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Time Warner Cable Internet speeds are “abysmal,” NY AG claims - Ars Technica

Thu, 2016-06-09 15:42

Ars Technica

Time Warner Cable Internet speeds are “abysmal,” NY AG claims
Ars Technica
Internet speed tests have shown that Time Warner Cable has repeatedly failed to provide the speeds it promises customers, according to a New York state government official. New York has not publicly released any data to back up the claim, but ...
NY Attorney General to Rutledge: Please 'clean up TWC's act'FierceCable
NY AG to Charter: Please Make TWC Internet Speeds Less 'Abysmal'PC Magazine
New York Officials Are Sick of Time Warner Cable and Its 'Abysmal' ServiceGizmodo
Engadget -WGRZ.com -PC Gamer -Boing Boing
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Google wants to beam internet into your house - Pulse Headlines

Thu, 2016-06-09 07:45

Pulse Headlines

Google wants to beam internet into your house
Pulse Headlines
The people behind the steering wheel of Alphabet, Google's parent company, hosted their annual shareholder meeting last Wednesday in San Francisco. The purpose of these events is usually making important decisions about the company and letting all the ...
Google gets 'serious' about beaming wireless broadband into homes9NEWS.com
Alphabet Looks to Wirelessly Connect Homes to InternetWall Street Journal
Alphabet wants to beam high-speed Internet to your homeDigital Trends
TheStreet.com -Recode -Seeking Alpha -Wall Street 24
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Species-wide Gene Editing, Applauded and Feared, Gets a Push - New York Times

Thu, 2016-06-09 04:15

New York Times

Species-wide Gene Editing, Applauded and Feared, Gets a Push
New York Times
Female mosquitoes that have been altered as part of a gene drive experiment. Credit Anthony James. A revolutionary technology known as “gene drive,” which for the first time gives humans the power to alter or perhaps eliminate entire populations of ...
Genetically engineered bugs to fight malaria and Zika? Not so fast, experts sayWashington Post
The National Academies' Gene Drive study has ignored important and obvious issuesThe Guardian
Malaria-Proof Mosquito? Tool Promising but Needs More StudyABC News
PBS NewsHour -Science Magazine -Scientific American -EurekAlert (press release)
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Mark Zuckerberg will answer your questions in his first-ever Facebook Live Q&A - Digital Trends

Thu, 2016-06-09 03:18

Digital Trends

Mark Zuckerberg will answer your questions in his first-ever Facebook Live Q&A
Digital Trends
Mark Zuckerberg is doing his bit to promote his company's push into livestreaming by hosting a Q&A on Facebook Live. In a short video post that was shared from his account on Wednesday, the Facebook founder and CEO announced the live chat broadcast ...
Twitter cofounder gets his Twitter account hackedMashable
Mark Zuckerberg to host Q&A on Facebook Live — check out some of the early questionsGeekWire
Zuckerberg, NFL Twitter Breaches Highlight Bad Password HygieneInvestor's Business Daily
Business Insider -Complex -NDTV -Waterbury Republican American
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Apple details App Store changes including new subscription revenue split & search result ads - 9 to 5 Mac

Thu, 2016-06-09 01:55

9 to 5 Mac

Apple details App Store changes including new subscription revenue split & search result ads
9 to 5 Mac
Apple's WWDC event kicks off on Monday, but App Store head Phil Schiller is already sharing some major changes coming to the App Store that will impact developers. The news comes just six months after Schiller added additional App Store ...
10 Things to Know for ThursdayBusiness Insider
Google to Make Similar 85/15 Subscription Split, With a Key DifferenceAppAdvice
Google to ape Apple's 'Subscriptions 2.0' payout policy without customer retention stipulationAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Mac Rumors -VentureBeat -Phys.Org -Reuters
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Tinder discontinues service for users under 18 - TechCrunch

Thu, 2016-06-09 00:51

TechCrunch

Tinder discontinues service for users under 18
TechCrunch
Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of 18 starting next week, according to a statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian. The dating app has allowed everyone 13 years of age or older to use the app since ...
Tinder will ban under-18s from using its appThe Verge
Adults only: Tinder bars users under 18CNET
Tinder to cut out users under 18Irish Examiner
Firstpost -Uloop News -International Business Times, India Edition -National Post
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Fossils Suggest That Island Life Shrank Our 'Hobbit' Relatives - NPR

