitation only "to a select group of employers and their employees in the Bay Area," Waze says. But if it grows popular, it could ...
Alphabet Unveils Program for Carpooling Via App, Fraying Ties With UberWall Street Journal
Waze brings its carpooling service to the Bay AreaTechCrunch
Waze begins testing new carpooling service in the Bay AreaEngadget
NBC Bay Area -Digital Trends -Business Insider -SFGate
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Garmin Adds GPS to Vivosmart Activity Tracker - PC Magazine

Mon, 2016-05-16 18:18

PC Magazine

Garmin Adds GPS to Vivosmart Activity Tracker
PC Magazine
GPS is coming to Garmin's Vivosmart line of activity trackers, the company announced today. The new $220 Vivosmart HR+ isn't quite a smartwatch, but the addition of GPS makes it a compelling alternative to the company's more expensive Forerunner ...
Garmin's Vivosmart HR activity tracker gets a GPS upgradeTechCrunch
Garmin adds GPS to the Vivosmart fitness trackerThe Verge
Garmin's Vivosmart HR+ amps up your workout with GPS and heart rate trackingDigital Trends
Tech Times -Android Headlines - Android News -ZDNet -Bidness ETC
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