Thu, 2016-06-09 00:38

NPR

Fossils Suggest That Island Life Shrank Our 'Hobbit' Relatives
NPR
It's easy to think that evolution led inevitably to modern humans, the cleverest of apes. But there were some strange excursions along the way. Take, for example, the Hobbits. That's the nickname for a 3-foot-tall human relative that once lived in what ...
Who were those enigmatic 'hobbits'? 700000-year-old fossils hold clues (+video)Christian Science Monitor
New Discovery In The Search For Real-Life "Hobbits" | The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
Fossils Hint at Long-Sought Ancestor of Weirdest Human SpeciesScientific American
New York Times -The Verge -Jakarta Post -USA TODAY
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New elements on the periodic table are named - CNN

Wed, 2016-06-08 23:12

CNN

New elements on the periodic table are named
CNN
(CNN) Meet nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og), the newest elements on the periodic table to receive names. But don't get too attached to the nomenclature for these elements, formerly known by their respective atomic ...
Periodic table elements named for Moscow, Japan, TennesseeAtlanta Journal Constitution
Names proposed for new chemical elementsBBC News
The 4 Newest Elements On The Periodic Table May Soon Have New NamesHuffington Post
9NEWS.com -Scientific American -The Tennessean -Vox
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Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi - The Verge

Wed, 2016-06-08 19:59

The Verge

Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi
The Verge
Google has added a third cellular network to Project Fi. US Cellular, the fifth-largest carrier in the country, will be available to Project Fi customers in the coming weeks, according to Google. Project Fi was announced in April of last year, and it ...
Project Fi Adds US Cellular to Gain More Coverage and SpeedDroid Life (press release) (blog)
U.S. Cellular joins the Google Project Fi mixDigital Trends
Google expands Project Fi coverage with US CellularCNET
TechCrunch -VentureBeat -FierceWireless -Lifehacker
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Scientists observe supermassive black hole feeding on cold gas - Phys.Org

Wed, 2016-06-08 19:00

Phys.Org

Scientists observe supermassive black hole feeding on cold gas
Phys.Org
The cosmic weather report, as illustrated in this artist concept, calls for condensing clouds of cold molecular gas around the Abell 2597 Brightest Cluster Galaxy. The clouds condense out of the hot, ionized gas that suffuses the space …more. At the ...
This Image Captures a Black Hole in Rare Feeding FrenzyGizmodo
It's Raining Frigid Gas At This Giant Black HolePopular Science
A cold rain of gas is about to get devoured by a giant black holeMashable
U.S. News & World Report -EurekAlert (press release) -Astronomy Magazine -The Daily Galaxy (blog)
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Fish can recognise human faces, says Oxford University study - The Independent

Wed, 2016-06-08 09:35

The Independent

Fish can recognise human faces, says Oxford University study
The Independent
A species of tropical fish can differentiate between human faces, the first time fish have been found to possess such recognition, according to researchers. Archerfish, distinguished by their black and silver striped scales, can accurately recognise ...
Fish can recognize human faces (and we know because they keep spitting at us)Washington Post
Fish Can Recognize Your Face. Really.NBCNews.com
Fish can recognize human faces, study showsCNN
Huffington Post -Gizmodo -Gizmag -U.S. News & World Report
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Google Motion Stills turns your Live Photos into GIFs - CNET

Wed, 2016-06-08 09:15

News18

Google Motion Stills turns your Live Photos into GIFs
CNET
Turning your Live Photos into shareable GIFs just got much easier thanks to Google. On Tuesday the company released a free iOS app, Motion Stills, that allows you to do just that. image00.gif. The above GIF shows before and after stabilization with the ...
A Brief History of iOSGizmodo
Hands-on: Google's Motion Stills app makes Live Photos better and easier to shareMacworld
Google's latest iPhone app adds even more missing features to iOSBGR
Droid Life (press release) (blog) -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -AppAdvice -Mashable
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Run Android on an iPhone - with some heavy engineering and caveats - Engadget

Wed, 2016-06-08 08:46

Engadget

Run Android on an iPhone - with some heavy engineering and caveats
Engadget
Familiar with cramming one operating system into somewhere it doesn't belong, developers at Tendigi have just created a homemade iPhone case that lets you run Android on your iOS smartphone. (Well, kind of). Fortunately, because of the Android Open ...
Custom Built Case Allows Android to Work With an iPhoneMac Rumors
This phone case lets an iPhone run AndroidThe Verge
This 3D printed case allows Android to run on the iPhone9 to 5 Mac
Phandroid.com -Ubergizmo -androidandme.com -PhoneDog
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Escape From A Black Hole? Not In This Universe - Forbes

Wed, 2016-06-08 02:14

Forbes

Escape From A Black Hole? Not In This Universe
Forbes
By definition, black holes are objects that have so much matter concentrated in a single point that nothing — not even light — can escape from within a certain region of space around them. This was a feature of Newtonian gravity; it's a feature of ...
Maybe black holes (and wormholes) aren't as monstrous as we thoughtGeekWire
No Escape From Black Holes? Stephen Hawking Points to a Possible ExitNew York Times
Stephen Hawking-Led Study Offers Possible Solution To The Black Hole Information ParadoxInternational Business Times
Science Magazine -RT -The Independent -Physics
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Ford GT 50th Anniversary At Le Mans: Meet The Original Crew In This Video - Forbes

Tue, 2016-06-07 22:02

Forbes

Ford GT 50th Anniversary At Le Mans: Meet The Original Crew In This Video
Forbes
... those of the writer. Loading... Loading... Ford Performance with its racing partner, Chip Ganassi, is returning to France this year to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the new Ford GT. The race is coming up the weekend of June 18. An error ...
Forza Adds #66 Ford GT Race Car Just in Time for 2016 Le Mans RaceCar and Driver (blog)
FOX Sports Sets Talent, Schedule for Iconic 24 Hours of Le MansMultichannel News
'Forza Motorsport' gets an official eSports championshipEngadget
Motorsport.com -iDigitalTimes.com -CNET -RoadandTrack.com
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Mother uses Hey Siri to call ambulance while performing CPR on 1-year-old daughter - 9 to 5 Mac

Tue, 2016-06-07 16:51

9 to 5 Mac

Mother uses Hey Siri to call ambulance while performing CPR on 1-year-old daughter
9 to 5 Mac
An Australian mother used the Hey Siri function of her iPhone 6s to call for an ambulance while performing CPR on her 1-year-old daughter who had stopped breathing. Stacey Gleeson grabbed her iPhone and ran to the child's room to help her but dropped ...
'Hey Siri' helps mom call ambulance, saves life of babyAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
The voice-first user interface has gone mainstreamRecode
Mom says Apple's Siri helped save baby's lifeCNET
PC Magazine -BBC News -CIO -Android Headlines
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Near-Perfect Free Fall in Space Sets Stage for Gravitational Wave Hunt - Space.com

Tue, 2016-06-07 13:37

Space.com

Near-Perfect Free Fall in Space Sets Stage for Gravitational Wave Hunt
Space.com
A European space mission has achieved the closest thing to a true free fall ever observed for a human-created object, demonstrating the technology needed to build a future observatory that will hunt for gravitational waves far from Earth, scientists said.
Gigantic Space-Based Test To Detect Gravitational Waves Might Actually WorkPopular Science
Space feat opens 'new window' onto UniversePhys.Org
Gravity space mission passes big testBBC News
IEEE Spectrum -Astronomy Magazine -Gizmodo -Newsweek
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Microsoft launches Planner for all Office 365 users - Mashable

Tue, 2016-06-07 09:47

Mashable

Microsoft launches Planner for all Office 365 users
Mashable
In September last year, Microsoft launched Planner, a project management/team collaboration app, as a part of its Office 365 suite of applications. Originally available only to select customers, Planner is now available to all Office 365 users for free ...
Microsoft launches a project management app called PlannerThe Verge
Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitorTechCrunch
Microsoft launches Planner app for basic project managementComputerworld
ZDNet -Redmondmag.com -VentureBeat -PC Magazine
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​Samsung considers bendable displays for 2017: Report - ZDNet

Tue, 2016-06-07 09:06

ZDNet

​Samsung considers bendable displays for 2017: Report
ZDNet
Samsung is considering launching two new smartphones that will have bendable screens, Bloomberg reports. Citing unnamed sources, it said one will be able to be folded in half while another will have the ability to be furled to become a handset or a tablet.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (AT&T)PC Magazine
Samsung May Release Phones With Bendable Screens in 2017Bloomberg
OnePlus 3 Release: 5 Things You Need to KnowGotta Be Mobile
Tech Times -The Verge -BGR -PhoneDog
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